Saturday, June 27, 2015

Federal appeals court upholds gun ban on Postal Service property

Federal appeals court upholds gun ban on Postal Service property

"...Circuit Judge David Ebel said the right to carry firearms does not apply to federal buildings such as post offices, and that while it was a “closer question” he would not second-guess the Postal Service’s extending the ban to its parking lots ..."   

Thursday, June 25, 2015

This is what happens with a privatized postal service

British Postal Company Axes Door-to-Door Delivery

"...Royal Mail was fully privatized with the passage of the Postal Services Act of 2011. Whistl started providing delivery services in April 2012, but they delivered mail every other day, rather than daily like Royal Mail. There were many claims that Whistl failed to deliver parcels and packages properly. When the private equity firm LDC told the company it would discontinue investments due to the subpar service, Whistl promptly pulled the plug on door-to-door delivery...."   


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Limestone man arrested after getting pot via FedEx

Limestone man arrested after getting pot in the mail

"... Limestone County authorities said they arrested a man who was receiving a delivery of marijuana through Fedex. ..."   


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Hazelwood postal 'casual' employees accused of stealing packages

Hazelwood postal employees accused of stealing packages

"... Howard and West were so-called “Christmas casual” employees, and worked at the Hazelwood facility from November 2014 to January, the indictment says. The indictment claims that a week after starting work, both were in a delivery truck, opening mail. Both are now unemployed. ..."   


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Postal Service changes cost people who can’t afford it (Reader's view)

Reader's view: Postal Service changes cost people who can’t afford it

"... The representatives seem to think that all that involves is an extra day to get the mail through. No way! When you have done your mailing the same way forever it is hard to change habits. When your payment is delayed, what does the company do that has a set day to expect payment? It charges a late- payment fee. So then people who can least afford it are charged a late fee on top of everything else. ..."   


Sunday, June 7, 2015

Indiana hiring for Rural Carrier Associate positions

U.S. Postal Service looking for 700 new hires

"... The salary for a rural carrier associate (RCA) is $16.65 an hour plus an equipment maintenance allowance. The employee may be required to use his or her personal vehicle. However, compensation will be provided. ..."   


Friday, June 5, 2015

Postal Experiments: Testing the limits of the U.S. Postal Service

Postal Experiments

"...Having long been genuine admirers of the United States Postal Service (USPS), which gives amazingly reliable service especially compared with many other countries, our team of investigators decided to test the delivery limits of this immense system. We knew that an item, say, a saucepan, normally would be in a package because of USPS concerns of entanglement in their automated machinery. But what if the item were not wrapped? How patient are postal employees? How honest? How sentimental? In short, how eccentric a behavior on the part of the sender would still result in successful mail delivery? ..."