Union Criminal Enforcement Actions 2010

Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) Criminal Enforcement Actions 2010 On November 29, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Mozelle E. Means-Swanson, former President of American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 7139 (located in Aurora, Ill.), was sentenced to two years probation, and she was ordered to make restitution […]

Holiday message from the PMG

Holiday message from the PMG Donahoe thanks employees for delivering service, trust, customer satisfaction Looking ahead, PMG Pat Donahoe says he believes 2011 will become a landmark year that moves the Postal Service in a new direction — one that will help USPS get back to profitability. Thanking employees for their hard work in 2010, […]

Post Offices Open Christmas Eve and New Years Eve

Post Offices Open Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve Most Will Close at Noon WASHINGTON — All Post Offices nationwide will be open Christmas Eve, Friday, Dec. 24, and New Year’s Eve, Friday, Dec. 31, but most will have shortened retail lobby hours and close at noon. Mail delivery for Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 […]

Postal Service to Expand Simplified Addressing for Businesses

Helping Small Businesses Grow, Millions in Postal Revenue Expected WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2010 — In a move that is expected to help businesses grow — especially small businesses who currently don’t use the mail because they can’t afford it — and garner millions of dollars in new revenue for the U.S. Postal Service, the agency […]

Forever Stamp Program Expands

Forever Stamp Program Expands To Give Customers Convenience and More Choices With the issuance of the Lunar New Year: Year of the Rab­bit stamp on January 22, 2011, the Postal Service™ will launch a major step forward to enhance the customer experi­ence with the expansion of the Forever® Stamp program. All new First-Class Mail® commemorative […]

APWU and USPS Announce Freeze on Excessing

The APWU and the Postal Service have agreed to a freeze on excessing while contract negotiations continue, union President Cliff Guffey has announced. “Throughout the bargaining process, the APWU has sought to negotiate a contract that would protect jobs and lessen the pain of excessing for our members. We are pursuing those goals,” he said. […]

USPS Salary Overpayment Indebtedness and Year End Tax Treatment

Salary Overpayment Indebtedness — Year End Tax Treatment When a postal employee is overpaid, USPS® estab­lishes an account receivable for the overpayment and ini­tiates the collection of the debt from the employee through the process described in either ELM 450, Collection of Postal Debts from Nonbargaining Unit Employees, or ELM 460, Collection of Postal Debts […]

IRS Reporting Requirements of Attorney Fees, Back Pay, or Wages

The following information comes from the USPS Postal Bulletin IRS Reporting Requirements of Attorney’s Fees, Back Pay, or Wages The purpose of this notice is to ensure that employees are aware of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) income reporting requirements when attorney fees are awarded. In 2005, the IRS issued regulations that changed the manner […]

NAPUS President Says Washington Post Editorial Misdiagnosed the Cause of USPS Challenges

Letter written by NAPUS President Robert Rapoza to Editor of Washington Post The “Failure to deliver” editorial misdiagnosed the cause of the Postal Service’s challenges and suggested treatment that makes matters worse. The $8.5 billion Postal Service loss that the editorial mentioned stems primarily from a law that foists a $5.6 billion annual payment on […]