APWU Signs Temporary Leave Adjustments with USPS due to Pandemic

March 18, 2020 Our first priority during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak has been ensuring the health and safety of our members and that of the public. To that end, today the union signed two memoranda of understanding with the Postal Service temporarily expanding paid leave for PSEs and expanding the use of dependent care leave…

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Postal Unions Urge Leadership to Support the Postal Service

March 18, 2020 In a document to Senate Democratic leadership, NPMHU, along with NALC, NRLCA, and APWU, urged elected leaders to consider the impact of COVID-19 on the United States Postal Service. As the United States economy is experiencing historical losses, the unions reminded Congress, the Postal Service is a vital communications resource to every…

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USPS Statement on Coronavirus – March 17, 2020

March 17, 2020 The United States Postal Service is closely monitoring the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation and continues to follow strategies and measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health departments. The CDC has information available on its website at https://www.coronavirus.gov that provides the latest information about COVID-19….

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USPS Retiree Quarterly Newsletter – Winter 2020

In this issue: TSP Withdrawal Changes Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Frequently Asked Questions Wellness Corner Fraud Against Seniors Postal News Source: KeepingPosted – Information for USPS Retirees

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USPS Travel update: Written approval now required for requests

March 16, 2020 Due to the spread of COVID-19, the disease associated with the new coronavirus, the Postal Service is requiring advanced written approval for business travel for all officers, executives and non-bargaining employees. This precautionary measure, which took effect this week, is consistent with recent guidance from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. USPS…

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USPS OIG Report: Postal Inspection Service Handling of Suspected Marijuana Packages

Objective Our objective was to determine whether the U.S. Postal Inspection Service has efficient and effective controls to manage the Administrative Non-Mailability Protocol (ANP) program. Postal inspectors are federal law enforcement officers responsible for enforcing laws that defend the nation’s mail system from illegal or dangerous use. In 2016, the Postal Inspection Service implemented the…

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Postal Worker West – March 2020 Edition: BEING POSTAL IN A PANDEMIC

Excerpt: The Union’s Role The Union is certified by law to enforce the contract in regards to working conditions, hours and wages. Under Article 14 of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) the Union cooperates with and assists management to live up to their responsibility to provide safe working conditions. Far too often the Union has…

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