Oregon Letter Carrier robbed at 6:20 pm, $10K reward offered

November 29, 2017 GLADSTONE, OR (KPTV) – The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward up to $10,000 to track down the two men who robbed a letter carrier in Gladstone. The robbery occurred at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of West Dartmouth Street and Beatrice Avenue. The Postal Service did not release…

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USPS OIG Report: Insider Threat Program

Background An insider threat program helps an organization prevent, detect, and respond to the threat of an employee, contractor, or business partner misusing their trusted access to computer systems and data. Threats to the U.S. Postal Service include the theft and disclosure of sensitive, proprietary, or national security information, and the sabotage of its computer…

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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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USPS OIG Management Alert – Security of Mail Transported on Trailers

This management alert presents concerns regarding mail on a contractor’s trailer that was missing for 25 days. We identified these concerns during our review of U.S. Postal Inspection Service Vulnerability Risk Assessment Tool Assessments. Summary Mail processed at the Pittsburgh NDC (originating facility) and transported on a contractor’s trailer was missing for 25 days while…

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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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Postal inspector proceeds with attempt to suppress evidence in prostitution charge

By Katie Smith – July 22, 2016 SYCAMORE – The city’s police chief testified Friday that upon being pulled over, a federal postal inspector suspected of hiring a prostitute at a Sycamore spa showed officers his government credentials and asked for a “professional courtesy.” Dean Kowalefski, 51, of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, was charged in June…

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Former postal inspector to serve 3 years for possessing stolen mail, marijuana trafficking

By Jason Green – January 27, 2016 SAN JOSE — A once-heralded postal inspector was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for possessing stolen U.S. mail, including a gun silencer and a silver bar, and marijuana trafficking, federal prosecutors said. Quan Pham Howard, 53, of Saratoga, is expected to begin serving his sentence on…

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Video: Postal Carriers Getting Extra Security During Holiday Season

By Willard Shepard – November 27, 2015 It’s now the busiest time of the year for the postmen and women, but it’s also the time they can be prime targets. They have their hands full now as the volume of mail jumps. Postal carriers are getting some extra security and they are also asking for…

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