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Postal News for August 16, 2022

Here’s where US Postal Service rolling out next-day business service in Alabama

It offers next-day service in all locations, with same-day delivery, Sunday delivery and pickup options in select locations. The service also includes USPS Connect Local Mail, a first-class mail option for documents up to 13 ounces.... Harvest Post Office, 9157 Wall Triana Hwy, Harvest, AL 35749, Haysland Post Office, 8401 Whitesburg Dr SE, Huntsville, AL 35802, Madison Post Office, 56 Hughes Rd, Madison, AL 35758, West Post Office, 3605 Governors Dr SW, Huntsville, AL 35805, Wetumpka Post Office, 216 W Fort Toulouse Rd, Wetumpka, AL 36093, Wynn Drive Post Office, 645 Wynn Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35816...

Citation: www.msn.com
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Postal News for August 16, 2022

Fraud evidence found in Yonkers hotel leads to arrest of postal workers, feds say

The discovery of fraudulent state unemployment debit cards mistakenly left in a Yonkers hotel room in 2020 has resulted in new arrests, with three Queens postal workers now facing federal bribery charges in the case. Authorities said the three men, Oscar Abreu, Rafael Grullon and Aldo Palomino Jr., accepted cash payments from the ringleader to intercept benefits that were applied for using stolen identities and mailed to Queens addresses on their postal routes. “It is a sad day when postal employees allegedly aid other...

Citation: www.yahoo.com
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Postal News for August 16, 2022

USPS pulls plug on prior impact studies as latest consolidation plan comes into focus

USPS said in the announcement that the agency plans to “reassess the role of all processing facilities” as part of its 10-year reform plans. “The Postal Service is moving forward with the Delivering for America Plan, which includes strategies for the development of a mail processing network that... The network consolidation plan will impact 1,000 transfer hubs and 100,000 carrier routes, as well as 10,000 delivery units, which USPS defines as post offices, stations, branches or carrier annexes that handle mail delivery functions. DeJoy said during the AEI event that USPS may shed 50,000 jobs ...

Citation: federalnewsnetwork.com
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Postal News for August 16, 2022

USPS | Employees should mind what they do when on duty

Certain activities are prohibited while on duty, whether employees engage in them for one minute or several hours. These activities include: • Viewing pornography and sexually explicit material or sending sex-related texts, known as “sexting.” • Engaging in gambling, sports pools, gambling pools and pyramid schemes. • Completing work for an outside employer or your own outside business. • Illegally buying, selling or arranging to use drugs. • Participating in partisan political activity. • Participating in fundraising other than Combined Federal Campaign activities. On-the-clock time should be used to perform postal tasks, not personal ones. Employees, however, may use official time for personal tasks on a limited basis, as long as such use does not adversely affect their productivity, interfere with the Postal Service’s mission or operations, or violate ethics regulations.

Citation: usps.com
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Postal News for August 12, 2022

Design | Cut | Build – Season 3, Episode 12 – Building an Ornate Steel Mailbox!

Torchmate Mailbox

Are you tired of checking your standard old mailbox every day for letters and bills? Now you can add a little flair to your front porch or curb! In this episode, we show you how to create your own steel mailbox to show off your fabrication skills... Once you decide what type of mailbox you want to create, it’s time to start cutting! To cut out our first batch of nested parts on 11 gauge Mild Steel, we used our Torchmate 4800 cutting table and FlexCut 80 plasma cutter. The next step was to cut out the shingles for the roof out of 20 gauge stainless steel. The FlexCut 80 and FlexCut 125 makes it really easy to cut Stainless Steel.

Citation: torchmate.com
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Postal News for August 12, 2022

Woman charged after postal worker finds naked, bruised toddler in street

In addition to being naked, police say the child had scratches on its body, a bruise near its right eye, a bloody nose, and was covered with sand. ...a postal worker who reported finding a toddler unsupervised in the roadway. Two witnesses who were driving behind the mail truck also saw the child and stopped to help.

Citation: yahoo.com
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Postal News for August 12, 2022

US Postal Service to host Aug. 16 'hiring blitz' at San Diego County post office locations

The hiring event is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 16, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. USPS officials said they are hoping to hire for mail carrier and clerk positions... Anyone not able to attend the hiring event can apply for a position at USPS.com/careers.

Citation: www.10news.com
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Postal News for August 12, 2022

Thieves break into Ballard post office, steal automated postal machine before ditching it

U.S. Postal Inspector John Wiegand said they were told the front doors to the Ballard Post Office were broken. Investigators found nothing but the automated postal machine was stolen. Wiegand tells KOMO News this is basically a label printer with a scale, he added officials believe the thieves thought it was an ATM machine.

Citation: komonews.com
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Postal News for August 12, 2022

Man Indicted For Assaulting Fellow Postal Employees

Christopher Moody... was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury of assault on federal employees. Indictments are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

Citation: www.justice.gov
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Postal News for August 11, 2022

NPMHU Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) set at $...

Effective August 27, 2022, all career Mail Handler craft employees are scheduled to receive a cost-of-living (COLA) adjustment as... The increase will appear in paychecks dated September 16, 2022 (Pay Period 19-2022).The resulting calculation provides an annual increase of $...

Citation: NPMHU.org via NPMHU Local 317
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Postal News for August 11, 2022

APWU second COLA Increase Announced

...In accordance with the 2021-2024 Collective Bar­gaining Agreement, career employees represented by the APWU will receive a $... cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), effective August 27, 2022... The value of the COLA for full-time employees in each step and grade will increase by $... It will appear in paychecks dated...

Citation: apwu.org
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Postal News for August 11, 2022

US Postal Service begins orders for Webb Space Telescope stamp

The Forever-denomination stamp, which features an artist's depiction of the next-generation astronomical observatory, is now available for pre-order (opens in new tab) through the USPS website.

Citation: www.space.com
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Postal News for August 11, 2022

USPS Will Make "More Aggressive" Changes to Your Mail, Postmaster General Says

If you already feel like you're paying too much for services from the USPS because of earlier price hikes, you won't want to hear this. During a public meeting with the USPS Board of Governors on Aug. 9, the Postmaster General said that he believes the agency needs to make "more aggressive" changes to its pricing structure in the future.

Citation: www.yahoo.com/
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Postal News for August 10, 2022

Postal Service to ask for rate increase because of inflation: DeJoy

Inflation is going to add over $1 billion to the U.S. Postal Service budget, necessitating a request for another rate increase in January

Citation: www.pennlive.com
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Postal News for August 10, 2022

USPS finances | Third-quarter results reported

The Postal Service had adjusted loss of $459 million for the quarter, compared with an adjusted loss of $41 million for the same quarter last year. The adjusted loss excludes the effects of the Postal Service Reform Act, retiree health benefits expense, noncash workers’ compensation adjustments for the impacts of actuarial revaluation and discount rate changes, which are outside of management’s control, and amortization expenses for the Civil Service Retirement System and the Federal Employee Retirement System unfunded liabilities.

