USPS Requirement to Review and Post OSHA Form 300A Summary for CY 2020

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires all Postal Service™ installation and establishment heads to complete and post the OSHA Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, for calendar year (CY) 2020, in accordance with 29 CFR 1904, and the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), part 821, Actions in the Event of…

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Mail safety – Remember: Package, People, Plan

The Postal Service wants employees to remain vigilant about mail safety. If you encounter a suspicious mailpiece, remember the three Ps: • Package. Don’t bag it, containerize it or send it to another location. Leave it where it is and isolate the area. • People. Clear people from the area and immediately notify a supervisor….

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DOJ: Postal Supervisor in Middletown Who Stole Packages is Sentenced

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ZOHEB A. DEURA, 34, of Derby, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Kari A. Dooley in Bridgeport to three years of probation, the first nine months of which Deura must serve in home confinement, for stealing mail while he was a…

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USPS: Dock Employees Supervision Change Notice to APWU, NPMHU

Dear Mark, This is in further reference to he Postal Service’s previous correspondence (copies enclosed), concerning the implementation of a new organizational structure that separates Logistics from Mail Processing and Maintenance. The most recent notice was dated January 8. As previously informed, all Expeditors and Ramp Clerks will report to a designated Logistics management official….

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USPS OIG Report: Property Condition Reviews – Smithville, Leander, and Kyle Post Offices

Introduction This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of property conditions at the Smithville (owned), Leander (owned), and Kyle (leased) post offices in the Rio Grande District. This audit was designed to provide Postal Service management with timely information on potential risks related to property conditions. The Postal Service is required to maintain…

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APWU: Questions & Answers for the MOU, Re: Additional Function 1 Staffing

APWU Web News Article – January 12, 2021 Below, we reproduce the Q&A document signed by APWU President Mark Dimondstein and USPS Vice President, Labor Relations, Katherine Attridge on January 8, 2021, regarding the Function 1 Staffing Memorandum of Understanding, dated December 24, 2020. 1. Question: Will the conversions to career status provided for in…

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USPS OIG Report: Late and Extra Trips at the Richmond, VA, P&DC

Background We conducted this audit of late and extra trips at the Richmond Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) in Sandston, VA, to provide Postal Service management with timely information on operational risks. On July 10, 2020, the postmaster general announced operational changes. Specifically, the Postal Service would eliminate unnecessary late and extra trips outside of…

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USPS: ‘Smishing’ brings email phishing to phones

The Postal Inspection Service has a message for consumers: Don’t become a “smishing” victim. The law enforcement agency is warning the public about the scam — short for SMS phishing — in which fraudsters impersonate banks, credit card companies and even the Postal Service in text messages to lure recipients into divulging personal financial data….

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