NPMHU: RI-399 Update – Monetary Payment Criteria Finalized

On June 26, 2018, the NPMHU, the APWU and the United States Postal Service executed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (“Update MOU”) to update the RI-399 Dispute Resolution Procedures that were originally signed in 1992. With certain exceptions, the MOU effectively withdrew and administratively closed all cross-craft grievances that were pending in the RI- 399…

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APWU: Update on RI-399 Monetary Settlement Distribution

03/02/2019 – As previously reported, in 2018 the APWU, the National Postal Mail Handlers’ Union (NPMHU), and the USPS reached a tripartite agreement updating the RI-399 work jurisdiction process. As part of the agreement on the update to the RI-399 process, all pending RI-399 grievances filed prior to September 1, 2017, were administratively closed with…

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RI-399 Update: “National APWU leadership screwed us over in this deal”

Oh Goody, the National APWU just informed us that the Mail Handlers (much smaller Union than the APWU) has received the same amount ($14.5 million) for selling out (I mean settling) the RI-399 cases. The APWU plans on splitting up the money to approximately 85,000 Clerk Craft employees. Before you get all excited, that’s approximately…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Delivery and Customer Service Issues – Brooklyn, NY

This report presents the results of our audit to assess mail delivery on selected routes and retail counter services at the Bushwick Station, Brooklyn, NY. The Bushwick Station is in the Triboro District of the Northeast Area. This audit was initiated at the request of Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez of the 7th District, NY, based…

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ELM Revision: Uniform Requirements

Effective February 14, 2019, the Postal Service™ is revising the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), sections 932.11g and 932.22b, to reflect changes in uniform requirements. Under revised section 932.11g, the type of postal retail personnel required to wear the prescribed uniform while performing work duties now includes postmasters at Cost Ascertainment Group (CAG) A-K…

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USPS OIG: No Sale Transactions – Bloomfield, NJ, Main Office

This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of No Sale Transactions – Bloomfield, NJ, Main Office, which is in the Northern New Jersey District of the Northeast Area. This audit was designed to provide Postal Service management with timely information on potential financial control risks at Postal Service locations. Read full report Source:…

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USPS: Video explains recent price changes

A new Postal Service video explains the price changes that took effect Jan. 27. The changes raised Mailing Services product prices approximately 2.5 percent. Shopping Services price increases vary by product. USPS released the 1-minute, 10-second video this week. The Retail and Customer Service Operations Blue page has a 2019 price change kit for Postmasters….

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