Updated APWU Health Plan COVID-19 Coverage Enhancements

Via APWU Health Plan Director Sara Jane Rodriguez The Health Plan will: ◾️ Cover COVID-19 testing at no cost* to the member when testing is prescribed by a clinical professional ◾️ Cover telehealth visits at no cost (retroactive to March 1st, 2020)* to member when visits are performed through the Health Plan’s telehealth providers: High…

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USPS OIG: Operating During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 6, 2020 The global pandemic of COVID-19 has impacted our country in ways that were unimaginable months ago. It is changing how people across the U.S. and around the world are working, shopping, even interacting with one another. States have ordered many stores and businesses to close. Businesses that continue to operate are faced…

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USPS protects employee health information

The Postal Service wants employees to know that the organization keeps their health information confidential. This includes employees who contract COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. The Rehabilitation Act and the Privacy Act, two federal laws, require agencies to keep specific employee medical information confidential and to share it only in very limited…

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APWU: Automatic Dues Increase

TO: Local/State Presidents FROM: Elizabeth “Liz” Powell, Secretary-Treasurer DATE: March 30, 2020 SUBJECT: Automatic Dues Increase In accordance with Article 16, Section 2(a) of the APWU Constitution and Bylaws, please be advised that there are to be two (2) automatic dues increases effective November 24, 2018, Pay Period 25 and November 23, 2019, Pay Period…

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USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: Cloth face coverings (4/6/20)

According to the newly published guidance, CDC now recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, because COVID-19 can spread between people interacting in close proximity. We strongly encourage all employees to follow CDC’s recommendation. If you wish to have a face covering, you…

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USPS: Post CDC signs at all employee entrances

Please have these CDC signs posted on all EMPLOYEE ENTRANCES for all postal facilities. This signage is NOT to be posted at Retail Entrances. This sign informs our employees not to enter the building with a fever, cough or shortness of breath.

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USPS OIG Report: Facility Condition Reviews – Northern NJ District

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of facility conditions at the Short Hills, Roseville, and Wood Ridge Post Offices in the Northern New Jersey District. The Postal Service is required to maintain a safe and healthy environment for both employees and customers in accordance with its internal policies and procedures and…

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