USPS 2020 Pay Dates and Leave Year

The following chart lists the 2020 pay periods. For the convenience of timekeepers, each biweekly pay period appears as two separate weeks, with the beginning and ending dates indicated for each week. The leave year always begins the first day of the first full pay period in the calendar year. The 2020 leave year begins…

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Postal Bulletin highlights Motor Vehicle Safety Month

December is Motor Vehicle Safety Month According to the National Safety Council, more than 40,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2017 — that’s over 100 fatalities per day. The three biggest causes of fatalities on the road were alcohol, speeding, and distracted driving. Many of these crashes occurred during…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Delivery Issues – Vista Station, Sparks, NV

Background The Vista Station is in the Nevada-Sierra District of the Western Area. The delivery unit has a total of 52 routes (42 city and 10 rural). The 42 city routes are delivered by 54 carriers (44 full-time and 10 city carrier assistants [CCA]). The 10 rural routes are delivered by 17 carriers (nine full-time…

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Open Season benefits enrollment period ends Dec. 9

If you want to change your health benefits or enroll in a new plan, you must act now. The annual open season benefits enrollment period ends Monday, Dec. 9, at 11:59 p.m. EST. This is the last chance most Postal Service employees will have until next November to consider new health, vision, dental or flexible…

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Post Office, collection box holiday schedule announced

The Postal Service has announced holiday hours for Post Offices and blue collection boxes: • Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Some Post Offices may have limited hours Tuesday, Dec. 24. Post Offices will be open regular business hours Tuesday, Dec. 31. Blue boxes with final collection times before noon will not be affected by…

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NLRB issues decision on APWU Information Request cases

ORDER The Respondent, United States Postal Service, Albermarle, Charlotte, Concord, Fayetteville, Huntersville, Kannapolis, Kings Mountain, and Rutherfordton, North Carolina, its officers, agents, successors, and assigns, shall 1. Cease and desist from the following in connection with the Respondent’s employees employed in the Respondent’s facilities set forth in Appendix A. (a) Refusing to bargain collectively and…

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USPS: Facilities must fly POW-MIA flag year-round

Postal Service facilities are required to fly the POW-MIA flag year-round under a new federal law. The law, which took effect in November, requires prominent federal buildings, national war memorials and Post Offices to fly the flag every day that the U.S. flag is flown. Although the law only requires Post Offices to fly the…

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USPS December Retiree E-Newsletter

Fraud Against Seniors The FBI’s Common Fraud Schemes webpage provides tips on how you can protect yourself and your family from fraud. Senior citizens especially should be aware of fraud schemes for the following reasons: Senior citizens are most likely to have a “nest egg,” to own their home, and/or to have excellent credit—all of…

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