The health and safety of the Postal Service’s 650,000 employees who work every day to ensure that vital mail and packages are timely delivered to the American people, remains our highest priority. We will continue to take measures to protect the health and safety of our Postal workers that, given the critical role of vaccinations, includes encouraging all to get vaccinated. Continue reading
NEWARK, N.J. – A Hudson County, New Jersey, man today admitted stealing dozens of cell phones from mail that passed through a postal distribution center where he was employed, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Continue reading
NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that ANTOINE MERCHANT, age 32, of New York, New York, pleaded guilty on August 26, 2021 to conspiracy to pass altered U.S. Postal money orders, passing altered U.S. Postal money orders and possessing stolen U.S. government property today before United States District Court Judge Carl J. Barbier of the Eastern District of Louisiana.
On September 9, 2021, the White House released two Executive Orders on vaccinations for COVID-19. Continue reading
The Washington Post reports that the White House now says that postal workers will be subject to a vaccination mandate, contradicting previous reports.
JUST IN: White House official now says USPS workers ARE part of the federal vaccine mandate under OSHA jurisdiction, though technically not under the executive order.
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— Jacob Bogage (@jacobbogage) September 10, 2021
President Biden this afternoon laid out new steps his administration will take to get more Americans to take the COVID-19 vaccine, as right wing politicians appear determined to halt progress on defeating the pandemic.
One big surprise- the White House says the US Postal Service is not included in a new requirement that all federal employees be vaccinated. There was no explanation for the omission, first reported via twitter by the Washington Post’s Jacob Bogage:
PHILADELPHIA – Acting United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that James Chandler, 55, of Philadelphia, PA entered a plea of guilty before United States District Court Judge R. Barclay Surrick to two counts of robbery of a postal employee and one count of kidnapping. Continue reading
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Americans like working for the U.S. Postal Service and are likely to recommend the Postal Service as an employer to others, based on the findings of the 2021 America’s Best Employers By State survey published by Forbes.
Forbes partnered with market research company Statista for the annual listing compiled by surveying 80,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees. Respondents were asked to rate their employers on a variety of criteria, how likely they would be to recommend their employer to others, and to nominate organizations in industries outside their own. Surveys were conducted from Oct. 2020 to June 2021, and the results were divided into 51 rankings, one for each st Continue reading
Jacksonville, Florida – Acting United States Attorney Karin Hoppmann announces the unsealing of an indictment charging James Gregory Sweat (60, Jacksonville) with theft of mail by a United States Postal Service employee. If convicted, Sweat faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison.
According to the indictment, on June 4, 2021, while serving as a United States Postal Service employee, Sweat took a greeting card from the mail and stole cash contained inside.
An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Service – Office of Inspector General. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Scot Morris.
BOSTON – A former U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employee was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for stealing mail, including almost $5,000 in stimulus payments, and making over $16,000 in fraudulent purchases and ATM withdrawals. Continue reading