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Royal Mail hit by decade high of more than 1 million complaints - Comments (Count)
Unacceptable post office issues reported in East Tennessee - Comments (Count)
USPS, building off popular branding deals, branches out into stamp NFTs - Comments (Count)
USPS Explains COVID Kit Distribution Plan - Comments (Count)
Where are the mail carriers? Days without delivery in one local town - Comments (Count)
NGDV mail truck spotted in California | "Looking like a bootleg pope mobile" - Comments (Count)
Driver of USPS truck falls asleep at the wheel, crashes into clinic | San Antonio: Driver falls asleep at wheel - Comments (Count)
USPS maintains mailpiece time delivery average of 2.7 days across the network - Comments (Count)
Why worked where stumbled - Comments (Count)
USPS worker shares struggles of working through winter season - Comments (Count)
USPS tells workers to protect the sanctity of the mail, again - Comments (Count)
USPS opening 43 centers, adding workers to ship COVID tests - Comments (Count)
Biden stiff-arms progressives on the Postal Service - Comments (Count)
Kevin O'Leary reacts to a 29-year-old USPS worker who earned $90,000 last year - Comments (Count)
Small Vermont community rallies to keep post office outpost - Comments (Count)
Postal Service Pressed by Staffing Shortages Will Deliver COVID-19 Tests - Comments (Count)
Why is France's postal service struggling? - Comments (Count)
North Linden neighborhood frustrated with USPS mail delays - Comments (Count)
USPS on the hook for White House's free COVID tests | Can a kneecapped USPS handle Biden's COVID test plan? - Comments (Count)
Did a Battle Creek postal worker get attacked over a social media challenge? - Comments (Count)
Rochester postal service looking for 60-plus carriers, workers - Comments (Count)
Fake COVID test websites popping up - Comments (Count)
USPS now taking orders for free at-home COVID tests (set of 4) | | See how many visitors are on the website (742,015 on Tuesday afternoon) - Comments (Count)
Detroit: Postal union warns mail slowdown could occur due to COVID, lack of contact tracing (employees not told when co-workers test positive) - Comments (Count)
Ohio: Federal agents investigating two separate reports of mail carriers held up at gunpoint (one with an AR-15) - Comments (Count)
USPS OIG: The ABCs of Managing AWOL - Comments (Count)
Daughter speaks out after mother attacked by dogs while delivering mail - Comments (Count)
FedEx driver throws package from moving truck - Comments (Count)
UK: Why am I getting Christmas cards in January? - Comments (Count)
USPS delays blamed on high volume, weather and COVID - Comments (Count)
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USPS reaches agreement to deliver COVID-19 test kits, with Philly part of pilot program
1.14.2022 - Philadelphia Inquirer reports: "Postal workers at 43 facilities across the United States, including Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh, will build and label millions of testing kits for mail delivery, according to the agreement." - Order Now! - GovExec - - White House Fact Sheet: Limit 4 tests per household - USPS Reaches Deal With APWU: Tests Will Ship 7-12 Days Of Ordering - APWU: MOU Defines Project as "New Work" for Clerk Craft - MOU: Packaging and labeling of test kits will be performed by APWU clerk bargaining unit employees - Comments (Count)
New U.S. Postal Board Chair Backs DeJoy, Urges Congress to Approve Reforms
1.13.2022 - Reuters reports: "The new chair of the U.S. Postal Board of Governors endorsed the leadership of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and called on lawmakers to approve a sweeping financial reform measure. The board also unanimously elected Roman Martinez, a retired investment banker as chair after President Joe Biden declined to renominate Ron Bloom to a new term on the board." - GovExec - Comments (Count)
NRLCA Reaches Tentative Agreement With USPS for 3-Year Contract
1.08.2022 - NRLCA reports: "The NRLCA and the US Postal Service have negotiated a Tentative Agreement to cover the 3-year period from May 21, 2021 to May 20, 2024. This Tentative Agreement must be ratified by a majority of the voting membership of the NRLCA to become effective." - USPS strikes a deal with another union (scroll down) - Comments (Count)
White House, USPS Finalizing Plans to Ship Half Billion Coronavirus Test Kits to U.S. Households
1.06.2022 - Washington Post reports: "The White House is finalizing plans with the USPS to deliver 500 million coronavirus test kits to households across the country, according to four people familiar with the plan, kick-starting a key part of Biden's response to the raging omicron variant. Officials aim to begin shipping the kits by mid-January." - White House to ship free at-home COVID tests via USPS - Sent to people who request them on a yet-to-be-launched government website - Comments (Count)
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