USPS: Tips to avoid winter driving accidents

The Postal Service wants employees to drive safely during winter, a time of year that presents unique challenges. Here are some tips: • Allow yourself extra time to stop and turn. Slow down well in advance of traffic lights, traffic signs and intersections. • Leave extra space between your vehicle and other traffic. Reduce speed…

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USPS: Calendar shows 2020 payroll schedule

Want to know when you’ll be paid this year? The calendar image above shows the 26 paycheck dates for Postal Service employees. Every month this year will have two paydays, except for May and October, which will have three each. Source: USPS Related: APWU 2020 Pay & Holiday Calendar, Leave Chart

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Postal Bulletin highlights Working Safely this Winter

During winter, the secrets to preventing injuries and staying safe are preparation for and awareness of potential dangers. The hazards associated with winter weather include exposure to cold temperatures and wet or icy sidewalks and streets. In FY 2019, Postal Service™ employees reported 743 slips, 2,475 falls, and 8,098 motor vehicle accidents during the months…

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PA job fairs to be held by USPS in January

January 1, 2020 (WBRE/WYOU) — If the new year means finding a new job, the U.S. Postal Service is looking to hire. Several postal job fairs will be held this month. USPS employees will be on hand at the following post office locations with information on completing applications and the description of the jobs available….

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APWU: OWCP Online Claim Filing, Rollout Dates

(This article first appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) By APWU Human Relations Director Sue Carney November 20, 2019 All postal employees who are injured on duty will soon have the option of filing Office of Workers’ Compensation (OWCP) claims online through the Employees’ Compensation Operation and Management Portal…

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USPS: New online module simplifies FEGLI changes

It’s now easier for Postal Service employees to sign up for life insurance or make changes to their coverage. USPS has added a Federal Employee Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) module to PostalEASE that’s similar to the platform’s health insurance, tax and banking modules. The new module allows current employees to reduce their current FEGLI elections,…

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NALC: “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive is May 9, 2020

Save the date! Saturday, May 9, 2020 — it has a nice ring to it. Whether you’re new to the drive, have been with us since the beginning or are somewhere in between, thanks and congratulations are in order. You work day in and day out to create the trust we enjoy with our customers….

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USPS Eastern Area VP: Congratulations for a job well done!

“Our employees are committed to our customers. We understand what it means to bring home the last mile. And so we have done it another year – the best on time % of any delivery company in the country. And that took all of us – every mail handler, every maintenance mechanic, every custodian, every…

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