$2M Jury Award to Employee Vacationing While on Medical Leave Highlights Pitfalls for Employers

By McGuireWoods LLP – June 26, 2019 It is no secret that employees sometimes abuse benefits under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Nor is it a secret that pitfalls abound for employers trying to limit such abuse while accommodating legitimate needs for medical leave. A recent decision from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court…

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Independence Day – History of nation, USPS linked

Thursday, July 4, is Independence Day, the annual holiday that commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Independence Day holds special significance for the Postal Service, whose history is closely tied to the nation’s birth. The organization traces its roots to July 26, 1775, when Benjamin Franklin was appointed Postmaster General by…

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USPS: PMG Brennan updates employees on business

http://a248.e.akamai.net/f/248/60653/1d/usps.download.akamai.com/60653/streaming/vod/BizFocus070219.mp4 Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan’s latest “Business Focus” video updates USPS employees on service improvements, efforts to develop a 10-year business plan for the organization and other topics. The Postal Service’s latest data trends show improvements in on-time performance, Brennan reports. The organization is using this information to drive process improvements and to deliver…

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APWU NPC 2019 Election Debate Forum (video)

Candidates for APWU National President Candidates for APWU Executive Vice President Candidates for APWU Director of Industrial Relations  

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USPS OIG: Kickbacks and Conspiracy

Most people know the start to the TV show Law & Order: In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups… If we were teeing up the OIG for an introduction in that vein, it might go like this: The OIG mission is to ensure efficiency, accountability, and…

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National Postal Worker Day – July 1

National Postal Worker Day on July 1st recognizes postal workers all across the nation. The day encourages us to show our appreciation. Thank the numerous men and women who work consistently and diligently to deliver all of our mail. These employees suffer some of the harshest working conditions, yet continue to persevere six days a…

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USPS: Honor guard plays key role in postal ceremonies

The Postal Police honor guard is a familiar sight at USPS ceremonies, but how much do you know about these flag-bearing officers? The honor guard is comprised of Postal Police officers who, in addition to their regular duties to protect and serve, volunteer to honor the United States and its ideals through coordinated processions. “Our…

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