Postal News Archives January 2022

Postal Service Seeks Temporary Exemption From Biden’s Vaccine Mandate
1.05.2022 – GovExec.com reports: “The Postal Service was not subject to President Biden’s vaccine mandate for the rest of the federal workforce, but as a large employer must comply with OSHA’s rule. Employers have until Jan. 10 to demonstrate they have taken steps to comply with the order, though the Supreme Court is hearing a challenge to the rule on Friday.” – USPS Seeks 120-Day Delay Supreme Court Weighs Vaccine Rules Affecting More Than 80 Million Comments (Count)

1/16/22

UK: Why am I getting Christmas cards in January? Comments (Count)
USPS delays blamed on high volume, weather and COVID Comments (Count)

1/15/22

Why you should be nice to postal workers in Dover. They’ve been hit hard by COVID and DOVER is SEVERELY understaffed Comments (Count)
Battle Creek: Teens attack postal worker at random Comments (Count)
Resident goes days without getting mail, USPS says carriers covering every route Comments (Count)
Chicago’s postmaster leaves job after 7 months Comments (Count)
Train Burglaries in LA: Looted packages as far as the eye can see | Calamitous train robberies could derail USPS plans Comments (Count)
The Postal Service Has Provided Financial Services to Just 6 Customers Through Its Banking Pilot ($35.70 in fees) Comments (Count)
Residents stage 50-vehicle parade for retiring mail carrier Comments (Count)

1/14/22

Still no mail again today: Emporia-Greensville residents frustrated with mail delivery Comments (Count)
People throughout Louisville are frustrated by mail delays Comments (Count)
Postal worker shot with BB gun in NY Comments (Count)

1/13/22

Biden’s COVID test kit number doubles to one billion! Can the Postal Service handle the job? Comments (Count)
Singing mail carrier spreading joy across Houston Comments (Count)
Postal Service off the hook for vaccine-or-test mandate following Supreme Court ruling Comments (Count)
USPS did record-breaking work over the holidays, but was plagued by late deliveries Comments (Count)
USPS aware of long mail delays for Hoosiers Comments (Count)

1/12/22

USPS’s Changing Board of Governors: DeJoy’s Job is Safe And Four More Things to Know Comments (Count)
DC-area residents frustrated over mail delays Comments (Count)
USPS: New machine will help avoid shipping delays at Oak Creek processing facility Comments (Count)
Mail delays hit Mainers hard as postal workers grapple with COVID Comments (Count)
Mint Hill residents upset over inconsistent mail delivery Comments (Count)

1/11/22

Post Office Auctions $8 Million Worth of Mail Annually, Has No Idea What It’s Selling Comments (Count)
US finalizing plans to ship free COVID-19 tests via USPS, shares first contracts Comments (Count)
USPS reveals more stamps for 2022 Comments (Count)
Waterloo USPS experiencing delivery delays, cites COVID-19 causing staff shortages Comments (Count)
More bicycles please: USPS Decarbonization Plan is Weak, Advocates Say Comments (Count)
Amazon Will Buy Thousands of Ram ProMaster Electric Delivery Vans Every Year Comments (Count)
Audit Finds Surge in AWOL at USPS Comments (Count)

1/10/22

USPS says it’s working to fix delivery issues in Mount Prospect Comments (Count)
Postal Service: Here’s the price tag for 100% EVs Comments (Count)

1/09/22

World War 2 Soldier’s Letter Finds Its Way to His Widow, 76 Years Later Comments (Count)
Freezing drizzle poses slippery situation for mail carriers, delivery drivers Comments (Count)
Dededo post office still shuttered after nine months Comments (Count)
USPS OIG: Unscheduled Leave – AWOL Status Comments (Count)
Postal workers concerned about USPS consolidation, impact on region’s delivery Comments (Count)

1/08/22

USPS Accepted More Than 13.2 Billion Mailpieces and Packages This Holiday Season Comments (Count)
Fake Forever stamps are going around: What to know about USPS warning Comments (Count)

1/07/22

Flashback 2010: Twin Cities mail carriers prepare to deliver biodefense drugs | NCBI: The Postal Model Comments (Count)
Postal workers take on freezing cold by dressing warm Comments (Count)
White House not budging on COVID vaccine mandate as Postal Service says mail could be affected: Psaki: Postal Service has been provided with compliance resources Comments (Count)

1/06/22

3 people accused of stealing thousands of Amazon packages in massive Oklahoma theft ring Comments (Count)
USPS told to crack down on mail order battle roosters Comments (Count)
Family receives package postmarked in 1971 Comments (Count)
Multiple western Washington neighborhoods experience mail delays Comments (Count)

1/05/22

Future USPS Delivery Truck on Display at CES in Las Vegas Comments (Count)
Walmart to hire over 3,000 drivers as it expands home delivery Comments (Count)
Covington residents concerned over lack of mail delivery Comments (Count)
Postal worker stabbed on mail route in Louisiana Comments (Count)
VIDEO: Firefighters put out fire of burning LLV in Orange County Comments (Count)

1/04/22

USPS seeking temporary OSHA COVID-19 mandate relief Comments (Count)
Man found dead in ditch by mail carrier Comments (Count)
USPS to press ahead with electric truck purchase Comments (Count)
Truck crashes into West Virginia post office Comments (Count)
Postal problems persist for Southern Maine communities Comments (Count)
Woman calls out USPS for allegedly destroying $500 Taylor Swift album and refusing to refund her Comments (Count)
USPS OIG: Top 10 Postal Stories of 2021 Comments (Count)

1/03/22

USPS investigating to see what caused postal truck to catch fire in Orange County neighborhood Comments (Count)
Deputies investigating after almost 600 Amazon packages found dumped in Oklahoma County Comments (Count)
Roof collapse causes Mississippi post office to close temporarily Comments (Count)
San Antonio man captures mail carrier cursing at him on camera Comments (Count)
USPS carrier makes rounds in neighborhood affected by Marshall Fire | Carriers rally on Sunday to get mail to fire evacuees Comments (Count)
Wellborn postmaster retires after more than four decades of service Comments (Count)
Seattle: Neighbors Rescue USPS Van Comments (Count)

1/02/22

Amazon needs workers, but compensation and supply chain may cut into profits Comments (Count)
Tennessee mailman accused of delivering mail while intoxicated Comments (Count)
USPS delivered smooth holiday season, analysis shows Comments (Count)

1/01/22

Metro Atlanta mail carrier retires after 52 years on the job Comments (Count)
Missing Ohio man was last seen leaving his job at the post office, police say Comments (Count)
USPS Sustains Strong Service Performance Through Christmas Comments (Count)
USPS is getting hit by Omicron: 8,000 employees in quarantine nationwide Comments (Count)
The Reckless Push for Electric Vehicles at the USPS Comments (Count)