USPS: BOG Announces Selection of Louis DeJoy to Serve as Nation’s 75th PMG

May 6, 2020 WASHINGTON – The Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service today announced its unanimous selection of Louis DeJoy to serve as the 75th Postmaster General of the United States and Chief Executive Officer of the world’s largest postal organization. DeJoy is an accomplished business executive with more than 35 years…

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APWU: USPS COVID-19 guidance on TACS and FFCRA

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:00 AM To: APWU National Officers Subject: TACS information The attached documents are related to TACS and the FFCRA. Please note that these are POSTAL SERVICE documents that they sent out to their Area Human Resources Managers to distribute to the Districts. There are links that…

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USPS: Coronavirus guidance for kiosks issued

USPS wants Post Offices with more than one self-service kiosk to make sure customers can maintain social distancing while conducting transactions. Accessible 24 hours a day in many locations, self-service kiosks allow customers to purchase print-on-demand stamps, ship packages, look up ZIP Codes and renew PO Boxes. USPS, in its role as an essential service,…

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Pandemic parallels: Postal workers, mail played key roles in 1918 crisis

The COVID-19 crisis isn’t the first time the nation’s postal system has risen to the occasion during a national health emergency. Postal workers also played a critical role during the 1918-19 influenza pandemic. “Letter carriers then and now were on the front lines,” said Jenny Lynch, the Postal Service’s historian. The 1918-19 flu outbreak was…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – May 8, 2020

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU In this issue: 2020 – The Year That Wasn’t Return To Normalcy??? For Some Retirees An Annuity Raise

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APWU MVS: What do you think about the new lift gates?

The USPS Office Inspector General (OIG) recently announced a solicitation for postal employee comments on the lift gates of the latest purchased Peterbilt 18’ and 24’ cargo trucks. On April 30, MVS Director Michael Foster and Assistant Director Javier E. Piñeres teleconferenced with the OIG regarding their concerns with the cargo truck lift gates and…

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DOL: Employers Can’t Retaliate Against Workers Reporting Unsafe Conditions During Coronavirus Pandemic

April 8, 2020 WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is reminding employers that it is illegal to retaliate against workers because they report unsafe and unhealthful working conditions during the coronavirus pandemic. Acts of retaliation can include terminations, demotions, denials of overtime or promotion, or reductions in…

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USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: Updates from CDC (5/1/20)

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its guidance regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) symptoms. It is important to note that no two people are the same when it comes to COVID-19 symptoms. According to CDC, infected individuals have reported a wide range of symptoms, ranging from mild symptoms to severe illnesses….

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