Golden Hammer Award: Postal Management caught using travel cards for personal food as costs of mailing rise

Postal workers may be famous for delivering that check in the mail. But they apparently are also good at grabbing cash advances off their official credit cards to satisfy their personal hunger. An investigation by the Postal Service’s internal watchdog identified hundreds of thousands of dollars in questionable expenses that workers charged to their official…

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USPS to Conduct Emergency Drill Next Week at Burlington, VT P&DC

(July 4, 2014) ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. – The United States Postal Service will be conducting an emergency drill at the Burlington Processing and Distribution Center located on New England Drive on Tuesday. The drill will begin at approximately 6 p.m. and continue for about two hours. A press release says the drill may effect travel…

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Boycott Staples! AFSCME Supports Postal Workers

AFSCME has endorsed the American Postal Workers Union’s boycott of Staples, which was given a no-bid contract by the U.S. Postal Service that would allow Staples to staff in-store Postal Service counters with its own low-paid employees. In a July 2 letter to Staples Inc. CEO Ronald L. Sargeant, AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders and Sec.-Treas….

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Dallas NALC President Puts Abusive Supervisors on Notice

Fed up with an endless stream of calls from letter carriers pleading for help from abusive supervisors and managers, NALC Branch 132 President Sid Simmons is putting aggressive supervisors and managers on notice (again). Sid writes: Effective immediately and without exception, we expect you to treat us with dignity and respect at all times. We…

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Hate needs ‘cancel’ in postal branch

(July 4, 2014) On June 12, Lamar Watkins entered the U.S Post Office branch at 484 Main St. to check his mail box and noticed what appeared to be a hangman’s noose, dangling from a display of stars-and-striped top hats in the employee section, but in clear view of customers. Stunned that one of the…

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USPS Employees Used Travel Cards for Grocery Shopping, Eating Out

(July 3, 2014) U.S. Postal Service employees spent hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past few years on unauthorized cash withdrawals and personal purchases using government travel cards, according to a new report. USPS’ inspector general found a lack of oversight allowed employees to take between April 2012 and March 2013 more than $215,000…

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Postal service to decide future of Redding Center Post Office

The United States Postal Service is proposing to close or reduce hours of operation of the post office in the center of town at 10 Lonetown Road — across from town hall. A community meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 9, at 1 p.m. at town hall in order for residents ask questions and…

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