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9/24/18  
3 months later, answer in death of mail carrier who died in heat wave - Comments (Count)  
USPS OIG Conducting Audit on HVAC Maintenance - Comments (Count)  
Postal Service Hires New Sequim Postmaster - Comments (Count)  
She didn't have to go 'postal' on robber, but mail carrier did get mail back - Comments (Count)  
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9/23/18  
(Boo hoo) Some Amazon delivery drivers have been forced to use trucks with bald tires and broken doors - Comments (Count)  
5 Metro Detroit Carriers Honored for Heroism - Comments (Count)  
Yet ANOTHER LLV Burns, This One in Maryland - Comments (Count)  
9/22/18  
Amazon reportedly plants fake packages as a trap for drivers - Comments (Count)  
Postal carrier helps saves elderly woman in Whittier house fire - Comments (Count)  
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Dozens of Senators Push Measure to Block Trump's USPS Privatization Plan
9.20.2018 - GovExec reports: "A bipartisan group of senators representing more than one-quarter of the upper chamber this week put forward a measure to block the Trump administration from moving forward with its plans to privatize the U.S. Postal Service. The resolution (S.Res. 633) follows a companion in the House introduced this summer with 190 signatures from members of both parties, including more than three dozen Republicans." - Comments (Count)
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Amazon is 20,000 vans closer to replacing the post office
9.06.2018 - CNNMoney reports: "We've been really blown away by the number of people who approached us," Amazon's Dave Clark told CNNMoney. "We expected a lot of interest but the sheer volume -- the tens of thousands of people who actually went all the way through the process to make themselves eligible for the program -- has been really humbling." The influx of applications pushed Amazon to accelerate and expand its plans by ordering 20,000 Sprinter vans from Mercedes-Benz." - "Bad news for the already struggling post office" - Comments (Count)
USPS Reports $1.5B Loss, Growth in Package Volume and Revenue
8.09.2018 - USPS reports: "First-Class Mail revenue declined by $134 million, or 2.2 percent, and Marketing Mail revenue increased by $63 million, or 1.6 percent. Total mail volume declined by a combined 397 million pieces, or 1.2 percent, compared to the same quarter last year. Shipping and Packages revenue increased by $475 million, or 10.2 percent, on volume growth of 102 million pieces, or 7.5 percent." - NALC Statement - Post Office Losses Narrow to $1.5B, While Revenue Rises - Comments (Count)
CCAs With 30 Months to Be Converted to Career Status
7.31.2018 - NALC reports: "NALC and USPS have settled a national level grievance regarding CCAs hired over the contractual caps. This settlement provides that all city carrier assistants in all size offices with 30 months of relative standing on September 1, 2018 will be converted to career status within 60 days from the signing of the agreement on July 27, 2018." - 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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