URGENT MESSAGE – February 13, 2015:
While in meetings with the USPS today I have been informed that computer systems have shut down since mid-afternoon yesterday.
They can’t log onto computer systems or access, e-mails, etc.
This also means that if the clerks logged out of POS yesterday, they can’t log on today.
This would be true for any USPS computer system requiring authentication and/or verification.
To protect your employees, I would recommend the locals have their officers/stewards/employees provide written notice to management of the breach in security/ financial practices in case of a window shortage or possibly a security issue.
Once the system is back up, I would also recommend you have the USPS perform an audit on the clerk’s accountability. This way the clerk will know that they were not compromised by the breach.
Because of the magnitude of the possible breach, I do not know who could be affected.
I have been informed that the USPS is working the window in the old manual 1412 mode.
Please share with your local/state officers, steward and members.
Yours in Union Solidarity,
American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO