Deputy PMG Stroman to depart USPS in June

Deputy Postmaster General Ronald A. Stroman will resign from the Postal Service, effective June 1. Stroman, the 20th Deputy Postmaster General and the highest-ranking African American in USPS history, leads communications and relationship-building with Congress and federal, state and local government agencies, as well as efforts to educate stakeholders on the organization’s work to develop…

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NALC: Pandemic forces cancellation of the Honolulu Convention

As it has for so many events, from the Tokyo Olympics to the opening of the Major League Baseball season, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of the NALC’s 72nd National Convention. At the direction of the NALC Executive Council, we have notified the convention center, convention hotels, and various convention vendors of our…

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APWU: Extension of COVID-19 Temporary MOUs

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 5:01 PM To: APWU National Officers Subject: Extension of COVID-19 Temporary MOUs Today, President Mark Dimondstein and USPS VP of Labor Relations Doug Tulino agreed that all temporary MOUs related to the COVID-19 pandemic will be extended to May 25, 2020. This gives all the MOUs…

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NPMHU: 2020 Convention Update

As discussed during the recent SAMLU meeting, our preparations for the 2020 Convention are continuing with an eye on the obvious uncertainties given rise by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. We are continuing to plan and prepare knowing that it is very possible that the 2020 Convention may be postponed. This is the nature of our…

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USPS: New process improves change-of-address service

USPS has improved the way it helps telephone callers who request change-of-address services, thanks to a team that came together from several postal departments. Until about two years ago, the organization’s customer care centers received approximately 400,000 calls annually from individuals with questions or concerns regarding their change-of-address requests. “For security reasons, there are limits…

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USPS: Flag reminders – Special requirements for two holidays

USPS is reminding employees about special flag requirements for two holidays this month: • Peace Officers Memorial Day, which honors police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty, is Friday, May 15. Postal Service facilities are required to fly the U.S. flag at half-staff this day. When the U.S. flag is flown…

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USPS video praises veterans for service

The Postal Service has released a video for National Military Appreciation Month that recognizes military veteran employees for their contributions to the nation and USPS. “Every day, you show your true grit, stand in the gap, perform in critical roles and continue that spirit of service,” Employee Resource Management Vice President Simon Storey says in…

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USPS: Carrier’s kindness recognized in presidential ceremony

How many journeys to the White House start with a roll of toilet paper? That’s exactly what led Cincinnati Letter Carrier Kyle West — now known to millions as “Mailman Kyle” — to the Blue Room on May 1 to receive praise from President Donald Trump during a recognition ceremony dubbed “Hard Work, Heroism and…

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