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Postal News for Oct. 1, 2022

New York Postal workers splurge on $1.3M in luxury goods with stolen credit cards, feds say

Postal workers are accused of stealing credit cards from the mail in a plot to splurge on high-end luxury goods. Federal officials in New York charged nine individuals, including three postal workers, in connection with the “years-long” million-dollar fraud and identity theft scheme, according to the Department of Justice. Finally, the ninth individual, Johnny Damus, sold the goods on LuxurySnob.com, an online consignment store.

Citation: www.miamiherald.com
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Postal News for Oct. 1, 2022

Arrest made after Bronx postal worker pistol-whipped, $100K stolen from post office

Elhorin Yisreal is charged with one count of Hobbs Act robbery, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison... Authorities say the victim was knocked to the ground and hit over the head with a gun before the man demanded she open the gate.

Citation: abc7ny.com
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Postal News for Oct. 1, 2022

Postal Service dodges FOIA suit

...a detainee sued the United States Postal Service, or USPS, for failing to respond to his requests under the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, but the record showed he sent his requests to the wrong component of the USPS, his requests asked the agency to produce records from the postal inspection service and ...

Citation: valawyersweekly.com
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Postal News for Oct. 1, 2022

Pennsylvania trucking companies file for bankruptcy

Postal Service contractors McClellan Trucking and Duran Transfer file for Chapter 11. Two Pennsylvania-based trucking companies, which contract with the U.S. Postal Service to haul mail, have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. McClellan Trucking Inc. filed its petition in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania on Wednesday, five days after the company’s parent company, Duran Transfer Inc., filed for bankruptcy protection on Sept. 23. The petitions state both companies are based at the same address in Waterford, Pennsylvania. McClellan exclusively hauls mail. Its trucks were inspected five times and two were placed out of service in the same two-year period, resulting in a 40% OSS rate. According to FMCSA data, McClellan’s common authority was revoked on May 9 but was reinstated on May 16.

Citation: www.freightwaves.com
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Postal News for Oct. 1, 2022

Pennsylvania Cheltenham Township police warn of stolen mail, check fraud

CHELTENHAM TWP., Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- A Montgomery County man is accused of stealing right out of people's mailboxes. Investigators say Keyon...

Citation: 6abc.com
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Postal News for Oct. 1, 2022

...in Pennsylvania, over 17,200 people lost over $207 million dollars, putting Pennsylvania in the top ten states by number of victims. “The elder fraud cases the FBI investigates are simply infuriating,” said Jacqueline Maguire, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Philadelphia Division.

Citation: www.justice.gov
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Postal News for Sept. 30, 2022

Two Alabama Men Indicted for Unlawfully Possessing U.S. Postal Service Key and Possession of Stolen Mail

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A federal grand jury this week indicted two Birmingham men with possession of stolen mail and the unlawful possession of Postal Service keys, Khory Deontay Lowe, II, 18, and Dejuan Alexander Wallace, 41, both of Birmingham, with one-count of possession of stolen mail. Lowe was also charged with one-count of unlawful possession of a Postal Service key. The incident occurred in Madison County on September 6, 2022.

Citation: /www.justice.gov
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Postal News for Sept. 30, 2022

US Postal Service Delivery Continues to Be Weak

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has released more data that shows how badly its delivery system continues to be.

Citation: 247wallst.com
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Postal News for Sept. 30, 2022

Charles M. Schulz stamps features 10 of his best-known “Peanuts” characters

The Postal Service is issuing a set of 10 fun-filled stamps on Sept. 30 to mark the centennial of cartoonist Charles M. Schulz’s birth. Schulz’s original “Peanuts” comic strip ran in newspapers from 1950 until a day after his death in 2000. His work still runs in many papers as “Classic Peanuts.”

Citation: usps.com
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Postal News for Sept. 30, 2022

At 18, he delivered New Milford's mail from his Camaro. 48 years later, he's retiring

Patrick Costello, from New Milford, is retiring from the New Milford Post Office where he has worked all but two years of his 48 year career. Wednesday, September 28, 2022. New Milford, Conn.

Citation: www.sfgate.com
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Postal News for Sept. 29, 2022

Alabama Postal Issues | Meridianville residents report no mail delivery in two months

A family with a baby that has special medical needs says they haven’t gotten mail and supplies that are crucial to the child’s survival in more than two months. ...especially after not getting a definitive answer as to why the postal service won’t deliver their mail. Meridianville Post Office sent a letter dated on September 20 to the residents that read in part, “Unfortunately, we have been unsuccessful in establishing the required mode of delivery agreement resulting in all mail being returned to sender as of October 1, 2022.”

Citation: whnt.com
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Postal News for Sept. 29, 2022

Man arrested with gun in USPS truck shot at ex-girlfriend and her family

BALTIMORE -- A Baltimore man who was arrested with a loaded gun in a U.S. Postal Service truck shot at his ex-girlfriend and her family members, according to charging documents. Police said 29-year-old Kinard Smith...

Citation: www.cbsnews.com
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Postal News for Sept. 29, 2022

Sen. Hawley calls for USPS audit after growing Northland mail issues

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, has asked the U.S. Postal Service’s inspector general to conduct an audit to determine why people living in the Northland have had so much trouble getting their mail. “I want to know why we are seeing this uptick,” said Hawley, who serves on the Senate committee that oversees the postal service.