Citation: usps.com
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Postal News for August 10, 2022

CONSUMER PRICE INDEX - JULY 2022

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was unchanged in July on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 1.3 percent in June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 8.5 percent before seasonal adjustment. The all items index increased 8.5 percent for the 12 months ending July, a smaller figure than the 9.1-percent increase for the period ending June. The all items less food and energy index rose 5.9 percent over the last 12 months. The energy index increased 32.9 percent for the 12 months ending July, a smaller increase than the 41.6-percent increase for the period ending June. The food index increased 10.9 percent over the last year, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending May 1979.

Citation: www.bls.gov
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Postal News for August 10, 2022

Video | How the US Postal Service Reads Unreadable Mail

The ever-adventurous Tom Scott visited the USPS Remote Encoding Center in Salt Lake City, Utah to learn how the agency deals with mail addressed in unreadable handwriting.

Citation: laughingsquid.com
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Postal News for August 10, 2022

Put the kibosh on porch piracy

having multiple packages stolen. The hardest hit cities in 2021, according to SafeWise: Denver, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Seattle and San Antonio. ...Even door cameras are not a deterrent as perpetrators can easily cover their faces with a hoodie, baseball cap or other clothing. Like many other crimes, the poor and the middle class are most affected by porch piracy. The well-off have homes farther from the road, where crimes are less likely to occur...

Citation: www.thetelegraph.com
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Postal News for August 10, 2022

Ex-Ohio court mediator arrested; allegedly sent feces to GOP

Police arrested Richard Steinle, a 77-year-old from Mogadore, Ohio, and former Portage County Common Pleas Court mediator on Friday. Steinle is charged with sending “injurious articles as nonmailable,” violating a federal law that prohibits mailing certain things, including hazardous material, according to court records.

Citation: www.news5cleveland.com
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Postal News for August 8, 2022

APWU: After Pressure, Management Sets Retroactive Pay Date!

...in response to the unacceptable delay in retroactive payments won in the 2021-2024 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Today, after concerted struggles with postal management, management has finally provided the union with firm dates... The retroactive payments will be processed on October 11, 2022. They will appear as a pay adjustment on paychecks received October 28, 2022.

Citation: apwu.org
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Postal News for August 8, 2022

Postal inspectors in Ohio on lookout for ‘suspicious’ packages to intercept

Postal inspectors cannot open first-class letters and parcels without a search warrant, but they say they are trained to identify common characteristics of suspicious mail and drug-sniffing police dogs assist by providing alerts when they detect the presence or odor of illegal drugs or proceeds. “One of the top priorities for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service is to rid the mail of illicit drugs and the associated violence

Citation: www.daytondailynews.com
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Postal News for August 8, 2022

USPS releases marine life stamp collection, including Mass. location

BOSTON (WHDH) - The U.S. Postal Service partnered with the National Marine Sanctuary System to release a collection of stamps featuring marine life and ecosystems. The 16-stamp collection, released earlier this month, includes photographs of California sea lions, a sand tiger shark and the Farallon Islands to name a few. One of the stamps includes photography shot in Massachusetts. Art director Greg Breeding used existing photographs to design the stamps, which feature a map of the National Marine Sanctuary System on the back.

Citation: whdh.com
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Postal News for August 8, 2022

Breaching whale at Massachusetts’ Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary featured on new USPS forever stamps

A breaching humpback whale between Cape Cod and Cape Ann is featured on the U.S. Postal Service’s newest forever stamps. USPS and NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries teamed up for the new stamps in “celebration of the National Marine Sanctuary System’s 50th anniversary,” the website read. There are 16 new stamps in the collection and they cost 60 cents.

Citation: www.masslive.com
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Postal News for August 7, 2022

$118,005 spent with USPS from Indiana campaign accounts

Here is how spending with USPS in Indiana compares to other states with the most recent report data available from Transparency USA for the 2021-2022 election cycle: Comparison of total spent with USPS, by state

Citation: www.shelbynews.com
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Postal News for August 7, 2022

Former Ga. postal worker pleads guilty to trying to send drugs in the mail while on disability

A former Georgia postal worker has pleaded guilty to trying to send drugs in the mail while he was on disability. Robert Elliott Sheppard, 60, of East Point is charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana, and unlawfully using the mail to commit that crime. Sheppard worked as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in 2014.

Citation: yahoo.com
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Postal News for August 7, 2022

Feds Arrest Man for Allegedly Mailing Poop to Rep. Jim Jordan

An Ohio man has been arrested for allegedly mailing letters filled with feces to several Republican lawmakers, including Rep. Jim Jordan. Federal prosecutors say 77-year-old Richard John Steinle, a former court employee in Portage County, sent out more than 36 tainted letters to lawmakers in Ohio, Kentucky, and Washington, D.C.

Citation: www.thedailybeast.com
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Postal News for August 7, 2022

Three arrested in Texas meth-by-mail case

Mills has had more than 40 arrests since 1988, including several for parole violations. This is the second arrest involving alleged meth shipments in the mail in Burkburnett this year. In January, Roy Oates was arrested by the D.A.’s Drug Enforcement Division Agents in that case said Oates had received “a mountain of meth” through the mail from California, in about 30 packages, some of it concealed inside candles. Agents arrested him while he was picking up a package at the post office.

Citation: www.kxan.com
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Postal News for August 7, 2022

Four Little Rock residents in mail-theft case indicted in federal court

The U.S. attorney's office in Little Rock says four defendants have been indicted for their alleged involvement in stealing mail from local mail receptacles. Byrannia Burks, 20; James Miller, 26; Kobe Powell, 24; and Eshawn Tucker, 21, all of Little Rock, have been charged by a grand jury with possession of stolen mail. Tucker and Burks were also charged with unlawful possession of a mail receptacle key.

Citation: www.arkansasonline.com
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Postal News for August 6, 2022

Pregnant postal carrier stabbed with butcher knife while delivering mail, feds say

pregnant postal carrier was delivering mail along her regular route when a man with a hidden 10-inch butcher knife stabbed her in rural Louisiana, federal prosecutors say. The woman, who was five months pregnant at the time, had delivered mail in Vivian for two years, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Louisiana. Nearly one year later, Derrick J. Thomas, 28

Citation: www.msn.com
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Postal News for August 6, 2022

Direct Mail Marketing Strategies to Target Boomers, Gen X, Millennials and Gen Z

Here are some industry-tested tips on how to target each generation with direct mail to help you maximize results. Ask yourself a quick question: How much of your current marketing spend is on direct mail? The common misconception is that direct mail is outdated, yet direct mail advertising is valued at $72.67 billion dollars, says the Direct Mail Advertising Global Market Report 2022, and it's expected to grow at a compound annual rate of .3% by 2026.

