APWU: We Have a New Union Contract!

Web News Article #: 140-2016 07/08/2016 – The big news is in – 200,000 postal workers represented by the APWU have a new union contract! On July 8th, Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg issued his arbitration award that sets the wages, hours and conditions of employment in our new union contract. This award concluded a two-year struggle…

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The US Postal Service Wants to Hunt Down Dark Web Criminals

By Joseph Cox – January 18, 2017 The FBI isn’t the only US law enforcement agency on the dark web. Considering that the digital drug trade relies on snail mail to transport goods, the US Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) works on related investigations too, and is now looking to expand its intelligence operations with more…

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2017 WAPWU 10th Annual Stewards College: Aug 5-12

Via Charles P. Smith, President – WAPWU Informational Flier Registration Form (if you want to mail it in) Register Online Here If you register online there will be an opportunity to pay using PayPal. It is not required, just an option. WAPWU Stewards College on FACEBOOK Contact: wapwuprez@gmail.com

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Latest edition of Postal Bulletin highlights new discounts available to businesses

The Postal Bulletin’s latest issue highlights new discounts available to businesses that incorporate color, new printing techniques and mobile technologies into their direct mailings. The issue also previews upcoming stamps, including Lili’uokalani Gardens, Gateway Arch, Patriotic Nonprofit, Oscar de la Renta, Uncle Sam’s Hat and John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Source: USPS News Link    

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OIG Report: Mail Processing Operations at the Roanoke P&DC

Background On January 5, 2015, the U.S. Postal Service revised its First-Class Mail® (FCM) service standards nationwide, eliminating single-piece overnight service and shifting some mail from a 2-day to a 3-day service standard. These revisions enabled the Postal Service to expand the amount of time each day that it could process mail, a change known…

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Pub 552 Revision: Mgr’s Guide to Understanding, Investigating, and Preventing Harassment

Effective January 19, 2017, the Postal Service™ is revising Publication 552, Manager’s Guide to Understanding, Investigating, and Preventing Harassment, to reflect changes to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Management Directive 110 (MD-110) that broadens the language related to sex discrimination. Guidance was added to ensure supervisors and managers are aware that they may consult…

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ASM Revision: Disclosure of Information From Mail Sent or Received by Customers

Effective January 19, 2017, the Postal Service™ is revising the Administrative Support Manual (ASM) to update policies related to the disclosure of information to customers when resolving a complaint or other customer-service inquiry. Administrative Support Manual (ASM) * * * * * 2 Audits and Investigations * * * * * 27 Security * *…

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Statutory Requirement to Review and Post OSHA Form 300A Summary for Calendar Year 2016

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires all Postal Service™ installation and establishment heads to complete and post the OSHA Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, for calendar year (CY) 2016, in accordance with 29 CFR 1904 and the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), part 821, Actions in the Event of…

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APWU Support Services: Contract Negotiation Updates

Web News Article #: 9-2017 – 01/17/2017 Information Technology/Accounting Services Group The APWU and USPS started negotiations in mid-November for an Information Technology/Accounting Services group successor collective bargaining agreement. The current extension agreement is set to expire on January 20, 2017. In the last few months, many economic and non-economic proposals were exchanged and debated….

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