Citation: fox4kc.com
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Postal News for Sept. 29, 2022

Buena Vista residents had to pay $166 to get mail. Now, the USPS says it will deliver for free.

about 3,000 people does not get home U.S. Postal Service delivery, doesn’t have cluster boxes and didn’t get P.O. boxes for free, paying as much as $166 a year for the smallest box. On Friday, Uzelac’s long-sought goal was realized when the USPS announced that Buena Vista residents in 2023 will be able to get P.O. boxes at no charge.

Citation: coloradosun.com
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Postal News for Sept. 29, 2022

Orthodox Jewish groups are joining an evangelical Christian mailman’s Supreme Court case

...on behalf of an evangelical Christian postal service worker who is taking his case to get Sundays off to the Supreme Court. The case, Groff v. DeJoy, seeks to expand the standard the Supreme Court set in a 1977 ruling regarding what constituted “undue hardship” to an employer in providing religious accommodation.

Citation: www.jta.org
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TAGS: Reasonable Accomodation, Undue Hardship,

Postal News for Sept. 29, 2022

Brian Ross of ABC claimed repeatedly that the spores in the attack letters had been coated in bentonite — the Iraqi method of weaponization. Ross’s anonymous government sources who claimed Iraq was the culprit were shown to be lying, but ABC to this day still protects their identity. Why? (See my piece “Should Media Expose Sources Who Lied to Them?“) The 9/11 attacks were obviously a major traumatic event, but the anthrax attacks which followed sent fear to virtually everyone in the country. People were frightened to open their mail.

Citation: www.counterpunch.org
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Postal News for Sept. 28, 2022

USPS Temporarily Suspends Delivery and Retail Operations in Central and Southwest Florida Due to Hurricane Ian Approach

TAMPA, FL — The U.S. Postal Service Florida 2 District has announced a temporary suspension of mail delivery and retail operations in Central and Southwest Florida until further notice due to the approach of Hurricane Ian. The safety of our employees and our customers is a priority for the Postal Service.

Citation: usps.com
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Postal News for Sept. 28, 2022

Why It's Better to Text Than Call in a Mass Emergency

...often easier to communicate with friends or family by text messaging, or SMS (short message service)... cell companies transmit SMS messages on a so-called control channel set aside for network operations rather than on one of the channels designated for voice traffic. ...users must ensure that the “Send as SMS” setting on their device has not been disabled.

Citation: Scientific American
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Postal News for Sept. 28, 2022

Postal prices going up to keep up with holiday season

Depending on size and the shipping method, the price can increase by $0.25 to $6.50 for commercial products and $0.30 to $6.45 for retail products. International products are not planned to be affected. "These temporary rates will keep USPS competitive

Citation: www.detroitnews.com
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Postal News for Sept. 28, 2022

Hurricane Ian: USPS suspends service as storm reaches Florida: Which cities are affected?

Cities with offices closed are in: Alturas, Alva, Apollo Beach, Anna Maria, Arcadia, Aripeka, Auburndale, Avon Park, Babson Park, Balm, Bartow, Bay Pines, Bloomingdale, Brandon, Boca Grande, Bokeelia, Bonita Springs, Bowling Green, Braden River, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Bradley, Brandon, Brooksville, Bushnell, Cape Coral, Captiva, Carrollwood, Center Hill, Chokoloskee, Clearwater, Coleman, Commerce, Cortez, Crystal Beach, Crystal Springs, Dade City, Davenport, Dover, Dundee, Dunedin, Durant, Eagle Lake, East Naples, Eaton Park, Ehrlich, Elfers, Ellenton, Embassy Crossing, Englewood, Estero, Euclid, Everglades City, Falkenburg, Felda, Florence Villa, Forest Hills, Fort Meade, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Fort Ogden, Frostproof, Gibsonton, Glengarry, Golden Gate, Goodland, Gulf Gate, Gulfwinds, Haines City, High Point, Highland City, Hilldale, Homeland, Hudson, Immokalee, Indian Rocks Beach, Intercession City, Istachatta, Kathleen, LaBelle, Lacoochee, Lake Alfred, Lake Hamilton, Lake Panasoffkee, Lake Placid, Lake Wales, Lakeland, Lakewood Ranch, Land o' Lakes, Largo, Laurel, Lehigh Acres, Lithia, Longboat Key, Lorida, Loughman, Lutz, MacDFill Air Force Base, Madeira Beach, Mango, Marco Island, Mulberry, Murdock, Myakka City, Naples, New Port Richey, New Tampa, Nichols, Nobleton, Nocatee, Nokomis, North Fort Myers, Ochopee, Odessa, Oldsmar, Ona, Oneco, Osprey, Ozona, Palm Harbor, Palmdale, Palmetto, Parrish, Pineland, Pinellas Park, Placida, Plant City, Polk City, Port Charlotte, Port Richey, Punta Gorda, Riverview, Ruskin, Safety Harbor, Saint James City, Saint Leo, St. Petersburg, St. Pete Beach, San Antonio, Sanibel, Sarasota, Sebring, Seffner, Sulphur Springs, Sumterville, Sun City, Sun City Center, Sydney, Tallavast, Tampa, Tarpon Springs, Terra Ceia, Thonotosassa, Tice, Trilby, Valrico, Venice, Venus, Wauchula, Waverly, Webster, West Tampa, Wimauma, Winter Haven, Ybor City, Zephyrhills and Zolfo Springs.

Citation: www.news-press.com
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Postal News for Sept. 28, 2022

Royal Mail workers union calls for 19 days of strikes

The planned strikes would be spread across October and November, said the Communication Workers Union (CWU), which represents 115,000 postal workers at Royal Mail. The union had already set out plans for strikes from late September to early October.

