154 Postal Employees Have Died of COVID-19

The USPS recently disclosed that 154 employees had died of COVID-19 through January 31, 2021. Attached is the spreadsheet posted on the Postal Regulatory Commission website. 154 COVID Deaths Through 1-31-2021 ACR2000 ChIR No. 6. Response 3 First Name: Don Last Name: Cheney Email: doncheney@live.com Union/Local : APWU – Auburn WA Local Office held if…

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Miami Clerk seeks transfer to TX, TN, KY areas

Looking to relocate closer to my children. I am a SSA FTR clerk in Miami looking for a transfer to Texas, Tennessee, Kentucky or any other surrounding state. Thank you. First Name: Felicia Last Name: Williams Email: feliciaw672@gmail.com Union/Local: APWU –  South Florida

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COVID-19 is an Act of God (Nature)

The USPS COVID-19 decision tree (1-21-2021) says when a non-symptomatic employee shares a household with a COVID-19 positive individual or has been exposed outside of work to a COVID-19 positive individual, they are to be sent home without pay unless they use their own annual or sick leave. The employee that reveals this private information…

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Postal rollout of new package sorter for AO’s (small offices) = More jobs lost?

Postal rollout of new package sorter for AO’s (small offices). I guess packages will now come unsorted to AO’s, bypassing plants (DeJoy talked shutting down more P&DC’s). Probably just shift the grid lock to AO’s but this is just the Postal way. Reminds me of phased out (2013) CSBCS program. See: Idmailsystems.com/products/pps Related: USPS is…

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USPS Automatic Payroll Collection Process Lacks Safeguards

Chapters 450 and 460 of the Employee and Labor Relations Manual were recently revised to accommodate a new expedited debt collection procedure called the Automatic Payroll Collection Process. It eliminates an important safeguard for employees found in the JCIM Article 28.4 – that a Letter of Demand must be signed by the postmaster or his/her…

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USPS 714 Data Entry test different from sample test

A fellow coworker of mine bid a job requiring the 714 data entry low standard be passed. She was mailed a sample test with instructions. The instructions stated the the test was an alphanumeric test similar to the sample test she was sent. It basically had columns of a word or two and numbers listed…

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Has APWU ever talked to members of the BOG

Has anyone from the Union ever talked to a member of the Postal Board of Governors? I was in the USPS for 44 years, and one of our former Presidents (Jim Connors) was the Assistant Clerk Craft Director (A) for a few years. I don’t know. The PMG takes his/her orders from them. Does the…

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USPS was the mailer of choice

At one time the USPS was the mailer of choice. UPS and FEDEX were considered secondary, if they were mentioned at all. At one time we had ten thousand clerks. Things have changed since then. Automation has had a significant impact on our operations. Rather than making an effort to account for this, management has…

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