USPS: Acting Eastern Area VP announced

Angela Curtis has been appointed Eastern Area’s acting vice president. The area is home to more than 50 million customers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia, Delaware, Kentucky, Western New York and portions of New Jersey, Virginia and Indiana. Eastern Area has more than 85,000 employees who work in 35 processing and distribution centers, four…

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APWU: MS-1 TL 6 Handbook and related MMOs

Via Idowu Balogun, APWU Maintenance Division Director: Please find attached the book marked version as presented at last week’s Webinar. The current TL 6 and related MMOs are enclosed, published and updated. Based on several requests from the field, we are scheduled to repeat MS 1 Webinar on Friday September 13, 2019 at 3pm EST….

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USPS OIG Report: Rural and Urban Origins of the U.S. Postal Service

August 26, 2019 (RISC-WP-19-007) From its earliest beginnings, the Postal Service wrestled with conflicts between the needs of rural and urban communities. Congress has played a key role in shaping postal policy throughout history, particularly in rural areas where it worked on granular issues such as the selection of specific delivery routes and the appointment…

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APWU: Interest Arbitration Hearings Scheduled in September and October

APWU Web News Article – August 26, 2019 The location for the interest arbitration’s opening hearings has been set. The hearings will take place at the Washington DC National Mall Hilton, located at 480 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024. Interest arbitration will determine the terms of the next contract. The hearings will begin at…

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USPS OIG Report: Nationwide Employee Background Screening

Objective During fiscal year (FY) 2017 and 2018, the Postal Service hired 165,543 employees nationwide. Applicants must complete the initial pre-screening process, which is the first step in determining suitability for an initial job offer. The pre-screening process includes conducting the interview, drug screening, and local criminal background check. Upon acceptance of the job offer…

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USPS OIG Report: Postal Service’s HVAC Preventive Maintenance Process

Objective As of February 2018, the Postal Service had 286 mail processing facilities nationwide, including 236 postal-owned and 50 leased facilities. Postal Service policy requires that an effective and efficient preventive maintenance (PM) program be in place to ensure optimum performance, minimum downtime, and appropriate service life of building equipment. Mail processing facilities’ management is…

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APWU President Dimondstein files $5M defamation lawsuit against APWU members

Related: APWU President Mark Dimondstein donates $50,000 to upstart health workers union

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