Friday, March 30, 2012

Postal Service marijuana speedy seedy service delivery results in arrest

Postal worker arrested for pot delivery

"... MARATHON, Fla., March 29 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said they arrested a postal worker who admitted to delivering marijuana for a man who paid her $200 per package...."   

Reference: www.upi.com

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Postal Service to offer retirement incentives to 150,000 workers

USPS to offer retirement incentives to 150,000 workers

"... The U.S. Postal Service announced plans to offer incentives to retire to 150,000 eligible employees, CNN Money reports ..."   

Reference: www.bizjournals.com

Friday, March 23, 2012

USPS Mail Handler Union Contract Bargaining Moves To Mediation

Bargaining Moves To Mediation

"... The mediation will continue for at least sixty days, unless the parties agree otherwise, either because they have reached a tentative agreement or because they and the mediator believe that an extension of the mediation process would be appropriate. Thereafter, if the bargaining dispute is still ongoing, the parties will adopt further dispute resolution procedures, to include binding interest arbitration.

Importantly, the mediator does not have the power to issue binding settlements or resolutions, and thus cannot compel the parties to reach an agreement. Rather, the mediator serves as a facilitator of discussions, making suggestions to the parties in an effort to keep the dialogue and process of negotiations moving forward. ..."   

Reference: www.npmhu.org

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sen. Susan Collins losing patience with Postmaster General Donahoe

USPS supporter in Senate criticizes postmaster general

"... "On top of the damage already incurred, what this reckless move demonstrates is an attitude that is dead-set on its service-degrading, customer-be-ignored approach," she said. "That attitude seems so stubbornly entrenched that I worry that even if our bill becomes law, the current Postal Service leadership would not enact it properly in good faith." ..."   

Reference: www.federalnewsradio.com

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mail Processing Facility Closure 'utter disaster,' says director of union organization

Closure of Frederick Mail Processing Facility 'utter disaster,' according to director of union organization

"... The November closure of the Frederick, Md., Mail Processing and Distribution Facility, which resulted in mail to and from 217- ZIP codes being sent to Baltimore to be sorted, has been an “utter disaster,” overwhelming the Baltimore plant and leading to mail delays of, in some cases, more than a month, said Richard Shelley ..."   

Reference: herald-mail.com

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Delayed mail in Maryland an example of things to come

A Mess in Maryland: Mail delayed and workers call for an investigation

"... examples of when the mail was significantly delayed, when mail was diverted to facilities other than Baltimore, and when trucks of mail were backed up for days, sometimes parked illegally on public roadways. ..."   

Reference: savethepostoffice.com

Postal Service admitted it has not considered the combined effect of its major proposals

USPS Hasn’t Considered Combined Effect of Proposed Changes

"... In a document [PDF] filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), the Postal Service declared that it “has conducted no ‘combined impact’ analysis” of the proposals. The USPS filed the document in response to an APWU motion that sought to compel the Postal Service to provide testimony about how it weighed the cumulative effect of the pending changes. ..."   

Reference: www.apwu.org

Friday, March 9, 2012

2012 may not be the best time to retire

Best time to retire: Not now!

"... the year 2012 is shaping up to be one of the worst-ever times to retire. ..."   

Reference: federal-retirement.blogspot.com

Friday, March 2, 2012

Montgomery Alabama Postal Shooting Update

Post Office shooting suspect faces new charges

"... charges of attempted murder of two postal employees, the use of a firearm in ..."   

Reference: www.montgomeryadvertiser.com