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Video: Registered sex offender will continue to deliver mail despite complaints

Haysville, Kan. –

We’re beginning to get a better idea of the United States Postal Service’s stance and policy when it comes to hiring and employing registered sex offenders.

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On Thursday, Eyewitness News learned a registered sex offender delivers mail to neighborhoods in Wichita and Haysville. From what we have been able to gather from USPS, he will continue to be able to do so.

Earlier this week we told you the convicted sex offender would no longer deliver mail to two Haysville Schools. But people who live near the school were worried the offender would still deliver mail in their neighborhood.

"I understand the guy needs a job, there’s no denying that, but he doesn’t need to be in a neighborhood full of kids," said Bob McKedy who filed a formal complaint with the United States Postal Service.

Friday morning, an inspector with USPS showed up at his door to address the complaint.

"He said registered sex offenders do have a right to deliver mail. He said we can’t stop it, he says that’s their right as long as they’re not doing anything to cause any problems in your neighborhood, he will continue to deliver the mail as he has been," said McKedy.

As for the policy, McKedy says he was told the postal service will hire sex offenders.

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Video: Postmaster General’s Business Focus Message for Employees

In the March Edition of Postmaster General Megan Brennan’s "Business Focus," the PMG discusses how the Postal Pulse survey will help improve USPS workplaces. The Postal Pulse features shorter questions that will allow USPS to better leverage employees’ feedback.

The Gallup organization is administering the 2015 survey, which began March 16 and will continue through Friday, April 3. Beginning in 2016, employees will receive the survey twice yearly.

“I urge you to take the survey so we can better help you do the best job possible,” Brennan says.

Individual responses aren’t shared with managers or supervisors, the PMG says. “They’re confidential. You have my commitment on that point.”

Additionally, the PMG discusses initiatives to help USPS grow its business, including the new My USPS.com package-tracking app.

The app relies on data produced by the new Mobile Delivery Devices (MDDs), which letter and rural carriers use to scan packages upon delivery.

Approximately 100,000 MDDs have been deployed. All carriers are scheduled to receive them by Sept. 30.

“For the My USPS.com concept to work, we need timely and accurate scans,” Brennan says.

The PMG also discusses a promotion to get more businesses to use technology to enliven their mailpieces, and then she concludes with praise for employees.

“Thank you for your hard work, your service, and for making our customers your top priority,” she says.

via USPS Business Focus March 2015 – YouTube.

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USPS to delay April 26 rate adjustments

The US Postal Service announced today that it will hold off on rate adjustments scheduled to take effect on April 26. The adjustments, which involve First Class Mail, Special Services and Competitive Products, have already been approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission. Rates affecting Standard Mail, Periodicals and Package Services, however, have not been approved, after the PRC twice rejected USPS rate requests for those classes of mail, saying they were “riddled with errors”, and failed to comply with the law.

The USPS says it doesn’t want to burden customers with multiple implementation dates for different classes, and will set a new date for implementation once it manages to sort out the faulty submissions. It did not offer an estimate of how long that might take.

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Arbitrator Sustains APWU Grievance on Motor Vehicle Craft Subcontracting

apwulogo3/27/2015 Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg has sustained the MVS Craft Step 4 dispute in Case # Q10V-4Q-C 14125953, regarding contracting out Postal Vehicle Service work.

The MVS Craft initiated the dispute in response to the USPS April 26, 2013, notice to the APWU that management was “considering subcontracting the highway movement of mail in approximately 162 Postal Vehicle Service (PVS) sites nationwide.” The notice came on the heels of the Postal Service’s attempt to contract out the entire PVS operation in the state of California.

The union filed a national-level dispute, charging that it was improper for the USPS to even consider such an action because management had failed to comply with provisions of the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement, including the MVS Jobs Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), and the MOU on Contracting or Insourcing of Contracted Services.

The USPS denied the union’s requests for information and ignored our correspondence. Read More

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PRC Evaluates USPS Performance in 2014 Annual Compliance Determination

prcWashington, DC – Today the Postal Regulatory Commission issued its 2014 Annual Compliance Determination assessing the pricing and service performance standards of the Postal Service in fiscal year 2014 (39 U.S.C. Section 3653). The Commission’s review is based on the exigency rates approved in Docket No. R2013-11 for Market Dominant products. Principal findings include:

  • Twenty-six workshare discounts do not comply with section 3622(e) of the law. Workshare discounts that exceed avoided costs adversely affect Postal Service finances because they incent mailers to perform worksharing that the Postal Service could have done on a less costly basis.
  • Seven noncompensatory Market Dominant products are identified: Periodicals In-County, Periodicals Outside County, Standard Flats, Standard Parcels, Media/Library Mail, Inbound Letter Post and Stamp Fulfillment Services. The Postal Service is directed to provide a detailed analysis in its next Annual Compliance Report of the progress made in improving cost coverage for Periodicals. With respect to Standard Mail Flats, the Commission finds that the Postal Service is making progress toward addressing its cost coverage shortfall and that no further remedial action is required at this time.
  • Revenue for two Competitive products failed to cover attributable costs and therefore do not comply with the law: International Money Transfer Service – Inbound, and International Money Transfer Service – Outbound.
  • The Postal Service met its service performance targets for Presorted First-Class Letters/Postcards (Overnight and 2-Day), while performance results for Periodicals and Package Services fell short despite initiatives to increase performance.

