Saturday, February 26, 2011

Postal worker gets prison

Postal worker gets prison

"...for mail tampering. Prosecutors said that Riner, of Caseyville, opened brightly colored envelopes to look for money in greeting cards. ..."   

Reference: www.stltoday.com

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

USPS Faces Greater Downsizing Or Huge Price Hikes

USPS Faces Greater Downsizing Or Huge Price Hikes

"...postal services are still regarded as an artery service, the growth in digital communications has forced many countries to downsize networks, moving post office services into supermarkets and other retail outlets and scaling back many services ..."   
Reference: www.hellmail.co.uk

Friday, February 18, 2011

Shootout may lead to Post Office murders

Feds probe ties between shootout, USPS slayings

"...COVINGTON, Tenn. — Federal investigators are trying to figure out if a police-related shooting in southwest Tennessee this week that left a teenager dead and his father in jail is linked to the fatal shooting of two U.S. postal workers last fall. ..."   
Reference: www.chron.com

Thursday, February 17, 2011

2012 budget offers Postal Service $11 billion in relief

2012 budget offers Postal Service $11 billion in relief

"... President Obama's proposed 2012 budget doesn't say anything about raising stamp prices, ending Saturday mail deliveries or closing post offices, but it tries to remedy the U.S. Postal Service's perilous financial condition by recommending about $11 billion in relief. ..."   

Reference: www.washingtonpost.com

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Postal Service to shut more offices; Looking to speed up new closings

Postal Service to shut more offices; Looking to speed up new closings

"... Veterans of past wars to save local post offices had better marshal their forces: A new wave of closings is on the way, and the U.S. Postal Service intends to shorten the timeline this time.
..."   

Reference: middletownpress.com

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Disabled Vt. veteran prevails in fight for home mail delivery

Disabled Vt. veteran prevails in fight for home mail delivery

"...An 89-year-old disabled World War II veteran who couldn’t get mail delivered to his home because the Postal Service said his narrow street was too tricky for vehicles to navigate finally has a mailbox. ..."   

Reference: www.boston.com

Friday, February 11, 2011

Postal Service looks into consolidating Hattiesburg services - again

Postal Service looks into consolidating Hattiesburg services - again

"...In 2009, the Postal Service devised a similar proposal to move outgoing mail operations to Gulfport. ..."   

Reference: www.hattiesburgamerican.com

Monday, February 7, 2011

Voluntary Early Retirement (VER). What Is It?

Voluntary Early Retirement (VER). What Is It?

"... Voluntary Early Retirement offers apply to employees covered under both the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). When the Postal Service has received VERA approval from OPM, an employee who meets the general eligibility requirements may be eligible to retire early. The employee must ..."   

Reference: usps.gov

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Salary rules changed for USPS postmasters

USPS changes salary rules for postmasters

"... employees who are downgraded during reduction-in-force procedures will have their pay reduced after two years if their current salary exceeds the maximum of the lower grade. ..."   

Reference: www.govexec.com

Friday, February 4, 2011

USPS HR Organizational Changes Website Announced

USPS HR Organizational Changes Website Announced

In the event of RIF and/or VER, all relevant information – including timelines and guidance - will be posted on the Organizational Changes website as soon as details are finalized. Watch for internal communications such as LINK articles and stay tuned to this website for any and all HR-related updates.   

Reference: usps.gov