Citation: www.entrepreneur.com
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Postal News for August 6, 2022

UPS Says It Will Toss Your Package If You Do This

Citation: www.yahoo.com
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Postal News for August 6, 2022

NPMHU 2022 Contract Update #5

After almost one month, bargaining between the NPMHU and the Postal Service continues in full force. As of now, the NPMHU and USPS have met for five main table bargaining sessions and numerous subcommittee meetings.

Citation: npmhu317.blogspot.com
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Postal News for August 5, 2022

USPS: Steady Service Performance Across All Categories

One of the goals of Delivering for America, the Postal Service’s 10-year plan for achieving financial sustainability and service excellence, is to meet or exceed 95 percent on-time service performance for all mail and shipping products once all elements of the plan are implemented. Service performance is defined by the Postal Service as the time it takes to deliver a mailpiece or package from its acceptance into our system through its delivery, as measured against published service standards.

Citation: allongeorgia.com
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Postal News for August 5, 2022

Mooresville Alabama Post Office

The Mooresille Post Office is the oldest "continuously" operational post office in the state of Alabama. This is a...

Citation: moorsevillepostoffice.blogspot.com
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Postal News for August 4, 2022

Sirius XM DJ, U.S. postal worker charged in alleged narcotics trafficking case, DA says

A Sirius XM disc jockey and a U.S. postal worker are facing felony drug charges in what law enforcement officials have alleged was a narcotics trafficking scheme in which kilos of cocaine and fentanyl were sent through the mail from California before being delivered locally.

Citation: www.newsday.com
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Postal News for August 4, 2022

USPS board game | The Great American Mail Race

The Postal Service introduced The Great American Mail Race, a licensed board game, at the Gen Con Indy 2022 gaming conference in Indianapolis on Aug. 4. The game allows players to race around a board that shows a map of the United States, using different methods — including the Pony Express, steamboats, hot air balloons and vehicles — to deliver mail and packages. Earlier this year, USPS introduced two other licensed products: a stamps-themed version of the Monopoly board game and U.S. Stamps of the ’80s, a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle.

Citation: usps.com
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Postal News for August 4, 2022

Postal Employees can’t get paid for speaking, writing or teaching about the organization or their official duties

It is important for the Postal Service to present a single, united message to the public. While employed at USPS, employees are prohibited from:

• Profiting off postal information and their job duties, outside of their official position.

• Selling books, magazine articles or other writings that detail the specifics of their postal job duties or internal postal information.

• Accepting payment to give speeches about their postal job duties or internal postal information.

• Teaching courses regarding their postal duties or internal postal information.

Postal employees are permitted to teach courses that reference the Postal Service if the course uses an established curriculum that is not designed or supplemented by the employee.

Employees who have questions should call the ethics helpline at 202-268-6346 or send an email to ethics.help@usps.gov.

Citation: usps.com
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Postal News for August 4, 2022

Virginia Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger Presses U.S. Postal Service For Answers About Abrupt Closure of Montpelier Station Post Office in Orange County

Since the Post Office Closed This Summer Without Prior Notice, the Congresswoman Has Heard From Many Virginians Who Abruptly Lost USPS Service... In a letter sent to U.S. Postal Service Virginia District Manager Mr. Gerald Roane, Spanberger outlined the impacts of this closure on the people she serves — like being forced...

Citation: spanberger.house.gov
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Postal News for August 4, 2022

4 former and current Louisville police detectives federally charged in Breonna Taylor raid

Jaynes asked a judge to approve a search warrant for Taylor's home a day before the early-morning raid on March 13, 2020. He claimed in an affidavit that a postal inspector verified that drug suspect Jamarcus Glover, who had dated Taylor, was using Taylor's home to receive parcels. "The affidavit falsely claimed that officers had verified that the target of the alleged drug trafficking operation had received packages at Ms. Taylor's address," Garland said. "In fact, defendants Jaynes and Goodlett knew that was not true." The affidavit claimed Jaynes had "verified" through a U.S. postal inspector that Glover had been receiving packages at Taylor's apartment, adding that it's not "uncommon" for drug traffickers to receive items at different locations. But Tony Gooden, a U.S. postal inspector in Louisville, told WDRB News in May 2020 that Louisville police didn't confer with his office.

Citation: www.wdrb.com
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Postal News for August 3, 2022

Get this collectible

Barack Obama Inauguration First Day Cover

Barack Obama Inauguration First Day Cover Official Cover commemorating the inauguration of Barack Obama as 44th President of the United States. The Cover features the official U.S. Postal Service inaugural postmark of January 20, 2009. The Cover comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. When he was sworn into office on January 20, 2009, Obama became the first African-American President. Obama overwhelmingly won the historic 2008 Presidential election. His inauguration took place on the steps of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. This Cover was created as a keepsake that will be treasured for generations to come. The George Washington Presidential Dollar symbolizes the first President and the unbroken chain of Presidents from Washington over 200 years ago to Obama in 2009. The coin was issued for a few weeks only in 2007 and is no longer available from the U.S. Mint. The coin is colorized with an image of Barack Obama. The 1 cent George Washington stamp was issued on August 26, 1954, as part of the Liberty issue. Also included is the 42 cent American Flag stamp that was issued on April 18, 2008. The postmark certifies the Cover as a genuine limited edition. Only a limited number of Covers received the inaugural postmark, and no more can ever be created. Millions were in D.C. for the inauguration and hundreds of millions watched on TV around the world, but only a tiny fraction can ever own this historic keepsake. The card that accompanies the Cover includes historical details about Obama and the inauguration.

Citation: Amazon
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Postal News for August 3, 2022

Postal worker Gerome Fowler accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of Costco rebate checks from mail

Hundreds of loyal Costco customers are allegedly the unwitting victims of their trusted letter carrier. According to the Suffolk District Attorney, 32-year-old postal worker Gerome Fowler is accused of stealing neighborhood mail, and cashing valuable rebate checks worth thousands. "Fowler is a United States postal carrier in the Bay Shore office. We have evidence that he was allegedly stealing the reward certificates directly from the mail stream

Citation: www.cbsnews.com
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Postal News for August 3, 2022

Pelion girl scout troop giving snack bags to postal workers

PELION, S.C. — A group of Girl Scouts in Lexington County is helping to make being a postal worker during this sweltering heat more bearable. "It makes me feel good," Abbi Keech, girl scout said.

Citation: www.wltx.com

Get Your Girl Scout Cookies HERE
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Postal News for August 3, 2022

US Postal Service promises to curb illegal cigarette shipments following NYC lawsuit

The United States Postal Service committed to measures helping end foreign shippers’ illegal practice of mailing cigarettes into the United States...

