Dog Bites Mail Carrier and Supervisor is Removed

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A Postal Service Customer Services Manager in Chicago, removed for various lapses in supervisory responsibilities, has lost her court appeal. (Montgomery v. United States Postal Service (CAFC No. 2014-3049 (nonprecedential), 6/12/14)) According to facts as reported by the court’s opinion, Ms. Montgomery’s removal cited several problems. The agency cited several instances of failing to perform…

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13 Things You Need to Know About Social Security Disability as Republicans Try to Dismantle It

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(July 8, 2014) Earlier today, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) spoke at a Center for American Progress (CAP) event about Republican attempts to use Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) as a way to cut and undercut the whole Social Security system. Rather than sticking with the conventional wisdom that Republicans, the media and even some Democrats…

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USPS to Conduct Emergency Drill Next Week at Burlington, VT P&DC

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(July 4, 2014) ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. – The United States Postal Service will be conducting an emergency drill at the Burlington Processing and Distribution Center located on New England Drive on Tuesday. The drill will begin at approximately 6 p.m. and continue for about two hours. A press release says the drill may effect travel…

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OSHA’s Heat Safety Tool: App for Android, iPhone

By OSHA’s Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers When you’re working in the heat, safety comes first. With the OSHA Heat Safety Tool, you have vital safety information available whenever and wherever you need it – right on your mobile phone. The App allows workers and supervisors to calculate the heat index for…

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Kent, WA postal workers hospitalized after hazmat exposure

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KENT, Wash. – Two workers at a post office distribution center were sent to the hospital Thursday night after they handled a leaking package while sorting mail. Both workers complained of respiratory distress and coughing after finding a package that appeared to be leaking some sort of fluid. The box was placed on the loading…

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