Postal Bulletin: October is Energy Action Month

October is Energy Action Month, which is a time to remind Postal Service™ employees and customers to commit to action, conserve energy, and promote efficiency. On Thursday, October 24, 2019, the United States Postal Service® will have an Energy Action Month event at Headquarters in Washington, DC, in the Hall of Flags, from 11 a.m….

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ELM Revision: Special Circumstances Affecting Health Insurance Coverage

Effective September 12, 2019, the Postal Service™ is revising the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), sections 525.1 and 525.2, to align with updates dictated by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Other revisions include updating references to the Human Resources Shared Service Center (HRSSC) and the Self Plus One enrollment option. Although the Postal…

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DOL Issues Three New Wage and Hour Opinion Letters

September 10, 2019 WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that it has issued three new opinion letters that address compliance issues related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA). An opinion letter is an official, written opinion…

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Groton Post Office Postmaster Charged with Stealing $7000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, September 9, 2019 BOSTON – A USPS employee was charged on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in federal court in Boston with stealing approximately $7,000 in government money. Adam Lavertue, 37, of Dracut, was indicted on one count of embezzlement and theft of public money, property or records. According to the indictment,…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record: National candidate endorsements, Chapter election results

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU AT THE CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP MEETING ON JULY 15, WHERE MORE THAN 150 REGISTERED TO ATTEND, THE MEMBERSHIP UNANIMOUSLY ENDORSED (WITH ONE OPPOSITE VOTE FOR ONE OFFICE), THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATES FOR OFFICE IN THE APWU ELECTION OF OFFICERS: PRESIDENT — MARK DIMONDSTEIN EX….

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