APWU Executive Board Reschedules the National Convention for October 2021

June 26, 2020 The National Executive Board has made the decision to reschedule the 2020 APWU National Convention to Monday, October 4, 2021 through Thursday, October 7, 2021. The National Convention will be held at the Bally’s Las Vegas (3645 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109) and adjoining Paris Las Vegas (3655 S…

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USPS releases updated CDC posters on Social Distancing and Face Coverings

NPMHU – June 25, 2020 Please find linked below, a copy of the updated documents from the Postal Service relating to Social Distancing and Face Coverings. How to Safely Wear and Take Off A Cloth Face Covering Stop the Spread of Germs – Help Prevent the Spread of Respiratory Diseases Like COVID-19 Please Maintain Social…

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USPS retreats from dire financial forecast

Washington Postal Scene by Bill McAllister June 25, 2020 The United States Postal Service has officially retreated from its dire financial forecast saying that it would be out of cash by June. The new forecast, given to mailer associations June 22, is actually two forecasts, according to Stephen Kearney, executive director of the Alliance of…

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USPS reminds employees face coverings, social distancing required

The Postal Service is reminding employees to continue to practice social distancing and to wear face coverings to protect themselves during the coronavirus pandemic. Employees must always maintain safe distancing of at least 6 feet apart from others when entering, exiting or working at any USPS facility, including Post Offices; processing plants; area and district…

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USPS: Employee Scheduler tool helps managers plan ahead

The Postal Service has developed a new tool to help managers at mail processing plants prepare for unexpected events — such as the coronavirus pandemic — before they affect mail processing and delivery. The COVID-19 IVES Rest of Day Available Employee Projection Report gathers data from several sources including Time and Attendance Control System information,…

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USPS plans nationwide reduction in Mail Processing Equipment due to mail volume decline

As a result in the reduction in letter and flat mail volume, The Postal Service is planning to reduce the number of Advanced Facer Canceler Systems (AFCS), Delivery Bar Code Sorters (DBCS), Automated Flat Sorting Machine 100s (AFSM100), and Flat Sequencing Systems (FSS) in its mail processing facilities. The subject reduction is anticipated to take…

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USPS OIG Report: HCR Contractor Failures at Greensboro P&DC

Background Late trips occur when various conditions cause a delay in the arrival or departure of transportation beyond the scheduled times. Late trip reason codes may include late processing, mail processing, contractor failure, and equipment failure. When trucks are late due to contractor failure, dock expeditors choose the reason code in the Surface Visibility (SV)…

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APWU: RCAS to Be Available on SSK Beginning Late June

From: Lamont Brooks <lbrooks@apwu.org> Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 1:47 AM To: APWU National Officers Subject: Notification No. GCCC20200285 RCAS to Be Available on SSK Beginning Late June Notification to the APWU on retail customers scheduling new passport appointments via Self-Service Kiosk: This letter is in further reference to the enclosed Postal Service notice dated…

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