Citation: www.silive.com
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Postal News for August 3, 2022

Understanding Auto Insurance for Postal Employees

Auto insurance is an important part of owning a car, and for postal employees, it’s even more important. As a government worker, you may be eligible for special rates on auto insurance. There are a few things you need to know about auto insurance for postal employees so that you can get the best rates. Auto insurance is essential for postal employees because of the inherent risks that come with the job. Postal workers are constantly on the go and in close proximity to other vehicles, which can lead to accidents. A standard policy would cover property damage, liability, and uninsured motorist coverage.

Citation: insurancenewsnet.com
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Postal News for August 3, 2022

Old Post Offices get new lives as hotels

The latest conversion is the Old Post Office in Washington, DC. The building, owned by the federal government and managed by the General Services Administration, formerly housed the Trump International Hotel and was recently reopened as the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Hilton Worldwide, based in McLean, VA, manages the hotel, which offers 263 rooms, Michelin-starred dining and a spa. Also referred to as the Old Post Office Pavilion, the building — completed in 1899 — was a Post Office until 1914. Later, it was converted to federal office space. Here’s a look at other Post Offices in the United States and abroad that have been converted to hotels:

Citation: usps.com
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Postal News for August 1, 2022

No Republican ballots available at two New York polling sites, voters say

At least three Big Apple election sites told voters they didn’t have Republican ballots for New York’s primary race Tuesday, as thousands headed to the polls to cast their vote for governor, The Post has learned. One voter, Ed Gavin, 62, arrived at his Bronx polling site in Spuyten Duyvil around 8:15 a.m. to cast his vote for GOP gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino but after checking in with a poll worker, he was handed a Democratic ballot instead, he said.

Citation: nypost.com
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Postal News for August 1, 2022

US Postal Service’s new announcement on mail-in voting ahead of midterms has Dems cheering

USPS officials said that the newly created Election and Government Mail Services “handle election mail issues as part of an effort to ensure swift and secure delivery of ballots for the 2022 midterm election,”

Citation: www.bizpacreview.com
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Postal News for August 1, 2022

Wisconsin works to prevent fraud caused by mail ballot drop-boxes

Wisconsin Supreme Court rules absentee ballot drop boxes are illegal

Writing for the majority, Justice Rebecca Bradley said state law does not permit drop boxes anywhere other than election clerk offices and only state lawmakers may make new policy stating otherwise — not the Wisconsin Elections Commission, which issued guidance to clerks allowing them.

Citation: www.jsonline.com
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Postal News for August 1, 2022

USPS Employees can audition for ads

USPS PMG DeJoy The Postal Service is inviting employees to audition for this year’s holiday advertising campaign. Employees who are selected to participate could be featured in a variety of ads, including TV commercials.

The audition is open to all employees. No prior acting experience is required.

The USPS 2022 Employee Casting website has instructions



Citation: link.usps.com
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Postal News for August 1, 2022

Voter fraud accusations rock ‘Borscht Belt’ resort in the Catskills

The number of registered voters on Feb. 1 was 201. Just five weeks later it grew to 268, according to Hughes.

Hughes and Halpern filed a lawsuit days later, claiming that the votes were at the behest of Horowitz and Mendlovic, who owns large swaths of property catering to Hasidic renters in Fleischmanns. The duo recruited summer renters from New Jersey and New York City to illegally vote via absentee ballots, listing vacant motel rooms among other improbable addresses as their primary residences

Citation: nypost.com
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Postal News for August 1, 2022

Voter Fraud Never Happens! (Except in These 10,000 Cases)

The media have been lying about voter fraud for 20 years. The New York Times and The Washington Post... Notwithstanding the miraculously appearing ballots, Rossi won the recount a few weeks later, but his lead was cut to 42 votes — easily within stealing distance. Democrat Christine Gregoire demanded a hand recount, and that put her ahead by 129 votes, whereupon she was promptly declared the winner.

Citation: townhall.com
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Postal News for July 31, 2022

Koch obtained the absentee ballots of public figures, calling the practice a “hobby.”

... a Manhattan resident, Louis Koch, asked the New York City Board of Elections to mail him absentee ballots for the primary and general elections for 2020, the authorities said. He didn’t stop there. Since then, Mr. Koch has obtained well over 100 absentee ballots in the names of other people, including politicians, journalists and lawyers, without their permission, according to a criminal complaint filed in Federal District Court.

Citation: www.nytimes.com
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Postal News for July 31, 2022

A top Democratic operative says voter fraud, especially with mail-in ballots, is no myth. And he knows this because he’s been doing it, on a grand scale

the political insider, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he fears prosecution, said fraud is more the rule than the exception. His dirty work has taken him through the weeds of municipal and federal elections in... The whisteblower — whose identity, rap sheet and long history working as a consultant to various campaigns were confirmed by The Post — says he not only changed ballots over the years, but led teams of fraudsters and mentored at least 20 operatives

Citation: nypost.com
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Postal News for July 31, 2022

How common is mail-in ballot fraud in the US?

About 58% of voter fraud cases since 2005 involve mail-in ballot fraud. But the total number of prosecutions are minuscule compared to the tens of millions of votes cast in the last 15 years. We rate Roy’s claim True.

Citation: www.politifact.com
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Postal News for July 31, 2022

Biden Creating Permanent U.S. Postal Service Division to Deliver and Return Ballots in U.S. Elections | What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

The USPS was in the middle of corruption and suspected criminal activities in the 2020 Election. In one instance a USPS contractor reported dropping off a trailer full of tens of thousands of ballots from New York to Pennsylvania. After a thorough investigation was done, and crimes were identified, US AG Bill Barr screamed at the messenger of this event and told them to drop it. To this day we haven’t seen a report of what was eventually found out from a USPS investigation of the event. In another event in the 2020 Election, a Michigan USPS driver reported that he was told to backdate ballots that came in after the election so they could be counted. The USPS as we reported previously is a Democrat union-led shop. This biased entity should not be handling ballots let alone have a division to do so.

Citation: ussanews.com
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Postal News for July 31, 2022

Did Stamford’s ex-Democratic leader ‘scheme’ to turn in forged absentee ballots? Investigators say yes.

Loglisci said she gave absentee ballots to Mallozzi even though the ballots were for voters other than him. She admitted that she broke the law by doing so but has not been charged with any crimes. Under state law, a town clerk is supposed to mail or hand an absentee ballot to the person who applied for it, though there are exceptions for situations such as a hospitalization. Mallozzi “orchestrated the submission” of fraudulent absentee ballots, and Loglisci “facilitated this scheme” by agreeing to let Mallozzi submit the ballots to her office, it stated. The SEEC launched an investigation after a local man went to vote at his polling place on Election Day in 2015 and was told that he was marked as having already voted by absentee ballot.

Citation: www.stamfordadvocate.com
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Postal News for July 31, 2022

Barry Morphew pleads guilty in election fraud case

CHAFFEE COUNTY, Colo. — Barry Morphew who was accused of casting a ballot for his missing and presumed dead wife during the 2020 election pleaded guilty Thursday morning and avoided any jail time. During an arraignment hearing that began at 9 a.m. Morphew pleaded guilty to one count of forgery of a government issued document. Other counts of attempting to influence a public servant and elections (mail ballot offence) were dismissed as part of the plea deal.

