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Is Your Post Office Safe and Well-Maintained? | USPS Office of Inspector General

AA_FacilityConditionReviews_NortheastArea_600x450In a 2015 report, the OIG identified poor working conditions at a Post Office in New Mexico. We found problems with heating and air conditioning, lighting, electrical, and plumbing systems as well as deteriorating building conditions. As a result of the deplorable conditions we found, the OIG is conducting a series of facility condition reviews […]

Posted on 27 May 2016 | 7:49 pm

A Memorial Day message from PMG Megan J. Brennan

brennanThe following message is from PMG Megan J. Brennan: As we prepare to celebrate Memorial Day, I would ask that all postal employees remember those who have died while serving in our country’s armed forces. We should never forget the ultimate sacrifice that our service men and women have made in defense of America and […]

Posted on 27 May 2016 | 7:48 pm

Requirements for flying U.S., POW-MIA flags at postal facilities for Memorial Day

pow-mia-flagsMay 30 is Memorial Day, one of six days each year Postal Service facilities area required to fly the POW-MIA flag. The flag honors the sacrifices made by members of the armed forces held as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action. Facilities that are open on the holiday must fly the U.S. […]

Posted on 27 May 2016 | 7:47 pm

USPS Chief Information Officer (CIO) Kristin Seaver outlines strategy at leadership conference

CIOLeadershipConference_large-storyurged managers and executives to stay mission-focused during a recent CIO leadership conference. Seaver, who was appointed CIO in April, outlined her vision to align technology with USPS business goals and deliver exceptional customer service. CIO executives discussed the current state of their organization and how to ensure it remains “future ready” to meet the […]

Posted on 27 May 2016 | 7:33 pm

U.S. Postal Service to announce innovative new stamp products at World Stamp Show-NY 2016

newappsNEW YORK CITY — The U.S. Postal Service will announce several new and innovative stamp products during the World Stamp Show-NY 2016, which begins Saturday, May 28 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. The new products include The World Stamp Show Souvenir Portfolio, a book with a number of impressive digital […]

Posted on 27 May 2016 | 7:32 pm

Rare ‘Inverted Jenny’ stamp could sell for $1.6 million 

160524113520-inverted-jenny-stamp-nccorig-00003819-large-169There are only 100 “Inverted Jenny” stamps in existence. So when one goes on sale, it’s a big deal. The stamps are known for the printing error that created them. On the stamps is an image of the first plane used for airmail: The Curtiss Jenny. It’s an image that’s on thousands of stamps printed […]

Posted on 27 May 2016 | 7:31 pm

Wish You Were Here: How Old Postcards Are Finding A New Audience

marcus_laddLong before texting, Twitter, and Instagram, the best way to get a short message to a friend or loved one was to send a postcard. They could be found almost everywhere and people delighted in mailing pictures from their travels, or simply collecting them for fun. Miami University has hundreds of thousands of postcards and […]

Posted on 27 May 2016 | 7:30 pm

The U.S. Postal Service Gears Up for the Highly Anticipated World Stamp Show

WorldStampShowPreview_large-storyIt’s finally here—the 2016 World Stamp Show. What makes the World Stamp Show unique is that thisstamp extravaganza only happens every 10 years. The show draws stamp collectors, dealers, stamp exhibitors and mail delivery organizations, including the U.S. Postal Service, to the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, where this mega-event is held. This […]

Posted on 27 May 2016 | 7:29 pm

N.J man, 80, ‘critical’ after being hit by post office truck

uspsflagUNION CITY — An 80-year-old man is in critical condition after being hit by a U.S. Postal Service tractor trailer early yesterday morning, authorities said. At about 7 a.m., the 28-foot truck — driven by a 67-year-old Secaucus resident — was traveling south on New York Avenue when it hit an 80-year-old Passaic man near the 30th Street […]

Posted on 27 May 2016 | 7:27 pm

N.J. postal worker allegedly hoarded mail for 2 years

uspstraycartSPOTSWOOD — A Spotswood postal carrier is under investigation after allegedly hoarding mail two years old, according to the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (USPS OIG). The inspector general’s office said the old mail was allegedly found in the worker’s vehicle, but would not release any further information on how it was discovered or […]

Posted on 27 May 2016 | 7:23 pm

Postal Workers, Supporters Urge 250,000 Stamp Collectors At NYC Trade Show to Join Campaign to Support USPS | APWU

apwu65For Immediate Release 05/27/2016 – NEW YORK – The mail always seems to get through somehow, but how do you get a crucial message about mail through to the public? Start with the world’s largest stamp show. Members of the American Postal Workers will reach out to stamp collectors at the upcoming World Stamp Show […]

Posted on 27 May 2016 | 7:22 pm

Letter carrier accused of indecent assaults found dead

A woman exits the new post office on Seventh Street on Wednesday.A U.S. Postal Service mail carrier from Coplay, charged last week with three indecent assaults, was found dead in his home Thursday night, according to the Lehigh County coroner. Robert Joseph Wechsler, 60, was pronounced dead at 6:30 p.m. at his home in the 200 block of Maple Street. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday […]

Posted on 27 May 2016 | 7:15 pm

Former Postal Worker Pleads Guilty To Stealing Mail Ordered Prescriptions

prescription-drug-addictions((POSEY CO.) – A former Posey County postal carrier is admitting he stole packages instead of delivering them. Lucas Kost pled guilty to theft and possession of a controlled substance after stealing prescriptions sent in the mail. A judge sentenced him to one year probation, but if he gets in trouble, he’s off to jail. […]

Posted on 27 May 2016 | 7:11 pm

Couple following mail carrier arrested in Burbank

Arrest1A man and a woman who were spotted following a U.S. Postal Service carrier in Burbank were arrested when officers found drugs, stolen mail and credit cards and personal checks in other people’s names in their vehicle, police said Wednesday.The suspects — identified as Rane Melkom, 30, of Burbank, and Sharis Hambarchian, 29, of Glendale […]

Posted on 26 May 2016 | 6:46 pm

Dog Bites and Anthrax Exposure: All Part of the Job

dogbitePostal carriers weather rain and snow, suffer muscle injuries from all that walking, and develop shoulder problems after years of carrying heavy bags of mail. Not only that, 6,549 of them were attacked by dogs in 2015, according to the U.S. Postal Service. Across the country, workers of all types face occupational risks you may […]

Posted on 26 May 2016 | 6:43 pm

Mail carriers learn to handle dogs on the job

635998545482406210-160526-djs-postal-carrier-canine-safety-02On Wednesday morning, Doman and about 100 other mail carriers at the West York Post Office were given a brief presentation by York County Sheriff K-9 Handler Lt. David Godfrey and his K-9 officer, Capt. Dargo Bret Silver, on how to appropriately handle dogs while on the job. Demonstration: “No one expects you to get that bite just because […]

Posted on 26 May 2016 | 6:34 pm

Osceola County postal worker accused of stealing mail from his route

Osceola_County_postal_worker_accused_of__0_4506381_ver1.0_640_360A longtime United States Postal Service worker is accused of stealing mail from his route for years. Investigators said they found several hundred pieces of mail, dating back two years, in Victor Sanchez’s garage after receiving a tip earlier this month he was destroying stolen mail. Sanchez, 48, was a rural letter carrier working out of […]

Posted on 26 May 2016 | 6:33 pm