Friday, July 29, 2016

Can You Get Away with Mailing Cannabis Through the USPS?

Can You Get Away with Mailing Cannabis Through the USPS?

"...Though states can legalize marijuana possession under local law, possession for any reason outside limited research technically remains a federal crime, as does shipping cannabis through the mail. More than 200 federal laws protect the sanctity of the U.S. mail. These laws are enforced by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the country. Postal inspectors are federal agents, mandated to safeguard the nation’s mail, including the people who move it and the customers who use it. On average, 1,000 suspects are arrested by postal inspectors each year for trafficking drugs and laundering drug money via the U.S mail ..."   

Reference: www.leafly.com

Friday, July 22, 2016

Postal Service requests input on Roanoke consolidation

Postal Service requests input on Roanoke consolidation

"...Postal Service is reviewing the consolidation of the Roanoke mail processing facility. And now the agency's Office of Inspector General is asking postal customers for their input ..."   

Reference: www.wdbj7.com

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Postal Service Exposes Employees To Asbestos, Mold And ‘Sanitary Issues’

Postal Service Exposes Employees To Asbestos, Mold And ‘Sanitary Issues

"... Postal Service employees are exposed to asbestos, mold and other “sanitary issues” in agency buildings where birds and squirrels sometimes run amuck, which could result in nearly $19 million in fines, a government watchdog reported..."   

Reference: dailycaller.com

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Albany mailman has delivered for more than 54 years

Albany mailman has delivered for more than 54 years

"... When Charles “Sonny” Griner had hip replacement surgery a year and a half ago, he figured something out during the six weeks he lay around the house recuperating. “Those were the longest days of my life,” Griner, a United States Postal Service employee for 54 years in September, said as he and wife Carolyn reminisced about his career ..."   

Reference: www.albanyherald.com

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

House Committee Passes Two Postal Reform Bills

House Committee Passes Two Postal Reform Bills

"... There are several positive items included in the Postal Service Reform Act, including relief from the unjustified obligations for the Retiree Health Benefits Fund, integration of postal retirees into Medicare, and restoration, in part, of the exigent rate increase. The biggest drawback in the passed bill are unnecessary and detrimental changes to both residential and business door delivery ..."   

Reference: www.npmhu.org

Thursday, July 7, 2016

USPS flooded with false malware positives

USPS flooded with false malware positives

"... The U.S. Postal Service's system for handling IT security events is almost entirely reporting false positives for malware, and leaders have known about the problem but haven't fixed it, according to a recently released inspector general report ..."   

Reference: fcw.com