USPS Board of Governors to Meet April 1

Meeting to be conducted by live audio webcast WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors will meet in open session on April 1, 2020, at 12 noon ET. The Board is expected to discuss the following items: Call to Order and Remarks of the Chairman Remarks of the Postmaster General and CEO Borrowing…

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USPS: New Debt Collection Notice Policy

Effective March 29, 2020, the Postal Service™ will revise the following books to reflect changes in the method for notifying employees who have an employee receivable: Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), parts 450 and 460. Handbook F-101, Field Accounting Procedures, Chapter 15. All debt collection notices will be sent directly to the employee’s address…

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DOL Sues Postal Service Over Firing of Injured Whistleblower

“The U.S. Postal Service unlawfully threatened to terminate, and ultimately fired, a worker who reported an on-the-job injury, the Labor Department said in a federal lawsuit in California. The DOL alleges that the Postal Service violated the whistleblower provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, according to a complaint filed Wednesday in the U.S….

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APWU: Temporary Exception Period – Clerk Craft Staffing Function 1 & Function 4—COVID19

Sisters and Brothers: The attached MOU (Temporary Exception Period – Clerk Craft Staffing Function 1 & Function 4—COVID19) will help facilitate the other temporary memoranda we have recently signed as well as the Liberal Change of Schedule and Leave policy we have secured in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Those temporary MOUs, policy changes and…

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Charlotte Area Local Elections, Where Others Fail

If you haven’t noticed yet the Charlotte Area Local is entering an election period. A few weeks ago the local president requested of the Executive Board to delay the election due to the Coronavirus Crisis and they rejected the action. It should be noted at the time that the state had a bar against 50…

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USPS modifies procedures for carriers

The Postal Service has modified procedures for letter carriers to help them practice social distancing while delivering mail and packages. For example, carriers should avoid ringing a customer’s doorbell when possible. When knocking on a customer’s door, the carrier should avoid areas that may be frequently touched. When a carrier delivers an item that requires…

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APWU: New Retail Directive to District Managers and Postmasters

March 26, 2020 The pdf below includes additional directives to district managers and postmasters. Specifically dealing with retail units. It addresses social distancing, dealing with the hazmat question, increased cleaning frequencies, AND instructions to place/install “cough/sneeze” barriers to protect employees. COVID-19 Help Us Serve You – Retail Source: American Postal Workers Union

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APWU Clerk NBA Turney: Proper Use of Social Media

From: Linda J. Turney <lturney@apwu.org> Sent: March 26, 2020 11:53 AM Subject: Proper Use of Social Media (see attached) Can I use my personal social media accounts to talk about the Postal Service? Many postal employees have personal social media accounts and use these platforms to connect with their family, friends and co-workers. When using…

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