USPS: Fly flags at half-staff to honor Bush

All Postal Service facilities should fly the U.S. flag at half-staff to honor former President George H.W. Bush, who died Nov. 30. Flags should be flown at half-staff until sunset Dec. 31. To fly the flag at half-staff, hoist the flag to the peak for an instant and then lower it to the half-staff position….

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USPS OIG: Fall 2018 Semiannual Report to Congress

The Office of Inspector General is tasked with ensuring efficiency, accountability, and integrity in the U.S. Postal Service. We also have the distinct mission of helping to maintain confidence in the mail and postal system, as well as to improve the Postal Service’s bottom line. We use audits and investigations to help protect the integrity…

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USPS OIG Report: Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities

Objective The Postal Service participates in three retirement plans: The Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), and the Postal Service Retiree Health Benefits (RHB). The first two are pension plans, and the third is set up to fund RHB premiums. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) administers these programs, including…

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Postal Worker West – November 20, 2018 Edition

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving. Please find attached the latest edition of Postal Worker West. Please forward to your contact list and post as you deem fit. Thank you, Omar M. Gonzalez APWU Western Region Coordinator

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Airlines to Pay $5.8 Million to Settle Allegations of Falsely Reporting Delivery Times of U.S. Mail

The Justice Department announced today that British Airways Plc (BA) and Iberia Airlines (Iberia) have agreed to pay $5.8 million to resolve their liability under the False Claims Act for falsely reporting the times they transferred possession of United States mail to foreign postal administrations or other intended recipients under contracts with the United States…

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New Ad Against The Sale of the Public Postal Service

11/15/2018 – Watch the new advertisement below produced by the American Postal Workers Union and the National Association of Letter Carriers against the White House’s proposal to sell the postal service to private corporations. See:

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USPS: Year-end results reported

The Postal Service has reported its financial results for fiscal 2018 (Oct. 1, 2017-Sept. 30, 2018). Here are some highlights: • Revenue. Total revenue was $70.6 billion, up 1.5 percent compared to the previous fiscal year. The higher revenues were driven largely by continued growth in shipping and packages, where revenue reached $21.5 billion, a…

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PRC Approves Largest-Ever Price Increase for Stamps

Washington, DC – Today the Postal Regulatory Commission issued Orders 4875 and 4876 approving the Postal Service’s planned rate adjustments for both Market Dominant products and Competitive products respectively. Rate increases for Market Dominant products must meet certain statutory and regulatory requirements, the most prominent of which is that such increases be no greater than…

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