USPS: Video explains new procedures for carriers

The Postal Service has released a video to help customers understand new delivery procedures to promote social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. The one-minute video, titled “Help Us Serve You: Mail Carriers,” explains that letter carriers will knock on a customer’s door instead of ringing a doorbell. Instead of asking a customer to sign for…

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NALC: Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Postponed

March 27, 2020 The 28th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive, scheduled for May 9, 2020, has been postponed. The NALC, as well as our national partners, are fully committed to rescheduling the food drive later in 2020. A new date has not yet been scheduled. The annual success of the food drive…

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DOL Sues Postal Service Over Firing of Injured Whistleblower

“The U.S. Postal Service unlawfully threatened to terminate, and ultimately fired, a worker who reported an on-the-job injury, the Labor Department said in a federal lawsuit in California. The DOL alleges that the Postal Service violated the whistleblower provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, according to a complaint filed Wednesday in the U.S….

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USPS modifies procedures for carriers

The Postal Service has modified procedures for letter carriers to help them practice social distancing while delivering mail and packages. For example, carriers should avoid ringing a customer’s doorbell when possible. When knocking on a customer’s door, the carrier should avoid areas that may be frequently touched. When a carrier delivers an item that requires…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Delivery & Customer Service Operations

Milam Dairy Annex, Miami, FL Background The Milam Dairy Annex is in the South Florida District of the Southern Area. The delivery unit has 38 city routes delivered by 45 full-time city carriers and 34 city carrier assistants. The unit also has 18 clerks. Forty-two percent of the unit’s delivery points are businesses. We chose…

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USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: New Customer Signature Capture Procedures for Letter Carriers

A number of cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) have recently been confirmed across the country. The safety and well-being of our employees is our highest priority. To help ensure the health of our employees, we are continuing to follow recommended guidance and strategies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and…

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NALC postpones dinner celebrating 50th anniversary of Great Postal Strike

Dinner to celebrate 50th anniversary of the Great Postal Strike postponed March 09, 2020 Due to the rapid developments around the outbreak of the coronavirus in New York and other locations, NALC has postponed the dinner to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Great Postal Strike scheduled for March 21 in New York City. While…

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NALC and USPS agree to postpone national-level Hatch Act / LWOP grievance

NALC and USPS have mutually agreed to postpone a national-level grievance regarding the delay in implementing Arbitrator Goldberg’s Award in Case No. Q15C-4Q-C 17697250 which was issued August 6, 2018. This agreement (M-01908) provides that the parties will postpone this case pending the disposition of civil action 18-cv-02553, United States Postal Service vs. American Postal…

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