USPS: Rules that apply to former employees

October 14, 2021 The Postal Service wants to you to know about the rules that apply to former employees. After leaving USPS, former employees may accept a new job with any employer. Depending on what their postal duties were, they may be prohibited from interacting with their former postal colleagues for a certain time period….

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Oversight Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Declining Delivery Standards at USPS

Washington D.C. (October 12, 2021)—On Friday, October 15, 2021 at 11 a.m. CT / 12 p.m. ET, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, will hold a field hearing in Chicago, Illinois to examine dramatic reductions in the U.S. Postal Service’s delivery performance in the city and nationally. Since Postmaster General…

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USPS: OPM Announces Updates to FEGLI

October 2021 The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently announced that effective October 1, 2021, FEGLI premium rates will change for some types of coverage. Premium rates for Basic Insurance for employees and Post-Retirement Basic Insurance with 50% Reduction and No Reduction will increase. Most premium rates for Option A, Option B, and Option C…

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President Biden nominates PRC Chairman Michael Kubayanda for a full 6-year term 

October 6, 2021 Michael Kubayanda, Nominee for Commissioner, Postal Regulatory Commission President Biden designated Michael Kubayanda chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission in January 2021. Chairman Kubayanda joined the Commission in January 2019, and served as its vice chairman from August 2019 through the end of 2020. Prior to joining the Commission, Chairman Kubayanda served…

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USPS OIG Report: Views of the Postal Service As an Employer

October 8, 2021 (RISC-WP-22-001) Employees’ online ratings of the Postal Service have stayed the same or declined between fiscal year (FY) 2016 and FY 2021; reviewers spoke favorably about the Postal Service’s pay and benefits but complained about long work hours and a lack of work-life balance. Turnover is relatively low among career employees, who…

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Hiring events help USPS fill seasonal jobs

October 8, 2021 The Postal Service’s job fairs are attracting hundreds of applicants for seasonal and career positions as the organization ramps up for the busy winter holidays. More than 500 people applied for jobs at a recent fair at the Milwaukee Main Post Office. “We were hoping for around 100 people the first day…

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APWU: Extension of Bulk Mail Tech and MRC Position Qualification MOU

October 7, 2021 On October 1, 2021, Clerk Craft Director Lamont Brooks signed another extension with the Postal Service of the original April 3, 2020 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Re: Bulk Mail Tech and Mailing Requirements Clerk (MRC) Position Qualification. This MOU was agreed to by the parties in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic…

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