USPS wants employees to share memories of Santa

If you’re a Postal Service employee who has special memories involving Santa Claus, the organization wants to hear from you. Each year, USPS offers Operation Santa, a program that allows employees to aid families in need by “adopting” their letters to St. Nick and granting their holiday wishes. To help promote this year’s program, the…

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APWU Election Committee to take custody of ballots at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 7

VIII. ELECTION PROCESS J. ARTICLE 12, SEC. 5. [in part] To be valid, ballots shall be in the designated box not later than on October 5 at 2:00 p.m. They shall be taken from the designated box at or about 2:00 p.m. on October 5th by the ballot association with at least two (2) members…

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Postal Bulletin highlights Fire Prevention Week – Oct. 6–12

Fire Prevention Week is October 6–12, 2019 Fire can spread quickly through your home or facility, leaving you little time to safely escape. Fire evacuation plans, smoke detectors, sprinklers, and properly-maintained fire extinguishers can help save lives. Evacuation Plans Evacuation plans must include a map of your facility or home showing two exits (windows or…

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USPS to self-declare international rates in 2020

The Universal Postal Union’s member nations agreed Sept. 25 to improve its payment system for the international exchange of Letter Post Packets. The international organization, also known as the UPU, has established a system that determines the amount a country will be paid for delivering international Letter Post products that originate in another country. This…

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USPS Hold Mail to improve online security

The USPS Hold Mail online service will be improved in early October to strengthen security and help customers better protect their information. Hold Mail allows customers to place their mail on hold for 3-30 days. To place mail on hold, customers can visit a Post Office and fill out PS Form 8076, Authorization to Hold…

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USPS OIG Report: Salary and Wage Rate Retention

Objective U.S. Postal Service pay administration policies establish conditions and procedures for setting the salaries of Postal Service employees. Salary and wage rate retention provisions exist for employees involuntarily assigned to lower pay grade positions due to management action. The three rate retention types are: Saved grade – an employee receives saved grade status when…

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USPS awards FCA $196,377,320 contract for additional Extended Capacity Delivery Vehicles

Solicitation Number: 3DVPRT-15-B-0057 Notice Type: Award Notice Contract Award Date: September 20, 2019 Contract Award Number: 3DVPRT-15-B-0057(011) Contract Award Dollar Amount: $196,377,320.00 Contract Line Item Number: Line No. 15 in lieu of Line No. 06 Contractor Awarded Name: FCA North America Holdings, LLC Contractor Awarded DUNS: 830966904 Contractor Awarded Address: 1000 Chrysler Drive Auburn Hills,…

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