USPS OIG Report: Maintenance Optimization – Northeast Area

Objective The objective of our audit was to evaluate the effectiveness of the U.S. Postal Service’s maintenance optimization initiative in the Northeast Area. The Postal Service’s Five-Year Strategic Plan – Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 to 2021 outlines its maintenance optimization initiative to standardize, upgrade, and realign maintenance operations across field offices efficiently and effectively in…

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USPS: Hatch Act education campaign begins

Postal Service employees will soon receive new guidance on avoiding violations of the Hatch Act. The law prohibits postal and other federal employees from engaging in political activity while on duty, while wearing a uniform, while on federal property or while inside a federal vehicle. Beginning the week of April 2, USPS will provide employees…

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USPS issues Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

Effective March 29, 2018, the Postal Service™ issued its Memorandum of Policy (MOP) HR-03-29-2018-1, Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement (see below). In accordance with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Management Directive 715, the policy will be updated annually and prominently posted in the following locations: All personnel offices; Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) offices; On the…

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Postal Bulletin highlights National Dog Bite Prevention Week, April 8–14, 2018

Sponsored by the U.S. Postal Service®, National Dog Bite Prevention Week is a public service campaign that offers safety tips and emphasizes the need for increased owner responsibility in the prevention of dog attacks. From nips and bites to vicious attacks, aggressive dog behavior poses a serious threat to our employees. To emphasize the enormity…

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Postal Service reboots retail training program

(March 27, 2018) USPS is introducing expanded training for retail associates as part of the organization’s broader efforts to strengthen customer service and help newer employees learn the ropes. The training will educate newly hired retail associates about postal products and services so they can better help customers. Participants will also receive guidance on conflict…

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APWU: EEOC Decision Is Final – NRP Discriminated Against Injured Workers – File Claims Now

For Your Information: Web News Article #: 34-2018 03/23/2018 – The time is now for all current and former permanent-rehabilitation and limited-duty postal employees who were subjected to the USPS National Reassessment Process (NRP) between May 5, 2006 and July 1, 2011 to file a timely claim with the Postal Service to seek monetary damages…

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NRP Class Action Victory – Class Member Claims DUE NOW

The McConnell EEO class action lawsuit involves 135,000 postal workers from 2006 to 2011. The USPS will probably get a small number of claims at this late date. People have given up, retired and moved in this twelve-year period. Many claim notices will be undeliverable. This class action EEO lawsuit far exceeds the largest previous…

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NALC lauds bipartisan effort to advance postal reform legislation

March 22, 2018 Today, Sens. Tom Carper (D-DE), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) introduced S. 2629, “The Postal Service Reform Act of 2018,” a bill that incorporates elements of both the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756) and Sen. Carper’s “Improving Postal…

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