Attorney: Whistleblower Retaliation actions of USPS should serve as warning for federal employees, contractors (audio)

The Department of Labor files a lawsuit against the Postal Service. Labor says USPS made bogus terrorism charges against an employee to retaliate when he reported unsafe working conditions. David Hendel is a partner and government contracts attorney at Husch Blackwell. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the actions of the Postal Service…

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Inside the Radical Redesign of the Country’s Largest Retailer: USPS

With more than 30,000 locations operating today, the United States Postal Service is still the largest retail network in the US. It’s also an embattled institution that’s struggling to stay afloat. That’s why last year, it enlisted a small design studio to overhaul its look completely. Here’s what they came up with. Over the last…

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APWU: Resolution Sets Goals for Contract Negotiations

Web News Article #: 145-14 July 31, 2014 – On July 25, the last day of the APWU’s 22nd Biennial National Convention, delegates adopted a resolution that spells out the priorities for the upcoming contract negotiations with the USPS. After voting to adopt over 125 other labor-management resolutions earlier in the week, delegates passed Standing…

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Livermore Falls has the first village post office in Maine

LIVERMORE FALLS — U.S. Postal Service officials opened its first village post office in Maine on Wednesday morning at Pike’s Corner Oasis on Park Street, also known as Route 133. The Postal Service announced in 2011 that it would be reducing hours or closing hours at post offices around the country to run more efficiently…

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USPS Network Rationalization, Phase II Overview Webinar scheduled for August 15

Date and time: Friday, August 15, 2014 2:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time (New York) Duration: 1 hour Description: The Postal Service Network Operations team invites you to a Network Rationalization Phase II webinar to provide more information about the transportation and logistical requirements involved with the 2015 Network Rationalization implementation plans.Please join Dave Williams, VP…

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Florence, SC mail processing center set to close

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – The United States Postal Service in Florence has downsized its processing center. Soon, any mail with a zip code starting in 295 will be processed in Columbia. The close will cause a major delay for some. “One of the big effects is that mail will go from a 1 to 3…

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USPS: Amazing delivery – Letter missing complete address still arrives at granny’s house

Every year, millions of mailpieces never make it to their intended destination because the recipient’s addresses are incorrect, illegible or missing. So Granny Upchurch of Chattanooga, TN, was amazed when she received a letter from her 8-year-old granddaughter — even though the little girl didn’t include Upchurch’s city, state, ZIP Code or return address. “Someone…

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