USPS OIG Report of Investigation – Paterson, NJ, Post Office

On May 4, 2020, the OIG was informed that First-Class Mail, including but not limited to political mail and mail-in ballots, was misdelivered and left near cluster boxes at numerous apartment buildings in Paterson, NJ, on May 1, 2020. The investigation revealed through video surveillance, interviews and USPS database searches that on May 1, 2020,…

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USPS: PMG DeJoy issues update on election mail

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy issued the following statement on Aug. 18: The U.S. Postal Service will play a critical role this year in delivering election mail for millions of voters across the country. There has been a lot of discussion recently about whether the Postal Service is ready, willing and able to meet this challenge….

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Postal Inspection Service’s milestone celebrated

The Postal Inspection Service has released a video to celebrate the organization’s 245th birthday. “The United States Postal Inspection Service: A Look Back at the First 245 Years of America’s First and Oldest Law Enforcement Agency” explores the organization’s colorful history, which began when Benjamin Franklin, America’s first Postmaster General, hired William Goddard. On Aug….

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USPS: Extended Mail Forwarding test

USPS is testing a service that allows customers to pay a fee to have their permanent Change of Address mail forwarded for up to 18 months. Extended Mail Forwarding is geared toward customers who may be displaced temporarily, on extended assignments, or who may not have updated their mailing contacts within the usual mail forwarding…

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USPS: Some versions of dual-use boxes to be eliminated soon

Beginning Sept. 1, the Postal Service will no longer offer dual-use Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail boxes 1 and 2. The boxes were created to allow customers the option to mail packages using either Priority Mail Express or Priority Mail. The boxes also allowed customers to reduce the space needed to store packaging at…

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USPS: FSA changes allowed through Aug. 29

The Postal Service is reminding employees that they can make changes to their flexible spending accounts (FSAs) through Aug. 29. FSA Feds, the organization that administers FSAs, is allowing changes during a 60-day period that began July 1. Changes are being permitted due to the coronavirus pandemic, although participants don’t need to be directly affected…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – August 18, 2020

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU In this issue: Annual Holiday Party Cancelled A Year of Cancellations Post Office Going, Going, Gone? Pittsburgh Retiree Record – August 18, 2020

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Dr. Fauci’s thoughts on voting in person vs. voting by mail

“Can people safely go out and vote in person?” Dr. Fauci: “there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be able to vote in person”

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