USPS: Fly flags at half-staff on Sept. 11 – Patriot Day

President Trump has ordered flags flown at half-staff Wednesday, Sept. 11, to honor victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. USPS facilities are required to fly the U.S. flag at half-staff this day, which is also known as Patriot Day. To fly the flag at half-staff, hoist the flag to the peak for an instant and…

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USPS: Disclosure of customers’ address information

The Postal Service wants you to understand the federal law that governs the disclosure of customers’ address information. Postmasters frequently receive requests for change of address and PO Box holder information. The Privacy Act of 1974 allows federal agencies to disclose information protected under the law without the written consent of the individual in limited…

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Sue Carney for Human Relations Director endorsement

I endorse Sue Carney for Human Relations Director.  She has done outstanding work for APWU members in the areas of workers’ compensation, veteran’s issues, EEO, EAP and PERF. – Don Cheney, Retired President, Auburn WA Local Click Here for flyer in PDF

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Vote for John Marcotte endorsement

This is my endorsement of John Marcotte for President of the APWU. The need for change is now. The time for change is now.  I also am a member of the APWU Fighting 4U Team.  A number of us chose not to run on the incumbents’ ticket.  Those of us who made this decision chose…

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USPS OIG Report: Processing Network Optimization

Objective Our objective was to evaluate trends and practices the U.S. Postal Service uses to optimize its processing network. The Postal Service’s processing network includes 285 facilities that processed 301 billion pieces of mail in fiscal year (FY) 2018, with an average staffing complement of 82,065. These facilities are responsible for processing mail for delivery…

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DOL Proposes Revisions to its Model FMLA Forms, Comments are being Accepted

The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division is proposing revisions to its model notice of rights, certification, and designation forms under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Employers may, but are not required to, utilize the model forms to satisfy their notice requirements under the law and to obtain necessary information…

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USPS: Semipostal stamp T-shirts available

Postal Service employees can order USPS-approved T-shirts to promote the Breast Cancer Research and Alzheimer’s semipostal stamps. Employees can order the shirts, at their own expense, from Tee Luv at tee-luv.com/collections/usps. Employees must enter this passcode when placing orders: usps2019. Each shirt sells for $13.99. Orders for the Breast Cancer Research shirts, available in pink…

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USPS, Canada Post change announced 

The Postal Service no longer sells international postal money orders destined for Canada, and USPS no longer cashes international postal money orders issued by Canada Post. Additionally, Canada Post no longer sells international postal money orders destined for the United States, and the organization no longer cashes international postal money orders issued by the Postal…

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