PRC to Convene Forum on Improving U.S. Postal Laws

PRC to Convene Forum on Improving U.S. Postal Laws Public Encouraged to Attend January 11 Meeting Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission will convene a public forum at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 11, 2011, at Commission Headquarters to provide interested parties with the opportunity to comment on the effectiveness of current United States postal […]

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 […]

Your Postal Blog and Podcast

Your Postal Blog and Podcast

Your Postal Blog and Monthly Postal Podcast Have you visited Your Postal Podcast – A monthly podcast highlighting USPS news, events and activities. The Podcasts are the creation of PEN’s friend David Rupert and his team with the U.S. Postal Service Western Area Corporate Communications. Also check out their blog – Your Postal Blog

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 […]

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 […]


USPS Employee Tipping/Gift Receiving Policy Every year USPS seems to blanket the news outlets with the policy regarding giving or receiving gifts for postal employees…this year is no different. In PEN’s opinion it seems fine for USPS to give/receive gifts between their management and HQ staff (all year long), but not okay for craft employees. A […]

NALC addresses USPS ‘spin, distortion’ during APWU, NRLCA talks

NALC addresses USPS ‘spin, distortion’ during APWU, NRLCA talks The NALC recently responded to a U.S. Postal Service press release regarding its contract negotiations with the American Postal Workers Union and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, a statement NALC President Fredric V. Rolando said was “full of spin and distortions aimed at influencing public […]