Citation: www.9news.com
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Postal News for July 30, 2022

Senate Report | China detained Federal Reserve employee in hotel room and threatened his family in bid to get secret US economic data in 2019

Officials in China "forcibly detained" the economist four separate times when he visited Shanghai in 2019, the investigation found. The officials also "allegedly tapped the employee's phones and computers, and copied the contact information of other Federal Reserve officials from the individual's WeChat account," the report said. ...the Chinese government is using every tool at its disposal to infiltrate and steal valuable information."

Citation: finance.yahoo.com
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Postal News for July 30, 2022

USPS Plans To Cut 50,000 Jobs To Reach 'Break Even' Point

The workforce will decrease over the next few years, although the company said this will be achieved via natural attrition without compulsory job losses.

Citation: www.newsweek.com
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Postal News for July 30, 2022

Man accused of brutally beating mailman in Brookline facing federal charges

Postal worker Charles Schmiedlin was finishing up his route in the Brookline neighborhood in May when he was attacked outside of his vehicle. There was then an hours-long standoff at 43-year-old Harrison's hours before he was taken into custody.

Citation: www.cbsnews.com
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Postal News for July 30, 2022

NPMHU and USPS Reach Agreement to Convert 2702 MHAs to Career Full-time Regular by September 10, 2022

...attached is a chart listing the 197 installations in which these conversions will take place and the number of conversions that will take place in each listed installation. The parties have also agreed in this MOU that the MHA peak season exception period for the 2022 peak season will be expanded by one (1) pay period.

Citation: www.npmhu.org
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Postal News for July 30, 2022

APWU Battle for Retroactive Pay is On!

This is an important update on our retroactive pay from the 2021-24 contract and a call to action on securing your hard-earned pay at the earliest possible date. What is not acceptable is that management has not yet produced a firm date on when the retroactive pay will be distributed in our pay checks. “We have made it crystal clear to management that this is money that has been earned by and belongs to the workers,” shared APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “We will not accept any management excuses and delays.”

Citation: apwu.org
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Postal News for July 30, 2022

Man who illegally requested absentee ballots to prove a point receives ballots in the mail

Harry Wait, a Union Grove man, tells 12 News he received three absentee ballots that he illegally requested to his home to prove voter fraud loophole.

Citation: www.wisn.com
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Postal News for July 29, 2022

Postal Service announces USPS Election and Government Mail Services to oversee mail-in ballots

Adrienne Marshall, executive director of the division, said Wednesday that the services will oversee “election mail strike teams” in every local and district community to address any problems that might arise.

Citation: www.washingtontimes.com
More Reading: U.S. Postal Service Kit 600 - Your 2022 Official Election Mail
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Postal News for July 29, 2022

Unanswered calls to USPS, undelivered mail and ballots concern WA residents

Residents in Northwest Washington are missing mail, including primary ballots, medications and important documents. The Bellingham Herald has received multiple tips and pleas from the Ferndale area and social media sites have been flooded with questions about missing mail. Calls and emails to the Seattle office of the U.S. Postal Service have gone unanswered.

Citation: www.aol.com
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Postal News for July 29, 2022

U.S. Postal Service looking to fill hundreds of positions in SW Ohio

The United States Postal Service is continuing to host expansive, regional job fairs this month in an effort to bolster its workforce and fill hundreds of positions in southwest Ohio. This week in...

Citation: yahoo.com
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Postal News for July 28, 2022

Construction begins on Minneapolis post office destroyed during 2020 riots

Construction to rebuild a South Minneapolis post office that burned down in the 2020 riots appears to be underway. The Minnehaha Post Office, which had served the community for decades, was completely destroyed during the unrest that followed George Floyd's murder. note: A second post office that was destroyed on Lake Street is also being rebuilt.

Citation: www.axios.com
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Postal News for July 28, 2022

On this day in history in 1775, US postal system established under Ben Franklin

The Second Continental Congress met in the immediate aftermath of the Battles of Lexington and Concord in April while preparing to declare independence from the British... "That a postmaster general be appointed for the United Colonies ... and so many deputies as to him may seem proper and necessary. That a line of posts be appointed under the direction of the postmaster general, from Falmouth in New England to Savannah in Georgia, with as many cross posts as he shall think fit." "The first major postal law, passed by [the U.S.] Congress in 1792, encouraged the exchange of newspapers by allowing them to travel through the U.S. Mail at extremely low rates of postage — in some cases for free — to ensure the success of the democracy."

Citation: www.foxnews.com
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Postal News for July 28, 2022

Thieves enter West Loop building with postal keys, steal packages and mail on two separate occasions

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Last week, we told you about stolen mail taken out of blue U.S. Postal Service mailboxes in the West Loop – and in some cases, checks that were taken, altered, and cashed. We have been telling you about missing mail in the West Loop and other Chicago neighborhoods for years. Part of the problem involves USPS mail keys

Citation: www.msn.com
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Postal News for July 28, 2022

U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors to Meet Aug. 9

The U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors will meet Aug. 9, 2022, in open session at Postal Service headquarters, 475 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC. The public is welcome to observe the meeting beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET in the Benjamin Franklin Room on the 11th floor. The Board is expected to discuss the following items: A public comment period will begin immediately following the adjournment... Registration for participation in the public comment period is required. Should you wish to participate via teleconference, you will be required to give your first and last name, a valid email address to send an invite and a phone number to reach you should a technical issue arise. Speakers may register online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bog-08-09-2022. No more than three minutes shall be allotted to each speaker.

Citation: apnews.com
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Postal News for July 28, 2022

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Mail carrier robbed at gunpoint in east Harris County

MAIL CARRIER ROBBED AT GUNPOINT: @USPIS_Houston confirms postal property was stolen from a letter carrier in East Harris County. Neighbors say it was the master key. USPIS now working with @HCSOTexas to ID & arrest suspect(s), who may face federal penalties. @KPRC2 now at 10. pic.twitter.com/B7kyWZMlmP — Bryce Newberry (@KPRC2Bryce) July 28, 2022 Surveillance videos captured a dark-colored sedan pull up on Long Shadow Drive and a man in a hoodie got out of the car, walking down the street toward Moonridge Drive. Another video shows the man casually walking along the street, before charging at the mail carrier with a gun drawn.

Citation: www.click2houston.com
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Postal News for July 26, 2022

Israeli Tech to Power Driverless Postal Deliveries in Japan

Technology developed in Israel for driverless vehicles is to be adopted by Japan Post. It will use sensors and software provided by Innoviz Technologies to gather mapping information that will ultimately guide a fleet of autonomous postal delivery cars on their rounds. Innoviz’s LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) system can “see” better than a human driver, reducing the possibility of error and accidents. Japan Post, which operates postal services and post offices for the country...