Citation: www.reuters.com
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Postal News for Sept. 28, 2022

Rail Unions | 'There’s no reason for us not to strike'

The Railroad Workers Rank-and-File Committee is hosting a public meeting Wednesday, September 28, at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time, “Organize independently to defeat government and union-backed sellout!” All railroaders and their supporters are urged to attend and register for the meeting here.

To join or contact the committee, send an email to railwrfc@gmail.com or fill out the form at the bottom of this page. Rail conductor: “There’s no reason not to strike”

A railroad conductor who works for Norfolk Southern in Virginia, speaking to the WSWS Railroad Worker Newsletter, denounced the effort of the rail unions to ram through agreements over growing opposition.

“The contract doesn’t address any of the issues we had...

Citation: www.wsws.org
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Postal News for Sept. 27, 2022

Post offices to hold job fairs on Thursday and Friday

The U.S. Postal Service will hold an unprecedented, two-day hiring "mega blitz" this week as it looks to fill over 2,000 USPS positions across Washington state.

Citation: www.ifiberone.com
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Postal News for Sept. 27, 2022

$50K Reward In Robbery Of Postal Carrier In NE Portland

...postal carrier with the United States Postal Service was ambushed and robbed at gunpoint ...

Citation: www.kxl.com
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Postal News for Sept. 27, 2022

Obituary of Robert Dell’Angelo | Retired Postal Worker

Robert Joseph “Moonie” Dell’Angelo, a Brewster resident, died Sept. 22 at Putnam Hospital in Carmel. He was 67. Bobby was born Apr. 8, 1955, in the Bronx, to Emilia (Runco) and Frances Dell’Angelo, who predeceased him. He was a retired U.S. postal worker and he most recently worked at both the Mahopac Golf Course and Candlewood Valley Country Club in New Milford, Conn. He was a friend to many, always had a kind word, friendly smile and a funny story ready for all his listeners. His greatest joy was being a dad to the love of his life, April, and his son-in-law Rob. He spent his happiest hours babysitting, teaching and playing with his grandchildren, Mason and Hudson.

Citation: www.theexaminernews.com
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Postal News for Sept. 26, 2022

Shipping packages could be very expensive this holiday season

Woman charged $183 to send a care package to brother. Watch out: The US Postal Service is raising rates for the holidays starting in October, and other shipping services are no bargain, as one woman just learned. Linda Gee recently sent a care package to her sick brother. Shipping candy and a photo album in an average-sized box. "They told me that overnight shipping was 400-something, next day air was

Citation: www.wptv.com
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Postal News for Sept. 26, 2022

US Postal Service hosting Indianapolis job fair Monday

The job fair will run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Indianapolis USPS Conference Center, located at 8765 Guion Road in Indianapolis. Positions are available with a starting pay of up to $19.62 per hour. The Postal Service says positions are available with a starting pay of up to $19.62 per hour. Interested applicants will be able to talk with USPS personnel

Citation: www.wishtv.com
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Postal News for Sept. 26, 2022

Cops have images of people in car that allegedly struck postal worker

This is something a man and woman are learning today as Toronto Police released quality images of two suspects wanted for an ...

Citation: torontosun.com
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Postal News for Sept. 26, 2022

A Cedarburg woman has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for 2020 voter fraud

sentenced to 90 nights in jail. Christine Daikawa, 50, entered no contest pleas to charges of making a false statement to obtain or vote an absentee ballot, a misdemeanor, and election fraud by impersonating an elector, a felony.

Citation: www.yahoo.com
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Postal News for Sept. 26, 2022

Buena Vista residents to receive free PO boxes...

They’ve been told the reasoning for non-delivery mail came from a survey taken 25 years ago showing that's what people wanted. Those locals at the center of this fight have done the research and said they can't find any evidence the survey ever existed.

Citation: www.msn.com
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Postal News for Sept. 25, 2022

Biden’s postal inspectors tracked pro-gun activists

...snooping on Americans focused on issues involving guns and President Biden’s election... “The Postal Service cannot reliably deliver mail to my own home, yet they can find the money and people to effectively digitally spy at scale, including on Americans engaged in First Amendment-protected activities,” Mr. Eddington said. ... the U.S. Postal Inspection Service tracked “peaceful armed protests” by Virginians demonstrating at a Second Amendment rally for “Lobby Day” in Richmond on Jan. 18, 2021.

Citation: www.washingtontimes.com
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Postal News for Sept. 25, 2022

How to Get Mail and Packages While RVing

...you need to consider how to receive mail while RVing. to receive mail while RVing is to use a professional RV mail forwarding service. These services provide a physical street address to ship mail and packages to. This is ideal for full-time RVers who need a physical address to establish residency for their mail. Some of the most popular RV mail forwarding services include:

Citation: www.sunoutdoors.com
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Postal News for Sept. 25, 2022

Future of U.S. Mail –they’re sorting it out

The mail portion is poured into Barney, a giant machine painted purple (hence the nickname). Software reads each address – “You’d be surprised at some of the chicken scratch this picks up,” said Postal Service spokesman Steve Doherty – and then machines physically sort all those different-sized items at high speed so they can be sent to the appropriate location. The automated system is so sophisticated that mail is sorted not just by town and post office and carrier route but into what is known as walk sequence, in which the mail in the front of the pile is delivered to the first stop on the carrier’s route, followed by mail at the second stop, then mail for the third stop and so on. Walk sequence is key to mail delivery but it’s not trivial to accomplish.

