Department of Justice Awards Nearly $59 Million to Combat Opioid Epidemic, Fund Drug Courts

Department of Justice Awards Nearly $59 Million to Combat Opioid Epidemic, Fund Drug Courts

9/22/17 – The Department of Justice today announced $58.8 million to strengthen drug court programs and address the opioid epidemic nationwide. In 2016, nearly 60,000 Americans lost their lives to drug overdoses, an increase from the 52,000 overdose deaths the year before. The majority of these deaths can be attributed to opioids, including illicit fentanyl […]

U.S. Mail Delivery After Dark

U.S. Mail Delivery After Dark

OIG – 9/18/17 – Who doesn’t like finding a package they ordered online on their doorstep at an unexpected time, like, say, late in the evening just before you turn out the porch light for the night? Consumers have come to expect quick delivery of parcels, often at odd hours of the day. This new […]

Postal Service Retiree Funds Investment Strategies – An OIG White Paper

Postal Service Retiree Funds Investment Strategies – An OIG White Paper

  OIG: September 20, 2017 – The U.S. Postal Service participates in three retirement plans: the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS), and the Postal Service Retiree Health Benefits Fund (PSRHBF). The first two are pension plans, and the third is set up to prefund and provide retiree health benefits. […]

USPS offers new email format tracking for customers

USPS offers new email format tracking for customers

The new tracking notification emails feature less text and more visuals. USPS – 9/21/17 – The Postal Service is improving the tracking notifications that customers receive by email. The emails feature a new, user-friendly design that uses less text and more visuals. The emails also include icons that allow customers to quickly see when: A […]

Letter carriers recognized as 2017 Heroes of the Year

Letter carriers recognized as 2017 Heroes of the Year

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 21, 2017 – Letter carriers who rescued a young man from a house fire, helped police defuse a tense standoff with an armed man, and raised money for a disabled-accessible van for a young girl, will be honored Oct. 4. Matthew Lamb of Johnstown, PA, repelled by heat and smoke from a […]

Video: Mail thieves lead Dallas officials on high-speed chase

Video: Mail thieves lead Dallas officials on high-speed chase

LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV — Dramatic dash camera video shows a high-speed, pedal-to-the-metal chase through Dallas, with the target being mail thieves. In the video taken by a police cruiser dashboard camera, the car can be seen weaving in and out of traffic and speeding right through red lights during a 20-mile chase. The people […]

Senator Tester Demands USPS Accountability After Reports of Intentional Mail Delays – Says Terminate Faulty Managers

Senator Tester Demands USPS Accountability After Reports of Intentional Mail Delays – Says Terminate Faulty Managers

Senator to Postal Service: Terminate Faulty Managers, Address Poor Service and Inaccurate Reporting (U.S. Senate)-Following reports that 2 billion pieces of mail were delayed in delivery, U.S. Senator Jon Tester has tough words for the U.S. Postal Service. Postal employees have reported that supervisors have been intentionally delaying mail in order to meet arbitrary quotas […]

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