USPS responds to PETA circus stamp protest

PETA Statement Response:The U.S. Postal Service is issuing a new collection of Forever stamps showcasing vintage circus posters from the early 18th century. For more than 250 years, the circus has provided amusement for millions of families and children, creating fond memories generation after generation and an economic boost in every town it entertained.

While we hope to celebrate the positive contributions of the circus, the Postal Service respects the rights of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals PETA and supports their worthy causes to ensure ethical and humane treatment of animals.

Just a few years ago, the Postal Service worked together with the Humane Society of America, Petfinder.com and the American Humane Association to release The Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet commemorative stamps to raise awareness of the importance of adopting companion animals from shelters to help prevent the senseless euthanizing of millions of animals every year.The Postal Service is always seeking strong ideas for stamps that may prove popular with the public, and we are committed to topics that promote the well-being and humane treatment of all animals.

The pipeline problem at the Postal Service

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Add yet another problem to the many confronting the beleaguered U.S. Postal Service. Its bench of leaders is growing old.

In a report released Monday, the postal inspector general’s office said that 35 percent of postal executives were eligible for retirement as of 2012, and it expects 49 percent will be eligible by 2015. Making matters worse: About 30 percent of the people currently being groomed to succeed them are in a position to retire, too. That number will balloon to 73 percent in the next seven years.

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Royal Mail Says No Pay Rise for CEO Moya Greene

How will she manage on just £1.2 million a year??

Moya Greene, Chief Executive of Royal Mail GroupLONDON — The remuneration committee of Britain’s newly privatised postal firm Royal Mail ruled out a pay rise for chief executive Moya Greene on Tuesday, avoiding a potential run-in with its largest investor, the British government.

Royal Mail, at the centre of a political storm after critics claimed Britain’s October sale of a 60 percent stake in the firm short-changed the taxpayer, said the committee had taken into account Greene’s wishes in its decision not to propose a base pay increase or new incentive arrangements.

The absence of a pay hike for Greene, who was paid a total of 1.22 million pounds in 2012-13, removes any potential for conflict over remuneration with the government, which still holds a 30 percent stake in the firm, and has taken a tough stance on rising executive pay.

Read more: Royal Mail Says No Pay Rise for CEO Moya Greene – NYTimes.com.

West Palm Beach: Man scams post office out of $40,000

Postal Clerks became suspicious when a man came in asking to buy hundreds of rolls of stamps with a check and didn’t want to show his ID.

Postal employees were purposely trying to keep him there so they could get a picture of him and alert inspectors.

“He got nervous, waiting for so long for us to attend to him, and he wasn’t getting his goods. And he got nervous, left the check, and walked out of the building,” said Customer Service Manager, Melinda Martel. Continue reading

Video: Letters from USPS cause confusion on Guam

Guam – The nightmare continues as residents are confused by the letters sent out by the United States Postal Service.

It is a postal nightmare that started when residents began reporting that they were not receiving their mail following the implementation of high speed computer technology that sorts mail automatically and rejects those addresses not inputted in the USPA data base. Technology that was supposed to speed through mail has instead created confusion. As we reported in order to receive your mail USPS recommends you use the addresses provided to you.

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Residents around the island are receiving letters such as this from the United States Postal Service notifying them of their correct addresses. These letters are also clustering and eliminating entire villages enraging individuals such as Sinajana Mayor Robert Hoffman whose village has apparently been clustered under Hagatna.

Mayor Hoffman says he has been receiving calls from angry and irate resident questioning why their addresses now read Hagatna instead of Sinajana.

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Postal Workers to Canada Post: Turn It Around By Creating New and Better Services

Canada-Post-OTTAWA – The Canadian Union of Postal Workers CUPW is stepping up its campaign for better postal services and innovations such as postal banking in the wake of Canada Post’s latest annual report.

“Our postal system is a valuable public service available to all who live in this country and that’s how it should stay. We need to believe in its future and help it grow, not kill another public service with cutbacks that will drive customers away,” said Denis Lemelin, National President of CUPW.

An international symposium recently held in Ottawa discussed the possibility of bringing back the postal bank in Canada, which had flourished from the days of Confederation to the late 1960s. A Stratcom poll in April 2014 showed that 64% of respondents supported the idea of a postal bank. Canada Post had also been looking at the idea but refuses to release the results of its postal banking study for public review.

“Canada Post shouldn’t be engaging in a planned demolition of public postal service,” said Lemelin. “This annual report is a clear sign that the present managers of Canada Post need to rethink their plans.”

Jamesport NY postmaster arrested on larceny, other charges

From the Riverhead Local:

The postmaster of the Jamesport Post Office has been arrested on larceny, falsifying business records and official misconduct charges. Riverhead police said they assisted the U.S. Postal Service office of the inspector general with the arrest today.

The Jamesport postmaster, Marie Puccio, 52, of Rocky Point, is accused of falsifying her time sheet and stealing $60 in petty cash over a period of time, according to Riverhead Police Det. David Freeborn. The alleged false time sheet entries totaled $1,935 in wages, he said.

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Virginia postal worker gets jail time for embezzlement

EASTVILLE — A woman who embezzled money from the Cape Charles post office will serve five days in jail.

Shamane Stephens, 42, of Norfolk, has paid restitution of $769.89, the amount a post office investigator estimated to have been stolen.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Bruce Jones said the woman voided the sale after a customer made a cash purchase of stamps and kept the money.

“She did it many times,” said Jones and repaid some, but not all, of the money when she got a paycheck.

Read more: Nancy Court: Woman gets jail for stealing from Post Office | The Daily Times | delmarvanow.com.