USPS: National Handwashing Awareness Week

National Handwashing Awareness Week, held annually the first full week in December, will be observed Dec. 1-7. Handwashing is the first line of defense against the bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa that cause illness. It prevents the spread of colds, flu, gastroenteritis and viruses such as the coronavirus. Follow these five steps every time you…

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USPS Issues Memo on Juneteenth National Independence Day

NPMHU News Release – November 29, 2021 “Beginning in 2022, the Postal Service will recognize the Juneteenth National Independence Day as a holiday eligible to full-time and part-time career employees.” USPS Juneteenth Memo Source: National Postal Mail Handlers Union

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Does the USPS OT Administration Tool Help Assign OT More Efficiently and Consistently?

Project Title: Overtime Administration Tool Start Date: Monday, October 4, 2021 Estimated Report Release Date: March 2022 The Overtime Administration System (OT Admin Tool) is a web-based application designed to simplify overtime administration. The OT Admin Tool is used to administer overtime for employees in the carrier, clerk, mail handler, and motor vehicle services crafts….

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USPS: Holiday ethics – Be careful about outside gifts

November 26, 2021 Now that the holiday season is here, the Postal Service wants to remind employees to be mindful of the rules concerning gifts from outside sources. Employees generally cannot accept gifts given because of the employee’s official position or from customers, vendors, suppliers, mailers, contractors, business partners, local businesses or other outside entities….

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USPS: Cyber Monday Is Next Week – November 29

WASHINGTON, DC — It’s already late November, and if you’re one of the millions of people shopping for gifts on Cyber Monday, you can count on the Postal Service to get your packages to their destination in time for holiday celebrations…. ….The busiest time of the season for the Postal Service begins two weeks before…

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USPS OIG: Fall 2021 Semiannual Report to Congress

The Office of Inspector General is tasked with ensuring efficiency, accountability, and integrity in the U.S. Postal Service. We also have the distinct mission of helping to maintain confidence in the mail and postal system, as well as to improve the Postal Service’s bottom line. We use audits and investigations to help protect the integrity…

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PMG DeJoy says USPS is prepared (video)

November 23, 2021 In his latest video message, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy says the Postal Service is in good shape for the coming holiday season. “We told the country and our customers that we are ready for their holiday mail and packages,” DeJoy says. “I am proud to say that we are all delivering on…

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USPS: New chart shows first-class parcel differences

November 22, 2021 With the holiday peak season around the corner, the Postal Service has created a chart to help employees quickly sort out the requirements for First-Class Package Service-Retail and First-Class Package Service-Commercial parcels. The one-page chart details the similarities and differences between the products. For instance, the maximum size for a for First-Class…

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