USPS: Zero Tolerance policy on workplace threats and violence

The Postal Service is committed to cultivating a positive and safe work environment that’s free of threats, intimidation, bullying and violence for all employees. To help fulfill this commitment, a threat assessment team is available to respond to threats, assaults and potential violence at all USPS locations. These teams are located at district and area…

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USPS statement on need to combat counterfeit and pirated goods entering U.S.

January 24, 2020 The Department of Homeland Security’s timely report released today makes clear the urgent need to combat counterfeit and pirated goods entering the United States. The United States Postal Service and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service are proud to work with DHS and others across law enforcement to remove counterfeit and pirated goods…

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USPS: Take steps to avoid flu, other illnesses

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing the public with tips to prevent influenza and other contagious respiratory illnesses. Here are some general tips: • Get vaccinated. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season, especially people at high risk, including adults 65 and older, pregnant…

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NALC: CCAs with 30 months of relative standing on Feb 15 will be converted to career status

January 23, 2020 NALC and USPS have settled a national-level grievance regarding non-compliance with the contractual caps on the employment of City Carrier Assistants (CCAs). This settlement (M-01906) provides that all city carrier assistants in any size office with 30 months of relative standing on February 15, 2020, will be converted to career status within…

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USPS: New price changes to take effect Jan. 26

The Postal Service price changes that were announced last fall will take effect Jan. 26. The changes include adjustments to Mailing Services and Shipping Services products. Here are the current and new prices: First-Class Mail letters (1 ounce): 55 cents (no change from current price) First-Class Mail letters (additional ounces): 15 cents (no change) First-Class…

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USPS: QR codes added to collection box labels

The Postal Service is adding QR codes to all blue standard and Priority Mail Express collection box labels to provide customers with information on nearby Post Offices. To use this new feature, customers can use the camera on a mobile smart device, or the QR code reader available on the USPS Mobile application, Informed Delivery…

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PRC Releases FY 2019 Annual Report to the President and Congress

Washington, DC – January 21, 2020 – The Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) today released its Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report to the President and Congress. The report provides a summary of the main activities undertaken by the Commission throughout the year. Each year, the Commission is required to address in its report information concerning the…

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NPMHU: Mail Handlers Reach Tentative Agreement

The following is a summary of the tentative agreement reached between representatives of the NPMHU and the Postal Service to establish the terms of the 2019 National Agreement. Term The 2019 National Agreement will cover a period of three years, and will expire at midnight on September 20, 2022. General Wage Increases All career Mail…

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