Monday, June 30, 2014

Postal inspector has been arrested on charges of stealing mail

San Jose: Postal inspector charged with stealing cash, valuables from mail

"... instructed employees at the U.S Postal Service's San Jose Processing and Distribution Center, to call his office or cell phone whenever valuable items were found loose in the mail, having become separated from packaging during processing. ..."   


Monday, June 16, 2014

Audit: Postal officials mishandled $18 million contract to maintain and change locks on cluster mailboxes

Whistle-blower flags U.S. Postal Service mailbox contract

"... An audit released last week by the inspector general of the U.S. Postal Service confirmed Gardino's suspicions. It concluded that postal officials mishandled the $18 million contract, overestimating the cost savings of using the private firm by nearly $7 million per year and outsourcing the work based on an erroneous assumption. The agreement with Diebold Inc. was terminated on Dec. 31, 2013. ..."   


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The limited-edition Hot Rods Forever Stamps

U.S. Post Office Releases Limited Edition Hot Rods Forever Stamps

"... the U.S. Postal Service celebrates the fast, powerful vehicles thrill-seeking enthusiasts have been modifying for nearly a century by dedicating the limited-edition Hot Rods Forever Stamps. The stamps depict two 1932 Ford “Deuce” roadsters — a black ’32 Ford with orange flames running down the car's body — and a red ’32 Ford. ..."