APWU: Agreement Reached on POStPlan Award Implementation!

On February 10, 2020, the Maintenance Craft and Postal Service signed off on the implementation of Arbitrator Goldberg’s Award on POstplan Custodial Staffing in (APO/RMPO) Installations in case number Q10T-4Q-C 15206030. The outstanding issue in implementing the Award was the process of returning custodial cleaning in POStPlan Installations to the Maintenance Division. In the settlement,…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Delivery and Customer Service Operations – Allen, TX

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of mail delivery and customer service operations at the Allen Post Office in Allen, TX. The Allen Post Office is in the Dallas District of the Southern Area. The delivery unit has a total of 68 routes (12 city, 53 rural, and three Contract Delivery…

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NALC President Rolando: Our plan for the 2020 election

I’m not going to say that the upcoming election is the most important of our lives, because for letter carriers every election is important. But I will say that it is the most important election since 1968 when it comes to the future of the Postal Service. Back then, a debate was raging over whether…

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USPS: First-quarter financial results reported for FY 2020

The Postal Service has reported its financial results for fiscal year 2020’s first quarter (Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 2019). Here are some highlights: • Revenue. Total revenue was $19.4 billion, down 1.8 percent from the same period one year earlier. First-Class Mail revenue declined 2.5 percent, while Marketing Mail revenue fell 5.4 percent. Shipping and packages…

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CBO Projects USPS Will Continue Defaulting on Retiree Health Fund Payments

By Ian Smith – February 4, 2020 The Congressional Budget Office predicts that the Postal Service will continue defaulting on mandatory payments to the Postal Service Retiree Health Benefits Fund for the next decade. CBO said in a recent report that it expects the Postal Service to continue defaulting on the payments for the next…

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USPS improves safety observation tool

The Postal Service will add several capabilities to its Informed Mobility Safety Observation Tool (IMSOT) on Feb. 9. The tool, which USPS introduced last summer, automates the employee safety observation process for managers and supervisors. IMSOT notifies managers and supervisors when an observation is due and allows them to complete the process electronically using an…

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NJ State Postal Workers Union will host Local Negotiations Seminar March 3

Via Bill Lewis, President, New Jersey State Postal Workers Union #130 I am pleased to announce that the New Jersey State Postal Workers Union #130 will be sponsoring a Local Negotiations Seminar to be held on March 3, 2020, I would like to extend an invitation to any one who would like to attend. Local…

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USPS: February is African American History Month

The Postal Service will mark African American History Month, which is held each February. “African Americans have played a vital role in the history of our organization,” said Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan. “The Postal Service is proud to observe African American History Month each year and honor the important contributions of African Americans to…

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