Tag: Postal Service

U.S. Postal Service Loss Widens in Second Quarter

By on May 10, 2011 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The U.S. Postal Service ended the second quarter of this fiscal year with a $2.2 billion dollar loss. Current financial projections indicate that the Postal Service will have a cash shortfall and will have reached its statutory borrowing limit by the end of the fiscal year. Absent substantial legislative change, the Postal Service will be forced to default on payments to the federal government.

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Five Day Mail Delivery? GAO Weighs In

By on March 29, 2011 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The GAO has issued a report on the potential cost savings vs. risk factors for the USPS moving to a 5 day mail delivery schedule. According to GAO, the new schedule would likely result in substantial savings, however the extent of these savings depends on how effectively it is implemented.

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Former Army Special Forces SGT Wins Reinstatement With Postal Service

By on March 10, 2011 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently held the Postal Service incorrectly terminated a member of the National Guard under false assumptions in that he abandoned his position.

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Federal and Postal Disability Retirement under FERS or CSRS: The Law as a Shield of Compassion

By on February 8, 2011 in Current Events, Retirement with 0 Comments

When a Federal employee finds his medical condition prevents one from performing one or more of the essential elements of the job, he is considered “disabled” under the Law, and therefore eligible for Federal Disability Retirement benefits. Such an individual will often not be accommodated by the Agency, if only because “accommodation”is a difficult requirement to fulfill.

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Padding Time Cards Leads to Removal

By on June 22, 2010 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

A Postal Service supervisor found his 15-year career abruptly ended when the agency caught him “padding” his time and attendance records.

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Moving Closer to Five Day Delivery for Postal Service

By on March 25, 2010 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The Postal Service Board of Governors has approved the agency’s request to move forward with its five-day delivery proposal and to file a request for an advisory opinion with the Postal Regulatory Commission.

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Distinguished Sailors – and all Veterans – Honored by Stamp Release

By on February 8, 2010 in Agency News with 0 Comments

On February 4, the U.S. Postal Service issued “Distinguished Sailors” stamps in honor of four men who served with bravery and distinction during the 20th century.

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Demotion of 28-Year Employee Upheld in Court

By on December 30, 2009 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

An appeals court has let stand the demotion of a Postmaster to a Supervisor in the Sacramento District of the US Postal Service.

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Mitigation or Demotion for this Postal Supervisor?

By on December 26, 2009 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

A post office Supervisor who was demoted to Clerk based on unsatisfactory performance failed to convince the appeals court to mitigate the penalty to a suspension.

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Postal Service Customer Satisfaction Reaches 4-Year High

By on November 13, 2009 in Current Events with 0 Comments

94 percent of customers surveyed rated the Postal Service as “excellent, very good or good” in the period July 1 to Sept. 30, 2009.

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