NALC and USPS agree to postpone national-level Hatch Act / LWOP grievance

NALC and USPS have mutually agreed to postpone a national-level grievance regarding the delay in implementing Arbitrator Goldberg’s Award in Case No. Q15C-4Q-C 17697250 which was issued August 6, 2018. This agreement (M-01908) provides that the parties will postpone this case pending the disposition of civil action 18-cv-02553, United States Postal Service vs. American Postal…

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USPS OIG: Management Alert – Nationwide Delivery Scanning Issues

During fiscal year 2019, we reviewed package scanning procedures at 25 Postal Service delivery units to determine if employees were properly scanning packages. During our audits, we found that Postal Service employees were not always following package scanning procedures at 21 of the 25 units. Customers rely on accurate scan data to track their packages…

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NALC: Veterans Guide is now available

NALC created the NALC Veterans Group to provide access to information and tools specific to veterans’ rights and benefits within the Postal Service. It seeks to provide all NALC military veterans, both active and retired, with resources, information and a sense of camaraderie. With this in mind, NALC has developed this new guide as a…

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NRLCA: Step 4 Grievance Filed on Delayed Retro Payments

On February 21, 2020, the Postal Service notified the NRLCA that the contractual retro payment would be delayed once again due to programming issues within the system. This delay would cause the retro payment to be processed and paid on May 15, 2020. The National Agreement was ratified on August 6, 2019. This latest delay…

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USPS: Election Mail, Political Mail handling reminder

The Postal Service wants employees to know the differences between Political Mail and Election Mail tags during this year’s election season. Red Tag 57, for Political Mail, should be used for any political campaign mailing by a registered candidate, campaign committee, and committee of a political party. This tag also can be used for a…

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USPS CFO reviews first-quarter financial results

Chief Financial Officer Joe Corbett reviews the Postal Service’s latest financial results in a “Dollars and Change” video released this week. During fiscal year 2020’s first quarter (Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 2019), USPS recorded total revenue of $19.4 billion and total operating expenses of $20.1 billion, leaving the organization with a net loss of $748 million….

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USPS Service Talk: Surface Transfer Centers Redesign in April 2020

This is a Service Talk that is being given out nationally. STC REDESIGN TALK The United States Postal Service is looking to improve and enhance the surface network that moves America’s mail. This bold step is being taken to reduce costs while at the same time driving first class service to the 95% on time…

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APWU files disputes over 299 USPS facility name changes

From: Lynn Pallas-Barber <lpallas@apwu.org Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 5:47 PM To: Regional Coordinators; NBAs Cc: Lamont Brooks; Sam Lisenbe; Michael Foster; Idowu Balogun; Javier Pineres; Terry Martinez; Vance Zimmerman; Debby Szeredy; Mark Dimondstein Subject: Initiating disputes Article 19 and Article 15 – Name change 299 facilities. Brothers and Sisters, Please find attached the Notification…

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