Citation: www.concordmonitor.com
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Postal News for Sept. 24, 2022

Postal Service conducted SURVEILLANCE on protesters with anti-Biden agendas and who pushed gun rights, shocking report claims

Postal inspectors tracked the activities of gun rights activists... FOIA request that laid out postal inspectors' spying from September 2020 to April 2021... Internet Covert Operations Program (iCOP)... An inspector general report in March of this year found the Postal Service did not have the legal authority to conduct such sweeping intelligence collection. 'So why is this program still funded?' Eddington questioned.

Citation: www.dailymail.co.uk
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Tags: White Hating Organizations, Biased Government and quasi-gorvenment agencies, Anti-2nd Amendment, USPS SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM (biased), Biden Admin, Internet Covert Operations Program (iCOP), facial recognition, social media monitoring, Anti-Trump Government Organizations, Facebook,

Postal News for Sept. 24, 2022

FedEx will raise its shipping rates starting in January

"Effective January 2, 2023, FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery rates will increase by an average of 6.9%," the company said in a statement on Thursday. "FedEx Freight rates will increase by an average of 6.9%-7.9% dependent on the customer's transportation rate scale." The rate hike comes after the shipping company warned last week it has seen a drop-off in its global package delivery business.

Citation: www.cbsnews.com
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Postal News for Sept. 24, 2022

The Biden/Harris Wide Open Border is Killing Americans, Cities and America!

The flow of fentanyl: In the mail, over the border

Chinese drug traffickers had some advice for American buyers of fentanyl: Let us ship it to you by regular mail. It might be slower than FedEx or UPS, but the …

Citation: www.washingtonpost.com
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Postal News for Sept. 24, 2022

UK Postman with 'underwear compulsion' jailed over burglaries

The court heard Holden told police he had previously taken items of women's underwear from washing lines before laundering and returning them. The prosecution said Holden had admitted the offences upon his arrest, telling police he was "acting out of myself". Holden has since resigned from Royal Mail

Citation: www.bbc.com
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Postal News for Sept. 23, 2022

N.J. postal workers who stole benefit payments from mail sentenced to prison

Two former U.S. postal workers who stole credit and debit cards out of the mail intended for... Khaori Monroe, 29, of Newark, and Ross Clayton, 31, of Irvington, are also each subject to two years of supervised release...

Citation: www.nj.com
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Postal News for Sept. 23, 2022

FedEx’s Pricing Power Isn’t Working and Won’t Last

After carving a fifth off the market value of FedEx Corp. last week when it withdrew its annual forecast... FedEx’s effort to chop as much as $2.7 billion of costs over the next 12 months to offset sagging package volume...

Citation: www.washingtonpost.com
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Postal News for Sept. 23, 2022

Post office drop off boxes outside Government St. post office ‘vandalized,’ USPS says

La. (WAFB) - The US Postal Service said mail collection boxes at the Audubon Station Post Office on Government Street were vandalized sometime on Saturday, Sept. 17. USPS said postal officials in Baton Rouge are aware of the situation and have taken the appropriate steps to address it. ...

Citation: www.wafb.com
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Postal News for Sept. 23, 2022

Israel Post put 'letters to God' from all over the world in Western Wall

Even without a known address, these letters are sent with hope that they will reach their destination. Israel Post CEO David Laron handed over a bundle of letters addressed to “God” to the Rabbi of the Western Wall and the Holy Places, Rabbi Shmuel...

Citation: www.jpost.com
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Postal News for Sept. 23, 2022

The Social Security Fairness Act | Postal Retirees Deserve Better: Urge Congress to Pass H.R. 82

For years, APWU has been fighting to end the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO), which dramatically reduce the Social Security benefits of many retirees. On Tuesday, Sept. 20, the Social Security Fairness Act (H.R. 82), is scheduled for a vote by the House Ways and Means Committee. The vote is an accomplishment for APWU’s long-running campaign to correct this injustice. The Social Security Fairness Act would repeal the WEP, which penalizes many

Citation: apwu.org
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Postal News for Sept. 21, 2022

USPS Ready To Deliver the Holidays for the Nation

The United States Postal Service announced critical investments in personnel, technology and the postal network footprint that have been made in advance of the 2022 holiday season. Preparations for the 2022 holiday season began in January and build on the investments and organizational strategy improvements made ahead of the successful 2021 holiday mailing and shipping season.

Citation: www.postandcourier.com
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Postal News for Sept. 21, 2022

US Postal Service hosts job fair in Richmond

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is hosting a job fair to fill openings in full-time, part-time and seasonal positions. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, and will be located at the Virginia Career Works Resource Center at 4914 Radford Ave. Those who attend will be able to talk with USPS personnel...

Citation: www.wric.com
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Postal News for Sept. 21, 2022

Postal worker hailed a hero for alerting residents of Kingman apartment fire

... nobody died in a weekend fire that destroyed the Eagle Acres Apartment Complex in Kingman. A postal carrier is credited for keeping the death count at zero after knocking on residents’ windows to alert them of the fire. Linsey Goodale was supposed to drop off Saturday’s mail. The job took a back seat to saving lives. “She saw the fire, she jumped out of her truck

Citation: www.kwch.com
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Postal News for Sept. 21, 2022

Clay County Sheriff’s Office disrupts major drug trafficking operation between Florida & California

Jason Setzer, 46, of Orange Park, and Alvin Mercado, 38, of Fleming Island, were both arrested in connection to the suspected drug trafficking operation, or DTO. According to the arrest reports, the drug investigation began when the Sheriff’s Office received information about the DTO exploiting the U.S. Postal Service. The reports state that Setzer and Mercado were using the Postal Service to receive kilo quantities of meth, cocaine and fentanyl from California.

