USPS: Employee Scheduler tool helps managers plan ahead

The Postal Service has developed a new tool to help managers at mail processing plants prepare for unexpected events — such as the coronavirus pandemic — before they affect mail processing and delivery. The COVID-19 IVES Rest of Day Available Employee Projection Report gathers data from several sources including Time and Attendance Control System information,…

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USPS plans nationwide reduction in Mail Processing Equipment due to mail volume decline

As a result in the reduction in letter and flat mail volume, The Postal Service is planning to reduce the number of Advanced Facer Canceler Systems (AFCS), Delivery Bar Code Sorters (DBCS), Automated Flat Sorting Machine 100s (AFSM100), and Flat Sequencing Systems (FSS) in its mail processing facilities. The subject reduction is anticipated to take…

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USPS OIG Report: HCR Contractor Failures at Greensboro P&DC

Background Late trips occur when various conditions cause a delay in the arrival or departure of transportation beyond the scheduled times. Late trip reason codes may include late processing, mail processing, contractor failure, and equipment failure. When trucks are late due to contractor failure, dock expeditors choose the reason code in the Surface Visibility (SV)…

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APWU: RCAS to Be Available on SSK Beginning Late June

From: Lamont Brooks <lbrooks@apwu.org> Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 1:47 AM To: APWU National Officers Subject: Notification No. GCCC20200285 RCAS to Be Available on SSK Beginning Late June Notification to the APWU on retail customers scheduling new passport appointments via Self-Service Kiosk: This letter is in further reference to the enclosed Postal Service notice dated…

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NRLCA President: National-Level Step 4 Grievance Filed

We continue to live in unprecedented times. While the novel coronavirus has not gone away, many states are moving through the various phases of “reopening” and we hope that process does not cause a dangerous spike in positive COVID-19 cases or worse yet, a “second wave.” As I mentioned to you in my last message,…

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Quorum restored to USPS Board of Governors as Moak, Zollars are confirmed

By Eric White – June 19, 2020 The Postal Service continues to add new leadership to its top ranks. The Senate confirmed Donald Lee Moak and Bill Zollars to serve on the Postal Service’s Board of Governors. They will restore the quorum the board lost earlier this month when Deputy Postmaster General Ron Stroman stepped…

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NPMHU Files National Level Grievance Over Implementation of MHA Health Insurance

JUNE 17, 2020 The 2019 National Agreement contains significant changes in the options for health insurance available to Mail Handler Assistants. As previously discussed during prior conferences, however, the NPMHU finds itself in an ongoing dispute with USPS Headquarters about the timing and implementation of these changes. (The parties continue to discuss these matters, and…

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Postal Bulletin highlights PMG Heroes’ Program

In a moment of crisis, a Postal Service™ customer in Miami turned to a trusted figure for help: Letter Carrier Donna Bratton. Bratton was delivering mail at the customer’s apartment complex when the woman ran up to her, holding an infant. “My baby can’t breathe!” the customer exclaimed. While 911 was called, Bratton performed CPR…

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