Landmark postal law signed 50 years ago

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the most comprehensive postal legislation since the founding of the republic — the law that transformed the Post Office Department into the Postal Service. President Richard Nixon signed the Postal Reorganization Act on Aug. 12, 1970, but as Publication 100, the Postal Service’s official history book explains, the…

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Fall River Post Office Manager Indicted on Drug Charges

DOJ Press Release – August 7, 2020 BOSTON – A U.S. Postal employee was indicted yesterday in connection with stealing mail believed to contain controlled substances. Shawn M. Herron, 44, of Whitman, Mass., was indicted on one count of conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute and one count of theft of mail by…

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USPS: Third-quarter financial results reported

August 7, 2020 The coronavirus pandemic continues to have an unpredictable effect on the Postal Service, the organization’s latest financial report shows. The results, released Aug. 7, show USPS reported total revenue of $17.6 billion for fiscal year 2020’s third quarter (April 1-June 30), up 3.2 percent compared with the same period one year earlier….

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PMG DeJoy outlines USPS strategy

August 7, 2020 In remarks at his first open session Board of Governors meeting today, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy outlined his strategy for a “transformative process” for the Postal Service.“Our goal is to change and improve the Postal Service to better serve the American public, and I am excited about the opportunities ahead,” said DeJoy….

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USPS restructured: PMG announces three operating units

August 7, 2020 In an effort to operate in a more efficient and effective manner and better serve customers, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy today announced a modified organizational structure for the U.S. Postal Service. The new organizational structure is focused on three operating units and their core missions: Retail and Delivery Operations — Accept and…

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USPS OIG Report: Workers’ Compensation Program Cost Containment Activities

Objective The Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) program provides coverage for and assistance to about 2.6 million federal civilian and Postal Service employees who have sustained work-related injuries or disease by providing appropriate monetary and medical benefits and assistance in returning to work. The modern FECA program was created in 1916 with the overall intention…

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APWU President Dimondstein on PBS News Hour

August 5, 2020 With the election nearing and many parts of the U.S. in the grips of COVID-19, mail-in ballots have become a prominent issue. But President Trump has disparaged both the U.S. Postal Service and the integrity of voting by mail. What effect could his criticism have? William Brangham talks to Mark Dimondstein of…

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