USPS: Families First Coronavirus Response Act FAQs (3/31/20)

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USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: Taking leave during COVID-19 (4/2/20)

Effective April 1, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) provides employees with two additional types of leave. These new leave entitlements are in addition to leave you are already entitled to under the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) and any applicable Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs). As a postal employee, you have certain…

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USPS has millions of surgical masks on hand — Order them!

From: Dean, Rickey R – Washington, DC <rickey.r.dean@usps.gov> Sent: Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:31 AM To: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Cc: Mills, David E – Washington, DC <david.e.mills@usps.gov> Subject: RE: masks Topeka now has millions of surgical masks on hand. They just need to order them. Rickey Rickey R Dean Manager Contract Administration (APWU) U. S….

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MTSC: Updated Cleaning Information AFTER a Confirmed COVID-19 Case

According to the CDC, the risk of exposure to cleaning staff is inherently low. In consultation with the CDC and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), when a COVID-19 case has been confirmed within a facility, the following is now recommended to aid in reducing secondary transmission from work clothes (reminder to…

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For the Record….

Ben Franklin was a man of unmatched vision and foresight. The US Postal Service is a quasi-Federal entity that was established and protected under a constitutional Amendment. We are the last line of supply and communication in the event of an apocalypse. We touch the lives and households of every single family in the nation….

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USPS: Video explains new procedures for carriers

The Postal Service has released a video to help customers understand new delivery procedures to promote social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. The one-minute video, titled “Help Us Serve You: Mail Carriers,” explains that letter carriers will knock on a customer’s door instead of ringing a doorbell. Instead of asking a customer to sign for…

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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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