Citation: nocamels.com
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Postal News for July 26, 2022

Chicago police, U.S. Postal Service team up to search for drugs, guns in mail

Since 2021, the agencies have captured 42 guns, and $2.4 million worth of illegal drugs, including cocaine, fentanyl, and ...

Citation: www.msn.com
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Postal News for July 26, 2022

New Colorado law requires businesses to pay delivery fee

The state of Colorado is imposing a 27-cent fee on deliveries to help fund sustainable transportation and road maintenance. The law, which took effect on July 1, assesses a fee on motor vehicle deliveries with at least one item subject to state sales or use tax. Eligible deliveries include any taxable goods shipped, delivered or otherwise transported by motor vehicle to a purchaser. Companies from FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service to food delivery will be charged the new fee, and customers are likely to see it reflected on their bills.

Citation: www.durangoherald.com
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Postal News for July 26, 2022

Attempted mail theft caught on camera; USPS urging others to take precautions

The USPS Postal Inspector serving Tampa says the No. 1 way to deter mail thefts is to routinely ...

Citation: www.wtsp.com
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Postal News for July 26, 2022

Tips for securing your identity

Identity theft is one of the nation’s top consumer complaints, with almost 1.4 million reports of stolen identities in 2021, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Thieves have several ways to steal your identity. They can overhear you reading out your credit card number on the phone, buy your information on the dark web or steal your information through a phishing or vishing attack. To protect yourself from identity theft, follow these guidelines

Citation: usps.com
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Postal News for July 26, 2022

Pearl Police pursuit: who may be liable for crash that killed postal worker?

The tragic death of postal worker Brad Pennington during Pearl’s high-speed chase of Brandon Andrews also raises questions of liability. Pearl Mayor Jake Windham places the blame squarely on Andrews. “Without a doubt, the fleeing suspect is liable for their behavior which looks to me like a crime, a homicide crime, and they’re civilly liable for injuries to the postal worker,” said MC School of Law professor Matt Steffey. The law professor adds that municipalities that have settled lawsuits did so because the police officer’s vehicle directly

Citation: www.wlbt.com
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Postal News for July 25, 2022

Monkeypox could spread well beyond communities of gay and bisexual men, WHO says

“At the moment, cases continue to be reported among men who have sex with men for the most part, but we should not expect that to remain as such,” Dr. Catherine Smallwood, senior emergency officer at the WHO, told CNBC’s “Street Signs Europe.” “This really might be the canary in the mine that’s alerting to us a new disease threat that could spread to other groups,” she continued. vaccines are designed primarily for treating smallpox, and Smallwood said more information is needed to determine their efficacy as the monkeypox virus continues to spread.

Citation: www.cnbc.com
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Postal News for July 25, 2022

College fund created for 3-year-old son of postal worker killed in tragic accident

A fundraiser has been set up to establish a college fund for Westin Pennington, the 3-year-old son of Brad Pennington, who was killed on Thursday by a suspect fleeing from police. Pennington was at work, delivering mail on Maria Drive in Jackson, when his U.S. Postal Service vehicle was crashed into by 20-year-old Brandon Andrews. ...If you would like to contribute to Westin’s fund, click here.

Citation: vicksburgnews.com
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Postal News for July 25, 2022

Mail carrier helps girl, 6, after mom overdoses in car

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (KMGH) - A Colorado mail carrier is being hailed a hero for helping a 6-year-old in danger. The girl was stuck in a car after her mother experienced a drug overdose. Andrew Russell, a mail carrier with the U.S. Postal Service, had been on the job for less than two months when he spotted a car idling on the side of the road on July 16

Citation: www.weau.com
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Postal News for July 25, 2022

Wilma Jane Eck

She later worked at the United States Postal Service. Most of all, she was a homemaker. Wilma was a lifelong quilter. She was very creative with her wall hanging quilts which were sold at Dar’s Antiques and Thanks for the Thyme. She loved flowers, birds, and weekly yard sales.

Citation: dailyjournal.net
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Postal News for July 24, 2022

Museum features Detroit company's 74-year history of 'pail mail'

J.W. Westcott II, runs deliveries of mail, packages, supplies and crew to lake vessels ...In a world where technology is growing by leaps and bounds, old-fashioned mail service continues to be a mainstay on the Detroit River not far from the west end of Lake Erie. The J.W. Westcott Co. and its flagship vessel, the J.W. Westcott II, runs deliveries of mail, packages, supplies and crew to lake vessels passing through the narrow passage, allowing commerce to flow smoothly and keeping crews connected to the mainland.

Citation: chroniclet.com
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Postal News for July 24, 2022

5-year-old accidentally shoots at brother, nearly hits postal carrier in Alabama

Police said the gun was accidentally discharged, and the bullet went past the 7-year-old and through the windshield of the postal carrier’s truck, according to WALA. The bullet lodged in the worker’s ...

Citation: www.boston25news.com
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Postal News for July 24, 2022

Peterborough woman warns of a newer kind of 'porch pirate'

Someone fraudulently forwarded Lynn Snow's mail to Florida, and now the Peterborough personal trainer is on a mission to prevent this from happening to others. In a scam that's occurring across the country, Snow said her letters and packages were diverted and a credit card was set up in her name. The experience has shaken her confidence in the U.S. Postal Service

Citation: www.yahoo.com
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Postal News for July 23, 2022

Postal Service launches hiring blitz for assistant letter carriers in Philly

www.usps.com/careers ...If you won’t shrink away from snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night, the U.S. Postal Service may just have a job for you. The Postal Service is looking to hire 170 assistant carriers and is offering just under $19 an hour for those who want to work outside. Paul Smith of the Postal Service said the qualifications include being... Interviews are being held at post offices throughout the region. You can find more information on the Postal Service website.

Citation: whyy.org
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Postal News for July 23, 2022

FedEx is trimming Sunday delivery to US rural homes

(CNN) -- FedEx's Ground service will stop making Sunday deliveries to about 15% of the US homes it's currently serving, largely in rural areas. The change will take place Sunday, August 21, FedEx announced Friday. During the pandemic the company had expanded Sunday service to 95% of US homes, a response to "the exponential growth of e-commerce," FedEx said in a statement. But "as economic conditions have shifted," it's scaling the service back to 80% of homes.

Citation: www.cbs58.com
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Postal News for July 23, 2022

This Week in Wine Country: Pat II Keuka Lake Tour Boat

The vessel was built in 1924, and served as a tour boat in the Thousands Islands, until it became a mail delivery boat for the U.S. Postal Service on Skaneateles Lake until 1991, when it was taken out of service.

Citation: www.weny.com
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Postal News for July 23, 2022

Valerie Bertinelli's estranged husband Tom Vitale begins working at post office amid battle over money and prenup

Valerie Bertinelli's estranged husband Tom Vitale has started a new job as he battles it out with his ex over money and their prenuptial agreement. Vitale was spotted on his first day on the job at a post office in LA on July 9. He was seen attaching the American flag to the side of the building before returning inside.

