USPS: Stamp Out Hunger returns – Pandemic had forced food drive online

May 6, 2022 The Stamp Out Hunger food drive is back. The annual event, which had to move online for the past two years because of the coronavirus pandemic, resumes in-person collection on Saturday, May 14. This year, both options are available: Customers can follow the traditional route and leave bags of nonperishable food items…

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NALC: March 2022 JCAM is now available

April 5, 2022 The March 2022 JCAM is now available here. All previous versions of the JCAM should be replaced with the March 2022 version. The JCAM is in the printing process. A copy will be sent to each office where city letter carriers are employed. Additional copies will be made available for purchase from…

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Black Postal Worker to Get Trial Over Bosses’ Alleged Harassment

By Patrick Dorrian – April 4, 2022 Allegedly falsely accused of document, time theft Also needed permission to leave area, use bathroom The U.S. Postal Service must face trial on whether White supervisors at its Mandeville, La., location harassed a Black letter carrier because of her race, a New Orleans federal judge ruled. Paula Watson…

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OWCP representation for NALC members

March 2022 “One of the benefits of NALC membership is access to a highly experienced specialist who can advise injured workers on their claims at no expense to the member. While injured workers are not required to have a representative to file or process their claim, they do have the option to request a representative…

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NALC: Maximum Annual Leave Carryover Amount of 520 Hours Extended into Leave Year 2023

March 28, 2022 The NALC and the Postal Service have agreed to a memorandum of understanding (M-01979) that increases the maximum allowable annual leave carryover amounts outlined in the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM). For leave year 2023, regular work force career employees covered by the USPS-NALC National Agreement may carry over 520 hours…

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NALC: 30th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is May 14, 2022

Traditionally, the in-person food drive has been held on the second Saturday in May. For the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person food drive has been cancelled for safety and health reasons. This year, plans are underway to tentatively hold the traditional, in-person food drive on Saturday, May 14, 2022. NALC…

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USPS OIG Report: City Delivery Operations – Nationwide Route Management

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the U.S. Postal Service’s management of city letter carrier routes. The Postal Service’s mission is to provide prompt, reliable, and efficient mail and package shipping services to all Americans. In fiscal year (FY) 2020, the Postal Service’s City Delivery Operations delivered over 77.7 billion mail pieces on more than…

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USPS attempt to Vacate Arbitration Award DENIED, Punitive Damages for Noncompliance Upheld

Excerpt from U.S. District Bench Ruling: This court will follow the lead of the United States Supreme Court and the D.C. Circuit, which have both held that arbitrators may look beyond the explicit text of the agreement in fashioning an appropriate remedy. For one, the CBA here is silent as to the remedies available to…

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