Citation: www.news4jax.com
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Postal News for Sept. 21, 2022

2022 NPMHU Contract Update #10

...parties have agreed to extend their negotiations past last night’s deadline to give their bargaining representatives additional time to reach a comprehensive settlement agreement. Though many topics have been discussed, there are still several items left for both parties to discuss. Due to these unresolved issues, the parties have agreed to extend their negotiations based on their shared hope that an overall agreement can still be reached without the interference of a third-party arbitrator.

Citation: NPMHU Local 317 - Alabama
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Postal News for Sept. 20, 2022

President Biden Declares the Pandemic Officially Over

"We're still doing a lot of work on it. But the pandemic is over," said Mr Biden in a television interview.

Citation: www.bbc.com
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Postal News for Sept. 20, 2022

Indictment: Postal worker stole sneakers

CLEVELAND (WJW) — A mail processing clerk at the United States Postal Service’s Brooklyn branch ... Brandon Monteal Williams, AKA Brandon Trotter, 32, of Euclid, took “numerous parcels” containing “high-valued sneakers” totaling about $1,949...

Citation: fox8.com
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Postal News for Sept. 20, 2022

Maine’s northernmost resident tells US Postal Service, ‘I exist’

At the northern tip of Maine, beyond state roads and services, the tiny village in Aroostook County’s Big Twenty Township called Estcourt Station is a nod to the nearby Canadian rail line that runs coast to coast. The northernmost Mainer lives in an old house on Rue de la Frontière, a paved road that goes in and out of the United States before it reaches a little park beside Kelly Rapids. Stahlman bought his house in 2017, relying on the twice-a-week mail service to allow him to pay his bills, correspond with the U.S. Veterans Administration and cast absentee ballots by mail.

Yet since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the the United States Postal Service has ceased bringing mail to or from Estcourt Station. As an alternative, it offered to give Stahlman a free post office box he could only reach by driving on 38 miles of private logging roads or making a wide circle through Canada on 60 miles of paved highway.

Not surprisingly, Stahlman is not thrilled with the new arrangement.

Citation: www.pressherald.com
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Tags: Proof that the U.S. Postal Service can provide FREE post office boxes if they desire to do so.

Postal News for Sept. 20, 2022

Long Island mail carrier delivers to historic addresses with a smile and personal style

Michael Glaser has little time for historical musing while working. "I come in with my smile...I say 'Good morning,' I keep ... Glaser's boss, Frank Anzaldi, Jr., the officer in charge of the Smithtown post office, said the ambience was one of the job perks for letter carriers. "Just seeing the building and knowing the history behind it makes it special, knowing you're going to an address that people have delivered to for 200 years." Today's postal service, ramping up for peak holiday season with new hires and new technology, operates at a scale Glaser and Anzaldi's predecessors might never have dreamed of. Between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day last year, it processed 9.2 million packages for Long Island, employing machinery capable of sorting 12,500 pieces of mail per hour. Nationally, it fields a workforce of 655,000 and processes 65 million packages per day.

Citation: www.newsday.com
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Postal News for Sept. 20, 2022

Sheriff's Office: Elysian Fields Post Office outgoing mail robbed

The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) were dispatched to the Elysian Fields U.S. Post Office Monday morning to find the outgoing mailbox had been burglarized.

Citation: www.msn.com
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Postal News for Sept. 19, 2022

Queen Elizabeth II | A Life in Stamps

From her accession to the throne on 6 February 1952, Queen Elizabeth II was an ever-present feature of stamps in Britain.
Every stamp created during her reign featured an image of Queen Elizabeth II, usually in the forms of the Wilding portrait, the Machin definitive or the Gillick silhouette.
Her Majesty has also featured on numerous stamps created to mark Royal events and anniversaries such as birthdays, jubilees and weddings.
This gallery charts her life in stamps issued throughout her long reign.

Citation: www.royalmailgroup.com
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Postal News for Sept. 19, 2022

Are Forever Stamps Worth the Investment?

To decide whether it’s worth it to invest in Forever Stamps, it’s helpful to review the history of postage prices. Since 1932, the price for one-ounce postage has increased steadily — from 3 cents to the current 60 cents. In 2006, a law was passed to cap postage increases at the Consumer Price Index, which is the federal government’s main way to measure inflation. However, the law also allowed for the Postal Regulatory Commission to

Citation: www.aol.com
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Postal News for Sept. 19, 2022

U.S. Postal Service appoints 1st Latina postmaster of Manhattan

MANHATTAN (WABC) -- The U.S. Postal Service is celebrating the first Latina woman ever promoted to the role of Manhattan Postmaster. A ceremony was held at noon Friday at the James A. Farley Post Office Building in Midtown to celebrate Wanda Diaz's promotion, which comes at the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Citation: abc7ny.com
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Postal News for Sept. 19, 2022

Trucking company accused of defrauding Postal Service, making $1.67 million in unauthorized fuel purchases

On September 15, a jury in the Eastern District of North Carolina ruled against Chad Cline and BJ Trucking Company, Inc., finding the defendants to be in violation of the False Claims Act and the Federal Debt Collection Procedures Act. The ruling will allow the U.S. government to recover more than $5 million in addition to civil penalties

Citation: cdllife.com
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Postal News for Sept. 19, 2022

Postal parcels flood Jordanian market

Data released by the Textile and Ready made Clothes Syndicate revealed that postal parcels that arrived in Jordan through the Queen Alia International Airport during the first half of 2022 reached 598,000 parcels, compared with 422,000 parcels during the same period of 2021.

