USPS OIG: Top 10 Postal Stories of 2019

Less controversial than the Football Bowl Series college football rankings. More fun than most social media clickbait lists. It’s the annual top 10 stories from the postal and delivery world. As we do at this time every year, here is our countdown of what we think are the top postal-related stories of the year. Did…

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NLRB Restores Longstanding Arbitral Deferral Standards

December 23, 2019 – Washington DC – In a decision released today in United Parcel Service, Inc., 369 NLRB 1 (2019), the National Labor Relations Board returned to its traditional standard for post-arbitral deferral. The post-arbitral deferral standard is used by the Board to decide whether to defer to an arbitrator’s prior resolution of a…

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USPS OIG Report: Manual Parcel Processing Operations at Brooklyn P&DC

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of manual parcel processing operations at the Brooklyn Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) in Brooklyn, NY. We conducted this audit to provide U.S. Postal Service management with timely information on operational risks at the Brooklyn P&DC. The Brooklyn P&DC is in the Triboro District of…

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USPS OIG Report: Manual Letter Processing Operations at Industry P&DC

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of manual letter processing operations at the Industry Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) in the City of Industry, CA. We conducted this audit to provide U.S. Postal Service management with timely information on operational risks at the Industry P&DC. The Industry P&DC is in the…

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NALC VP Renfroe: Rights and Warnings When Questioned

All letter carriers have Weingarten rights, which means the right to have a union steward present during a meeting in which management asks you questions that you believe could lead to discipline. Every letter carrier should follow this advice: If called to a meeting with management, U.S. postal inspectors or an Office of Inspector General…

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USPS: Rules for environmental agency site visits

The Postal Service wants employees to follow the organization’s procedures for environmental agency inspection visits. USPS must cooperate fully with environmental agency inspectors. If a representative from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or a state or local environmental regulation agency visits a postal facility to conduct a site inspection, the facility head must immediately report…

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Trump nominates William Zollars to USPS Board of Governors

Board update. President Trump has announced his intention to nominate William Zollars, a Kansas resident, to be a member of the USPS Board of Governors. The nomination will be the remainder of a seven-year term expiring Dec. 8, 2022. The U.S. Senate must confirm nominees before they join the board. The governors are the principal…

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