Postal Service Honors Henry David Thoreau

Postal Service Honors Henry David Thoreau

Writer, Philosopher and Naturalist Henry David Thoreau to be Commemorated on a Forever Stamp WHAT: First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony for the Henry David Thoreau Commemorative Forever stamp will be held on May 23, 2017. The event is free and open to the public. WHO: Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton – […]

Video: Hindenburg Crash Mail – May 1937

Video: Hindenburg Crash Mail – May 1937

The German zeppelin Hindenburg made sixty-three flights, including ten roundtrips to the United States in 1936. It met tragedy May 6, 1937. Attempting to land at Lakehurst, New Jersey, the giant airship burst into flames near the mooring mast. In only thirty-two seconds, the zeppelin was smoldering wreckage. Amazingly, nearly two-thirds of the passengers and […]

NARFE Responds To Reported Threats in the President’s 2018 Budget

NARFE Responds To Reported Threats in the President’s 2018 Budget

In response to President Trump’s proposed 2018 budget the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees says the budget is “nothing short of an egregious attack on federal service and seniors.” May 19, 2017 – In response to a report by The Washington Post regarding President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget, NARFE President Richard […]

Trump Budget Targets Federal-Postal Community

Trump Budget Targets Federal-Postal Community

5/19/17 – Early next week, the White House Office of Management and Budget will unveil President Trump’s detailed fiscal year 2018 budget proposal. According to press accounts, UPMA members should be prepared to actively communicate their strong objection to numerous provisions included in it. Among the most severe attacks are those directed against federal and […]

Maintenance Craft Agreement with USPS Resolving Line H Dispute

Maintenance Craft Agreement with USPS Resolving Line H Dispute

AWU News – 05/19/2017 –  The Postal Service and the Maintenance Division of the APWU signed an agreement resolving a national level dispute regarding custodial hours on line H of Form 4852 (case number Q15T-4Q-C 17274095). The issue in the case is the determination of compliance with item 6 of the July 9, 2014 TL-5 […]

Former Iowa Carrier Convicted Of Theft Will Serve 2 Years Probation And Perform 100 Hours Community Service

Former Iowa Carrier Convicted Of Theft Will Serve 2 Years Probation And Perform 100 Hours Community Service

Sentencing typically sits at 5 years maximum prison time for mail theft SIOUX CITY, Iowa – 5/19/17 – After a lengthy criminal probe documented by 9 Investigates involving numerous cases of mail theft, 42-year-old Kirk Baird is walking away from federal court with two years probation and 100 hours of community service. The maximum sentencing […]

U.S. Postal Service Recognized as 2017 Top Federal Agency for Supplier Diversity

U.S. Postal Service Recognized as 2017 Top Federal Agency for Supplier Diversity

WASHINGTON — 5/18/17 – The United States Postal Service is being honored as the nation’s best among the top 25 government agencies for promoting diversity and inclusiveness in business opportunities in America. Over two million businesses voted, and USPS ranked number one for engaging in supplier diversity by providing opportunities to diverse enterprise owners. USPS […]

Postal Inspection Service leads effort to honor sick child

Postal Inspection Service leads effort to honor sick child

Trent Powers, 3, receives guidance from Postal Inspector Megan Beneducci, Newark Division team lead, during his “Fed for a Day” program. USPS News Link – 5/18/17 – A New Jersey postal inspector recently helped a sick child realize his dream of becoming a police officer, if only for a day. Trent Powers, a 3-year-old Spotswood, […]

Operation: “Wait a Minute Mr. Postman” – Memphis Letter Carrier Helped Drug Dealers Via USPS

Operation: “Wait a Minute Mr. Postman” – Memphis Letter Carrier Helped Drug Dealers Via USPS

Operation: Wait a Minute Mr. Postman’ Concludes With 25 Indicted on Drug, Conspiracy Charges 5/18/17 – A seven-month long investigation in the Whitehaven and South Memphis area has resulted in the criminal indictments of 25 people, including a postal worker, for the distribution and sale of heroin, Fentanyl, cocaine, marijuana and Oxycodone pills, Shelby County […]