Postal Bulletin Highlights Dog Bite Prevention Week

USPS marks the event each year by emphasizing the organization’s efforts to reduce dog attacks and bites, two of the nation’s most commonly reported public health problems. The article includes prevention tips and communication materials that can be used to educate employees and the public. The April 28 Postal Bulletin also has stamp announcements and…

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USPS-APWU Contract covering IT employees extended

The Postal Service and the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) have reached a one-year extension of a contract covering approximately 1,150 Information Technology and Accounting Services bargaining-unit employees. The employees work in USPS data centers in St. Louis; Eagan, MN; San Mateo, CA; and Wilkes-Barre, PA. Terms of the agreement include general wage increases and…

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APWU: $56 Million Settlement Deadline is Friday, April 29

Web News Article #: 90-2016 04/27/2016 – Clerk Craft Director Clint Burelson is reminding union members that Friday, April 29, is an important deadline for employees who are eligible for a portion of the $56 million settlement of grievances protesting managerial personnel performing craft work in small offices. Employees whose names did not appear on…

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Postal Service to hold job fair in Sioux City

April 26, 2016 The United States Postal Service will hold a three-day job fair starting this week in Sioux Falls. The job fairs will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Monday at the South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation office, 811 E. 10th St. Job seekers will get individualized help…

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Thinking about the future of the post office: An interview with Amanda Weaver

By Melody Kramer – April 26, 2016 Imagine receiving a text message every time a new letter was placed in your mailbox, or your city receiving a notification when there was a new pothole in your neighborhood — courtesy of a sensor that had been placed on your neighborhood mail truck. These are the types…

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DOL Publishes New FMLA Poster and New FMLA Employer Guide

By Jeff Nowak – April 25, 2016 Earlier today, the Department of Labor announced that it soon will require employers across the country to post a new DOL general FMLA Notice in their workplaces. In issuing this new directive, the agency also unveiled a new guide to help employers navigate and administer the FMLA. Here’s…

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