USPS – Hurricane Maria Update

USPS – Hurricane Maria Update

USPS 9/19/17 – Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands this morning with sustained winds of 155 mph. The storm brought dangerous winds and torrential rains that are causing flash flooding. Jose has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but is expected to produce coastal flooding, high surf, tropical storm-force winds […]

USPS Retiree update, PERF reminder

USPS Retiree update, PERF reminder

Garland Gralow pushes his balloon-festooned mail cart on his final day as a letter carrier in Melrose Park, IL. Big goodbye. Garland Gralow, the Melrose Park, IL, letter carrier who recently retired after 60 years on the same route, received a grand sendoff from his co-workers. The cart that Gralow used to carry mail was festooned with balloons, […]

Kansas Letter Carrier Sentenced For Stealing Gift Cards

Kansas Letter Carrier Sentenced For Stealing Gift Cards

WICHITA, KAN. – 9/18/17 – A former mail carrier in Sheridan County was sentenced Monday to six months in prison for stealing mail he was supposed to deliver, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said. The defendant was ordered to pay $4,000 in restitution. James N. Stephenson, 25, formerly of Hoxie, Kan., and now living in Basehor, […]

Caught: New Jersey Letter Carrier Zip Lines and Rappells While On Workers Compensation

Caught: New Jersey Letter Carrier Zip Lines and Rappells While On Workers Compensation

TRENTON – Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor (OIFP) announced that a U.S. Postal Service employee from Lower Township has been charged with stealing more than $75,000 in federal workers’ compensation benefits after vacation photos he posted on Facebook allegedly show him zip lining and rock rappelling while […]

Postal Service: What to do in an ‘active shooter’ situation

Postal Service: What to do in an ‘active shooter’ situation

Employees who have questions about active shooter guidelines can contact the Postal Inspection Service. To help mark National Preparedness Month, the Postal Service is reminding employees what to do in an “active shooter” situation. USPS is not aware of any specific threats against the organization. An active shooter is anyone who kills or attempts to kill […]

Watch: Michigan delinquents steal mail out of mailboxes, open letters exposing personal information

Watch: Michigan delinquents steal mail out of mailboxes, open letters exposing personal information

JACKSON, Mich. (WILX) – It may seem like a petty act of vandalism but it’s also a serious crime that has people in one Mid-Michigan neighborhood worried that their personal information may have been stolen. Residents in one Jackson County neighborhood were surprised to wake up Thursday morning to find their mail scattered about the […]

Former Illinois President of American Postal Workers Union Pleads Guilty to One Count of Embezzling $18,857 in Union Funds

Former Illinois President of American Postal Workers Union Pleads Guilty to One Count of Embezzling $18,857 in Union Funds

On July 12, 2017, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, Lonzell Moore, former President of American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 1730 (located in Des Plaines, Ill.), pled guilty to one count of embezzling $18,857 in union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The guilty plea […]

Former Treasurer Of Michigan Rural Letter Carriers Association Pleads Guilty to One Count of Willful Failure to Maintain Union Records

Former Treasurer Of Michigan Rural Letter Carriers Association Pleads Guilty to One Count of Willful Failure to Maintain Union Records

On July 10, 2017, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Brenda Schaefer, former Treasurer of National Rural Letter Carriers Association (NRLCA) Local 39 (located in Chesterfield, Mich.), pled guilty to one count of willful failure to maintain union records, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 439(a). The guilty plea follows […]