Monday, October 31, 2011

Robbed Postal Service employee fired

Robber costs postal worker his job?

"... "He began to say, 'You know who it is'," Johnson said. "He said, 'Well let me find a picture," and I said, 'We,ll who is it? He said, 'it's your brother'." Johnson said the thief was not his brother ..."   

Reference: www.foxtoledo.com

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Postal Service will sell White House at select Post Offices until Christmas Day for $24.99

United States Postal Service to Sell 2011 White House Ornament

"... Also, under a licensing agreement, ChemArt will manufacture and sell holiday ornaments in 2012 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Postal Service's Letters to Santa program...."   

Reference: www.sacbee.com

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Encourage postal service's use of early retirement incentives

What to do with the postal service

"... In September, President Obama released his proposal to cut Saturday delivery, restructure the service's employee health benefits system, and encourage the postal service's continuing use of early retirement incentives. ..."   

Reference: cnn.com

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

suspicious letter incident

Investigation continues into suspicious letter incident in Millcreek

"... workers reported receiving a threatening letter that contained a powdery substance, Capt. Scott Heidt said. ..."   

Reference: www.goerie.com

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Postage increase is first in more than 2½ years

Postal Service adjusts mailing services prices for 2012

"... The new 45-cent price for Forever stamps is among price changes filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission ..."   

Reference: www.fdlreporter.com

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Federal Retiree COLA will be 3.6 percent

Federal retirees to get COLA increase

"... The FERS system generally doesn’t pay inflation adjustments until age 62 except to disability retirees, survivor beneficiaries and those subject to mandatory early retirement such as law enforcement officers. ..."   

Reference: www.washingtonpost.com

Monday, October 17, 2011

Postal Union Hires Manufacturing Policy Assistant, Ron Bloom, as financial advisor

Letter Carriers Bring in Top Financial and Policy Experts to Advise upon Postal Reforms

"... The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) today announced the retention of investment bank Lazard Group, LLC and former assistant to President Barack Obama for Manufacturing Policy, Ron Bloom, as financial advisors in connection with issues relating to the United States Postal Service (USPS). ..."   

Reference: www.prnewswire.com

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Postal Reform moves to House floor in effort to destroy working class benefits and protections

Postal Reform Advances

"... No-layoff clauses are prospectively barred in Postal Service collective bargaining agreements. For employees who might lose their job, they will receive a hiring preference at Postal Service contractors. ..."   

Reference: ajc.com

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Has the USPS pursued prosecution of unauthorized attempts to access the USPS network?

Guarding against cyber attack

"...How effective is CISO? According to 2011 figures, CISO’s efforts have ..."   

Reference: usps.gov

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Slashing Mail Processing Network Will Cut Service to the American People

Union Challenges Proposed
Changes to USPS Service Standards

"...“It is worth noting that the proposal acknowledges what the Postal Service has repeatedly denied regarding the closure and consolidation of mail processing facilities: Slashing the mail processing network will result in drastic cuts in service to the American people,” Guffey wrote...."   

Reference: www.apwu.org