DOJ: American Airlines to Pay $22 Million for Falsely Reporting Delivery Times of U.S. Mail Transported Internationally

Department of Justice – August 20, 2019 American Airlines Inc. Agrees To Pay $22 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations for Falsely Reporting Delivery Times of U.S. Mail Transported Internationally The Justice Department announced today that American Airlines Inc. has agreed to pay approximately $22.1 million to resolve its alleged liability under the False Claims…

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NALC: USPS Fairness Act reaches bipartisan majority

The USPS Fairness Act (H.R. 2382), which would repeal the retiree health benefit pre-funding requirement, passed the threshold for bipartisan majority support in the House Of Representatives with 218 co-sponsors. However, more support is needed for this bill. With new House rules, legislation that reaches 290 or more co-sponsors can be scheduled directly for a…

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Candidate for APWU Legislative and Political Director Thomas Benson’s personal “thank you”

This year’s APWU campaign season has been a very exciting time for me. After this past weekend I put a total of 6000 miles on my vehicle, slept in many campgrounds and met so many amazing unionists along the way. From Mobile AL to San Diego CA, there is this underlying fear among APWU members….

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Postal Service Sees Dip in Packages for First Time in Nearly a Decade

By Claire Hansen – Aug. 9, 2019 THE NUMBER OF PACKAGES delivered by the U.S. Postal Service dipped in the last three months, the first such decline in nearly a decade. The Postal Service said it delivered 3.2% fewer packages during the third quarter of the fiscal year than it did during the same time…

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USPS: Third-quarter financial results reported

The Postal Service has reported its financial results for fiscal 2019’s third quarter (April 1-June 30). Here are some highlights: • Revenue. Total revenue was $17.1 billion, essentially flat from the same period one year earlier. First-Class Mail revenue declined 1.6 percent, while Marketing Mail revenue declined 3 percent and Periodicals revenue declined 11.2 percent….

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Analysis/Opinion: Don’t take USPS’ word for it

Analysis/Opinion – August 6, 2019 “Reforming the Postal Service” (Web, July 28) points to USPS’ shipping and package capabilities as its one redeeming quality amid the agency’s rapidly growing losses. USPS’ $143 billion in total unfunded liabilities and debt are disregarded as an afterthought — and apparently so are the nation’s taxpayers who may be…

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Whistleblowing Works: How Inspectors General Respond to and Protect Whistleblowers

Issued July 30, 2019 To illustrate the importance of individuals coming forward to report waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct to Offices of Inspector General (OIG), we used the search function on Oversight.gov and identified many examples of OIG investigations, audits, and reviews initiated or advanced because of a whistleblower disclosure. We present a sample of…

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