USPS: Military and diplomatic mail now requires customs forms

July 8, 2024 The Postal Service will begin requiring customs declaration forms for mail sent to overseas military and diplomatic Post Offices on Sunday, July 14. This includes Amy Post Offices, Fleet Post Offices and Diplomatic Post Offices. Mail sent between these locations that weighs 16 ounces or more or that contains goods must have…

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NALC: Collective bargaining update

June 30, 2024 As NALC continues to finalize preparation and work out details for interest arbitration with USPS and the mutually selected chair of the interest arbitration panel, Arbitrator Dennis R. Nolan, the parties continue to negotiate in an effort to reach a tentative agreement. For many years, NALC and USPS bargaining representatives have “locked…

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USPS OIG Report: Fleet Modernization – Electric Vehicle & Charging Infrastructure Incentives

Background To manage its aging fleet while supporting financial and environmental sustainability strategies from its 10-year Delivering for America plan, the Postal Service is investing $9.6 billion to electrify its delivery vehicles and install related charging infrastructure at hundreds of facilities. As $3 billion of this investment stems from congressional funds, it is essential for…

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USPS: Drivers should buy lowest-cost fuel at preferred locations

June 27, 2024 The Postal Service is reminding fleet managers and drivers to always buy regular unleaded and the lowest-grade diesel fuel to save the organization money. Fuel purchases should also take place at stations in the USPS Preferred Fueling Network, which has more than 26,000 retail fuel sites and 40 brands. Among the brands are 7-Eleven,…

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Postal Bulletin advises how to keep the “Internet of Things” secure

June 27, 2024 Postal Bulletin’s latest edition, published June 27, offers advice on how to keep internet-connected devices — known as the Internet of Things — secure. What do smart TVs, fitness equipment, and home security systems all have in common? They can all be internet-enabled. This technology, known as the “Internet of Things,” refers…

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USPS OIG Report: Accuracy of Reported Service Performance

Background The Postal Service announced its intent to improve nationwide service performance as part of its Delivering for America plan. Service performance is defined by the Postal Service as the time it takes to deliver a mailpiece or package from its acceptance through its delivery. The delivery time is tracked in the Service Performance Measurement…

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APWU President Mark Dimondstein’s Opening Remarks for 2024 Contract Negotiations

Opening Day Comments – National Negotiations — June 25, 2024 By APWU President and Lead Negotiator Mark Dimondstein The American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO welcomes this opportunity to represent approximately 200,000 postal workers in these important negotiations for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement between our union and the United States Postal Service. For generations postal…

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USPS: Mercury Remains Prohibited in The Mail

June 21, 2024 Due to recent mercury spills in the mail, the Postal Service is reminding employees that metallic mercury and items containing metallic mercury are prohibited in the mailstream. Mercury is a toxic chemical that even when exposed in small amounts — through inhalation, ingestion or skin contact — may cause serious health conditions….

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