USPS: Use DPDI tool to log payment device inspections

USPS has introduced a tool to help employees log the payment device inspections that are required each day at Post Offices and other retail locations. Employees must perform these inspections to identify tampering, including the presence of skimmers — small, hard-to-detect devices that fraudsters attach to credit card readers to steal information. The new Daily…

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USPS: Managers must complete and post OSHA form

The Postal Service is reminding facility managers that they must compile and display work-related injuries that occurred during the 2019 calendar year in order to comply with OSHA requirements. OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, requires postal facilities to complete manual or automated versions of OSHA Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses….

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Christian Mail Carrier Discharged for Not Delivering Packages on Sunday Files Lawsuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 17, 2020 (LANCASTER, PA) On Friday, February 14, a United States Postal Service (USPS) mailman filed a Motion for Summary Judgement before a federal district judge asking the court to find that the USPS violated his rights when it failed to accommodate his religious beliefs regarding work on Sundays. Gerald Groff…

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USPS OIG: Complaints Hotline Can Assist You With 

Our Hotline was launched in August 1997, shortly after our agency was established, to provide a vital communications link between the OIG and Postal Service stakeholders. The Hotline allows us to receive complaints from employees, customers, and the public. Complaints include alleged fraud; waste of funds or resources; mail theft and other postal crimes committed…

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USPS OIG Report: Effectiveness of Efforts to Reduce Non-Career Employee Turnover

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s effectiveness in reducing non-career employee turnover and evaluate underlying reasons for non-career employee turnover. The Postal Service hires non-career employees to supplement its regular workforce and reduce staffing costs. Non-career employees are temporary workers who do not receive the same employee benefits as career employees, are…

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USPS OIG: Have You Had Timecard Issues Related to Disallowed Time or Time Charged to Wrong Code?

Project Title: Timecard Administration Start Date: Thursday, January 9, 2020 Estimated Report Release Date: May 2020 The Postal Service uses the Time and Attendance Collection System (TACS) to capture the number of workhours employees spend working various post office operations. Employees record the time and operations they work by swiping electronic timecards on an electronic…

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Postmaster Removed for Inappropriate Behavior Toward Employee He Fired

By Susan McGuire Smith – February 13, 2020 In Ferguson v. U.S. Postal Service (CAFC No. 2019-1403 (nonprecedential) 11/7/19), a postal manager fought to get his job back after he was accused by a woman employee removed for poor performance of making inappropriate comments and gestures toward her while she worked for him. Mr. Ferguson…

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