USPS OIG: Management of HCR Contractor Failures at Columbus P&DC

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit to assess the management of Highway Contract Route (HCR) irregularities due to contractor failure at the Columbus Processing & Distribution Center (P&DC), in Columbus, OH. Late trips occur when various conditions cause a delay in arrival or departure beyond scheduled times. Late trip reason codes…

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APWU: Extension of COVID-19 MOUs

Over the recent weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has raged across the country. Overall cases across the US have increased. The percentage of positives tests are increasing, and it was recently announced the overall COVID-19 caused death rate has increased. In many areas, COVID-19 cases are spiking to all-time highs—higher than even the worst of the…

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APWU Offers Help for COVID OWCP Claims

From the Office of President Mark Dimondstein 1300 L Street NW Washington, DC 20005 July 7, 2020 To: All National Officers, State and Local Presidents Re: COVID OWCP Guidance Sisters and Brothers: The work done by postal workers in this challenging time of pandemic has played a major role in keeping the country connected. But…

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New PM Change list; Intentional delay of mail?

Meet the new boss… better than the old boss? By PostalTimes.com – July 11, 2020 This was shared online and it is from what I assume must be a DM (District manager) or MPOO (Manager Post Office Operations).. I do not know the original source. PMGs expectations and plan POT (Penalty Overtime?) will be eliminated….

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – July 22, 2020

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU A Serious Unintended Consequence Excerpt: “For the last few holiday periods, the Postal service and the union agreed to a controversial procedure that permits some recently retired Clerks to be re-employed in select Post Office operations. The result for the retired Clerks…

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NPMHU: COVID-19 Test Kits in the Mail

USPS Issues Mandatory Stand Up Talk July 8, 2020 (pdf) Please find linked above, a copy of the above reference document from the Postal Service regarding COVID-19 test kits in the mail. According to the Postal Service, they have partnered with several manufacturers, vendors, and laboratories to ship virus and vaccine test kits to a…

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USPS: Tax filing deadline approaches

The Postal Service is ready for Tax Day this week. As the coronavirus pandemic took hold during the spring, the federal government postponed the traditional April 15 filing deadline until July 15. Taxpayers must file or seek an extension by the new deadline or face a penalty. The IRS is expecting about 150 million returns…

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USPS OIG: Management Alert – Timeliness of Ballot Mail in the Milwaukee P&DC Service Area

Introduction This management alert responds to the congressional requests and presents our results and recommendations to address the issues identified in this report. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an expected increase in the number of Americans who will choose to vote by mail and avoid in-person voting. This was evident during the Wisconsin…

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