USPS: “Carrier — Leave If No Response” delivery option

August 2, 2021 USPS is reminding employees about a new service that ensures timely deliveries for customers who request expedited packaging supplies (EPS). These supplies — including corrugated containers, envelopes, pressure-sensitive labels and decals — are specially designed for use with domestic and international Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail services, at no additional cost…

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Update: USPS BOG Aug. 6 Meeting to be Live Audio Webcast Only, Public Comment Period Cancelled

August 2, 2021 WASHINGTON, DC — Due to an anticipated large gathering of people during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, out of an abundance of caution for the safety and health of our employees and the public, the Aug. 6, 2021, open session meeting of the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors will now be conducted…

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National Update: USPS mails newsletter’s latest edition

The Postal Service has published National Update’s latest edition and mailed it to employees’ homes. The publication — a national edition of Area Update, the organization’s print newsletter for employees — was introduced last year. The latest edition features stories from across the nation, including Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s visit to USPS facilities in Missouri…

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APWU COVID-19 Update to the Field

July 30, 2021 As part of the APWU’s continuing effort to promote the safety and well-being of APWU members and other postal employees, on July 26, President Dimondstein and Director of Industrial Relations Vance Zimmerman wrote to the field regarding the ongoing pandemic. Their letter noted APWU’s opposition to management’s unilateral change to the USPS…

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USPS OIG Report: Vehicle Expenses – Woodlawn Station, Birmingham, AL

Background This report presents the results of our audit of the Vehicle, Fuel, and Oil Expenses – Birmingham, AL, Woodlawn Station Post Office. The Woodlawn Station Post Office is in the Alabama-Mississippi District of the Southern Area. This audit was designed to provide U.S. Postal Service management with timely information on potential financial control risks…

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Latest USPS Report Shows Sustained Service Performance Improvements

USPS News Release -July 29, 2021 WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service reported fourth-quarter service delivery performance data through the first three weeks of July that showed sustained improvement across all First-Class, Marketing and Periodical mail categories from the third quarter ended June 30. Fourth-quarter service performance for July 1 through July 23 included:…

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APWU Statement on Mandatory Vaccination for Federal Employees

July 28, 2021 Various media outlets have reported that the White House is considering mandatory COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for federal employees. Maintaining the health and safety of our members is of paramount importance. While the APWU leadership continues to encourage postal workers to voluntarily get vaccinated, it is not the role…

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