LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nearly 150 U.S. Postal Service employees across the Las Vegas metro area have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been suspected of having the virus since the agency began tracking cases, the I-Team has learned.
In all, 115 confirmed cases were reported with 28 other cases listed as unconfirmed, according to data obtained by the I-Team. Late Tuesday, the I-Team also confirmed a new case of COVID-19 at the Henderson post office.
BETHESDA, Md. (FOX 5 DC) – Concerns about the mail have been high for many months now since reports that the U.S. Postal Service was scaling back in overtime and was also removing sorting equipment. Continue reading →
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced today that a former postal employee who participated in a scheme to ship and distribute marijuana which was mailed from California to Huntington pled guilty in federal court. Continue reading →
Miami, Florida – A Miami Beach postal carrier has been charged with theft of mail and deprivation of the right to vote, announced U.S. Attorney Ariana Fajardo Orshan of the Southern District of Florida and Special Agent in Charge Scott Pierce of the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, Southern Area Field Office (USPS-OIG). Continue reading →
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced today that for plan year 2021, the average total premiums for current non-Postal employees and retirees enrolled in plans under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program will increase 3.6 percent. This year’s increase is lower than last year’s increase. Continue reading →
“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”
While it isn’t the official U.S. Postal Service motto, it’s something mailwoman Amy Bezerra has kept to for the past 25 years. And now, we can add COVID-19 to that list of things that postal workers press through. Continue reading →
On October 7, 2020, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Yvette Luster, former Treasurer of Postal Mail Handlers Local 314 (located in St. Louis, Mo.), was charged with one count of embezzlement of labor union assets in the amount of $184,138, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). Continue reading →
SAN FRANCISCO – A federal jury convicted Ross Gordon Laverty of multiple felonies in connection with mailing two explosive devices with the intent to injure or kill his targets, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and U.S. Postal Inspection Service Inspector in Charge Rafael Nuñez. Continue reading →
PORTLAND, Ore.—A former U.S. Postal Service employee was sentenced to federal prison today for stealing mobile phones out of packages at the Portland postal sorting facility, announced U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams. Continue reading →