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10-23-2016 Retired Life - Jean Zaniewski. Source: John Fuccillo

10-21-2016 Retired Life - Dee Hawley. Source: John Fuccillo

11-17-2015Information for Federal Public Safety Employees (Updated) — (July 8, 2015) P.L. 114-26, the Defending Public Safety Employees' Retirement Act, was signed by the President on June 29, 2015. This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow specified federal law enforcement officers, customs and border protection officers, federal firefighters, and air traffic controllers who separate from service in or after the year they turn age 50 to make a withdrawal from the TSP without incurring a 10% early withdrawal penalty. We are currently reviewing the law and how it applies to the TSP accounts of public safety officers. We expect to publish information on our website in advance of the law’s December 31, 2015 effective date. TSP

6-5-2015OPM records attacked. Data on 4 million current and former federal workers was stolen. What to do?
Click here to view Washington Post article. Jack Ellis

1-7-2015 "PMG Farewell speech at the National Press Club on 1-6-2015.

2014-12-03 The Dan Milhalko Gallery has been expanded to include original paintings for the first time, plus plenty of prints and the newest - G-Men of the Mail. Click here or visit the link on the USPIS Memorabilia page.

2014-11-27 Howard Petschel has just released a new book called "The Rondout Train Robbery". This was the largest mail train robbery (until the 1960's) and occurred in 1924 at Rondout IL. It's available at www.amazon.com. Click here for his available books.

2014-11-18 PMG Donohue to retire in February 2015. Jack Ellis

2014-11-12 The Smithsonian National Postal Museum includes a number of interesting items that can be accessed online. Topics include: Object Spotlights; Photograhic Archives; Collection History; Collection Projects; Preservation Projects; Collection Plan; Object Loans; Object Donations; Collections Internships. Dan Milhalko

2014-11-06 SHOTGUNNED - a book about the hijacking of a USPS mail truck (with a hostage) and the eventual arrests of the gang members.  A Massachusetts Police officer assists Postal Inspectors in solving the case. Click here to order on Amazon.com. Dan Milhalko

2014-08-05 U.S. Postal Inspectors. A 47 minute YouTube video. John Ruberi

2014-07-19 We Speak for the Silent - a memorial video for Inspection Service. 149MB.
We Speak for the Silent - a memorial video for Inspection Service. 23MB. Dan Milhalko

2014-06-28 Smithsonian's National Postal Museum exhibit on the Inspection Service "Behind the Badge" opened on June 27, 2014. John Ruberti

2014-06-27 San Jose Postal Inspector charged with stealing cash, valuables from mail Amilcar Ortiz

2014-06-27 San Jose Postal Inspector Arrested, Accused of Stealing, Destroying Mail Marcy McNulty

2014-03-22 Postal Service to Reduce Workforce by 10,000. John Ruberti

2013-12-12 Postal Service Retirees, Medicare, and Implications for Other Federal Retirees (Jack Ellis)

2013-07 GOA Report on USPS Proposed Health Plan for Workers and Retirees. John Ruberti

2013-06 Postal Reform for the Digital Age. Source: www.ITIF.org - Marcy McNulty

2013-01-28Postage prices rise, but USPS still teeters at the edge of ruin. John Ruberti

2013-01-14Pitney Bowes pays lawmakers to push privatizing Post Office John Ruberti

2012-11-28HOGSETT ANNOUNCES CHILD EXPLOITATION CHARGES AGAINST FORMER BOY SCOUTS EMPLOYEE. John Ruberti

2012-08-15Some federal pensions pay handsome rewards (Jack Ellis)

2012-05-09 Government & Society (Allen J. O'Niel)

2012-05-08 It's All Your Money: Taxpayers may be on hook for US Postal Service losses (John Ruberti)

2012-03-29 The Truth About the U.S. Postal Service (John Zemblidges)

2012-03-10Mount students learn from criminal justice panel. (Jack Ellis)

2012-03-06Phony Postal Inspector Arrested in Detroit (Tony Tropez and John Ruberti)

2012-03-04 Impact of USPS Consolidations on Employees (William Halm)

2012-03-04USPS Reorganization Plan (Jack Ellis)

2012-03-04Postmaster General Patrick Donahue @ Morgan P&DC on 2012-10-03 (Jack Ellis)

2012-02-27Postal Facility Consolidations. Over 200 major facilities are being consolidated nationwide. This list includes some that were considered but were disapproved.

