Federal Times: More bad numbers for USPS ahead

The Postal Service’s board of governors is meeting early next month to discuss, among other things, the financial results from the second quarter of 2009. There’s not much optimism about the numbers, considering USPS lost $384 million in the first quarter, which is traditionally the strongest of the year. Another bad sign: UPS’ earnings report. […]

Twenty-Two More U.S. Reps Sign Up as Sponsors of H.R. 22

April 23, 2009 APWU.org Legislation that is desperately needed to save the Postal Service from a crushing financial crisis continues to garner support in the House of Representatives.   As of April 23, 274 members of Congress have signed on as co-sponsors of H.R. 22 [PDF], which would modify a provision of the 2006 postal […]

Postal service offers reward in letter carrier robbery

April 23, 2009 Detroit — The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man who robbed a letter carrier on Detroit’s east side Tuesday. The carrier was robbed at gunpoint at about 10:30 a.m. on the 18600 block of Alcoy. […]

Update: U.S. Postal Employee Indicted in Fraudulent Tax Refund Scheme

April 23, 2009 PEN received the following information today from the Chicago IRS Field Office. The Field Office wanted PEN to convey to Chicago area postal employees: “… it is important for Chicago Postal employees to read the following:” Postal Employee Indicted in Fraudulent Tax Refund Scheme – Preparing False Tax Refund Claims for Co-workers […]

Snail Mail?

I never have liked the term snail mail. I just do not believe physical processing and delivery of mail can be compared to cyber space – but, that’s just me. Anyway, I did think this stamp image was rather cute.

USPS Board of Governors to Meet May 4–6 in Washington, DC

USPS Board of Governors to Meet May 4–6 in Washington, DC WASHINGTON, DC – The Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service will meet in Washington, DC, at Postal Service Headquarters, 475 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, on May 4-6. The public is welcome to observe the Board’s open session, scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. […]

U.S. Postal Service Celebrates Earth Day

April 22, 2009 U.S. Postal Service Celebrates Earth Day Employees Recycle Thousands of Pounds of Small Electronics WASHINGTON — Postmaster General John Potter today launched a campaign to increase awareness and create results for energy conservation at a “Turning Over a Green Leaf” event in celebration of Earth Day. Building on its history of environmental […]

New Chrysler-USPS Minivan

April 22, 2009 Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for USPS Duty AutoBlog.com reports that Chrysler is celebrating Earth Day today by unveiling the first four of what will be a fleet of 250 battery powered minivans for the US Postal Service. The U.S.P.S. will be using the vans for variety of duties at locations around […]