President orders vaccinations for most federal workers- but not USPS

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:

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USPS Tops Forbes Annual “America’s Best Employers By State” Survey

WASHINGTONSept. 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

Florida Postal Worker Charged With Stealing Mail

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.

Long Island Chiropractor Settles Fraud Allegations Involving USPS

Gary Stein, a licensed chiropractor in Levittown, New York, has paid the United States $290,197.24 to resolve civil allegations that he submitted false claims to the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) for services that he did not provide to a federal employee receiving Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA) program benefits. Continue reading