Citation: www.jordannews.jo
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Postal News for Sept. 17, 2022

Mail Handler (NPMHU) 2022 Contract Update #8

What’s Happening Now? Though the non-economic proposal deadline has passed, negotiations on this new contract are far from over. Both parties are spending the coming days negotiating the finer points of the new contract round-the-clock. Taking up residence in a local Washington, DC hotel, both parties will spend countless hours at the bargaining table and in small-group meetings hoping to reach tentative agreements on key issues. Beyond the negotiations of the Main Table and continuing subcommittees, the small groups continue vital work in making sure that all the intricate details of each proposal are well understood and acknowledged.

Citation: NPMHU Local 317
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Postal News for Sept. 7, 2022

United States Postal Service - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Provides a comprehensive insight into the company’s history, corporate strategy, business structure and operations. The report contains a detailed SWOT analysis, information on the company’s key employees, key competitors and major products and services.

Citation: www.marketresearch.com
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Postal News for Sept. 7, 2022

Mail Service Alerts and Updates

USPS Customer Information: Mail service alerts and updates are provided on USPS.com® to inform the public and the mailing industry when service is suspended or embargoed at Post Office™ facilities for any reason, including natural disasters such as floods or fires and quarantines. Information is updated frequently and updates are made in real time. To view postal facility service alerts and updates, go to the USPS Service Alerts page on USPS.com at https://about.usps.com/newsroom/service-alerts/.

Citation: usps.com
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Postal News for Sept. 7, 2022

Post office closure, construction raises concern in Camden

Residents are concerned about the closure of the Camden Post Office due to a construction or renovation project. According to information provided by Rep. Vicki Doudera, the project may have run into problems, and postal workers are worried about working out of Rockland going into the busy holiday season.

Citation: villagesoup.com
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Postal News for Sept. 7, 2022

USPS Market Research and Insights

Research completed by USPS to understand the role mail plays in helping Americans feel connected during the

Citation: postalpro.usps.com
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Postal News for Sept. 7, 2022

Stamp collecting

Stamp collecting is the collecting of postage stamps and related objects. It is an area of philately, which is the study (or combined study and collection) of stamps. It has been one of the world's most popular hobbies since the late nineteenth century with the rapid growth of the postal service, as a never-ending stream of new stamps was produced by countries that sought to advertise their distinctiveness through their stamps.

Citation: wikipedia.org
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Postal News for Sept. 7, 2022

Colorado man reportedly shoots at postal worker because he thought they were stealing mail

“After further investigation it was determined the homeowner of the residence believed someone was stealing his mail. At the time of the incident, one of the victims was working as a contracted employee of the United States Post Office delivering mail,” part of a news release from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office reads. “The vehicle utilized was not marked with markings to indicate the service provided.” The suspect was identified as Stephen Teague. Teague was charged with felony menacing with a deadly weapon along with misdemeanor menacing. According to online court records, Teague does not appear to have a criminal history in Colorado.

Citation: www.kktv.com
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Postal News for Sept 16, 2022

Postal workers union calls on management to add more mailbox repair workers

SAN ANTONIO – It’s been more than a year since the Trouble Shooters first exposed the United States Postal Service has just two workers repairing vandalized mailboxes for all of San Antonio. With cluster mailboxes taking weeks and even months to get repaired

Citation: news4sanantonio.com
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Postal News for Sept 16, 2022

Shots fired at a postal worker in Calhan

CALHAN, Colo. (KRDO) -- A United State Postal Service (USPS) worker reported that they were shot at while in Calhan.

Citation: krdo.com
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Postal News for Sept 16, 2022

Public Comments Period: Competitive Product Prices Priority Mail Contract 760 (MC2022-104) Negotiated Service Agreement

The Commission invites comments on whether the Postal Service’s request(s) in the captioned docket(s) are consistent with the policies of title 39. For request(s) that the Postal Service states concern market dominant product(s), applicable statutory and regulatory requirements include 39 U.S.C. 3622, 39 U.S.C. 3642, 39 CFR part 3030, and 39 CFR part 3040, subpart B. For request(s) that the Postal Service states concern competitive product(s), applicable statutory and regulatory requirements include 39 U.S.C. 3632, 39 U.S.C. 3633, 39 U.S.C. 3642, 39 CFR part 3035, and 39 CFR part 3040, subpart B. Comment deadline(s) for each request appear in section II. II. DOCKETED PROCEEDING(S) 1. Docket No(s).: MC2022-104 and CP2022-108; Filing Title: USPS Request to Add Priority Mail Contract 760 to Competitive Product List and Notice of Filing Materials Under Seal; Filing Acceptance Date: September 12, 2022; Filing Authority: 39 U.S.C. 3642, 39 CFR 3040.130 through 3040.135, and 39 CFR 3035.105; Public Representative: Jennaca Upperman; Comments Due: September 20, 2022. This Notice will be published in the Federal Register.

