Postal Bulletin: May is Military Appreciation Month

May is Military Appreciation Month, as was established by Congress in 1999. For the United States Postal Service®, it stands as a time to recognize the service and sacrifices of the U.S. military veterans in our workforce. Today, there are approximately 100,000 former active duty service members and current members of the Reserve and National…

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USPS marks Earth Day – April 22, 2021

The Postal Service will join the world in celebrating Earth Day on April 22 and encourage employees to integrate sustainability practices into their daily work. “The Postal Service prioritizes sustainable and environmentally focused solutions throughout our organization,” said Chief Sustainability Officer Jennifer Beiro-Réveillé. “From our environmental compliance reviews to our recycling programs, we are proud…

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USPS: Package Pickup expands to more areas

USPS has made Package Pickup available in more areas across the nation, adding 16 ZIP Codes where customers and businesses can use the service. Here are the 16 ZIP Codes, along with the districts and areas where they’re located: 01083 (Connecticut Valley District, Atlantic Area); 03854 (Northern New England District, Atlantic Area); 22106 (Northern Virginia…

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USPS: Vaccine update – Eligibility to expand soon

In most states, every worker and resident who is age 16 or older will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination by April 19. The Postal Service is reminding employees to not delay pursuing access to these vaccines if they want to be vaccinated. The organization’s goal is for everyone to be able to get a…

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USPS: Ethics rules for supplemental jobs

The Postal Service is reminding employees to follow its ethics rules when considering supplemental employment with other organizations. For instance, employees are prohibited from taking a second job with any company that manufactures uniforms or other products for USPS. Employees also cannot serve as a consultant on postal operations, programs or procedures, and they may…

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Proposed Expansion Of Paid Leave For Federal Employees

Federal employees would find themselves with a lot more paid leave if a bill introduced this week were to become law. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) has introduced the Comprehensive Paid Leave for Federal Employees Act (S. 1158) which would guarantee 12 weeks of paid family leave for federal employees in all instances covered by the…

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USPS OIG Report: U.S. Postal Inspection Service Washington Division

Objective Our objective was to determine whether the Postal Inspection Service, Washington Division, implemented effective controls for case management, accountable property, and training. Based on a fiscal year (FY) 2020 risk analysis of closed, jacketed cases, case workhour data, the number of hotline referrals, and National Compliance Review occurrences, we selected the Washington Division for…

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NALC: Stamp Out Hunger Food drive goes online

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) won’t hold its annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive as planned this year, but it isn’t giving up on the cause. Rather than leaving bags of food by their mailboxes on the second Saturday in May, postal customers will be urged to visit a dedicated page on the…

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