USPS: Text messaging available during open season

The Postal Service will offer employees a new method to stay up to date during this year’s open season: text messaging. Open season is the annual period when employees can change their health benefits or enroll in a new plan. This year’s open season runs from Nov. 11-Dec. 9. Employees can sign up to receive…

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USPS Philadelphia District: Attendance Control Propaganda Mailing

Postal Workers in the Philadelphia District have begun receiving attendance control propaganda in the mail, most likely signaling the implementation of a new Postal Attendance Terrorism campaign by the Agency.  

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APWU President: Interest Arbitration Update # 4

President Dimondstein’s fourth interest arbitration update highlighting the most recent proceedings for a good contract. APWU argued for expanding postal services, guaranteed hours, and regular schedules for PTFs and PSEs. Source: American Postal Workers Union

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USPS OIG Report: Custodial Workhours

Objective In July 2014, the Postal Service and the American Postal Workers Union entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding custodial workhours. The MOU dictated that custodians receive additional compensation when certain facilities fail to use 90 percent of their calculated annual custodial workhours. These hours are based on facility size and designated cleaning…

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USPS: Avoiding Slips, Trips and Falls on the Job

The Postal Service is launching an awareness campaign to help employees learn to avoid slips, trips and falls on the job. According to the most recent data available, more than 18,600 employees were victims of these accidents during the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2018. Most slips, trips and falls involved letter carriers, and…

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USPS OIG Report: Oversight of the Postal Service’s Uniform Program

Objective Each year over 301,000 Postal Service employees participate in the Uniform Program. As part of the program, eligible employees, such as letter carriers, window clerks, and postal police officers, are issued a Uniform Allowance Purchase Card (UAPC) to purchase approved uniform items from licensed vendors. In calendar years (CY) 2016 to 2018, there were…

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USPS OIG: Management Alert – Issues in Outbound International Mail Market 

Background This management alert presents Issues Identified in the Outbound International Mail Market. These issues came to our attention during our ongoing audit of Costing Best Practices. The objective of this management alert was to provide Postal Service officials immediate notification of the issues identified during our ongoing audit. The issue requires immediate attention and…

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Postal Bulletin highlights 2019 Holiday Season 

This year, the Postal Service™ is reminding employees and customers that the holidays are our time to deliver. We have prepared all year for this season, and are ready to deliver across the country. Here are some important details to prepare for your holiday mailings. Source: USPS

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