NALC: Veterans Guide is now available

NALC created the NALC Veterans Group to provide access to information and tools specific to veterans’ rights and benefits within the Postal Service. It seeks to provide all NALC military veterans, both active and retired, with resources, information and a sense of camaraderie. With this in mind, NALC has developed this new guide as a…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Delivery and Customer Service Operations – Allen, TX

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of mail delivery and customer service operations at the Allen Post Office in Allen, TX. The Allen Post Office is in the Dallas District of the Southern Area. The delivery unit has a total of 68 routes (12 city, 53 rural, and three Contract Delivery…

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NALC President Rolando: Our plan for the 2020 election

I’m not going to say that the upcoming election is the most important of our lives, because for letter carriers every election is important. But I will say that it is the most important election since 1968 when it comes to the future of the Postal Service. Back then, a debate was raging over whether…

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NALC: CCAs with 30 months of relative standing on Feb 15 will be converted to career status

January 23, 2020 NALC and USPS have settled a national-level grievance regarding non-compliance with the contractual caps on the employment of City Carrier Assistants (CCAs). This settlement (M-01906) provides that all city carrier assistants in any size office with 30 months of relative standing on February 15, 2020, will be converted to career status within…

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USPS: PS Form 8076, Authorization to Hold Mail, has been updated

PS Form 8076, Authorization to Hold Mail, has been updated. The new version of the form, which has a January 2020 print date, outlines additional options for customers to file their requests online at usps.com or through the USPS mobile application. The front of the updated form is addressed to “Your Local Post Office” and…

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NALC: “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive is May 9, 2020

Save the date! Saturday, May 9, 2020 — it has a nice ring to it. Whether you’re new to the drive, have been with us since the beginning or are somewhere in between, thanks and congratulations are in order. You work day in and day out to create the trust we enjoy with our customers….

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NALC VP Renfroe: Rights and Warnings When Questioned

All letter carriers have Weingarten rights, which means the right to have a union steward present during a meeting in which management asks you questions that you believe could lead to discipline. Every letter carrier should follow this advice: If called to a meeting with management, U.S. postal inspectors or an Office of Inspector General…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Delivery Issues – Vista Station, Sparks, NV

Background The Vista Station is in the Nevada-Sierra District of the Western Area. The delivery unit has a total of 52 routes (42 city and 10 rural). The 42 city routes are delivered by 54 carriers (44 full-time and 10 city carrier assistants [CCA]). The 10 rural routes are delivered by 17 carriers (nine full-time…

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