Tag: Postal Service

Legislation Would Extend Appeal Rights to Some Postal Employees

By on February 21, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Extend Appeal Rights to Some Postal Employees

Legislation has been introduced in Congress to extend MSPB appeal rights to approximately 7,500 Postal Service employees.

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Postal Service Posts $200 Million Net Loss in Q1

By on February 15, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Postal Service Posts $200 Million Net Loss in Q1

The Postal Service announced that it suffered a $200 million net loss in the first quarter of FY 2017.

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Legislation Introduced to Reform Postal Employees’ Benefits

By on February 1, 2017 in Agency News, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced to Reform Postal Employees’ Benefits

Legislation has been introduced in the House that would make a number of reforms to the Postal Service including changes to current and retired Postal employees’ benefits.

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Postal Service to Stop Offering Services at Staples

on January 5, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Postal Service has announced it will stop offering services at Staples.

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NLRB Orders Postal Union to Pay Back Members

on December 15, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The National Labor Relations Board, a federal labor arbiter, ordered the Postal Workers Union to return more than $700,000 to about 7,000 workers who lost job opportunities to outsourcing.

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Theft of $25 Gift Card Costs Postal Employee His Job

on November 25, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
A veteran Lansing postal worker who admitted to stealing a $25 movie theater gift card dodged federal prison, but lost his job.  

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Postal Service Health Benefits and Prescription Drugs for the Elderly in the FEHBP: Compounding the Problem

on November 18, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The 2016 Postal Service Reform Act is pending before Congress and may be considered in the lame-duck session in December. The bill would essentially substitute Medicare financing from taxpayers for revenue financing by the Postal Service. The author says there are better solutions than what the bill is proposing.

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Postal Service on a Hiring Spree

on November 16, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Postal Service is looking to hire 500 full-time letter carriers and postal clerks in Massachusetts to meet demand to deliver more packages.

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Former Postal Workers Convicted for Bilking Millions in Workers Comp Fraud Scheme

on November 15, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Two former employees of the U.S. Postal Service from Dallas were convicted on felony offenses stemming from their scheme to defraud the Department of Labor’s Office of Worker’s Compensation Program. Working in conjunction with others, they were able to fraudulently bill the federal government through the OWCP for more than $9.5 million.

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Woman Who Attacked Postal Worker In Delivery Dispute Pleads Guilty To Assault

on November 12, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A Kalamazoo woman who attacked a letter carrier and climbed inside a postal truck looking for her mail pleaded guilty Thursday, Nov. 10 to assaulting a federal employee.

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