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Maya Angelou’s ‘forever’ stamp dedication

as reported by the Washington Post When Henry Louis Gates Jr. first called his good friend Oprah Winfrey to tell her that their “sister friend” Maya Angelou, who died at 86 in May, would soon have her own United States “forever” stamp, Winfrey’s first reaction was to laugh. “I literally LOLd,” Oprah told a crowd of about 1,700 on […]

New Postmaster General’s Plans

written by Donna Leinwand Leger, USA TODAY Postmaster General Megan Brennan says she will continue to push Congress to overhaul postal laws, which could include a move to 5-day-a-week mail delivery, so the U.S. Postal Service can compete more aggressively for ecommerce with shipping companies such as UPS and FedEx. “Fundamental reform is required,” Brennan […]

Did Agents go too Far?

setting up sham fishing trip, posing as rehab therapist to catch accused fraudster? as reported by Oregon Live A federal judge in Portland chided government agents Friday for running a series of elaborate ruses to catch a U.S. mail carrier they accuse of fraudulently obtaining workers’ compensation benefits. Agents went so far as to set […]

Sunday deliveries bring changes, challenges for postal workers

reported by (WBIR) One of the oldest practices in US history is making some big changes. Customers are now receiving packages from the United States Postal Service on Sundays. During the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday season, the US Postal Service partnered with Amazon to bring customers deliveries all 7 days of the week. After […]

Postal Workers by Fighting to Save the Postal Service

reported by The Nation Postal workers, mail handlers, letter carriers and rural carriers will process and deliver more than 15.5 billion packages, letters, and parcels this holiday season. It’s intense, demanding, long-hours, late-night and weekend work that keeps the promise of a robust national Postal Service outlined in Article 1 of the United States Constitution. […]

Hacked Employees File Charges Against Postal Service

as reported by Government Executive Many are questioning the U.S. Postal Service’s decision to wait several months to make public a breach of employees’ personal information, though the agency defended the delay as necessary to mitigate the fallout from the hack. The American Postal Workers Union filed a complaint on Monday to the National Labor […]

Issa/Farenthold on Postal Service’s Security Breach

as reported by The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and House Oversight Committee Subcommittee on Postal Service Chairman Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, today released the following statement in response to the United States Postal Service’s announcement that the Chinese purportedly hacked the agency’s data: “This […]

Massive Postal Service breach hits employees and customers

as reported by CNN Washington (CNN) — Hackers recently broke into a U.S. Postal Service computer system and stole personal data, including Social Security numbers, for 750,000 employees and retirees, a U.S. official familiar with the breach told CNN on Monday. The breach also compromised the data of 2.9 million postal service customers, the official […]

China suspected of breaching U.S. Postal Service computer networks

as reported by The Washington Post Chinese government hackers are suspected of breaching the computer networks of the United States Postal Service, compromising the data of more than 800,000 employees — including the postmaster general’s. The intrusion was discovered in mid-September, said officials, who declined to comment on who was thought to be responsible. The […]

Should Postal Employees be Concerned?

An incoming Senate committee chairman’s views are sure to rile the federal workforce as reported by Joe Davidson in The Washington Post Ask Sen. Ron Johnson about federal employee priorities and the first thing he talks about is his concern that the government’s deficit spending will reach $127 trillion over 30 years. That’s the prism filtering the […]

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