USPS District Restructuring Information Released

UPMA – March 3, 2021 Today, the United States Postal Service has announced a restructuring of the Retail and Delivery Operations and Logistics and Processing Operations that will be phased in over the next couple of months. The below information and new information on these changes can be found on the www.unitedpma.org website under the…

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USPS: Voluntary Early Retirement offers to most non-bargaining employees

The Postal Service will consolidate its districts, realign its Logistics and Processing Operations divisions, and offer a voluntary early retirement option to most eligible non-bargaining employees at its headquarters, headquarters-related, area and district offices. Under a plan announced March 3, the organization’s 67 districts will be consolidated into 50. The new territories will align closely…

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USPS seeks feedback on proposed restrictions for shipping e-cigarettes

The Postal Service has proposed a rule change that would extend the mailing restrictions for cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products to include electronic cigarettes and other vaping-type products. The proposed rule change follows the recent enactment of the Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act, a federal law that restricts the shipping of such…

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APWU Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee Appointed

March 2, 2021 With national contract negotiations set to begin in June, President Mark Dimondstein has announced the names of union members who will serve on the Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee. In accordance with the APWU Constitution, each member of the National Executive Board appoints one person to the committee; a 14th member,…

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USPS: Use direct deposit to receive wages

The Postal Service has a message for employees who don’t use direct deposit to receive their paycheck: You might want to reconsider your choice. Taking advantage of the direct deposit option can help you avoid potential delivery delays caused by bad weather and other factors. If you currently receive hard copy paychecks, switching to direct…

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DOJ: Philadelphia Man Charged With Kidnapping and Robbery of Postal Workers

DOJ Press Release – February 26, 2021 PHILADELPHIA – Acting United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that James Chandler, 54, of Philadelphia, PA, was arrested and charged by Indictment with two counts of robbery of a United States Postal Service employee, and one count of kidnapping. The defendant made his initial appearance in federal…

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USPS OIG Report: Peak Season Air Transportation

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s efforts to reduce Peak Season air transportation operational costs while maintaining service during fiscal year (FY) 2019 and FY 2020. The Postal Service’s Peak Season lasts about eight weeks, starting on or around Thanksgiving Day in November and ending on or around Martin Luther King, Jr….

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USPS ELM Revision: Sex Discrimination Policy

Effective February 25, 2021, the Postal Service™ is revising the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), Chapters 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8, to update USPS® policy prohibiting sex discrimination in personnel hiring and placement, so that the ELM is consistent with a U.S. Supreme Court decision issued June 2020. In the decision, the Court…

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