USPS: HAZMAT Awareness Month – Keep the Mail Safe

November 16, 2023 The Postal Service is bolstering its efforts to safely identify, handle and deliver mailable hazardous materials. The organization is reminding all employees to always ask customers if a parcel contains anything potentially hazardous, and to thoroughly examine every box for hazmat markings. USPS has also improved its longstanding hazmat policies and procedures…

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USPS OIG Report: Contract Postal Unit and Village Post Office Operations

Background While the U.S. Postal Service uses over 2,500 Contract Postal Units (CPU) and Village Post Offices (VPO) as alternative retail access points throughout the country, these locations have declined by nearly 20 percent in recent years. CPUs and VPOs are suppliers (such as convenience store operators) that contractually provide postal services at their locations,…

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APWU NDRC dispute on the national jurisdiction on the High Output Package Sorter (HOPS)

From: Lynn Pallas-Barber <lpallas@apwu.org> Sent: Friday, September 8, 2023 10:22 AM Subject: FW: APWU NDRC dispute on the national jurisdiction on the HOPS. Importance: High To all APWU family, As promised in the last email on 8/25/23, which included the national jurisdictional determination on the HOPS, a national dispute has been filed with the NDRC…

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APWU: Resolution submission deadline for 2023 All-Craft Conference is Saturday, September 2

Resolutions In accordance with the APWU Constitution and Bylaws [PDF], resolutions must be received by Saturday, September 2, 2023, to be considered at the conference. There will be no exceptions. Resolutions are accepted from local or state affiliates, or from Members-at-Large (MALs). Resolutions from local or state affiliates must be submitted online by a form…

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APWU: Further Reference to DOL In-Person Proofing (IPP) Expansion

From: Lamont Brooks <lbrooks@apwu.org> Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2023 Subject: FW: Notification GCCC20230358 Further Reference to DOL IPP Expansion Please disseminate to the field. Lamont Brooks Director Clerk Division APWU, AFL-CIO From: Tamiya Nelson <tnelson@apwu.org> Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2023 Subject: Notification GCCC20230358 Further Reference to DOL IPP Expansion Good morning, Director Brooks, Please see…

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Relief and Pool of 204 B Positions or Level-16 Apprentice Supervisor Program Involving Clerk Craft

Clerk Director Lamont Brooks – August 10, 2023 If they actually cut PS Form 50s making these employees permanent EAS then they are no NOT 204bs. To return to the Craft, it would have to be in accordance with the Clerk Craft-Residual Vacancies MOU. Under the Residual Vacancies-Clerk Craft MOU on pages 430-434 of the…

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APWU: EAS Performing Craft Work Involving New EAS Positions

From: Lamont Brooks <lbrooks@apwu.org> Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2023 12:26 PM To: Clerk Division NBA <ClerkDivisionNBA@apwu.org> Cc: Clerk Department <ClerkDepartment@apwu.org> Subject: Fwd: [EXTERNAL] Fwd: EAS Performing Craft Work Involving New EAS Positions To be clear, we have no authority over NAPS‘ ability to negotiate a permanent supervisor position. We do have the authority to challenge…

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