USPS Flag Notice: Honoring coronavirus victims, Memorial Day

On May 21, President Trump ordered U.S. flags flown at half-staff to honor the victims of the coronavirus pandemic. Flags should be flown at half-staff until sunset Sunday, May 24. Additionally, there are flag requirements for Memorial Day, which is Monday, May 25. Postal Service facilities that are open on the holiday must fly the…

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USPS National Update: Special COVID-19 Edition

The Postal Service is publishing a special coronavirus pandemic-themed edition of Area Update, its print newsletter for employees. National Update: Special COVID-19 Edition includes a message from Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan, information on coronavirus resources and news about how employees are working through the public health crisis. Expected to begin arriving in homes during…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – June 1, 2020

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU In this issue: Reprint of Postage due: Don’t cancel the post office APWU President Dimondstein on Annuitant Retroactive Payments

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USPS: Memorial Day Holiday honors nation’s armed forces

Memorial Day, a federal holiday to honor U.S. military members who died while serving their country, will be observed Monday, May 25. “The Postal Service is proud to be one of the nation’s largest employers of current and former members of the armed forces, and we honor their contributions every day,” said Postmaster General Megan…

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Board of Governors adopts USPS mission statement

The Postal Service now has a mission statement that describes the organization’s history, its duties and its status as an essential part of the federal government. In April, the USPS Board of Governors adopted the mission statement — the first in the Postal Service’s history — as part of the governors’ work to conduct long-range…

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USPS: Your 2020 Election and Political Mail Guide

The 2020 primary season is here and the Postal Service™ is preparing for the November 2020 general election. In addition to the Presidential election, there will be numerous congressional, gubernatorial, state, and local races. Thus, proper handling of Election Mail and Political Mail is critical. Concerns have been raised about how long it takes for…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Delivery and Customer Service – New Orleans 

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of mail delivery and customer service operations at the New Orleans Central Carrier Station in New Orleans, LA. The New Orleans Central Carrier Station is in the Louisiana District of the Southern Area. This audit was designed to provide U.S. Postal Service management with timely…

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USPS introduces safety form for tractor-trailer drivers

May 20, 2020 – The Postal Service has introduced PS 4584-T, a form that managers and supervisors can use to help tractor-trailer operators improve their driving behavior and safety. The form can be accessed on USPS-issued mobile devices through the Informed Mobility Safety Observation Tool (IMSOT). PS 4584-T is specifically designed for tractor-trailer drivers, who…

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