VIDEO: GEC’s Pangelinan says Deputy PMG Stroman Called Her to Help Resolve Guam Postal Address Fiasco

Guam – The Guam Election Commission has joined GWA, GPA, GMH, private businesses and private individuals in protest over the postal address fiasco on island. And finally, someone in Washington is listening. Thursday, GEC Executive Director Maria Pangelinan says she got a phone call from Deputy U.S. Postmaster, General Ron Stroman who rang her up…

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Southmore Post Office has been Saved!

WE SAVED THE POST OFFICE—The historic Southmore Post Office has been saved and will continue as a full service Post Office in the 18th Congressional District, announced Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee “I am pleased that the Postal Service’s facility review process worked and resulted in a positive outcome. The Postal Service process listened to the…

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EEOC Wants Ideas on How to Improve Federal Hiring of Disabled People

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is seeking public feedback on how to help the government do a better job of hiring and retaining individuals with disabilities. EEOC regulations offer a “detailed explanation” of the standards determining whether an agency has violated the law that governs federal employment of individuals with disabilities, but they need to…

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New Data: Postal Rate Increase has led to Dramatic Drop in Magazine Mail Volume and Revenue Loss for USPS

SIIA today expressed significant concern over new data from the U.S. Postal Service revealing a sharp decline in the volume of periodicals mailed in the first quarter of 2014. This is the first quarter following the 4.3 percent exigent rate increase that went into effect this year as part of an overall 5.9 percent rate…

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Tax Court Petitions – UPS v USPS – One Letter – Big Difference

If the IRS says you owe more taxes than you think you do, you have quite a bit of recourse. You know things are really getting serious when you receive a statutory notice of deficiency. That gives you the option of filing a Tax Court petition. One of the most critical things about that petition…

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USPS: Treating employees with respect, Everyone has a role

USPS is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment and fostering a climate in which all employees reach their highest potential. The Postal Service will not condone harassment based on sexual orientation, gender identification or gender stereotypes. Managers and supervisors must take appropriate steps to maintain a workplace free of threats or…

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The Sign on the Door Says It All: Post Offices Close Early, Send Customers to Staples

Web News Article #: 094-14 May 15, 2014 – Hours have been cut at 16 post offices within a five-mile radius of the San Francisco Staples store that has a postal counter, according to information obtained by the APWU. A sign on the post office door directs customers who arrive after the new 5 p.m….

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Changes to Age Verification for Mailing of Cigarettes, Smokeless Tobacco Products

Cigarettes and smokeless tobacco are subject to numerous mailability restrictions. These restrictions may require Postal Service™ employees to conduct age verification of the sender and/or recipient of the item, as indicated below. DMM 601.11.5.3(a): For the exception for businesses mailing cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products to other businesses or government agencies, the recipient must be…

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