Voting by mail increases turnout, research shows

Voting by mail increases turnout, research shows

Monty Trabue, a mail handler at the Louisville, KY, Processing and Distribution Center, checks a tub for Election Mail in 2016. Allowing people to vote by mail boosts turnout, especially during lower-profile elections, the authors of a new study say. The research is based on data from a 2014 midterm election in Colorado, one of […]

Congresswoman Clarke Meets with Brooklyn Postmaster Concerning District’s Ongoing Postal Issues

Congresswoman Clarke Meets with Brooklyn Postmaster Concerning District’s Ongoing Postal Issues

BROOKLYN, NY – 2/12/18 – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) released the following statement after meeting with the Brooklyn Postmaster for USPS. In advance of today’s meeting, Congresswoman Clarke directed her staff to meet with constituents and visit post offices to gather firsthand evidence after receiving several complaints about poor postal service across the Ninth […]

Former ICE Chief Counsel Pleads Guilty to Using the Identities of Numerous Aliens for Wire Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft Scheme

Former ICE Chief Counsel Pleads Guilty to Using the Identities of Numerous Aliens for Wire Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft Scheme

2/15/18 – Former Chief Counsel Raphael A. Sanchez of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Office of Principal Legal Advisor pleaded guilty today for a wire fraud and aggravated identity theft scheme involving the identities of numerous aliens, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and ICE Deputy […]

Congressman MacArthur Demands Post Office Reverse Unexpected Rate Hikes on Military Care Packages

Congressman MacArthur Demands Post Office Reverse Unexpected Rate Hikes on Military Care Packages

MacArthur Demands Post Office Reverse Unexpected Rate Hikes on Military Care Packages and Calls for Congressional Investigation WASHINGTON, D.C. – 2/5/18 – Today, Congressman Tom MacArthur demanded the Postmaster General reverse unexpected postal rates hikes that have negatively affected nonprofit organizations that send care packages to our service-members deployed abroad. In addition to this letter, he […]

NALC Says “Trump administration’s 2019 budget targets letter carriers and their families”

NALC Says “Trump administration’s 2019 budget targets letter carriers and their families”

2/24/18 – Yesterday the National Association of Letter Carriers released the following statement regarding President Trump’s proposed 2019 proposed: Yesterday, the Trump administration released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget proposal. If enacted, the budget (outlined in a document called “Efficient, Effective, Accountable – An American Budget”) would add at least $7.1 trillion to the […]

OSC Announces Postal Service Employee Hatch Act Violation Over Social Media Use at Work For Bernie Sanders – Also Issues Hatch Act Social Media Guidance

OSC Announces Postal Service Employee Hatch Act Violation Over Social Media Use at Work For Bernie Sanders – Also Issues Hatch Act Social Media Guidance

WASHINGTON, D.C./Feb. 13, 2018 – The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) today issued Hatch Act social media guidance for federal employees in a clear, easy-to-understand format with real world examples and a new quick reference tool. OSC also announced a 50-day suspension without pay of a U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employee for partisan political […]

Ohio post office problems more widespread than initially thought

Ohio post office problems more widespread than initially thought

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A recent ABC6 Investigation looking into mail delivery problems in Columbus revealed the problem goes way beyond city borders. Complaints about poor delivery service, or in some cases no delivery service, poured in from neighborhoods stretching from Bexley to Grove City to North Columbus. Bill Armstrong, from North Columbus, has also had […]

Former Newark Mail Carrier Admits Accepting Bribes For Delivering Parcels Containing Drugs

Former Newark Mail Carrier Admits Accepting Bribes For Delivering Parcels Containing Drugs

NEWARK, N.J. – 2/13/18 – A former U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail carrier today admitted that he accepted cash bribes in return for intercepting and delivering parcels containing illegal narcotics, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Leonard Gresham, 50, of Rahway, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Esther D. Salas in Newark federal court […]