USPS: ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ online food drive now underway

Stamp Out Hunger will occur online this year, beginning this week. The annual campaign traditionally allows Postal Service employees to collect food donations that are then distributed to food banks and pantries. The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) organizes the drive, which is usually held on the second Saturday of May, but this year’s…

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USPS Releases Dog Attack National Rankings

June 11, 2020 WASHINGTON, DC — The number of U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employees attacked by dogs nationwide fell to 5,803 in 2019 — more than 200 fewer than in 2018 and more than 400 fewer since 2017. Today, USPS highlights technology that helps reduce potential attacks, while releasing its annual list of cities with…

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USPS to start sticker program in effort to stop dog attacks

By Conner Farrell – June 7, 2020 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Beginning tomorrow, the United State Postal Service is starting a new program to try to stop their carriers from getting bitten by dogs. They’ll put a paw print sticker on mailboxes of houses where they know about a dog living there that could attack, so…

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NALC: Consolidated Casing Grievance Settled

(6/4/2020) NALC and the Postal Service have settled a national-level grievance regarding the Postal Service’s unilateral testing of Consolidated Casing. This settlement (M-01923) requires that half of the 62 test sites to be returned to their original route structure by July 31, 2020. The remaining 31 test sites will continue through November 27, 2020. The…

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Postal Bulletin highlights National Dog Bite Awareness Week, June 14–20, 2020

Sponsored by the United States Postal Service®, National Dog Bite Awareness Week is a public service campaign that offers safety tips and emphasizes the need for increased owner responsibility in the prevention of dog attacks. From nips and bites to vicious attacks, aggressive dog behavior poses a serious threat to our employees. To emphasize the…

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USPS: How to properly process Premium Forwarding Service Commercial mail

The Postal Service is reminding employees about specific procedures for processing Premium Forwarding Service Commercial (PFSC) mail. PFSC is a useful option for businesses that have changed locations due to the coronavirus pandemic. The service allows businesses to temporarily forward mail in bulk on a daily, weekly or monthly basis to a new domestic business…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Delivery and Customer Service – New Orleans 

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of mail delivery and customer service operations at the New Orleans Central Carrier Station in New Orleans, LA. The New Orleans Central Carrier Station is in the Louisiana District of the Southern Area. This audit was designed to provide U.S. Postal Service management with timely…

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NALC: Interest Arbitration dates scheduled

May 14, 2020 The interest arbitration hearing dates for a new collective bargaining agreement scheduled for May, June, and July were previously postponed due to the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. New hearing dates in September through November have now been confirmed. Neutral arbitrator Dennis Nolan provided the parties sufficient hearing dates for this…

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