Video: A job that really delivers

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Monday, Dec. 15, is the busiest day of the year for deliveries, making an already tough job, even more challenging.

They work in the rain, the snow, and everything in between. Mail carriers are a hearty bunch, and right now the USPS is looking for some more help.

To get a taste of this job we met up with Dan Lidduck, a 17-year veteran mail carrier who still loves his job. Yet which part he likes might surprise you.

Lidduck said about the cold weather, "I like it outside. These days are better."

via A job that really delivers – WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg – #YourNextJob.

Proposed consolidation of postmaster organizations moves forward

From NAPUS:

The proposed consolidation of NAPUS and the League of Postmasters has progressed to written submission of Chapter Bylaws, Articles of Incorporation and National Bylaws for the new organization. The documents are the results of discussion, collaboration and compromise by the committee working on the consolidation. Representing NAPUS on the committee was National Secretary Treasurer, Dan Heins, from MN and retired Postmaster and National Parliamentarian John Galera, from HI. Representing the League of Postmasters was retired Postmaster, Jack Jameson, from NC and retired Postmaster, John Olson, from MN.

The new proposed organization will be incorporated as a non-profit organization and shall be known as the “Postmasters and Managers of America” (PMA).

The proposed Chapter By Law provide a template for the state chapters to use to ensure compliance with new national bylaws and consistency with between state chapters.

The proposed Articles of Incorporation define purpose of PMA, as well as new member classifications.

The proposed national Bylaws provide information on dues, Executive Boards and their duties, conventions and committees.

Extensive discussion of the proposed consolidation of the organizations will be held at our Leadership Conference in March. The vote for consolidation will be held at each organization’s national conventions to be held later this year.

Letter carrier truck catches fire in Paris, Texas

From the Paris, Texas News:

Fire destroyed a Paris Post Office delivery truck Thursday afternoon but the letter carrier was able to save the mail.

Firefighters responded to a vehicle fire in the 3200 block of Robin Road shortly before 2 p.m. to find the mail truck ablaze, according to Paris Fire Marshal/Assistant Chief Dale Maberry.

via Letter carrier truck catches fire on Paris street – theparisnews.com: News.

Video: Former Missouri mail carrier now delivering doughnuts

STODDARD COUNTY, MO (KFVS) –

An 81-year-old Bloomfield, Missouri man delivers doughnuts to more than 100 people each week. The retired mail carrier said delivering is just what he does.

Billy Lee’s delivery route starts in Dexter every Friday at 7 a.m. Lee carries very precious packages. The doughnuts are individually wrapped with paper towels and hand delivered.

“He does it every week,” one doughnut recipient said.

From offices to homes to local shops, everyone is sure glad to see him.

KFVS12 News

“I think Bill is a great guy doing all this,” one shop owner said.

Billy said he’s been delivering for around 50 years total. For about 40 years he carried mail, then he switched to something sweeter.

Read more: Former mail carrier now delivering doughnuts – KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff.

Former Maryland letter carrier sentenced to prison for stealing over 20,000 pieces of mail

uspsoigBaltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced Jeffrey L. Shipley, age 48, of Millersville, Maryland today to 20 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for stealing and destroying mail while employed as a postal employee. Judge Hollander also entered an order that Shipley pay $19,358.75 in restitution.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; and Special Agent in Charge Paul Bowman of the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General.

According to his plea agreement, Shipley worked as a postal service carrier beginning in 1993. From about 2005 to March 10, 2014, Shipley stole and embezzled mail. Shipley was a letter carrier at the Brooklyn Carrier Annex from 1994 to January 2007, at the Parkville Branch until August 2007, and at the Catonsville Carrier Annex from August 4, 2007 to 2014.

Shipley embezzled mail that he was entrusted to deliver on his assigned route, and stole mail directly from the Catonsville Carrier Annex that was not part of his assigned route. Shipley also took Postal Service property, including stools, mail bags, signs and a mirror, valued at over $500.

Agents executed a search warrant at Shipley’s residence on March 10, 2014 and at a storage facility that he rented in Glen Burnie on April 18, 2014. Agents seized 20,413 pieces of mail, including gift cards and credit cards. Agents also seized 55 gift cards and 15 credit cards which were located separately from the stolen and embezzled mail, along with prescription bottles of medicine, checks, passports, a U.S. citizenship and immigration card, jewelry, clothes, books, a Nook, sunglasses and other items.

The total loss resulting from the scheme is over $10,000 and involved over 250 victims.

via Former Postal Service Employee Sentenced For Stealing And Embezzling Over 20,000 Pieces Of Mail.

Proposed consolidation of NAPUS and the League moves forward

From NAPUS:

The proposed consolidation of NAPUS and the League of Postmasters has progressed to written submission of Chapter Bylaws, Articles of Incorporation and National Bylaws for the new organization. The documents are the results of discussion, collaboration and compromise by the committee working on the consolidation. Representing NAPUS on the committee was National Secretary Treasurer, Dan Heins, from MN and retired Postmaster and National Parliamentarian John Galera, from HI. Representing the League of Postmasters was retired Postmaster, Jack Jameson, from NC and retired Postmaster, John Olson, from MN.

The new proposed organization will be incorporated as a non-profit organization and shall be known as the “Postmasters and Managers of America” (PMA).

The proposed Chapter By Law provide a template for the state chapters to use to ensure compliance with new national bylaws and consistency with between state chapters.

The proposed Articles of Incorporation define purpose of PMA, as well as new member classifications.

The proposed national Bylaws provide information on dues, Executive Boards and their duties, conventions and committees.

Extensive discussion of the proposed consolidation of the organizations will be held at our Leadership Conference in March. The vote for consolidation will be held at each organization’s national conventions to be held later this year.

Army Vet mailing Christmas money to son in Air Force claims postal worker stole $150

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.– An Army veteran discovers a gift card he mailed to his son in the Air Force was stolen and used at an Oklahoma City Chinese restaurant.

The veteran believes a postal worker may be responsible.

The grandfather says he took extra steps in an attempt to make sure his Christmas card didn’t go missing. But it did, even after he allegedly put it directly in a mail drop box inside the post office.

Now, he wants to find the person who went on a shopping spree with his family’s Christmas money.

Read more: Army Vet mailing Christmas money to son in Air Force claims postal worker stole $150 | KFOR.com.

NJ motorist, blinded by sun, crashes into letter carrier sorting mail at rear of LLV

A New Jersey letter carrier has been injured while sorting mail at the back of an LLV, according to the Parsippany Daily Record:

HANOVER – A motorist on Whippany Road, temporarily blinded by the late afternoon sun, crashed into a postal truck that was stopped in the right lane of Whippany Road Thursday, according to police.

The postal worker, whose name was not available, had been sorting mail in the back of the truck when it was hit from behind. The worker was taken to Morristown Medical Center with unspecified injuries. They were not believed to be life-threatening, police said.

Read more: Whippany Road motorist, blinded by sun, crashes into postal truck.