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10/18/17
Amazon taking over package rooms of largest apartments - Comments (Count)
Postal workers to rally against job cuts in Boston area - Comments (Count)
Legislation Would Allow Postal Service to Ship Alcoholic Beverages - Comments (Count)
Postal worker leaves package exposed on back of truck - Comments (Count)
USPS accepting requests from employees who want to volunteer to work in Puerto Rico - Comments (Count)
10/17/17
Someone torches Pasco mail worker's SUV - Comments (Count)
Former postal supervisor admits to embezzling nearly $16K - Comments (Count)
Des Moines USPS to hire 250 before the holidays - Comments (Count)
$20,000 reward for arrest in robbery of Lake Park mail carrier - Comments (Count)
PHOTOS: Postal carrier vehicle struck on Hwy 55 - Comments (Count)
In Sumner and Bonney Lake, they wonder: Where is our mail? - Comments (Count)
10/16/17
Amazon's Request for Proposal for 2nd HQ Location (PDF)  |  Amazon HQ2 - Comments (Count)
Having identity thieves steal their mail was bad. Getting the USPS to return it was worse - Comments (Count)
The Story Behind the Viral Wildfire Mail Video - Comments (Count)
APWU: 2018 Social Security COLA Will Be 2.0%: Not Enough to Offset Medicare Part B Premiums - Comments (Count)
Amazon to Add 120,000 Jobs This Holiday Season - Comments (Count)
Postage Due Comic Strip Week 2 - Comments (Count)
10/15/17
Late and missing mail leaves Bonsack woman befuddled - Comments (Count)
Postal carrier for five decades, Larry the mail guy leaves his mark in Capitol environs - Comments (Count)
Fire evacuees find some comfort in picking up their mail - Comments (Count)
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Last Remaining Postal Governor POST DATED Rate Hikes
10.06.2017 - PostalMag.com reports: The last remaining Postal Governor James Bilbray signed several POST DATED orders in November/December 2016 to raise postal rate prices in January 2018, because any price increases must be approved by the postal governors. Currently there are no postal governors because the Senate has not confirmed any new governors in a couple of years. - The Case of the Ghostly Governor - Comments (Count)
USPS Announces New Prices for 2018
10.06.2017 - PostalMag.com reports: The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission today of price changes to take effect on January 21, 2018. The new prices, if approved, include a one cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp from 49 cents to 50 cents. Most Shipping Services products will average a 3.9 percent price increase. - Sellers Face 6 Percent Priority Mail Rate Hike in 2018 - Comments (Count)
OPM Announces 2018 FEHB Program Premiums
10.06.2017 - PostalMag.com reports: The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has announced that the overall average increase in total premiums for the 2018 Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program will rise by an average of four percent. - Private Sector Bracing for 50% Health Premium Hike - Comments (Count)
USPS OIG Report on City Carriers Working Past 6PM
9.19.2017 - PostalMag.com reports: The USPS OIG recently investigated 15 randomly selected delivery units in the Bay Valley District. The OIG selected the Bay Valley District for review because it has the fourth highest percentage of instances of carriers returning after 6 p.m. in the nation. The investigation found that only 72 percent of city carriers and CCAs in these units returned by 6 p.m. with some on the street as late as 10 p.m. - Comments (Count)
Senator wants firings after postal workers accused of delaying mail delivery
9.19.2017 - The Billings Gazette reports: "Tester wrote the U.S. Postmaster General on Monday after the Office of Inspector General revealed that more than 2 billion mailed items were delayed nationwide over a year's time. Investigators also discovered postal workers manipulating mail delivery time records and inaccurately reporting delayed mail. Several postal employees, including some in Montana, reported mail being intentionally delayed so workers on another shift would have something to do." - USPS OIG Report: Delayed Mail Validation - Comments (Count)
Analysis: Postal woes demand jump in stamp price to 60 cents
9.07.2017 - Associated Press reports: "A 60 cent postage stamp? The U.S. Postal Service would have to boost prices for mailing letters and packages by nearly 20 percent -- the biggest one-time increase in its history -- to avoid bankruptcy and improve delivery service, an industry analysis says. That means the price of a first-class stamp could jump from 49 cents to nearly 60 cents -- if the post office gets the power to raise stamp rates beyond the rate of inflation." - Comments (Count)

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