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When Less Costs More Than It Should

It seems a simple equation: processing costs should decrease as mail volumes decline. Except that’s not happening. And it’s hurting the U.S. Postal Service’s bottom ...
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America’s most popular government agency: The Postal Service

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays the American public from holding the U.S. Postal Service in a favorable light. A new ...
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Package Security Enhancements Begin This Month

WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service is increasing the safety and security of its collection box procedures through a modification of the long-standing Aviation ...
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USPS recognizes employees with disabilities during National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and the Postal Service is joining organizations across the nation to recognize the contributions and talents of employees ...
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USPS offers callers self-service options

Callers to the 800-ASK-USPS help line are being offered more ways to receive assistance, part of the organization’s efforts to improve customers’ experiences. All calls ...
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USPS wants to hear your Santa stories

If you’re a Postal Service employee who has special memories involving Santa Claus, the organization wants to hear from you. Each year, USPS offers Operation ...
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USPS withdraws contract termination notices after UPU commitment

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has notified negotiated-service agreement (NSA) holders that NSAs will stand through their natural termination dates after U.S. officials announced ...
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30 Most Powerful Unions in America includes 3 postal unions

Few things have been as important to the development of a strong middle class in America as the labor union. In their heyday, labor unions ...
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Most Postal Trucks Don’t Have Air Conditioning. That’s Bad News for Birth Control

In July, a mail carrier in Phoenix, Arizona, claimed to have cooked a steak to an internal temperature of 142 degrees Fahrenheit—medium rare—on the dashboard of his ...
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How a Broken Pay System Forced Postal Supervisors to Take USPS to Court

In late July, the National Association of Postal Supervisors filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service, challenging its administration of the pay system ...
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A former Pewaukee postal carrier gets probation after stealing more than $6,200 from 621 mail customers

A former United States Postal Service mail carrier who worked in Pewaukee was sentenced to probation after she stole more than $6,200 from her victims. Kelly ...
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Criminal arrested in senseless brutal murder of postal worker

Police say they’ve caught the person responsible for the senseless murder of a U.S. Postal Service worker in South Carolina on Monday. On Saturday, they ...
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11-year-old arrested for Quincy mail carrier attack

QUINCY, IL (WGEM) – The Quincy Police Department announced Sunday the arrest of an 11-year-old girl for an attack on a Quincy mail carrier . According to ...
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Postal worker, a ‘friend to everybody,’ retires after nearly 50 years on the job in Waukegan

Leroy Presley has been weaving a thread in the city of Waukegan’s fabric by delivering mail to its residents for the Waukegan Post Office for ...
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Mail carrier investigated after seen on camera kissing elderly woman in her home

WILMETTE, Ill. — Postal inspectors are investigating a north suburban mailman who was caught on camera kissing an elderly resident. Relatives of an 89-year-old woman ...
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USPS offering $100,000 reward to help solve cold murder case

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information on a 2009 cold case. Tony ...
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins Oct. 1

The Postal Service will mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October by highlighting its semipostal research stamp. Each year in the United States, about 245,000 ...
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APWU Workers Testify During Interest Arbitration Hearings

During the interest arbitration hearings on September 24 and 25, the APWU brought members from the workroom floor to testify to the Arbitration Board, providing ...
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$50,000 reward offered after Columbus USPS carriers robbed

A $50,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of the suspect(s) wanted for the armed robberies of United States Post Office ...
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Shooting death of South Carolina postal worker sparks massive investigation

More than 70 federal, state and local authorities are now investigating the shooting death of United States Postal Service carrier Irene Pressley.
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