USPS: What to do in an ‘active shooter’ situation

To help mark National Preparedness Month, the Postal Service is reminding employees what to do in an “active shooter” situation. USPS is not aware of any specific threats against the organization. An active shooter is anyone who kills or attempts to kill people in a confined and populated area, typically using firearms. Active shooters can…

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Federal government waste coded in expense reports

By Adam Andrzejewski – July 5, 2016 Just how many errors have the federal administrative agencies made in the reporting of their guns, ammunition and military-style equipment? Despite the dirty data and accounting mistakes, our organization at OpenTheBooks.com recently released an oversight report titled “The Militarization of America.” It quantified the escalating size, scope and…

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NAPS: Issa Prepares Postal Reform “Lite”

Rep. Darrell Issa (D-CA), chair of the House oversight committee, is drafting a new stripped-down postal bill that he says tracks the Obama Administration’s primary proposals for overhauling the Postal Service. (It doesn’t, at least not entirely.) Issa could introduce his new measure as early as next week, after Congress returns from its two-week Easter/Passover…

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USPS responds to erroneous report that it hoards ammunition

U.S. Postal Service PR manager sets the record straight on 4-15-14 Newsmax.com article that USPS hoards ammunition. The U.S. Postal Service is not hoarding ammunition. The Postal Service Inspection Service is a law enforcement agency and its Inspectors carry firearms. Periodically, the Inspection Service must purchase ammunition for activities like firearms training, required annual firing…

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