U.S. Supreme Court to hear religious bias claim against Postal Service

By Andrew Chung – Jan 13, 2023 Jan 13 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear an appeal by an evangelical Christian former mail carrier in Pennsylvania who accused the U.S. Postal Service of religious bias after being reprimanded for refusing to deliver packages on Sundays. The justices took up Gerald…

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USPS OIG Report: Delivery Operations – Undelivered and Partially Delivered Routes

Background The U.S. Postal Service delivered over 129 billion mailpieces on more than 233,171 routes in fiscal year (FY) 2021. The Postal Service’s goal is for carriers to deliver all mail along their assigned route on the scheduled delivery day. However, there are situations where mail may not be delivered on a route for a…

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USPS OIG Report: Changes in Mail Mix – Implications for Carriers’ Physical Health

The U.S. Postal Service’s package volume and weight have increased as First-Class Mail has declined, representing a change in mail mix. The OIG found a correlation between total package weight and letter carrier injuries. The OIG found that the Postal Service has no specific protocols in place outlining how a carrier should deliver a heavy…

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Postal Bulletin: Avoid Slips, Trips, and Falls

Hazards such as uneven surfaces or distracted walking can pose a serious threat to Postal Service™ employees. Last year, the United States Postal Service reported over 16,000 Postal Service employees were victims of a slip, trip, or fall. Most slip, trip, and fall incidents involve mail carriers. They tripped stepping onto a curb or uneven…

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John L. Marcotte, Candidate for APWU National President says “Enough, this guy has got to go!”

“We will align retail footprint, hours, and services to meet evolving customer demands. We will continually evaluate operations at our retail facilities to ensure that services are cost-effective while also providing adequate community access.” -Delivering for America 10 year plan We have been down this road before. Reduced hours, Rural Carriers doing Clerk work and…

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Postal Bulletin: National Dog Bite Awareness Week, June 5–11, 2022

USPS Delivers for America. Deliver for Us by Restraining Your Dog. Sponsored by the United States Postal Service®, National Dog Bite Awareness Week is a public service campaign that offers safety tips and emphasizes the need for increased owner responsibility in the prevention of dog attacks. The Postal Service™ reports the number of dog attacks…

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USPS Releases Dog Attack National Rankings, National Dog Bite Awareness Week Starts June 5

WASHINGTON — More than 5,400 postal employees were attacked by dogs in the United States in 2021. From nips and bites to vicious attacks, aggressive dog behavior poses a serious threat to postal employees and the public. To highlight the enormity of this serious issue, the U.S. Postal Service is providing information on the do’s…

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USPS: Stamp Out Hunger returns – Pandemic had forced food drive online

May 6, 2022 The Stamp Out Hunger food drive is back. The annual event, which had to move online for the past two years because of the coronavirus pandemic, resumes in-person collection on Saturday, May 14. This year, both options are available: Customers can follow the traditional route and leave bags of nonperishable food items…

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