1898-01-08Novel Money Order Swindler Chronicle of the Old West

2011-12-28 Rate Changes in FEGLI (Life Insurance) for 2012. (Karla Dentt)

2011-11-30Top Postal Salaries in 2010. (Jim Holt)

2011-11-26 Hidden Spy System Still Exists In Old Post Office. (Jim Holt)

2011-09-30 Federal Retirees Could Receive COLA Boost for first time since 2008.. (Jack Ellis)

2011-09-19 PRESIDENT RECOGNIZES VALUE OF USPS TO NATION’S ECONOMY; BACKS “BOLD ACTION” TO ACHIEVE FINANCIAL STABILITY. (John Ruberti)

2011-09-15 The Electronic Nails In The Post Office's Coffin (John Ruberti)

2011-09-8 Postal Workers: The Last Union (????i)

2011-09-10 No More Mail? - What Would Ben Franklin Think? (John Ruberti)

2011-09-6 Postmaster Donahoe to beg Congress for Postal Service’s life (NARFE NewsWatch)

2011-09-5 UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE (John Ruberti)

2011-08-13 POSTAL SERVICE HEALTH BENEFITS AND RETIREMENT PROGRAMS - USPS White Paper (Randall Stewart)

2011-07-25 The Top Ten Steps Law Enforcement Personnel Should Take When Transitioning. (Jack Galvin)

2011-07-21 Old Chicago post office redevelopment plan unveiled(John Ruberti)

2011-05-17 USPS response to OIG proposal regarding the Inspection Service. (John Ruberti)

2011-06-23 US postal ratepayers funding non-postal law enforcement, says audit. (Jim Holt)

2011-06-22 Stressed U.S. Postal Service Suspends $800 Million In Pension Payments (301KB) (Karla Dent)

2011-05-10 Postal Loss Widens (12KB). (John Ruberti)

2011-05-10 Former Bridgeton NJ Postmaster charged with $17,000 theft (507KB). (John Ruberti)

2011-03-24 Postmaster General Continues Efficiency Improvements (8KB). (John Ruberti)

2010-12-13 Pearl Harbor Remembered by V. L. Townley (2.5MB) (Steve Schneringer)

2010-10-26 Postmaster General Potter to retire in December. (John Ruberti)

2010-10-22 TRAGIC LOSS - Investigation Continues In Post Office Shooting (John Ruberti)

2010-10-14 Former Rural Carrier's 'Free Ride' Lands Her In Prison (John Ruberti)

2010-10-13 Interesting article from 1929 Modern Mechanix (AIC E. Woodson)

2010-07-14 Hundreds of Federal Agents Fall Victim to Ponzi Scheme  

2010-07-11 Retired INC Freeman uses gun to chase off boat thieves (Jack Ellis)

2010-06-23 FEBG owner found dead. (Jack Ellis)

2010-06-21 Federal Employee Benefits Group (FEBG) - A Ponzi Scheme. (Jack Ellis)

2010-04-21 Going Postal In the Digial Era (John Zemblidge) 25K

2009-12-05 USPIS - This Week - 2009-12-05 (John Zemblidge) 29K

2009-08-25 A LETTER TO ALL EMPLOYEES FROM PMG JACK POTTER (John Zemblidge)

2009-06-10 Mission Review of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service Bob Blackburn (2.4MB)

2009-06-26 USPIS—This Week 6-26-2009 (John Zemblidge)

2009-03-20USPS ANNOUNCES ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE CLOSINGS, EARLY RETIREMENT OFFER AND STAFFING REDUCTIONS 

2009-03-18FEHB Likely to Be a Model, Not Expanded, Official Says(Tom Buggie)

2009-03-09Dynamic leaders of Bellingham library sales stepping down (Steve Schneringer)

2009-02-27Downtown Houston post office up for sale (Vic Geerts)

2009-02-02An Open Letter to USPS Employees from PMG Jack Potter (John Zemblidge)

2008-10-03At the Postal Service, Talk of Layoffs (Gerald Finley)

2008-08-07USPS Loses $1.1 (Mike Ryan)

2008-01-03Get your digital TV converter coupon (Mike Ryan)

2007-12-31Loose batteries BANNED in checked baggage (Gerald Finley)

2007-12-21 Good Cop/Bad Cop — right here in the USPS (NALC from James Cooper)

2007-10-0377 arrested in e-mail scam crackdown (Gerald Finley)

2007-08-21Suspect named in TJX credit card probe 

2007-05-07AP — Photo from Greensburg KS tornado  

2007-04-26The Bishop (MSNBC video) 

2007-04-25Pipe Bomb Mailings Suspect Arrested 

2007-03-23How I Learned to Love (Detecting) the Bomb 

2007-02-07  Internet Servers Handle Major Global Attack 

2007-01-05  Postal carrier arrested for illegal drugs, guns and undelivered mail in his jeep.