Postal Service Plan to Cut Hours at Smaller Iowa Post Offices Picks up the Pace in July

SWISHER, Iowa – A United States Postal Service plan to save money by cutting hours at rural post offices is coming closer to completion. And in the first two full weeks of July, that will mean public hearings with postal officials in 70 Iowa communities to talk about service cutbacks. Postal customers in many smaller…

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Drugs and fraud keep Boise-based postal inspectors on their toes

A few packages on a desk at the U.S. Postal Inspection Service office in South Boise were set aside because postal employees thought they were suspicious. A note on one mailed from Fruitland to an address in Clemmons, N.C., said, “Smells like coffee. Possible drugs?” A package from Colorado intercepted on its way to a…

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USPS Labor Relations: Postal Service Policy on Workplace Harassment Reissued

Effective June 10, 2014, the Postal Service™ reissued its Postal Service Policy on Workplace Harassment. This policy: Includes a reference to military service in accordance with the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act signed into law November 21, 2011, which expands protections against workplace dis­crimination based on military status under the Uni­formed…

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WR Coordinator Gonzalez’s Thoughts on Resolution #21 to Move Regional Office

You may have received a solicitation for support for a resolution to move the Regional Office from Burlingame to Sacramento. There was no discussion nor opportunity for input in regards to this self-serving effort. Attached is a preliminary response.  Please review and forward to your officers and contacts as you deem fit. Thank you, Omar  …

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Bryan County post offices at risk for closure

The Durant post office may see more traffic if two Bryan County post offices are closed following a study by the U.S. Postal Service. Mead and Cartwright post offices could be closed after hearings on both offices. Residents said they were notified by letter from the postal service about the upcoming changes. The letter also…

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U.S. Postal Service to open call center in space Kansas is negotiating for

UPDATED — There’s another twist on the possible Department for Children and Families lease at 2601 S. Oliver, which has been a remote encoding center for the U.S. Postal Service. The postal service is winding down those operations – its lease expires in September 2015 – but now it’s planning a call center for the…

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