Citation: www.prc.gov
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Postal News for Sept 16, 2022

Who died in the 2001 Anthrax Attacks? The Anthrax Attacks documentary questions answered

The Anthrax Attacks: In the Shadow of 9/11 is a documentary on Netflix that tells the true story of the poisoning terror that gripped the United States in 2001, just days after the September 11 terrorist attacks occurred.

Citation: www.yahoo.com
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Postal News for Sept. 15, 2022

Holiday kickoff | Operation Santa gets earlier start

The USPS Operation Santa program began accepting letters from people in need on Sept. 15 — six weeks earlier than last year. The Postal Service made the announcement at the stamp dedication celebrating the new Holiday Elves stamps in North Pole, AK. Michael Elston, secretary of the Postal Service Board of Governors, led the ceremony.

Citation: link.usps.com
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Postal News for Sept. 15, 2022

Two Missouri Congressmen want a federal commission to re-evaluate U.S. Postal Service rate hikes

Graves says historically, the agency has only raised rates with inflation but he says it continues to boost rates above inflation. According to Graves, the Postal Service had a 60-billion-dollar net profit last quarter and the federal government gave it 10-billion-dollars in covid relief funding.

Citation: newstalkkzrg.com
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Noticias postales para el 15 de septiembre de 2022

Comunidades más atractivas y lucrativas para los inmigrantes

Grandes sonrisas como felices Decenas de migrantes llegan a Martha's Vineyard en vuelos chárter. "Vamos a cuidar de ustedes", dijo el sheriff del condado de Dukes, Robert Ogden, a los migrantes, según The Martha's Vineyard Times. "Hemos recibido llamadas de restaurantes que ofrecen comida, personas que intentan ayudar. Es increíble".

"Florida puede confirmar que los dos aviones con inmigrantes ilegales que llegaron a Martha's Vineyard eran parte del programa de reubicación del estado para transportar inmigrantes ilegales a destinos santuario", un comunicado de la oficina del gobernador de Florida, Ron DeSantis. "Hemos recibido llamadas de restaurantes que ofrecen comida, personas que intentan ayudar. Es increíble".

Los migrantes inteligentes han aprendido que si solicitan e insisten en ser transportados a estados como Illinois, Massachusetts, Nueva York y California, que son designados como estados santuario. Los migrantes han descubierto que los estados del sur de los Estados Unidos y las ciudades fronterizas de los Estados Unidos y México están superpoblados y no pueden ayudar a los migrantes. < a href="https://nypost.com/2022/09/15/two-migrant-buses-from-texas-arrive-outside-kamala-harris-dc-residence/" title="Kamala Harris da la bienvenida a los migrantes a D.C.">La vicepresidenta Kamala Harris ha invitado a migrantes a su área en Washington, D.C. Algunos ya han llegado. Dos autobuses que transportaban a unos 100 migrantes de Texas llegaron la madrugada del jueves afuera de la residencia de la vicepresidenta Kamala Harris en el Observatorio Naval en Washington, DC. Kamala Harris da la bienvenida a los migrantes a D.C. Los migrantes, muchos de ellos de nacionalidad venezolana.

Citation: noticias de empleados postales
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Postal News for Sept. 13, 2022

Elizabeth postal worker from Jersey City pleads guilty to stealing cell phones

guilty Monday to stealing numerous cell phones from mail that passed through the post office where she was worked, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Nyasia Hutchinson...

Citation: www.nj.com
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Postal News for Sept. 13, 2022

Improving safety | Post Offices to get new hazmat labels, posters

The kits contain the new Label 876, HAZMAT Surface Only, which is for internal use and must not be distributed to customers. Post Offices should start using the labels immediately. Post Office managers also must maintain enough labels in stock to ensure they are always available. The kits also contain:

Citation: usps.com
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Postal News for Sept. 13, 2022

U.S. Postal Service further clarifies Camden Post Office retail suspension

Heather Adams, Manager of the Post Office Operations, said in the Sept. 9 letter that: “after careful consideration, and only as a last resort, the Maine-New Hampshire-Vermont District has decided to temporarily suspend retail operation for Camden, ME 04843, due to construction of the building.” Once construction is complete, normal retail operations will resume, she said. Street delivery is to continue as is, but any items that cannot be be delivered at the resident are to be picked up at the Rockland Post Office. Last fall, the Camden Post Office erected a mobile facility outside the building to accommodate the public. That is not to be the case, now.

Citation: www.penbaypilot.com
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Postal News for Sept. 13, 2022

'Postal crime has spiraled out of control' Thieves stealing checks from the mail

BALTIMORE — Missing mail and stolen checks have become a frequent topic on an Anneslie neighborhood discussion site. Claude Lijoi and Jane Anthon are among the recent victims of this postal crime. Lijoi mailed a $50 check as a graduation gift in the collection box at Windwood Road and Holly Lane. A few months later

Citation: www.wmar2news.com
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Postal News for Sept. 13, 2022

American Commemorative Panels program marks 50th anniversary

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the United States Postal Service American Commemorative Panels program. The Postal Service started issuing commemorative panels Sept. 20, 1972, with the Wildlife Conservation stamp issue (Scott 1464-1467). The panels typically have been created for commemorative stamp issues only, with a few exceptions, and include a block of four stamps (unless the stamp set has more stamps in it) in a protective mount affixed to what the Postal Service calls “sturdy card stock” with text about the stamp issue and an engraved element on the page.

Citation: www.linns.com
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Postal News for Sept. 13, 2022

Why it’s taking so long for your federal retirement to process

For those applying to retire from the federal government, be prepared to wait. Data from the White House’s Office of Personnel Management, which administers the federal retirement program, shows that average monthly processing times... a spike in retirement claims for July.

