2019 APWU All Craft Conference information

Mark your calendar. Attached is the information on this year’s national event that is open to all APWU members – the All Craft Conference in Las Vegas. It runs Monday-Wednesday, October 28-30. Like the APWU National Convention, APWU retirees get a discounted registration rate and credentials that allow them to attend. They usually have breakfasts…

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PRC Directs Postal Service to Address a Number of Outstanding Compliance Issues

Washington, DC – Today the Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) issued its Annual Compliance Determination (ACD) assessing the pricing and service performance standards of the U.S. Postal Service (Postal Service) in fiscal year 2018. This ACD marks the 11th Compliance Determination issued since the enactment of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006. The following…

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APWU Launches New TV Ad – “We Deliver Almost Anything”

04/12/2019 – The APWU continues our offensive against the White House proposals to sell the Postal Service to private corporations. The lighthearted video makes a crucial point – of all the many things the Postal Service will accept from the public, tax dollars are not one of them. The video advertisement release is in coordination…

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USPS ready for last-minute filers

The Postal Service is ready for Tax Day. A special section on usps.com features tips for customers who mail their returns, a list of products and services that can help paper filers, information on Post Office hours, and links to useful guidance on the IRS site. Additionally, USPS is reminding employees to provide safe, convenient…

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APWU Enters Mediation

04/09/2019 – In our continuing efforts to get the contract the members deserve, the APWU invoked mediation on April 3, 2019 – sending a letter to the Acting Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and to the Postal Service. The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) is a federal agency that provides public…

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UPU conference to examine postal remuneration systems

The Universal Postal Union’s Council of Administration, a decision-making body of the UN specialized agency, will hold a conference on 9th April titled, “UPU Remuneration Systems—New Frontiers for an old World.” Held at the UPU’s Berne headquarters, the conference brings together representatives of the UPU’s member countries, postal operators, industry experts and other interested parties…

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NARFE: Bills introduced to ensure federal healthcare coverage during shutdowns

Two bills introduced by a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers would ensure federal employees and their families have health coverage during the government shutdown. The first is the Ensuring FEHBP Coverage During Shutdowns Act, H.R. 2003 and S. 971, which would guarantee federal employees providing certain services under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program, such…

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Automated returns – Making USPS more competitive in package market

The Postal Service has implemented USPS Returns for business mailers, the first phase of a new package platform for automating postage assessment, sampling and payment.USPS Returns uses recent mail processing equipment upgrades to streamline package weighing, measuring, scanning and payment calculations. The platform also allows customers to be charged electronically through their Enterprise Payment System…

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