Latest USPS Report Shows Sustained Service Performance Improvements

USPS News Release -July 29, 2021 WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service reported fourth-quarter service delivery performance data through the first three weeks of July that showed sustained improvement across all First-Class, Marketing and Periodical mail categories from the third quarter ended June 30. Fourth-quarter service performance for July 1 through July 23 included:…

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APWU Statement on Mandatory Vaccination for Federal Employees

July 28, 2021 Various media outlets have reported that the White House is considering mandatory COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for federal employees. Maintaining the health and safety of our members is of paramount importance. While the APWU leadership continues to encourage postal workers to voluntarily get vaccinated, it is not the role…

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USPS OIG Report of Investigation – PMG Louis DeJoy

Report of Investigation – PMG Louis DeJoy I. PREDICATION The United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General (OIG), received a Congressional request dated August 7, 2020, regarding Postmaster General Louis DeJoy (DeJoy). Members of Congress requested the OIG examine, in part, DeJoy’s compliance with ethics requirements. Specifically, the letter asked, “[c]onsidering that ‘DeJoy and…

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EFF Sues USPS For Records About Covert Social Media Spying Program

EFF Press Release – July 27, 2021 Washington D.C.—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service and its inspection agency seeking records about a covert program to secretly comb through online posts of social media users before street protests, raising concerns about chilling the privacy…

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USPS Board of Governors to Meet Aug. 6

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors will meet Aug. 6, 2021, in open session at Postal Service headquarters, 475 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC. The public is welcome to observe the meeting beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET in the Benjamin Franklin Room on the 11th floor. The Board is expected to…

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Thoughts on mail plants closing in Wausau, Wisconsin

First thought Back in 2010 Wausau post office was slated to close. In 2011 or 2012 there was a town hall meeting telling residents of Wausau that mail delivery standards wont be affected. This proved not to be true, but Wausau postal facility stayed open but cancellations and some letter sorting was sent to Green…

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APWU sends USPS letter on COVID-19 and Face Coverings

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Monday, July 26, 2021 Subject: Letter on COVID-19 and Face Coverings Please see the attached letter from President and Myself regarding the ongoing pandemic and face coverings. Please Disseminate. Vance Zimmerman Industrial Relations Director American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO 1300 L Street, NW Washington, DC 20005-4128 Tel: 202.842.4273 | Fax:…

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USPS updates face covering policy for employees, contractors

July 26, 2021 The Postal Service no longer requires employees and contractors who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to wear face coverings, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal or territorial laws, rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. The updated face covering policy, announced July 16, aligns with new guidance from…

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