USPS: Disclosure of customers’ address information

The Postal Service wants you to understand the federal law that governs the disclosure of customers’ address information. Postmasters frequently receive requests for change of address and PO Box holder information. The Privacy Act of 1974 allows federal agencies to disclose information protected under the law without the written consent of the individual in limited…

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USPS: Data Privacy Day observed Monday, Jan. 28

Data Privacy Day — an annual, international effort to encourage individuals and businesses to respect privacy, safeguard data and foster trust — will be observed Monday, Jan. 28. The USPS Privacy and Records Management Office offers the following tips to protect employee and customer data from unauthorized access or use: • Respect privacy. Personal information…

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Did someone make a killing on the pricey USPS paving job in Roanoke?

You’ve probably heard the U.S. Postal Service intends to move first-class mail operations and 200 employees from its Roanoke processing and distribution center to Greensboro, North Carolina. Did you know they recently spent almost $1 million, repaving their parking lot? By Dan Casey – November 20, 2016 Are you ready for a postal service story…

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Postal Workers Put Marijuana at Risk of Theft By Coworkers, Audit Finds

By Steven Nelson – November 16, 2016 It’s no surprise that with about a half-million employees, some U.S. Postal Service workers are enticed by the prospect of free marijuana when the drug’s telltale odor seeps from a package. But when the postal service inspector general’s office looked into the handling of such packages at seven…

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Why wasn’t USPS OIG Audit Report on Packages Suspected of Containing Marijuana published?

“We did not post this report due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act.” Source: Packages Suspected of Containing Marijuana | USPS Office of Inspector General

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Investigation: Postal workers play hooky, get paid

By Patrick Terpstra and Justin Gray – August 13, 2015 WASHINGTON — Four postal workers in the Atlanta area and hundreds nationwide have been accused of cheating on time sheets and are still getting paid, an investigation by Channel 2 Action News uncovered. Thirty-six postmasters are on the list of employees investigated for time and…

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APWU: PRC Documents Shed Light on Shady Staples Privatization Deal

Web News Article #: 143-2015 07/09/2015 – In response to a lawsuit filed by the APWU, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has coughed up 231 documents that shed new light on the secretive deal between Staples and the Postal Service. Perhaps most jarring is the acknowledgement that the Staples’ deal was intended to serve as…

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PRC: APWU v. USPS – Joint Status Report on Staples FOIA Request

“Based on information attached to the Complaint, the PRC has now concluded that information concerning the Postal Service’s agreement with Staples, Inc. has been publicly acknowledged. Accordingly, the PRC will now process information in its possession responsive to the APWU’s request.”        

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