USPS OIG Report: Changes in Mail Mix – Implications for Carriers’ Physical Health

The U.S. Postal Service’s package volume and weight have increased as First-Class Mail has declined, representing a change in mail mix. The OIG found a correlation between total package weight and letter carrier injuries. The OIG found that the Postal Service has no specific protocols in place outlining how a carrier should deliver a heavy…

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NALC: Eight Additional Installations Convert to All-Career City Carriers

“On Aug. 31, NALC and USPS signed another memorandum of agreement which provides for an additional eight installations in which the Postal Service will convert all city carrier assistants to part-time flexible (PTF) career status.” Attached is the new list of post offices with an all-career city carrier workforce. It keeps growing. Will other postal…

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Postal Bulletin: Avoid Slips, Trips, and Falls

Hazards such as uneven surfaces or distracted walking can pose a serious threat to Postal Service™ employees. Last year, the United States Postal Service reported over 16,000 Postal Service employees were victims of a slip, trip, or fall. Most slip, trip, and fall incidents involve mail carriers. They tripped stepping onto a curb or uneven…

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10th Circuit Says Deaf City Carrier May Not Sue NALC for False Information

By Michael Karlik – August 23, 2022 Even though a Fort Collins letter carrier was unable to sue the U.S. Postal Service for discrimination in time because of false information union leaders allegedly provided her, the federal appeals court based in Denver agreed Lynda Hickey is now barred from suing the union itself for its…

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Court says letter carrier “was not a government actor to whom the Fourth Amendment applies”

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit August 11, 2022 This case presents a novel question involving two provisions within the United States Constitution: the United States Postal Service and the Fourth Amendment. Alfonzo Johnlouis moved to suppress narcotics evidence that the Government seized after a letter carrier’s thumb slipped through a hole…

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USPS-NALC partner to train 50 teams to evaluate and adjust delivery routes

July 11, 2022 The Postal Service has started a series of training sessions on how to use technology to better evaluate the work performed on city routes and quickly align route growth and decline to improve customer service. The weeklong training sessions using this technology are part of the Technology Integrated Alternate Route Evaluation and…

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Seattle Hiring Career City Carriers Directly Off the Street, CCAs will be promoted to PTFs

Information received by 21cpw via a contact at NALC has verified current CCAs will be promoted to PTF. Current Seattle Area career entry level City Carrier job openings Related: Many Career Entry Level Positions Are Available Nationwide

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