USPS mail carriers are getting a “panic button”


2015/07/05 CBS News reports USPS efforts to protect employees.

“The Postal Service is shipping all 230,000 carriers new mobile devices with a soon-to-be-activated “panic button.” GPS transmits their location to their supervisors every minute.

“The new devices also let supervisors warn carriers with alerts, like they did during the recent unrest in Baltimore.

“It’s an investment in our future is what it is,” said Dave Williams, the Postal Service COO. “It’s an investment in the growth of our organization.”