USPS: Face coverings guidance for warm weather

As the weather begins to warm up, the Postal Service is reminding employees of ways to prevent heat-related illnesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Employees exposed to hot and humid conditions are at risk of heat illness. It’s important to remember to stay cool and safe. Because the coronavirus can spread between people in close proximity…

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APWU President Dimondstein Appears on Democracy Now!

April 29, 2020 President Dimondstein appeared on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez today. The interview covered the financial crisis facing the U.S. Postal Service, the impact of the Coronavirus on the USPS and the vital role of our public Postal Service in carrying out civic life across the country. Part 1 Part…

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APWU: FMCSA Waives Regulations that Includes PVS CDL Holders in Response to COVID-19

April 29, 2020 Due to the COVID-19 national emergency, there is a high public need for transportation professionals. In response, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), recently announced a waiver from certain regulations applicable to all interstate and intrastate commercial driver’s license (CDL) and commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holders and to…

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USPS OIG urges employees to be on alert for mail theft of stimulus checks

The Office of Inspector General is strongly encouraging every employee to be on high alert over the coming weeks for any signs of mail theft. Capitalizing on this crisis to steal stimulus funds is against the law and will not be tolerated. The Office of Inspector General is coordinating with our federal, state and local…

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APWU: Maintenance Webinar as presented April 27, 2020

From: Maintenance Webinar <maintwebinar@apwu.org> To: Maintenance Webinar <maintwebinar@apwu.org> Cc: APWU Maintenance Division Officers Subject: April 27, 2020 Webinar as presented Date: Tue, Apr 28, 2020 2:21 pm Attachments: Maintenance Updates April 27, 2020.pdf (3461K), APO RMPO Calculation.xlsx (11K) Dear All, Thank you for registering and or participating in yesterday’s “Maintenance Update.” We discussed the following…

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Military Appreciation Month is May, USPS shows gratitude for veterans

To mark Military Appreciation Month in May, the Postal Service is distributing tokens of appreciation to employees who are veterans. “There are approximately 100,000 former and current service members working for the Postal Service, and we are proud to honor their contributions to our nation in the armed services and their continued service to our…

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Detroit Letter Carrier brings caring message to ‘Kelly and Ryan’

The way Kelly Mathaw sees it, we’re all in this together. The Detroit letter carrier recently appeared on “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” the TV talk show hosted by Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest, to discuss her job delivering mail and packages during the coronavirus pandemic. During an interview conducted via Skype, Mathaw talked about…

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Postal employee’s Facebook posts violated Hatch Act

Remember “Travis,” the USPS employee who violated the Hatch Act by attempting to distribute signs for his favorite presidential candidate at the Post Office where he works? The Postal Service recently featured Travis — not his real name — in its campaign to educate employees about the Hatch Act, a law that prohibits federal workers…

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