Postal Bulletin Highlights Removing MTE Labels

Removing MTE Labels Makes a Big Difference The U.S. Postal Service® collects, processes, transports, and delivers mail across the nation. Mail moves through the network in sacks, trays, and tubs. A “little” label identifies the destination for each container, which means a misplaced label can send the mail to the wrong destination. Postal Service™ employees…

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USPS: Presidents Day will be observed Monday, Feb. 18

Presidents Day will be observed Monday, Feb. 18, this year. The annual observance traces its roots to celebrations commemorating George Washington during the early 19th century. After Washington’s death in 1799, his birthday was celebrated informally across the young nation. In 1879, Congress declared Feb. 22 — Washington’s birthday — a federal holiday. A 1968…

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USPS OIG: Excess Space Available

The U.S. Postal Service owns roughly 8,400 properties and leases more than 23,000 others with annual rents totaling more than $800 million. Yet, the Postal Service has “excess space” — property or space not used or needed. Under the Federal Property Management Reform Act (FPMRA) of 2016, the Postal Service is required to identify and…

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UPMA supports H.R. 141, the Social Security Fairness Act

United Postmasters and Managers of America supports H.R. 141, the Social Security Fairness Act for the 116th Congress. Many UPMA current and future retired members are impacted by the GPO and WEP provision in the current Social Security Act. This Legislation would eliminate 2 titles of the Social Security Act, the (GPO) and the Windfall…

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APWU: Wounded Warrior Leave – 2019 Update

02/11/2019 – Consistent with the requirements of the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015, the Postal Service allows veteran employees who meet the eligibility requirements to take Wounded Warrior Leave. This is a specific type of leave, which provides veteran employees with no loss in pay, for undergoing medical treatment for a service-related disability…

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DOJ: Northrop Grumman Agrees to Pay $5.2 Million to Settle Allegations of False Labor Charges

The Justice Department announced today that Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation (NGSC) has agreed to pay $5.2 million to resolve its alleged False Claims Act liability for falsely billing labor under contract with the United States Postal Service (USPS). NGSC, which is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, provides information and technology services to commercial and government…

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OSHA Makes Surprise Inspection at New Castle, PA Postal Facility

At the New Castle, PA postal facility, the floor scrubbing machines have been broken for months. The asbestos-containing floor tiles have not been safely and properly maintained. After several verbal complaints and a  PS Form 1767 were ignored by Postmaster Brian Mercer, employees got fed up working in filth and called OSHA resulting in OSHA making…

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