Monday, October 29, 2012

Mail truck slams into sleeping womans bedroom

Woman Seriously Injured After Mail Truck Slams Into Home

"... A driver hauling a truck full of mail plowed into a house and into the bedroom of a woman who was asleep inside. That woman remains hospitalized ..."   

Reference: www.witn.com

Mail Service Update: Hurricane Sandy

Accurate as of 9:00 AM CST

Mail Service Update: Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy: Preparation for Hurricane Sandy has resulted in cancellation of FedEx transportation to the following locations on Monday Oct. 29: Baltimore, MD Boston, MA Bradley, CT Dulles, VA Harrisburg, PA Lehigh Valley, PA Philadelphia, PA Providence, RI Newark, NJ New York, NY Stewart Airport, NY Washington, DC  

Reference: US Postal Service

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Two people robbed leaving Boca Raton Post Office

Armed Robbery At Boca Raton Post Office

"... BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Two people are in custody following a brazen armed robbery at the post office on Banyan Trail. ..."   

Reference: bocanewsnow.com

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Former U.S. Postal Service official sentenced to prison

Ex-USPS official sentenced to prison for fraud

"... more than four years in prison and ordered to forfeit $6.4 million ..."   

Reference: www.mercurynews.com

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Things that make you go, hmmm?

Postal Service, IG at odds on whether top exec’s $306K compensation package over legal limit

"... the officer’s employment agreement defined “basic salary” as the pension plus a yearly salary of $113,048 for a total of $245,000. On top of that, the officer received a $61,250 performance bonus last year. ..."   

Reference: federaltimes.com

2012 Postal Ornaments

The U.S. Postal Service Offers New Collectible Holiday Products

"... "We expect these ornaments to be extremely popular this year — especially among collectors," said Steven Mills, USPS Manager, Retail Products. "The holidays represent that time of year when shoppers look for something unique to send to friends and loved ones. These ornaments can be bought and mailed in one simple trip to the Post Office." ..."   

Reference: www.sacbee.com

Monday, October 22, 2012

Postal Service's Lance Armstrong banned, titles removed

"Sickened" UCI strips Armstrong of Tour wins

"... "This determination to uphold USADA's decision on the U.S. Postal Services case does not by itself clean up cycling nor does it ensure the sport has moved past the obstacles that allowed doping to flourish in the age of EPO and blood transfusions. ..."   

Reference: www.reuters.com

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Postal Service hits credit limit

Postal Service barred from borrowing more

"... "Our liquidity concerns are ongoing now, and especially as we get into the second half of the current fiscal year," said David Partenheimer, a spokesman for the Postal Service. The crunch time could kick in sometime between next April through the end of September 2013. ..."   

Reference: money.cnn.com

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Retirement COLA 2013

Government to Release COLA on Tuesday

"... Federal retirees will find out Tuesday the amount of next year’s Social Security cost-of-living adjustment. The Bureau of Labor Statistics will release September’s inflation numbers Oct. 16, the final data point needed to calculate the 2013 COLA. The increase is likely to be in the neighborhood of 1.4 percent, which is much smaller than this year’s 3.6 percent bump ..."   

Reference: Federal Retirement News

Monday, October 15, 2012

Stamps to go up in January

USPS Price Hike in January

"... The U.S. Postal Service has announced it will raise postage rates on January 27, 2013, pending review by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). Priority Mail service will increase overall an average of ..."   

Reference: independentretailer.com

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Incentive Letters to be Sent Beginning Oct. 10

"... The USPS is scheduled to send letters offering incentives to APWU-represented employees who are eligible for regular retirement or voluntary early retirement (VER) during the week of Oct. 10. The letter and additional information will be mailed to employees at their home address of record. Employees who do not qualify for regular or early retirement may resign in order to receive the incentive, provided they mail a signed original PS Form 2574, Resignation from the Postal Service, effective Jan. 31, 2013, to: Human Resources Shared Service Center P.O. Box 970520 Greensboro, NC 27497-0520 Employees must note on the Form 2574 that their resignation is for the “Special Incentive Offer.” The form must be received by the HRSSC no later than Dec. 3, 2012. ..."   

Reference: www.apwu.org

Monday, October 1, 2012

Early retirement buyout incentive approved for APWU represented employees

APWU, USPS Negotiate Retirement Incentive

"... The APWU has negotiated a retirement incentive agreement that awards eligible full-time career employees a $15,000 payment in two installments, President Cliff Guffey has announced. The first installment will be $10,000; the second will be $5,000. ..."   

Reference: www.apwu.org