Didn’t Receive Your Ballot for the APWU National Election?

No Ballot? Members who have not received a ballot by Sept. 19 are asked to notify their local or contact the American Arbitration Association between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.(EDT), Monday through Friday, at 800-529-5218, to request a duplicate. Duplicate ballots also may be requested by visiting www.aaaelections.org/apwu. To receive a duplicate,…

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USPS: Hatch Act makes most politicking off limits

The 2020 presidential primary season is around the corner, and so USPS is reminding employees to follow the rules established under the Hatch Act. The Hatch Act is a law that prohibits postal and other federal employees from engaging in political activity while on duty, while wearing a uniform, while on federal property, or while…

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USPS: Package Less Returns option being tested

USPS will test a service that allows customers to ship returns to merchants when they no longer have the original packaging for the item. The Package Less Returns service will be tested at 53 sites in Southern Area’s Dallas District that are equipped with Retail Systems Software (RSS) workstations. The returned merchandise will be shipped…

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USPS: POW-MIA Recognition Day is Sept. 20

National POW-MIA Recognition Day, which honors the sacrifices made by members of the armed forces held as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action, is Friday, Sept. 20. Postal Service facilities are required to display the POW-MIA flag this day. The flag must fly below the U.S. flag, and both flags should be…

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Addressing the Diverse Needs and Wants of Rural America: Opportunities for USPS

September 16, 2019 (RISC-WP-19-009) Rural customers value the social aspects of the Postal Service in their communities — more than half of rural customers know either their postmaster, clerk, or carrier by name. The majority of rural and non-rural customers want weeknight post office retail window hours, but rural post offices offer a disproportionately small…

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USPS OIG: Independent Report on Employee Benefits

Objective: We performed procedures agreed upon by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Inspector General and the OPM’s Chief Financial Officer. This attestation engagement is an annual requirement of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Our objective was to assist the OPM in assessing the reasonableness of U.S. Postal Service employee health benefits,…

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