GAO Report: Expanding Nonpostal Products and Services at Retail Facilities 

Published: Mar 10, 2020 The U.S. Postal Service has over 31,000 retail facilities—a network reaching into almost every community in the nation. As demand for some mail products has declined, USPS has been unable to cover its costs as it is required to do—putting it on our High Risk list. A task force and others…

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APWU: Highlights and Significant Changes contained in Contract Award

LENGTH OF CONTRACT Three Years: September 21, 2018 to September 20, 2021 CAREER EMPLOYEE GENERAL WAGE INCREASES Three annual general wage increases totaling 3.4% over the life of the Agreement. 1.3% effective November 24, 2018 (Retroactive) 1.1% effective November 23, 2019 (Retroactive) 1% effective November 21, 2020 COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENTS (COLA) Semiannual COLAs for career employees…

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USPS: 7 facts about Friday the 13th

This Friday is the month’s 13th day. To help you get ready, here are seven facts about a date that some consider to be anything but lucky. 1. Friday the 13th’s unlucky origins are a mystery. It’s unclear when pairing Friday and the number 13 became synonymous with bad luck. Historians have linked the day…

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APWU Cancels Commemoration of 50th Anniversary of the Great Postal Strike

March 10, 2020 Due to the concerning and rapid developments surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic and related health and safety concerns regarding travel combined with government advice on avoiding large gatherings, the APWU has cancelled the 50th Anniversary of the Great Postal Strike commemoration that had been scheduled for NYC on March 28, 2020. We will…

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USPS OIG Report: Manual Flats Processing at Tucson P&DC

Background The Postal Service’s Tucson P&DC is in the Arizona District of the Western Area. During fiscal year (FY) 2019, it manually processed 12.2 million letters, 2.6 million flats, and 6.5 million parcels. Mail is processed manually when its dimensions or address quality prevent it from being processed on mail processing equipment. It is much…

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USPS: Use Voyager credit cards appropriately

The Postal Service has a reminder for employees: Voyager credit cards are to be used only to purchase fuel for postal vehicles. If you have a USPS-issued Voyager card, don’t use it to buy food, drinks, or fuel for a personal vehicle. Doing so violates the misuse of property provision of the standards of ethical…

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APWU Health Plan waives cost of coronavirus testing for members

Coronavirus test coverage APWU Health Plan will waive the cost of coronavirus testing for members. The cost of coronavirus (COVID-19) testing is a concern among postal and federal employees and retirees. Health Plan members will have access to coronavirus testing, as prescribed by a health care professional, and the Plan will waive the deductible and…

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USPS PMG delivers Coronavirus update to employees 

In a special “Business Focus” video released this week, Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan updates employees on the new coronavirus. The virus, also known as COVID-19, was identified late last year in Wuhan, China, and has been spreading around the world, including the United States. “The Postal Service is taking this health threat seriously, but…

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