USPS Handbook EL-312 Revision: Section 763.22 to update policy on local options for adding tests

Effective February 19, 2015, the Postal Service‚ĄĘ is revising Handbook EL-312, Employment and Placement, section 763.22 to update policy on local options for adding tests: The title of 763.22 is revised from Local Options for Typing and Driving Requirements to Local Options for Basic Computer Skills and Driving Requirements. A new heading, 763.221 General, was…

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USPS: Winning season – Employee participation surged during open season

More than 31,000 Postal Service employees made changes to their health plan during last fall‚Äôs open season, up 16 percent from one year earlier. The spike is attributed to the Postal Service‚Äôs campaign to educate employees about their options and make more information available online. One result: The LiteBlue open season site received more than…

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APWU: Custodian Implementation Schedule as of Feb. 14, 2015

Web News Article #: 031-2015 02/18/2015 – The Postal Service and APWU settled a custodial staffing dispute in July, with staged gradual implementation as one of the requirements. The USPS and APWU agreed to implement the cleaning procedures as stated in the MS-47 Handbook ‚Äď Transmittal Letter 5 (MS-47 TL-5) at no more than 15…

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Officials address postal theft problem after surge in cluster mailbox burglary reports

Mail theft continues to be a problem for neighborhoods with cluster mailboxes all over the region. After a surge of Folsom cluster mailbox burglary reports in December, other neighborhoods in the city have faced similar issues. According to Lisa Miller-Hobbs, a 20-year Folsom resident, the cluster mail boxes located on Stockman Circle were broken into…

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USPS OIG Audit Project: Premier Post Offices

What is most important to you when you visit a Post Office? The Premier Post Office Program began in the spring of 2013 as part of an effort to make it easier for customers to use postal products and services and to improve customers‚Äô experience in retail facilities. The program includes 3,100 post offices located…

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APWU: Retirees Key to Contract Negotiations

Web News Article #: 029-2015 – 02/17/2015 With contract negotiations just hours away, the APWU wants retirees to know that they are also an important part of the battle. The Postal Service – the institution that they have dedicated their working lives to – is under attack from all sides. Who would want to see…

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US Postal Service is selling its huge distribution center in Pembroke Pines, FL

By Brian Ballou – February 17, 2015 The cavernous U.S. Postal Service distribution center here buzzed with activity for nearly two decades. Then the the Internet choked off business and the operation moved two years ago to Miami-Dade County as part of a nationwide cost-cutting effort. Now the 345,377 square-foot facility, more than double the…

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