Tag Archives: USPS

FLOTUS Helps Unveil Nancy Reagan “Forever” Stamp

From the United States Postal Service: Today at the White House, the U.S. Postal Service revealed the artwork of a commemorative Forever stamp to celebrate the centennial of former First Lady Nancy Reagan’s birth. The stamp design was unveiled by First Lady Jill Biden; Postmaster General Louis DeJoy; Anne Peterson, niece of Nancy Reagan; and Fred Ryan, chairman of the …

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House Approves Major Overhaul Of USPS Finances

The New York Times reports: The House on Tuesday approved the most significant overhaul of the Postal Service in nearly two decades, seeking to address the beleaguered agency’s financial woes and counter pandemic-era mail delays that became a flash point in the 2020 elections. The service has teetered on the brink of insolvency for years, as repeated efforts to revamp …

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Some Apartment Dwellers Face Glitch In Test Ordering

CNBC reports: While some users said the website was simple and easy to use, others — particularly people who live in apartment buildings — reported problems in social media posts on Tuesday. The Postal Service said addresses not registered as multi-unit buildings could lead to difficulties placing orders. “Every website launch, in our view, comes with risk,” Psaki told reporters …

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Dem Bill Would Have USPS Send N95s To All Homes

The Hill reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and over 50 Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday introduced legislation to send high-quality masks to every American, amid a push to get the public to wear better masks given the omicron surge. The legislation would send every person in the country a package of three N95 masks, which provide significantly better protection than the …

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The Villages USPS Worker Stole 4000 Pieces Of Mail

NBC News reports: In a criminal complaint filed on Jan. 4, U.S. postal inspector David Keith detailed how he found Miranda Farleigh, a 25-year-old former employee of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), had committed theft when she rifled through approximately 4,000 pieces of mail, all of which appeared to hold a holiday and/or greeting card. Farleigh’s parents also played a …

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USPS Seeks Temporary Waiver On Vaccine Mandate

The Washington Post reports: The U.S. Postal Service has asked federal labor officials for a temporary waiver from President Biden’s coronavirus vaccine mandate, setting up a showdown on pandemic safety measures between the president and one of the government’s largest agencies. In a letter dated Jan. 4 to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Deputy Postmaster General Douglas A. Tulino …

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Biden To Oust DeJoy Allies On USPS Governors Board

The Associated Press reports: President Joe Biden announced plans Friday to nominate two new members to the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors, a potential first step in removing Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. Biden is replacing two of DeJoy’s backers on the board, chair Ron Bloom and John Barger. However, the president would likely have to make additional appointments as …

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New Docs Reveal DeJoy’s Multiple Conflicts Of Interest

NBC News reports: New documents detail more than a dozen conflicts of interest Postmaster General Louis DeJoy faced because of his and his family’s investments in a number of companies closely tied to the U.S. Postal Service. Amid ethical concerns and criticism, DeJoy initially recused himself from decision-making related to those companies, fully divesting himself of them under public pressure …

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20 State Attorneys General Sue Over USPS Slowdown

CBS News reports: The U.S. Postal Service’s controversial slowdown of mail delivery that began October 1 is sparking a pushback from 20 attorneys general. On Thursday, the state officials — ranging from California to New York — sued the Postal Regulatory Commission, alleging that the federal oversight agency didn’t fully vet the broad-ranging plan before the USPS moved forward with …

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DeJoy’s Former Company Lands $120M USPS Contract

The Washington Post reports: The U.S. Postal Service will pay $120 million over the next five years to a major logistics contractor that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy previously helped lead and with which his family maintains financial ties, according to DeJoy’s financial disclosure statements. The new contract will deepen the Postal Service’s relationship with XPO Logistics, where DeJoy served as …

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FBI Investigates Postmaster For Political Fundraising

The Washington Post reports: The FBI is investigating Postmaster General Louis DeJoy in connection with campaign fundraising activity involving his former business, according to people familiar with the matter and a spokesman for DeJoy. FBI agents in recent weeks interviewed current and former employees of DeJoy and the business, asking questions about political contributions and company activities, these people said. …

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USPS Raises Mail Rates, Lays Off Hundreds Of Managers

The Washington Post reports:  The U.S. Postal Service is raising rates on letters, magazines and marketing missives as much as 6.9 percent this summer, sending the cost of a first-class stamp from 55 to 58 cents, as the agency leans into an expansive restructuring plan that codifies slower mail delivery and streamlines agency operations. The rate structure announced Friday represents …

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Mailman Guilty Of Trashing Ballots In Dem Stronghold

Via press release from the Justice Department: A U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail carrier from Hudson County today admitted he discarded mail, including 99 general election ballots sent from the Essex County Board of Elections to West Orange, New Jersey, residents, from his assigned routes in Orange and West Orange, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Nicholas Beauchene, 26, …

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USPS Cops Tracking Social Media Posts On Protests

Yahoo News reports: The law enforcement arm of the U.S. Postal Service has been quietly running a program that tracks and collects Americans’ social media posts, including those about planned protests, according to a document obtained by Yahoo News. The details of the surveillance effort, known as iCOP, or Internet Covert Operations Program, have not previously been made public. The …

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Democrats Intro “DeJoy Act” Over USPS Service Cuts

The Washington Post reports: Democrats are swarming to block a key piece of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s 10-year restructuring plan for the U.S. Postal Service, casting doubt on the feasibility of his proposals for achieving financial stability for the agency. A group of House Democrats on Friday introduced legislation to prohibit the Postal Service from lengthening mail-delivery windows and require …

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Postmaster Louis DeJoy Unveils Plan To Cut Services

The Washington Post reports: Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on Tuesday unveiled the largest rollback of consumer mail services in a generation, part of a 10-year plan that includes longer first-class delivery windows, reduced post office hours and higher postage prices. DeJoy presented his long-awaited strategic vision for the U.S. Postal Service during a Tuesday webinar. Portions of the initiative already …

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WaPo: Congress Buried In Complaints Over Slow USPS

The Washington Post reports: As the service crisis at the U.S. Postal Service drags into its eighth month, complaints are reaching a fever pitch. Consumers are inundating members of Congress with stories of late bills — and the late fees they’ve absorbed as a result. Small-business owners are waiting weeks, even months, for checks to arrive, creating cash-flow crunches and …

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DOJ: United To Pay $49 Million In USPS Fraud Case

Via press release from the Justice Department: United Airlines Inc. (United), the world’s third largest airline, has agreed to pay over $49 million to resolve criminal charges and civil claims relating to fraud on postal service contracts for transportation of international mail. United entered into a non-prosecution agreement (NPA) with the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section and agreed to pay $17,271,415 …

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LIVE VIDEO: DeJoy Testifies Before House Committee

The Washington Post reports: Democrats are expected to grill Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and Postal Service board of governors chair Ron Bloom over the agency’s handling of mail over the holidays and delivery issues that have persisted for months, delaying prescription medications, paychecks, bills and more. More than 90 House Democrats have already called for DeJoy’s ouster and many are …

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DeJoy’s USPS Plan: Slower Mail And Higher Prices

The Washington Post reports: Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is preparing to put all first-class mail onto a single delivery track, according to two people briefed on his strategic plan for the U.S. Postal Service, a move that would mean slower and more costly delivery for both consumers and commercial mailers. DeJoy, with the backing of the agency’s bipartisan but Trump-appointed …

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