USPS: Postal facilities to fly POW-MIA flag on Sept. 19

The nation will observe National POW-MIA Recognition Day Sept. 19. This is one of six days a year all USPS facilities are required to fly the POW-MIA flag. The flag and its display honor the sacrifices made by members of the armed forces held as prisoners of war or missing in action. A list of…

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Lexington, KY Village Post Office opens on Leestown Road

(September 16, 2014) LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – Lexington’s newest Village post office is open for business. On Tuday, the Kentuckiana districit of the US Postal Service welcomed the newest office on Leestown Road. The VPO is located at the Meadowthorpe Antique Mall. The Postal Service unveiled the VPO concept in 2011 in response to changing…

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Alexandria Pak Mail ‘store’ leaves doors unlocked, mail and packages exposed (video)

(September 17, 2014) ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WJLA) – When a local mailing company closed for business, it didn’t exactly close its doors; the doors were left unlocked and the staff was nowhere to be found. A customer made the shocking discovery of packages and envelopes lying around, mailboxes unsecured; anyone could go in and scoop up…

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APWU: Consolidation Battle Takes Shape; $686 Cost-of-Living Raise in Paychecks Dated Sept. 26

News Service Bulletin – Vol. 44, No. 11 09/16/2014 – The four postal unions are standing together at the national, state and local level to fight the Postmaster General’s plans to again slash the mail processing network, beginning in January. Eighty-two facilities are slated for closure, and service will be degraded further. Thanks in large…

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New EEOC Report Identifies Common Errors by Federal Agencies in Dismissing Discrimination Complaints on Procedural Grounds

One-Third of Agency Dismissals Are Reversed and Remanded by EEOC WASHINGTON – As part of its continuing efforts to improve the federal sector complaint process, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today released a new report, Preserving Access to the Legal System: Common Errors by Federal Agencies in Dismissing Complaints of Discrimination on Procedural…

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Federal Agencies Are Falling Behind on Hiring Women and Disabled Employees

The percentage of women in the federal workforce is declining, according to the latest data, while the percentage of minority employees has remained stagnant. A new report from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission showed women made up 43.81 percent of the federal workforce in fiscal 2011, down from 43.97 in fiscal 2010. Women made up…

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U.S. Postal Service stops home delivery in portions of Lead, South Dakota

Postmaster: Safety concerns behind switch to centralized mailbox locations LEAD — The U.S. Postal Service will discontinue home delivery service to 533 addresses in Lead and 218 in Deadwood next month in favor of delivering to multiple centralized locations due to employee safety concerns. Laura Uhrig, postmaster of the combined Lead-Deadwood Post Office, made the…

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