Citation: www.federaltimes.com
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Article Title: In Memorial to the Saudi Attack on America Sept. 11, 2001


GOD BLESS AMERICA! WE WILL NOT FORGET!


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Postal News for Sept. 10, 2022

Video shows Hialeah mail thief rides orange Dodge Challenger; feds offer $5K reward

HIALEAH, Fla. – Detectives and U.S. Postal Service inspectors are searching for a thief who has been stealing mail in Miami-Dade County. He ducks down and looks around. He takes his time, moves down the row, and opens up another section of the mailboxes... nspectors asked victims of mail theft to call The U.S. Postal Inspection Services at 1-877-876-2455.

Citation: www.local10.com
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Postal News for Sept. 10, 2022

Royal Mail issues statement over bank holiday for Queen's funeral

Royal Mail has confirmed it will suspend its services on the day of the Queen’s funeral. “We are proud that over the coming days Royal Mail will play an important role delivering messages of condolence from all around the world to the Royal Family. “We want to make our customers aware that services will be suspended on the day of the funeral as people come together to honour Her Majesty

Citation: www.msn.com
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Postal News for Sept. 10, 2022

Stamps: Rochester mail was once picked up, delivered on the fly

Despite my numerous travels throughout the county, I had never been to Rochester. Knowing I had several pieces of Rochester postal history dating to the 1860s in my collection, I decided to visit the Rochester Historical Society Museum recently to learn more from the locals.

Citation: chroniclet.com
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Postal News for Sept. 10, 2022

UPS driver saves dogs from backyard pool

Dogs and delivery men don't always have a great relationship. But an Iowa UPS driver is being credited with saving two of his customers' dogs from drowning. ... a normal day for Colin Mitchell, dropping of a package at the home of Jeff and Rebecca Marra.

Citation: local12.com
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Postal News for Sept. 10, 2022

Arbitrator Sharnoff Rules on Automated Delivery Unit Sorter (ADUS)

The Arbitrator concludes, for the reasons set forth above, that the USPS acted appropriately and within its right to exercise discretion in making craft determinations in accordance with the RI-399 guidelines and principles, and in a manner consistent with prior Jurisdictional Arbitration Awards and other relevant considerations including the Primary Work Designations – Operations and Functions listed in RI-399, in making the determination that the Mail Handlers were the Primary Craft designated for the work functions on the ADUS, nos. 1, 2, 5 and 7, each of which is subject to the single asterisk [quoted in the Opinion], and that the Clerks were the Primary Craft designated for work functions nos. 3, 4, and 6, the last subject to the double asterisk [quoted in the Opinion]. The Arbitrator finds that the USPS, in making these craft designations appropriately utilized the single asterisk for each Mail Handler work function and the double asterisk for work function 6, based on the operational requirements and other considerations in Function 1 – Plant Units as compared to those in Function 4 – Delivery Units. One of the issues advanced by the NPMHU was the Postal Service’s failure to apply or even acknowledge the so-called Four-Hour Rule in its ADUS jurisdictional determination.

Citation: www.npmhu.org
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Postal News for Sept. 9, 2022

U.S. Postal Service to dedicate new Hanukkah stamp at Temple Emanu El

Hanukka Stamp Hanukkah, the Jewish holiday also known as the Festival of Lights, begins at sundown Dec. 18 this year. The stamp art features an original wall hanging, the news release stated. The fiber art was hand-dyed, appliquéd and quilted to form an abstract image of a hanukkiah, the nine-branch candelabra used only at Hanukkah.

Citation: www.cleveland.com
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Postal News for Sept. 9, 2022

The last British postal stamps featuring the Queen celebrate the Transformers, of all things

The death of Queen Elizabeth II and the impending coronation of King Charles III... This changeover has thrown up some interesting wrinkles, as it seems the final set of Post Office stamps to show the Queen’s profile are celebrating everyone’s favorite robots in disguise, the Transformers. — there’s more to them than meets the eye. If you put them under a UV light, hidden details will be revealed, and if they’re scanned using the official Royal Mail App they come to life in a unique AR animation based on clips from the 1980s Transformers TV show.

You might think the British Royal Family and the Transformers are about as disconnected as you can get, though you’d be wrong. The comprehensive Transformers wiki informs us that Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria were members of the Order of...

Citation: wegotthiscovered.com
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Postal News for Sept. 9, 2022

USPS ‘actively defunding’ its police force amid spike in postal crime, associations warn lawmakers

Frank Albergo, national president of the Postal Police Officers Association, told the House Oversight and Reform Committee’s subcommittee on government operations that postal police staffing has shrunk by approximately 65% since 2002. Albergo said the postal police force, at a time when postal crime and robberies of mail carriers are on the rise, has shrunk to approximately 350 rank-and-file officers, and continues to see its headcount shrink through attrition.

Citation: federalnewsnetwork.com
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Postal News for Sept. 9, 2022

USPS Could Lose Its Relatively New Authority to Raise Rates Above Inflation Under a New Bill

“Boy, I'd love to be Mr. Great Guy who didn't raise the prices and didn't change a thing, yet all of a sudden had the place profitable,” DeJoy said. “It doesn't get done that way. It doesn't get done without making change.” Also at Wednesday’s hearings, lawmakers and stakeholders questioned DeJoy’s plan to consolidate some of the...

Citation: www.govexec.com
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