USPS Eastern Area: All crafts on withholding for Excessing of Maintenance Employees

The Eastern Area has placed a withholding on all crafts for Excessing of Maintenance Employees from the Philadelphia and Norristown TriCounty Pennsylvania offices. Philadelphia P&DC “Eastern Area is implementing the withholding provisions of Article 12.5 (B)(2) for all full-time regular Level 10 and below Maintenance Craft positions, all Level 7 and below full-time Clerk Craft…

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APWU: Clerk Craft Prepares For National Arbitrations in December on Two Important Issues

The Clerk Craft has been preparing for arbitration hearings in December that will cover two issues – 1) the Postmaster End of Day (PMEOD) button remedy case, and 2) an RI-399 issue regarding the craft jurisdiction for the Advanced Facer Canceller System (AFCS) machine. The PMEOD button remedy hearings are scheduled for December 3 &…

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Postal Bulletin: November is HAZMAT Awareness Month

To protect the health and safety of our employees and the general public, the Postal Service™ has developed specific procedures for safeguarding, identifying, handling, and delivering hazardous materials (HAZMAT). Since there have been several recent incidents of non-mailable HAZMAT in the mailstream, November has been designated “HAZMAT Awareness Month” to highlight these issues. Incidents, including…

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USPS OIG: Thinking Inside and Outside the Box

While many of you may have experienced going to your local post office and picking up some free packaging — a box, envelope, or tube, maybe — you may not know that you can order the same supplies and have them delivered to your front door. Through its Expedited Packaging Supplies (EPS) Program, the U.S….

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USPS announces additional price changes for 2021

The Postal Service has announced additional price changes for next year. If reviewed favorably by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), the changes would take effect Jan. 24, 2021. Here’s a list of current and planned prices: Priority Mail small flat-rate box: $8.30 (current), $8.45 (planned) Priority Mail medium flat-rate box: $15.05 (current), $15.50 (planned) Priority…

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USPS: Employee feedback helps improve SPLU Tool

The Postal Service has improved its Single Package Lookup Tool, which integrates multiple tracking systems into one user-friendly application. The application, also known as the SPLU Tool, produces an average of 46,000 tracking insights each day that employees use to resolve customer inquiries. In July, the SPLU team conducted a survey to better understand employees’…

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USPS hiring on Staten Island, Queens

By Tracey Porpora – October 10, 2020 STATEN ISLAND, NY — Need extra work during the holiday season? The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is seeking to hire holiday clerk assistants on Staten Island, and mail handler assistant jobs are currently available in Queens. The application window is open through Oct. 12, 2020. While holiday shopping…

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USPS announces price changes for 2021

October 9, 2020 The Postal Service has announced price changes for next year. If reviewed favorably by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), the changes would take effect Jan. 24, 2021. Here’s a list of current and proposed prices: First-Class Mail letters (additional ounces): 15 cents (current), 20 cents (proposed) First-Class Mail letters (metered 1 ounce):…

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