Category: Working Conditions

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 […]

Postal Worker Collapses

Metro postal worker collapses on the job from intense heat exhaustion reported by News Channel 4, KFOR OKLAHOMA – It’s now day five of scorching temperatures. We’ve been under a heat alert since Tuesday. So far, 29 people have been victims of the dangerous heat, five of them today alone. Friday morning emergency crews were […]

What Are The Weather Rules When It Comes To Delivering Mail?

Heather Brown, CBS Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The inscription on New York City’s U.S. Postal Service headquarters reads: “Neither snow nor rain nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” “It applies, there’s just a little bit of wiggle room there,” said Pete Nowacki, USPS spokesman when asked […]

USPS workers say they are being forced to end shifts early

by Kevin Lewis, WJLATV WASHINGTON (WJLA) – Rain, sleet and snow may not stop the United States Postal Service, but fear of paying overtime could keep letters from reaching your mailbox in a timely fashion. Some Washington, D.C. postal workers say post office management is forcing them off the street early, even when their routes […]