USPS: Military base modernizing mail delivery with cluster box units

October 18, 2021 The U.S. Army’s Fort Riley in Kansas will exchange curbside mail delivery for cluster boxes within the next year. “This project is environmentally responsible and enhances the security of delivery for the troops and their families,” said C.J. Lincoln, postmaster for the nearby Junction City, KS, Post Office, at a recent ceremony…

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PMG DeJoy meets employees at six facilities in Kansas and Missouri

May 12, 2021 Postmaster General Louis DeJoy visited Kansas and Missouri late last month, stopping — and sometimes shopping — at Post Offices, plants and other facilities. His first stop was the Kansas City, KS, Surface Transportation Center, followed by the Shawnee Mission Main Post Office in Mission, KS. In both locations, DeJoy addressed workers…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Delivery and Customer Service Issues – Olathe, KS, East Branch

Background The Olathe, KS, East Branch is in the Mid-America District of the Central Area. The delivery unit has 12 city routes, which are delivered by 13 full-time carriers and one city carrier assistant. The delivery unit also has 26 rural routes, which are delivered by 22 rural carriers and 17 rural carrier assistants (RCA)….

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Former President of KS Postal Workers Union Pleads Guilty to One Count of Failure to Maintain Records

On February 27, 2020, in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas, Asenath Roland, former President of the Kansas Postal Workers Union (located in Wichita, Kans.), pleaded guilty to one count of failure to maintain records, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 439(c). The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Kansas…

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Union members protesting postal service cuts

By Jacklyn Chappell – December 23, 2017 DERBY, Kan. (KAKE) – Inside your local post office are packages and cards to loved ones, waiting to make it to their destinations before the holidays. But on the outside of the Derby USPS, members of the American Postal Workers Union were protesting for their services. “Our jobs…

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USPS bumps up collection times at hundreds of points across Kansas

By Justin Wingerter – November 28, 2015 The U.S. Postal Service has changed its collection times at hundreds of points across Kansas since August, an adjustment critics say is causing a slow degradation of postal quality in the state. Brian Sperry, a regional spokesman for the Postal Service, said 340 collection points west of Topeka…

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The Postal Service’s lagging performance hurts rural America

By George Landrith – June 25, 2015 In the heartland of America, including Kansas and Missouri, the U.S. Postal Service has been a steady fixture in every American’s life. From the Post Office on Main Street to the postal worker who has delivered mail to our houses for 25 years, the U.S. Postal Service has…

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U.S. Postal Service delivery times lag more than expected

By Henry J. Cordes – May 17, 2015 For decades, the U.S. Postal Service has pledged that you could send a letter anywhere in the country and see it arrive at its destination within three days. But lately, only 63 percent of such non-local mail arrives on time. For letters sent from or to some…

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