Citation: www.dailymail.co.uk
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Postal News for July 23, 2022

Pearl mayor: Police didn’t kill postal worker, Brandon Andrews did

Pearl Mayor Jake Windham says his officers are not responsible for the death of a Jackson mailman Thursday, absolving his police force of any wrongdoing after chasing a suspect into Jackson for speeding. “My thoughts and prayers go out to the gentleman that passed away yesterday, the postman. I’m very saddened by that,” he said. “I also want to make sure that we place blame where blame needs to be placed – Brandon Andrews.” The chase ended after Andrews crashed his Toyota Camry into a mail truck at Barbara Ann and Maria Drives. A witness said Brad Pennington, 32, attempted to jump out of the truck as it was tipping over and hit his head on the concrete.

Citation: www.wlox.com
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Postal News for July 22, 2022

Creepy FedEx Pisser | Spraying its urine on customer property

Surveillance video appears to capture delivery driver urinating on Bibb Co. customer’s driveway

...happened Wednesday afternoon around 1:30 when a FedEx driver stopped to deliver a package for the homeowner. And then... “Walked over here to my gate and just dumped my package, damaged the box, but luckily it was on dog food and proceeded to walk over here and just peed in the driveway.

Citation: www.waff.com
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Postal News for July 22, 2022

Postal worker killed in wreck involving police chase identified as Utica father, husband

The postal worker who was killed in a crash involving a police pursuit Wednesday has been identified. Brad Pennington, 32, of Utica, was on his route when his truck was struck and flipped by what witnesses say was the vehicle driven by Brandon Anderson, 20, who was allegedly fleeing Pearl police after an attempted traffic stop in Pearl on I-20. A witness told WLBT that the car hit the mail truck and “it wasn’t long before Pearl police were behind him.” The witness said it appeared that Pennington had tried to jump from the truck and hit his head on the concrete.

Citation: darkhorsepressnow.com
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Postal News for July 22, 2022

USPS Is "Struggling" With This Delivery Problem, Postal Worker Says

If you've been having issues getting your mail recently, you're hardly alone. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported on July 14 that a number of residents in the Montana city had not received their mail in over a week. Bozeman resident Diane Heyden told the newspaper that she finally went to the post office and was 15th in line when she arrived. "When I finally got up there, several people in line were there for the same reason: Can we pick up our mail," Heyden said. Then on July 20, CBS-affiliate WVLT reported that people in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, had also

Citation: bestlifeonline.com
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Postal News for July 22, 2022

Video of UPS driver collapsing on Scottsdale porch a stark reminder of risks for outdoor workers

In the roughly 30-second video, the United Parcel Service employee briefly slumps to the ground while delivering an envelope at the door of resident Brian Enriquez, who wasn't home at the time but recorded it on a doorbell camera. The video was picked up by USA TODAY, CNN, NBC News, the Guardian and other news outlets. UPS said the driver, whom it didn't name, notified his supervisor at the time and recovered.

Citation: www.yahoo.com
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Postal News for July 21, 2022

Planning for Postal Employee Retirement | Taking the right steps to ensure a smooth transition into retirement

geared to all employees at any point in their career. It provides an introduction to retirement and employee benefits. This seminar emphasizes how employees can make the most of their benefits options and retirement savings. ...information discussed in Seminar I & II. Additionally, we will discuss FEHB, FEGLI, TSP, Social Security & Medicare. We will also walk you through reading and understanding your annuity estimate.

Citation: usps.gov
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Postal News for July 21, 2022

Royal Mail says its losing one million pounds a day

Royal Mail is losing one million pounds a day, the British post and parcel delivery firm said, as it struggles to cut costs as inflation-hit consumers cut back on online shopping and postal workers threaten to strike. While the pandemic led to an unexpected boom in parcel delivery that bolstered profit and helped the company pay out around 400 million pounds to shareholders, it was already facing a sliding UK letters business and stiff union opposition to transformation plans.

Citation: cyprus-mail.com
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Postal News for July 21, 2022

Postal Scam

USPS text message scam claims delivery problem, asks for personal info

You may want to check your phone and see if you've recently got a suspicious text. It's a scam designed to look like it's coming from the postal service. It reads 'Postal Notice - You have a package that needs to be delivered, but it has been suspended due to an incorrect delivery address.' The text also has a link to what looks like a US Postal link attached. "In this case, scammers are using the United States Post Office as a front. People know and trust the US Post Office.

Citation: wset.com
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Postal News for July 21, 2022

Man accused of trying to steal package filled with medication out of mailbox in North Hills

Kristofer Wigton has faced previous charges over the years including burglary, DUI and endangering the welfare of children. Police said a postal worker helped lead them to his latest crime in the North Hills. Wigton is accused of trying to steal a package filled with medication out of a mailbox along Warrendale Road in May. Police said a postal worker doing his normal route saw Wigton take the package minutes after he delivered it.

Citation: www.wpxi.com
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Postal News for July 21, 2022

Canada Post to end personalized stamps

Canada Post will end its personalized stamp program known as “Picture Postage” effective Sept. 1, the agency said in a July 18 press release. The program allows customers to create personalized stamps and postcards. “While relatively unique when it was introduced in 2000,” Canada Post said about the program, “numerous options are now available ...

Citation: www.linns.com
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Postal News for July 20, 2022

U.S. Postal Worker Veterans’ discussion | Event to focus on buyback and preferences

U.S. Postal Worker Veterans’ discussion

The roundtable will focus on the Military Buyback program and leadership insights. There will also be a question-and-answer session for attendees. “The Postal Service is proud...to participate in the July 24 session, go to: https://liteblue.usps.gov/humanresources/veterans-roundtable.shtml

Citation: usps.com
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Postal News for July 20, 2022

Checks, postal service keys hot on black market

Ky. (WAVE) - video of Brandon King and Angel Martin swiftly opening up a post office collection box in Jeffersontown, chucking the mail into their car, and driving off. Police said they caught them with a postal service key.

Citation: www.msn.com
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Postal News for July 20, 2022

It survived the most destructive fire in Colorado history, but like the community, it was in bad shape. “I’m the one that pulled it down off the flagpole,” Kenneth Price, the senior operations manager for the area said. “The flag is very important. I’m ex-military, spent 11 years in the army. It’s a great symbol of our country and freedom. So, we needed to make sure we had it pulled down and preserved.,” he said.

Citation: kdvr.com
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Postal News for July 20, 2022

Extended Mail Forwarding becomes permanent product

USPS is now offering Extended Mail Forwarding — a product that allows customers to forward their change-of-address mail for up to 18 months — as a permanent service. With Extended Mail Forwarding, customers pay $19.95 (for a six-month extension of forwarding), $29.95 (for a 12-month extension of forwarding) or $39.95 (for an 18-month extension of forwarding).

