APWU NPC 2019 Election Debate Forum (video)

Candidates for APWU National President Candidates for APWU Executive Vice President Candidates for APWU Director of Industrial Relations  

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – March 22, 2019 Edition

Excerpt: “The APWU Convention last year witnessed outrageous disrespect and insulting comments at microphones against retirees, led by Eastern Region Coordinator Mike Gallagher and his sycophants and leadership of a California Local. This occurred during discussion of a modest proposal concerning retiree representation at conventions. Under this blistering attack the proposal failed. What was at…

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Final March 2019 APWU NPC Report by Southwest Florida Area Local President Sam Wood

National President’s Conference Notes – March 10 – 11, 2019 This is the final version of my NPC notes that I took. I limited my original notes in order to get them out to a few of my members as soon as I could. I have added Vance Zimmerman’s address to the NPC along with…

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APWU Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee Report

We have a contract report from Scott Hoffman, Chair of the APWU Rank and File Bargaining Committee. Scott Hoffman is President of the 2,000-member Boston Metro Area Local #100.  

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Delegates Slam Retirees at APWU Convention

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU: In a stunning turn of events at the recent APWU Convention, the delegates voted in alarming numbers that retiree involvement in support by retirees for active members in opposing threats of privatization and other dangerous initiatives is not needed or wanted. This…

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USPS OIG Report: Peak Season Hiring

Objective Our objective was to assess whether the Postal Service effectively hired bargaining employees for the peak season periods of 2019 through 2021. Peak season employees help ensure that Postal Service customers receive quality mail service and parcels on-time during the holiday season. Individuals hired during peak season are non-career bargaining unit employees who supplement…

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APWU: Das Issues Remedy Award on PM End of Day Button Case

September 24, 2021 On December 8, 2017, Arbitrator Shyam Das found that the Postal Service was in violation of the parties’ Article 1.6.B Global Settlement Remedy Agreement (GSRA) in Level 18 offices when it created the Postmaster End of Day (PMEOD) button in the Retail System Software (RSS). The PMEOD button allowed postmasters to enter…

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GAO: USPS Primer – Answers to Key Questions about Reform Issues

What the Primer Includes This primer explains how the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) works and why it needs reform, and discusses some options for addressing reform issues. GAO provides answers to questions about basic aspects of USPS and postal reform issues in a concise and easy-to-understand format. These answers are based largely on GAO’s prior…

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USPS OIG Report: FY 2020 Board of Governors’ Expenditures

Objective Our objective was to determine whether fiscal year (FY) 2020 expenditures of the Postal Service Board of Governors (Board) were properly supported, reasonable, and complied with Postal Service and Board policies and procedures. The Postal Reorganization Act of 1970, as amended, established the Board which is comprised of nine governors appointed by the president…

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USPS OIG Report: Manual Mail Processing Efficiency

Objective Our objective was to assess the efficiency of the Postal Service’s manual mail processing operations. Mail is processed manually when its dimensions or address quality prevent it from being processed on mail processing equipment or to meet service standards when machines are at capacity. Processing mail manually is less productive (which is calculated by…

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USPS OIG Report: 1-800-ASK-USPS –  Interactive Voice Response System

September 21, 2021 (RISC-WP-21-010) The Postal Service’s Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system attempts to quickly resolve a customer inquiry without transferring the caller to a customer care agent. Between fiscal year (FY) 2018 and the first eight months of FY 2021, the IVR system’s containment rate – the rate of calls not transferred to agents…

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PMG touts recent service improvements in video message

September 22, 2021 In his latest video message, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy thanks USPS employees for the organization’s recent service performance improvements. In August, the Postal Service delivered 94.1 percent of Marketing Mail on time when compared with the organization’s service standard — the highest level of service performance ever recorded for that mail category….

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DOL to hold virtual meeting to solicit public input on OSHA whistleblower program

For Immediate Release – September 21, 2021 The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a virtual meeting Oct. 13, 2021, to solicit public comments and suggestions on key issues facing OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program. This is the eighth in a series of meetings on how the agency can improve the…

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