Postmaster Removed for Inappropriate Behavior Toward Employee He Fired

By Susan McGuire Smith – February 13, 2020 In Ferguson v. U.S. Postal Service (CAFC No. 2019-1403 (nonprecedential) 11/7/19), a postal manager fought to get his job back after he was accused by a woman employee removed for poor performance of making inappropriate comments and gestures toward her while she worked for him. Mr. Ferguson…

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USPS OIG Report: Manual Flats Processing Operations at Birmingham P&DC

Background The Birmingham P&DC is in the Alabama District of the Southern Area. During fiscal year (FY) 2019, it manually processed 50.8 million letters, 5 million flats, and 855,000 parcels. Mail is processed manually when its dimensions or address quality prevent it from being processed on mail processing equipment. It is much more cost effective…

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APWU: Job Bidding Outage this weekend, Feb 15-18

The Human Resources Capital Enterprise System (HCES) is scheduled to be shut down on Saturday, 2/15/20 at 12:01 am CST to Tuesday, 2/18/20 at 6:00am CST. Email from APWU Assistant Clerk Craft Director Letter from USPS Labor Relations to APWU President JOB BID MANAGEMENT FAQS

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USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: Stay home when you are sick

The USPS urges employees to stay home when they are sick. If employees follow this advice, and then face disciplinary action for not coming to work, we can use this in their defense:

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USPS: Vets can add military service to retirement

Military veterans employed by the Postal Service, or any other federal agency, may be eligible to have their time in the military credited toward their civilian retirement through the Military Buy Back program. Veterans who served on active duty and received an honorable discharge are permitted to request a “buy back” of their time in…

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USPS: Presidents Day is Monday, Feb. 17

This year, Presidents Day is Monday, Feb. 17. The annual observance honoring U.S. presidents began with celebrations commemorating George Washington during the early 19th century. After Washington’s death in 1799, his birthday was celebrated informally across the young nation. In 1879, Congress declared Feb. 22 — Washington’s birthday — a federal holiday. A 1968 law…

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USPS Guidance on China’s virus crisis (January 28 email)

From: Storey, Simon M – Washington, DC Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 11:45 AM To: AREA VICE PRESIDENTS – HQ HR AREA HR MGRS Subject: Coronavirus Information Good Afternoon, RE: Novel Corona Virus 2019-nCV. As discussed at today’s ISC meeting, please find the information shared and more importantly the CDC comments regarding the spread of…

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USPS: No outside work allowed while on clock

The Postal Service wants to remind employees not to perform work for an outside employer or for a side business while on duty. Doing so violates the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch, which applies to postal employees. USPS employees also cannot use postal equipment to perform outside work. “Our customers…

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