USPS eliminating legacy codes, revising forms

January 17, 2023 The Postal Service is eliminating 41 legacy service type codes, updating several forms and replacing one label that do not work with current Intelligent Mail package barcode (IMpb) requirements. The changes will take effect Jan. 22. Forty-one legacy service type codes that contain a two-digit product and service combination will be eliminated…

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Priority Mail Express postage refund policy for packages mailed between Dec. 22 and Dec. 25

December 15, 2022 As it has done for years, the Postal Service will implement a no-refund policy for Priority Mail Express packages shipped from Dec. 22 through Dec. 25 under the following two conditions: • The one-day shipment was mailed between Dec. 22 and Dec. 25 and was delivered, and • Delivery was attempted or…

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USPS: Operations Policy for the Christmas Holiday and the New Year’s Day Holiday

Operations Policy for the Christmas Holiday, Sunday, December 25, 2022 and the New Year’s Day Holiday, Sunday, January 1, 2023 December 7, 2022 This memorandum provides general operating policy and holiday planning guidance for the upcoming 2022 Christmas holiday and 2023 New Year’s Day holiday. Modified Collection Operations described below for these holidays are displayed…

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NPMHU Appeals USPS Craft Determination of Small Delivery Unit Sorter (SDUS) and Single Induction Parcel Sorter (SIPS)

December 6, 2022 Please find linked, copies of two separate appeals recently filed by the NPMHU to challenge the Postal Service’s November 14, 2022 determination of craft jurisdiction for employees operating the Small Delivery Unit Sorter (SDUS) and Single Induction Parcel Sorter (SIPS). These machines have been deployed in facilities throughout the country and are…

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NPMHU: Craft Determination, Single Induction Process Sorter (SIPS), Small Delivery unit Sorter (SDUS)

November 17, 2022 We enclose a copy of a November 14, 2022 letter, just received in the National Office, that sets forth the Postal Service’s determination of craft jurisdiction for employees operating the Single Induction Parcel Sorter (SIPS) and the Small Delivery Unit Sorter (SDUS). The SIPS and SDUS are currently deployed throughout the country…

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APWU: 2022 Peak Season Exception Period MOU

November 8, 2022 On November 7, 2022, the parties agreed to the Peak Season Exception period MOU for 2022. The MOU identifies the time when Holiday Clerk Assistants (HCAs) may be hired. HCAs are hired for three (3) consecutive pay periods. In 2022, that is either November 5 through December 16 or November 19 through…

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APWU: Emily Weber Appointed to New NBA Position in Wichita Region

On October 28, 2022, Emily Weber was appointed by Clerk Craft Director Lamont Brooks to the new post of National Business Agent (NBA), Wichita Region. The Wichita Region represents clerks in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska. This position was created by vote of the delegates to the 2022 APWU National Convention in August. In accordance with…

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APWU Notification on the Installation of Webcams and Facility Expansions

From: Lamont Brooks <lbrooks@apwu.org> Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2022 2:57 PM Subject: FW: Webcams in the Detroit District Area 8 facilities- APWU Notification on the Installation of Webcams and Facility Expansions This is for guidance purposes in the event the subject matter is brought to you from a local inquiry. The Postal Service has already…

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