Latest Postal Bulletin highlights Mailbox Improvement Week, May 14–20

Each year, the Postal Service™ designates the third full week of May as Mailbox Improvement Week to encourage customers on city motorized, rural, or contract delivery service routes (formerly highway contract box delivery routes) to examine and, where necessary, improve the appearance of their mailboxes. Neat, attractive mailboxes make a significant contribution to the appearance…

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USPS, union reach tentative contract agreement

The Postal Service and the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) have reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract. The 40-month contract covers approximately 213,000 employees represented by the union. “This agreement is responsible, fair to our employees and in the best interest of our customers,” said Labor Relations VP Doug Tulino. “This…

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NALC: Tentative National Agreement is reached

The National Association of Letter Carriers and the U.S. Postal Service have reached tentative agreement on a national labor contract, covering 213,000 active city letter carriers across America. The tentative agreement includes provisions rewarding all letter carriers for their contributions to the Postal Service’s extraordinary comeback following the Great Recession; narrowing the compensation gap between…

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NALC: How to file a CA-2 for an occupational disease

Via NALC April 2017 Postal Record: Carrying mail is tough, physical work that can take a toll on your body. Many letter carriers tolerate nagging aches and pains throughout their careers, often suffering permanent damage while attempting to “walk it off.” Fortunately, federal law provides compensation for these types of injuries, which are referred to…

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USPS shakeup continues from overtime pay scandal

By Jeremy Lazarus – April 25, 2017 The U.S. Postal Service is continuing to shake up the management of postal stations in the Richmond area as the fallout continues from a scandal over overtime pay, sources have told the Free Press. In the past week, at least five station managers or carrier supervisors at area…

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OIG Report: Delivery and Customer Service Operations – Bronx, NY

Background Delivering high-quality service and providing excellent customer experiences are performance outcome goals the U.S. Postal Service has established to measure corporate strategy success and continuous improvement efforts. Mail delivery and retail services present challenges in large populous areas, such as the Bronx, where many people live in multi-family buildings and high-rise apartments. Owners or…

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NALC President: 24 million reasons to reverse course

Although letter carriers are fortunate enough to have good health insurance through our jobs, we have a lot riding on whether President Trump reverses course on health care. Of course, we worry for our families and friends and, as Americans, we care about what kind of country we are—whether we care for the disabled and…

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USPS: National Dog Bite Prevention Week is April 9-15

The number of Postal Service employees attacked by dogs last year reached 6,755 — more than 200 higher than the year before, USPS announced April 6. “Even good dogs have bad days,” Safety Manager Linda DeCarlo told reporters in Los Angeles, where 80 employees were attacked in 2016 — more than any other city. DeCarlo…

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