Citation: usps.com
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Postal News for July 19, 2022

Video | Parcel Trucking Company on Limestone/Madison County Border in Alabama Hit With Catalytic Converter Thefts

Del McGee FedEx Catalytic Converter Theft Victim

Business owner, Del McGee, owns a parcel shipping company on the the Limestone County line and is now short $20,000 after thieves steal 20 catalytic converters.

Citation: www.waff.com
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Postal News for July 19, 2022

Staffing shortages continue to slow mail delivery in the region | Delayed Mail Issues Persist

The postal service said on Monday it’s because of ongoing staffing shortages. USPS says they need to fill up to a couple of hundred open positions open in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, especially in rural areas where carriers have to juggle routes right now.

Citation: www.wcax.com
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Postal News for July 19, 2022

FedEx mocked over Twitter apology for losing package with human remains three years ago

A FedEx Twitter account that seems to provide automated responses for shipping concerns and queries found itself apologising for a missing package last week – however, the parcel in question had been missing for three years. Worse yet, it contained human remains (which is, importantly, against the company’s own rules). On Thursday evening, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution shared an article on their own Twitter account with a caption that matched the story’s title: “Man’s body still missing 3 years after Georgia medical examiner shipped it via FedEx”.

Citation: www.yahoo.com
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Postal News for July 18, 2022

USPS-themed board game, puzzle released

Monopoly U.S. Stamps Edition on Amazon

The Postal Service now offers two licensed products designed to appeal to game and puzzle enthusiasts: • A U.S. stamps edition of the Monopoly board game allows players to buy, sell and trade some of the most memorable stamps in history.

Citation: USPS via NPMHU Local 317 | Alabama [SAVE $$ HERE! NOTE FROM POSTAL EMPLOYEE NEWS: You can get the game for a less expensive price on Amazon. Amazon's price for Monopoly: U.S. Stamps Edition Officially-Licensed United States Postal Service is $40.49 with free shipping on Amazon Prime]
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Postal News for July 17, 2022

USPS introduces new UPDATE newsletter

The Postal Service has introduced Area and Regional Update, a new version of its quarterly newsletter for employees.

Area and Regional Update The publication reflects the organization’s new structure and will cover both Retail and Delivery areas and districts and Logistics and Processing regions and divisions.

Area and Regional Update will be available in Atlantic-Eastern, Southern-Eastern, Central-Western and WestPac-Western editions.

USPS will mail one edition to every employee each quarter, depending on where the employee lives.

In addition to local and regional coverage, each issue will contain more national news and regular columns from Postal Service leadership, including Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.

Area and Regional Update replaces the Area Update newsletters that USPS published until 2020. Since then, the organization has published a quarterly National Update.

The new version of the newsletter will arrive in mailboxes through July and will also be available on Blue and LiteBlue.

Citation: USPS News Link
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Postal News for July 17, 2022

Freddie Mercury’s stamp collection on display

Freddie Mercury liked to ride his bicycle, as Queen fans know. But the legendary singer had another childhood hobby fans are less aware of: stamp collecting. The Postal Museum in London will display Mercury’s stamp album July 13 until Oct. 30 to mark the 50th anniversary of the U.K. Pride movement. Visitors will also be able to view the stamp collection at the museum’s website. The 54-page album has black pages with stamps arranged to create patterns of color and shape that hint at Mercury’s artistic talents

Citation: usps.com
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Postal News for July 16, 2022

US Postal Service Honoring Classic Pony Cars With Five New Stamps

Pony Car Forever Stamps 2022 ...pony cars were the American obsession and were ubiquitous on roads, so much so that both decades were known as the muscle car era, and up to this day have greatly affected the American automotive lifestyle. The US Postal Service wants to commemorate those days by introducing five new stamps into its Forever Stamps collection. Just like the Hot Wheels Forever Stamps in 2018, the Pony Car Forever Stamps

Citation: www.msn.com
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Postal News for July 16, 2022

Postal Services To Four Countries Suspended

Colombo, July 16 (AdaDerana) – The Postal Department of Sri Lanka says it has suspended the acceptance of postal goods for four countries due to the restriction of flights to Sri Lanka. The decision was taken in view of the ongoing fuel crisis, Postmaster General Ranjith Ariyaratne said in a media release

Citation: menafn.com
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Postal News for July 16, 2022

‘Ridiculous’ New EU Postal Fees on Imports Stoke Outrage

At Qualtex, which ships parts for home appliances across Europe, the complaints started late last year: Customers were being charged postal fees because their vacuum dust bags, dishwasher racks, or other replacement parts had been mailed from outside of the European Union.

Citation: bloomberglaw.com
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Postal News for July 16, 2022

East Bay mail bomber gets 40 years behind bars

OAKLAND, Calif. - A 61-year-old man was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison on Thursday for vengefully mailing explosive devices and injuring recipients in 2017. Ross Gordon Laverty, of Oakland and known as the East Bay Mail Bomber, was convicted on Oct. 14, 2020 for mailing two improvised explosive devices with the intent to kill or injure the recipients.

Citation: www.ktvu.com
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Postal News for July 16, 2022

FedEx box containing the remains of a 32-year-old Georgia man has been missing for 3 years — after medical examiner allegedly shipped his body against federal protocol

According to the National Funeral Directors Association, the U.S. Postal Service is the only entity legally allowed to transport human remains, and the shipment must adhere to the specific protocols in guidelines, published in 2019.

Citation: www.businessinsider.com
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Postal News for July 16, 2022

PMG DeJoy ends USPS 30-year discount postage program

“The Postal Service undertook an evaluation of its reseller program and has determined that the program as currently structured is not resulting in the customer benefits and efficiencies that were originally envisioned, has caused difficulties in monitoring compliance with pricing and other terms, and should be discontinued,” he said. Capitol Forum said the program is scheduled to end Oct. 1. It predicted this would impact a number of companies, including Stamps.com and Pitney Bowes, which have been offering the discounted prices to customers. The website for Stamps.com, a California company that was a pioneer in selling online postage, says its customers can save up to 30 percent over USPS rates.

Citation: www.linns.com
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Postal News for July 15, 2022

Bill Could Require USPS Trucks to Have Air Conditioning

Legislation that would require all U.S. Postal Service delivery vehicles to have air conditioning -- following the death of a 63-year-old carrier who was found inside her truck amid soaring temperatures in Woodland Hills in 2018 -- is once again coming before Congress, Rep. Tony Cardenas, D-Panorama City, announced Thursday. Cardenas reintroduced the Peggy Frank Memorial Act, named after the North Hills resident who died from heat exhaustion in 117-degree weather while working her route. Frank's postal truck did not have air conditioning. Frank was found unresponsive in her truck in July 2018 and pronounced dead at the scene.

Citation: www.nbclosangeles.com
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