The full report, including an executive summary, is available at www.prc.gov, along with related documents under Docket No. ACR2014.

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Buffalo CCA admits throwing away mail

US-Department-Of-Justi_fmtBrian Jaszczak, a 24 year old City Carrier Assistant in Buffalo, has admitted in court that he discarded mail meant for delivery along his route. In December Jaszczak was observed discarding several pieces of mail into a “garbage tote”. He subsequently admitted that he had thrown mail away on other occasions as well.

Jaszczak faces up to six months in prison and a fine of up to $5,000 when he is sentenced on July 15

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Two Missouri postal workers indicted

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced two postal workers were indicted by a federal grand jury today, in separate and unrelated cases, for stealing thousands of pieces of mail and for stealing money from a cash drawer.

USA v. Thompson

US-Department-Of-Justi_fmtDavid Thompson, 54, of Warrensburg, Mo., was charged with the delay and destruction of mail by a postal employee. Thompson, who began his career with the U.S. Postal Service in 1990, was the regular mail carrier assigned to a delivery route from the Warrensburg post office on 201 E. Gay Street.

Today’s indictment alleges that Thompson stole at least 20,000 pieces of mail addressed to 5,571 recipients. Thompson allegedly threw the mail into a dumpster or kept it in his house and personal vehicle rather than delivering the mail to its recipients. Read More

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Deaf man falls on ice and breaks his arm- rural carrier comes to his rescue

goodnewsAlma, IL, Rural Carrier Larry Shanafelt was delivering mail when he saw a man crawling toward a trailer. The man, who is deaf, had been struggling for several hours to get inside after slipping on ice. Shanafelt reassured the man in sign language, covered him with blankets and called 911. Emergency responders took the man to a hospital where he was treated for a broken arm.

via USPS News Link – Heroes Corner Archive – March 2015.

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PRC wants to know why USPS ignored exigency revenue reporting requirements

The Postal Regulatory Commission has been getting tough with the postal service lately, rejecting a negotiated service agreement with Discover that didn’t make financial sense, and twice returning USPS requests for rate adjustments that the PRC said were “riddled with errors”.

Now the PRC wants to know why the USPS hasn’t bothered to file a report on revenue from the exigency rate adjustment that was due over a month ago:

prcThe Postal Service has not filed the report that was due February 16, 2015, and as of today it is 36 days late.

The Commission is concerned about the Postal Service’s failure to comply with Order No. 2075, failure to inform the Commission and mailers when its report will be filed, and failure to explain the circumstances that gave rise to the omission… The Postal Service’s delays to date, especially the most recent delay in providing this information, cause the Commission to question the Postal Service’s ability to submit necessary reports on the exigent surcharge revenue collection in the future.

Therefore, the Commission orders the Postal Service to: comply with Order No. 2075 by filing the quarterly surcharge revenue collection update as soon as practicable, but no later than March 27, 2015; explain, as soon as practicable, but no later than March 27, 2015, the circumstances giving rise to the delay; and provide, as soon as practicable, but no later than April 3, 2015, its plan to ensure that future submissions, including the quarterly reports and the future bi-weekly estimates, will be timely and in compliance with Order Nos. 2075 and 2319.

Document Details | Postal Regulatory Commission.

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Video: Convicted sex offender, mail carrier taken off school’s delivery route

From KAKE Wichita Kansas:

WICHITA — A convicted sex offender and mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service has been reassigned after concerns that he was going to deliver to local schools.

Haysville Schools say the Postal Service changed Donald Nalley’s route, but he will continue to deliver mail on a different route.

USD 261 spokesperson Liz Hames tells KAKE News that they found out a convicted sex offender was assigned to deliver mail to two of their schools including Ruth Clark Elementary and Campus High School. Hames says the Ruth Clark principal contacted the Postal Service a couple weeks ago and they changed his route before he started delivering to the schools.

Parents are left wondering why the Postal Service would give him this route in the first place.

USPS records show that Nalley is a regular city carrier, hired in 1997. In 2011 he was convicted of felony sexual exploitation of a child.

Read more: Convicted sex offender, mail carrier taken off Haysville Schools route.