USPS Handbook EL-312 Revision: Recruitment

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Effective March 5, 2015, the Postal Service™ is revising Handbook EL-312, Employment and Placement, sections 212 through 223.2 to update policy on external recruitment options and publicizing job opportunities: A new section, 212.1, General, is added to clarify when external hiring may be authorized. The heading of section 212.2, formerly 212.1, Noncompetitive Hiring Options, is…

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USPS Mail Transport Equipment: Help Save Time and Money

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Mail Transport Equipment (MTE) consists of trays, sleeves, sacks, pallets, and rolling stock (including ham­pers and cages). Every employee can save time and money for the Postal Service™ by removing slide labels from trays and sacks as they are emptied. Employees can also save our reputation by checking for hidden mail in trays, sleeves, and…

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FEHBP modernization would improve service, save money

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(March 3, 2015) It is rare that our federal government has an opportunity to both serve people better and save taxpayers money, but the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) provides an opportunity to save taxpayers as much as $300 million dollars and to modernize comprehensive health plans that will better meet consumers’ needs. The…

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APWU: Don’t Let Them Take Your ‘Postal Pulse’

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Web News Article #: 041-2015 03/02/2015 – The APWU and USPS are facing off over management’s latest scheme: The Postal Pulse, a new employee opinion survey. “The APWU vehemently opposes Postal Pulse – and any other employee opinion survey – despite management notices that say otherwise,” said President Mark Dimondstein. A Feb. 19 USPS announcement…

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USPS OIG Issue Brief: Letter Carriers – Modern Day Milkmen?

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OIG Spotlight – RARC-IB-15-001 – 03/02/2015 Groceries are still a relatively small segment of the larger e-commerce business, but there are some indicators that it might become a bigger and more competitive market in the near future as people grow more comfortable with purchasing food items online. The Postal Service’s extensive fleet, last‑mile service to…

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