No traditional mailboxes for new subdivisions in Forsyth County, GA

FORSYTH COUNTY — Thanks to a new federal guideline, residents of future subdivisions in Forsyth County may have to walk a little farther to check their mail. “What we’re hearing from the United States Postal Service is that for new development they’re going to require what they call cluster box units,” said Tom Brown, the…

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FEHBP Modification of Eligibility Limited to Certain Temporary, Seasonal or Intermittent Non-Postal Employees

A Rule by the Personnel Management Office on 10/17/2014 [PDF] The United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to modify eligibility for enrollment under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program to certain temporary, seasonal, and intermittent employees who are identified as full-time employees. This final rule follows a notice…

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AUDIO: APWU President Dimondstein Talks to Ed Schultz

Web News Article #: 187-2014 10/17/2014 – In an interview on The Ed Schultz Show on Oct. 16, APWU President Mark Dimondstein explained how USPS plans to lower “service standards” and close 82 mail processing plants would slow mail delivery throughout the country. The cuts would affect every postal patron, regardless of where they live, and would send the Postal Service into…

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VIDEO: Postal Service Battles Illegal Drug Shipments

ROSEVILLE – Roseville Police arrested two suspects in a drug ring that shipped illegal drugs through a local Post Office facility. They say Tim Reimer and Brian Getz based their operation in the Nevada City/Grass Valley area where 141 pounds of processed and wrapped pot was found along with $225,000 in cash. The pot was supposedly…

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Amazon’s grocery service hits Brooklyn starting today

Lately, Amazon’s been playing a bit of back and forth with its services on either coast. What started with retail locations is now extending to its grocery delivery option, AmazonFresh. Folks living in Brooklyn, New York’s Park Slope neighborhood will have access to the service that debuted in Seattle and California starting today, according to…

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USPS ELM Revision: Federal Employees Health Benefits Program

Effective October 16, 2014, the Postal Service™ is revising the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), subchapter 520, Health Benefits Program, to update policy and procedures in accordance with Office of Personnel Management regulations and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as follows: 521.1 — Revised to update Reference Note. 521.2 — Revised to…

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APWU: Tell PMG, BOG: Stop Delaying America’s Mail! – Postal Unions Call for National Day of Action Nov. 14

Web News Article #: 186-2014 10/16/2014 – The four postal unions are calling for a National Day of Action on Nov. 14 to send a message to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and the USPS Board of Governors: Stop Delaying America’s Mail! “The Postmaster General is poised to make devastating cuts in service to the American…

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