NALC: 11 additional installations added to all-career model

November 22, 2022 Pursuant to the May 24, 2022, Memorandum of Understanding Re: City Delivery Staffing Adjustment – Hiring Part-Time Flexible City Letter Carriers (M-01986), NALC and USPS have agreed to additional memorandums of agreement (M-01988) providing for another 11 installations added to the all-career city letter carrier workforce model. In these installations, the Postal…

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Postal Inspectors play crucial role after disasters

November 25, 2022 After a disaster, letter carriers and retail associates are welcome faces for weary customers, a hopeful sign that things are returning to normal. But behind the scenes are other employees working tirelessly to help USPS — and the communities it serves — recover. Postal inspectors from the Postal Inspection Service are among…

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USPS completes installation of 249 package sorting machines

By Mark Solomon – November 22, 2022 The U.S. Postal Service said Monday it has completed a near two-year project to install 249 package processing machines nationwide. The new machines, 137 of them installed so far in 2022, will boost the Postal Service’s daily peak-season parcel processing capacity to 60 million pieces. That’s compared to…

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Cyber Monday: USPS offers customers shipping guidance

November 23, 2022 The Postal Service wants customers to know it is “Holiday Ready” to deliver their Cyber Monday purchases this year. Online purchases on the Monday after Thanksgiving are expected to hit $11.2 billion, marking the busiest day of the season, according to projections from market researcher Adobe Analytics. In a Nov. 23 news…

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NPMHU: Craft Determination, Single Induction Process Sorter (SIPS), Small Delivery unit Sorter (SDUS)

November 17, 2022 We enclose a copy of a November 14, 2022 letter, just received in the National Office, that sets forth the Postal Service’s determination of craft jurisdiction for employees operating the Single Induction Parcel Sorter (SIPS) and the Small Delivery Unit Sorter (SDUS). The SIPS and SDUS are currently deployed throughout the country…

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USPS Releases Updated Official COVID Decision Tree

  The USPS has eliminated administrative leave for COVID-19. Employees that disclose they are infected with COVID-19 will be sent home for five days on Annual Leave, Sick Leave, or Leave Without Pay. Same if they disclose that they were exposed to an individual that was infected with COVID-19. See the attached COVID Decision Tree…

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APWU Retirees Department: Retirement Planning Seminar on ZOOM – Nov. 20

Retirement Planning Seminar will take place via ZOOM on Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 1:00pm, Eastern Standard Time (EST). SPECIAL NOTES: 1-Participants must be an active APWU member or retiree dues paying APWU member. 2-Participants cannot register with a USPS email address, i.e. @usps.gov. 3-Each participant must register individually and not as a group. 4-Participants…

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NPMHU President to Testify on Nov 16th Before House Committee on Oversight and Reform

November 15, 2022 On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. ET, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, will hold a hybrid hearing to examine the United States Postal Service’s performance during past holiday seasons, preparations for the upcoming holiday season, and how changes to the Postal Service will affect…

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