CBS — Regular mail delivery is taken for granted by most people, but now there’s been a growing chorus of complaints from residential neighborhoods across the city to businesses in the Loop.
The CBS 2 investigators learned some of the mail mess has been caused by a huge turnover in staff, from managers to mail carriers, inadequate training and a customer service operation that seems to be unresponsive to complaints.
“The way they distribute the mail is…really embarrassing,” said Richard Holtzman, the owner of a condo management company that depends on its mail to pay the customer’s bills.
DETROIT – A former U.S. Postal Worker in Detroit is expected to face charges of double-dipping, after federal agents found her illegally working at a new job.
Caprice Hughes worked for the postal service for six years. During that time she filed a number of worker’s compensation claims and was granted a leave from her job last year, when a right arm injury left her unable to lift anything heavier than five pounds.
She was paid nearly $30,000 a year in disability checks, with a requirement not to work at other jobs, as well as filing and signing legal paperwork in the process.
But federal agents found her working at a hair and nail salon in Oak Park.
Guam – The nightmare continues as residents are confused by the letters sent out by the United States Postal Service.
It is a postal nightmare that started when residents began reporting that they were not receiving their mail following the implementation of high speed computer technology that sorts mail automatically and rejects those addresses not inputted in the USPA data base. Technology that was supposed to speed through mail has instead created confusion. As we reported in order to receive your mail USPS recommends you use the addresses provided to you.
Residents around the island are receiving letters such as this from the United States Postal Service notifying them of their correct addresses. These letters are also clustering and eliminating entire villages enraging individuals such as Sinajana Mayor Robert Hoffman whose village has apparently been clustered under Hagatna.
Mayor Hoffman says he has been receiving calls from angry and irate resident questioning why their addresses now read Hagatna instead of Sinajana.
Australia Post has revealed that its digital mailbox service left beta testing and has been formally released. The digital mail service, intended to be a more secure version of email for bills and other important documents, went into public beta last year. An Australia Post spokeswoman said the postal service continues to add providers supporting […]
Deutsche Post DHL is now offering German households the chance to have their own individual parcel boxes installed, to receive parcels when they are out. The German national postal operator has described it as the “greatest development” in the mail industry since the humble mailbox came along. Read more: DHL hails household parcel boxes “greatest […]
Canada Post CEO Deepak Chopra spoke with Michael Enright on The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright this morning: In 1867, the Dominion of Canada named Sir Alexander Campbell, a Father of Confederation, as the country’s first Postmaster General.
FedEx has said it has now fully integrated two businesses it acquired in India to strengthen its domestic delivery and logistics services in the subcontinent. The company acquired the logistics, distribution and express businesses of AFL Pvt Ltd (AFL) and affiliate business Unifreight India Pvt. Ltd (UFL) back in February 2011. The acquisition included AFL […]
Australia Post chairman John Stanhope said a user-pays postal system was a viable option after the company’s letter operations suffered a $218 million loss last year because the public had sent fewer letters than ever. The user-pays model means residents would pay an annual bill in addition to the stamp price, which increased from 60¢ […]