USPS OIG Report: Processing Selected Personnel Actions

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s effectiveness of processing selected personnel actions and identify potential process improvements. We limited our scope to selected late resignation and reassignment personnel actions. Personnel actions are changes to an employee’s status such as hiring, reassignment, promotion, benefit changes, separations, and retirements. Local Human Resources personnel, as…

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MSNBC Exclusive: Interview with member of USPS Board of Governors

August 19, 2021 The postal service is planning to start slowing the delivery of first-class mail in an effort to cut costs. It’s all part of a 10-year strategic plan outlined by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. Joining Geoff Bennett for an exclusive interview is Amber McReynolds, a member of the US Postal Service Board of…

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USPS is hiring nationwide, Vets and families get preference

By Tim Hudak – August 17, 2021 There may not be a stoplight in your hometown, but there’s a United States Postal Service® (USPS) post office. Post offices become the hub of many communities because they are reliable. It’s comforting that “neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night” will prevent letter carriers…

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NRLCA: September 2021 Mail Count cancelled

The deadline for the USPS to notify the NRLCA of their intention to exercise their right under Article 9.2.C.3.a to count all rural routes the last 12 working days in September has expired. The only routes that will be counted during this time period will be those that fall under the Special Count provisions in…

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NALC: Backpay and COLA update

August 18, 2021 Backpay and COLA update Most eligible city letter carriers will receive retroactive pay pursuant to the 2019-2023 National Agreement on their August 20 paychecks. Backpay for some former city carrier assistants that were converted to career status between November 23, 2019 and April 9, 2021 must be calculated manually, resulting in a…

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APWU Flint Michigan Area Local Retiree Activist Al LaBrecque has passed

Via APWU Flint Michigan Area Local Facebook page: It is with great regret and sorrow that I have to inform everyone Al LaBrecque passed away early in the morning on 8-18-21. Al has been a solid Union leader in the Local and the State for decades. Al has helped tutor many officers of today and…

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USPS to fill 900 Level 17 Supervisor Positions 

To prepare for the upcoming holiday peak season, the Postal Service plans to fill about 900 Level 17 supervisor positions. These will be Executive and Administrative Schedule (EAS) positions. USPS will accept applications for them from Aug. 17-23. The positions include the following: Customer service support supervisor; Customer services supervisor; Distribution operations supervisor; Transportation operations…

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USPS: Effort begins to add tractor-trailer operators

August 17, 2021 The Postal Service is seeking new ways to fill tractor-trailer operator positions. The organization will soon begin a pilot program to add more of these employees, who play an important role in transporting mail from processing and distribution centers to other facilities in the postal network. The pilot will be geared toward…

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