USPS: Identifying inside security risks

The Postal Service is asking employees to remain vigilant for insider security threats that could compromise the organization’s operations. Insider security threats refer to employees, contractors or business partners who fall into two categories: accidental insiders and malicious insiders. Accidental insiders unintentionally violate security policies or online best practices by: Not physically securing laptop computers…

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USPS: Charitable campaign reopens for pandemic donations

The Combined Federal Campaign has reopened so federal employees can contribute to charities during the coronavirus pandemic. Donations can be made from April 20 through June 30. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management, which runs the campaign, also known as the CFC, is offering the special solicitation period to support charities as they face unprecedented…

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USPS: States consider voting by mail

More than a dozen states are considering allowing voters to cast their ballots by mail or have already done so this primary season as physical distancing and stay-at-home orders make conducting traditional elections difficult. The coronavirus pandemic has prompted many states to postpone their primaries until late summer. In several of these states, governors and…

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USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: Retail lobby equipment — social distancing (4/25/20)

On a daily basis, our customers transact business using our self-service kiosks (SSKs). Providing retail access as well as safeguarding the well-being of our customers is a high priority, especially in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). To ensure the health of our employees and customers, we are continuing to follow recommended guidance and…

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Postal Worker West: FFCRA Emergency Leave Update (4/24/20)

USPS ISSUES NEWER VERSION OF EMERGENCY LEAVE GUIDANCE WASHINGTON DC– Postal headquarters has issued an updated Guidance on the Families First Corona-virus Response Act (FFCRA) leave. As reported in the April 12th edition of Postal Worker West the Union anticipated management would be updating their guidance. The ‘new’ guidance issued seems to be more restrictive…

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USPIS: Coronavirus Related Scams

Scammers seek not only to make profit through exploiting public health issues, but through spreading misinformation and creating confusion. The Inspection Service wants you to remain vigilant and equipped with knowledge and good practices to protect yourself and your family from emerging and constantly evolving scams and fraud. Justice begins with you. Be sure to…

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APWU Response to President Trump’s remarks on blocking coronavirus aid for USPS

APWU Web News Article – April 24, 2020 President Trump’s shameful comments today that the Postal Service “is a joke” and that USPS “should raise package prices four to five times” current levels is no laughing matter to the American people. His comments are an insult to the forty-four postal workers who have died carrying…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Delivery and Customer Service Operations – San Jose

Background The Foothill Station is in the Bay Valley District of the Pacific Area. The unit has 50 city routes delivered by 55 full-time city carriers and four part-time flexible (PTF) city carriers. We chose the Foothill Station based on our analysis of city carriers returning after 6:00 p.m. using data from the Enterprise Data…

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