USPS is Hiring Temporary COVID-19 Clerks

The USPS has posted lots of temporary “Clerk Assistant” and “Mail Processing Assistant” jobs (aka Casuals) to help out during the COVID-19 pandemic. Very few are being posted for annuitants. Attached are some examples. The MOU Temporary Exception Period – Clerk Craft Staffing says career clerks and PSEs “will be utilized up to the maximum…

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USPS: New guidance issued for retail employees

The Postal Service is providing retail employees with new guidelines to help them practice social distancing on the job during the coronavirus pandemic. The guidelines are based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which advises people to stay at least 6 feet apart from each other in public to help prevent…

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APWU: Temporary Exception Period – Clerk Craft Staffing Function 1 & Function 4—COVID19

Sisters and Brothers: The attached MOU (Temporary Exception Period – Clerk Craft Staffing Function 1 & Function 4—COVID19) will help facilitate the other temporary memoranda we have recently signed as well as the Liberal Change of Schedule and Leave policy we have secured in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Those temporary MOUs, policy changes and…

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APWU: New Retail Directive to District Managers and Postmasters

March 26, 2020 The pdf below includes additional directives to district managers and postmasters. Specifically dealing with retail units. It addresses social distancing, dealing with the hazmat question, increased cleaning frequencies, AND instructions to place/install “cough/sneeze” barriers to protect employees. COVID-19 Help Us Serve You – Retail Source: American Postal Workers Union

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USPS: Intelligent Mail Barcode Generator application

The Postal Service has introduced the Intelligent Mail Barcode Generator (IMbg), an application that allows employees to generate barcoded mailpieces from any USPS workstation. IMbg is web-based and lets users print barcoded addresses on labels, envelopes, postcards and letter-size inserts. The application also lets users create or upload address lists, validate addresses with the Address…

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USPS OIG Report: Facility Condition Reviews – South Jersey District Post Offices

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of facility conditions at the Belmar (owned), Normandy Beach (leased), and Spring Lake (leased) post offices in the South Jersey District. The Postal Service is required to maintain a safe and healthy environment for both employees and customers in accordance with its internal policies and…

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USPS: Restrictions for shipping sanitizers, wipes

The Postal Service wants employees to know there are specific shipping restrictions for hand sanitizers and disinfecting wipes that contain alcohol. As result of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the organization is seeing an increase in the number of customers attempting to ship hand sanitizers and disinfecting wipes, which are widely used to help prevent transmission…

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USPS: Passport service change implemented 

USPS will conduct all passport application services by appointment only, beginning March 25. Customers can use a computer or mobile device to go to usps.com/scheduler to make appointments. This feature, also known as the Retail Customer Appointment Scheduler, guides users through four easy steps, allowing them to choose a day, location and time, and to…

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