USPS: Adhering to the Privacy Act

June 12, 2024 The Postal Service is reminding employees that the¬†Privacy Act of 1974¬†applies to collecting, using and maintaining personal information. If a USPS business initiative involves any personally identifiable information, team members should contact the Postal Service‚Äôs¬†Privacy and Records Management Office¬†to determine whether the act‚Äôs provisions apply. Here are some points about the Privacy…

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Seymour Man Admits Involvement in Danbury Post Office Bribery and Kickback Scheme

For Immediate Release – February 21, 2024 U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Connecticut Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Kenneth Cleevely, Special Agent in Charge of the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General, and Robert Fuller, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that…

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NLRB: USPS violated federal law by firing a worker after she won reinstatement to her job in arbitration

STATEMENT OF THE CASE This case was tried virtually using Zoom for Government technology on March 21, 22 and 23, 2022. The Charging Party, Lawren C. Griffin (Griffin) filed an initial charge on July 1, 2021 and a first amended charge on October 28, 2021. The General Counsel issued the complaint on December 23, 2021…

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Former Indiana USPS Customer Service Manager Sentenced to Over 3 Years in Federal Prison for Mail Theft and Bank Fraud Conspiracy

August 23, 2023 INDIANAPOLIS- James Lancaster, 42, of Indianapolis, Indiana, has been sentenced to 40 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and mail theft. A co-conspirator, Jordan McPhearson, of Blue Island, Illinois was sentenced in 2022 to 42 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to…

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Former USPS OIG Special Agent Guilty of Enticing Minor and Engaging in Sex Tourism in the Philippines

DOJ Press Release – May 23, 2022 East ¬†St. ¬†Louis, Ill. ¬†‚Äď ¬†A Cahokia, Illinois, man was found guilty as charged last week for Enticement of a Minor, Travel with Intent to Engage in Illicit Sexual Conduct, and Engaging in Illicit Sexual Conduct in a Foreign Place. Sentencing is set for August 24, 2022, in…

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DOJ: USPS Engineer Pleads Guilty to Taking Illegal Gratuities from Postal Service Contractor

May 4, 2022 DETROIT ‚Äď Thomas Berlucchi, a Facilities Engineer for the United States Postal Service (USPS), pleaded guilty today to accepting over $6,500 in illegal gratuities from a USPS contractor announced United States Attorney Dawn N. Ison. Ison was joined in the announcement by Kenneth Cleevely, Special Agent in Charge of the Contract Fraud…

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Black Postal Worker to Get Trial Over Bosses’ Alleged Harassment

By Patrick Dorrian – April 4, 2022 Allegedly falsely accused of document, time theft Also needed permission to leave area, use bathroom The U.S. Postal Service must face trial on whether White supervisors at its Mandeville, La., location harassed a Black letter carrier because of her race, a New Orleans federal judge ruled. Paula Watson…

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Former Post Office Manager Charged in Theft of $1.7 Million in Checks from the Mail

March 9, 2022 INDIANAPOLIS ‚Äď James Lancaster, 40, of Indianapolis, the former manager of customer service at Indianapolis‚Äô New Augusta Post Office, has been charged in federal court with conspiracy to commit bank fraud and theft of mail. The charges against Lancaster were unsealed late yesterday. On March 1, 2022, a federal grand jury in…

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