USPS OIG Shutdown Plan – FY 2020

Brief summary of significant agency activities that will continue during a lapse: The United States Postal Service does not cease operations during any Federal lapse in appropriations as it is funded through a permanent no-year appropriation. In contrast, the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (OIG) receives an annual appropriation which is derived from…

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USPS: Employees must follow rules on mercury

The Postal Service is reminding employees to do their part to prevent mercury from entering the mailstream. Elemental mercury is a dense, silver metallic liquid that is a designated hazardous material and is prohibited from the mail. To protect the safety of employees and customers and to avoid costly and disruptive spills, USPS requires employees…

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USPS/NRLCA MOU Allowing Voluntary Peak Sunday Work for Regular Carriers

For the following Sundays, December 8, 17 and 22, 2019, regular rural carriers may volunteer to work on Sunday. Managers will ask for volunteer regular rural carriers who wish to work on these three Sundays. Volunteering to work on these identified Sundays does not provide a guarantee or entitlement to work on these days. Regular…

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UPMA receives letter regarding Pay-for-Performance 

Below you will find a letter received by United Postmasters and Managers of America President Daniel M. Heins from Doug Tulino, Vice President of Labor Relations at USPS Headquarters regarding Pay-for-Performance. Source: United Postmasters and Managers of America

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USPS: Follow the rules for postal computers

The Postal Service wants employees to follow its rules on using USPS-issued computers and mobile devices, including laptops, tablets and smartphones. Here’s what you should know: • Postal equipment should be used for postal business. However, the organization’s policy allows for limited personal use of USPS equipment, as well as office equipment and supplies. •…

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President Dimondstein’s Lawsuit Against 2 APWU Members Dismissed

“Plaintiff Mark Dimondstein, President of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), asserts libel claims against Defendants Jerry Stidman and Jonathan Kelley, two APWU members and—Dimondstein alleges—longstanding critics of his leadership. Before the Court is Defendants’ motion to transfer or, in the alternative, to dismiss the case for improper venue and lack of personal jurisdiction. ECF…

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