USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: Face covering and mask update (4/21/20)

In areas where local and state governments have ordered or directed people to wear face masks, Postal Service employees should comply. Additionally, any USPS employee who is unable to achieve social distancing in his or her workplace should wear a face covering. The new policy takes effect April 21 and will remain in place until…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – April 15, 2020

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU Excerpt: It was inevitable that coronavirus would impact on our Chapter in a most negative way. In normal times we would be planning our traditional Mid Summer Blast luncheon that members enjoy so much. But with restaurants and other food establishments forced…

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USPS: COVID-19 Supplies Command Center assists with facility cleaning needs

The Postal Service has established a COVID-19 Supplies Command Center to ensure USPS facilities have supplies to keep employees safe and meet facilities’ cleaning needs during the coronavirus pandemic. While facilities should continue to order supplies following standard procedures and using local buying where available, the center is working closely with Supply Management and district…

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USPS: Watch out for kids, dogs during lockdown

The Postal Service is reminding employees to watch out for children and dogs whose normal routines have changed due to lockdowns prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. With many workplaces and most schools closed because of the outbreak, more customers are at home during the daytime with their kids and pets. When driving postal vehicles in…

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Postal Supervisor Was $63,994 Short – Did Not Have To Repay

March 6, 2020 A supervisor in New York City was short $63,994 in her Unit Reserve Stamp Stock. She was given a demand letter for $63,994. She appealed per ELM 450. Because no one conducted an audit of the stamp stock when it was transferred over to her (six years before), she didn’t have to…

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Court Rules Agencies Can Launch Retaliatory Investigations Into Whistleblowers

By Eric Katz – April 13, 2020 Federal agencies can launch retaliatory investigations against employees who blow the whistle on wrongdoing without violating anti-reprisal laws, a federal court has said in a precedent-setting ruling. While agencies cannot dock pay, deny promotions or engage in several other retaliatory personnel actions against whistleblowers, investigating a worker who…

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USPS has adjusted service commitments for some products

USPS has adjusted service commitments for some products due to the coronavirus pandemic. Effective April 17, Priority Mail’s two-day and three-day service commitments will be extended to three days and four days, respectively. Customers will continue to receive improved product tracking and as much as $50 in free insurance. With the extra day extension, customers…

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