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IG: USPS spends far more on city mail carriers than rural carriers

The Postal Service is paying significantly more in costs to supervise city mail carriers than it does for rural carriers, says a Dec. 2 USPS inspector general report. For every 100 employees, supervisory costs – including salary and benefits – for city carriers were about $440,000 on average in fiscal 2013, the report (pdf) says. The supervisory costs of … Read more

Rural mail carrier not stuck in the past

  It’s a Saturday and the start of the weekend for most people. Not Clay Myer. He headed for the post office on Chestnut Street soon after daybreak to sort 3,000 pieces of mail and stack it in his Toyota pickup with a camper cover on the back. By 10:30 a.m., the truck — front … Read more

Funeral procession for slain Rural Carrier Marie Youngblood

Over 700 friends, family and co-workers attended the funeral service for Marie Youngblood, the Rural Mail Carrier from Shepherd that was gunned down May 17th as she delivered mail on her route. Her vehicle was then driven to another location and burned with her in it. The service Saturday morning was held at Shepherd United … Read more