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1/23/18
Brooklyn postal worker who stole gift cards to buy sex toys pleads guilty - Comments (Count)
1/22/18
Mont Alto post office shut down after pickup crashes into building - Comments (Count)
Louisiana postman admits he stole veterans' medication - Comments (Count)
Postal Views Podcast #77 (In a USPS State of Mind) - Comments (Count)
Slain postal worker honored with memorial - Comments (Count)
1/21/18
343 Apple Computers Stolen by Postal Contractor in Alaska - Comments (Count)
Friends and family plan vigil to honor slain postal worker - Comments (Count)
USPS issues statement on operations during government shut down - Comments (Count)
1/20/18
Man arrested for mail theft and 'stink bombing' - Comments (Count)
Former Fitchburg letter carrier, feeling stressed, fails to deliver 758 pieces - Comments (Count)
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New USPS Postage Rates Take Effect January 21
1.21.2018 - PostalMag.com reports: The new prices include a one cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp from 49 cents to 50 cents. Postcard stamps and metered letters also have a one cent increase. The changes will raise Mailing Services product prices approximately 1.9 percent, and most Shipping Services products will average a 3.9 percent price increase. - Comments (Count)
USPS to Offer VER to Eligible Mail Handlers and Clerks
1.04.2018 - PostalMag.com reports: The Postal Service will extend voluntary early retirement (VER) offers to eligible mail handlers and clerks, beginning Jan. 8. The offers will contain three retirement-effective dates from which eligible employees may choose: Jan. 31, Feb. 28 and March 31. - APWU: Insufficient Notice - APWU: Letter Details VERA Eligibility Requirements (PDF) - NPMHU - Comments (Count)
Trump Slams USPS for Amazon Discounts
12.29.2017 - CNBC reports: President Donald Trump took to Twitter to blast the Postal Service for giving Amazon discounts on its packages: "Why is the United States Post Office, which is losing many billions of dollars a year, while charging Amazon and others so little to deliver their packages, making Amazon richer and the Post Office dumber and poorer? Should be charging MUCH MORE!" - Bezos Ends Year as World's Richest Man, Earning $35 Billion in 2017 - Trump renews ongoing feud with Bezos - Day of reckoning for Amazon could be coming soon - Comments (Count)
Naked postal worker accused of fatally shooting supervisor, killing postmaster
12.23.2017 - NY Daily News reports: "An Ohio mail carrier at risk of losing his job walked naked into a Dublin post office where he's accused of fatally shooting his boss before targeting the postmaster leading the investigation into his workplace violations. DeShaune K. Stewart sent panicked postal workers fleeing from their workplace early Saturday morning when he entered the building and allegedly gunned down his immediate supervisor, 52-year-old Lance Maurice Herrera Dempsey, police said." - Federal Murder Complaint Filed Against Postal Worker - Evaluation Ordered - 911 Calls Released - Man shoots postal supervisor, then kills postmaster at different scene - Ohio postal worker facing dismissal kills two bosses - Slayings stun friends, family members - Husband of slain postal employee heartbroken over loss - Postmaster's death leaves hole in partner's heart - DeShaune K. Stewart - Comments (Count)
Former USPS VP Sentenced After Inspectors Uncovered Lies
12.19.2017 - Linns.com reports: The unnamed former USPS vice president sentenced to two months and fined $84,500 for making false statements on disclosure forms is William (Bill) Whitman Jr. In 2014 then PMG Donahoe hired Whitman to become vice president of communications. But four months later Whitman suddenly disappeared from USPS HQ, without any public announcement. - Indictment (PDF) - PostalMag.com discovered case in OIG report - A USPS Vice President was (quietly) sent to prison for lying on his job application - Linkedin Profile - Comments (Count)
Postal Holidays 2018
January 1 - New Year's Day (Mon)
January 15 - Martin Luther King Jr. birthday (Mon)
February 19 - Washington's Birthday (Mon)
May 28 - Memorial Day (Mon)
July 4 - Independence Day (Wed)
September 3 - Labor Day (Mon)
October 8 - Columbus Day (Mon)
November 12 - Veterans Day (Mon)
November 22 - Thanksgiving Day (Thu)
December 25 - Christmas Day (Tue)

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