Notes on APWU NPC by Nashville Local VP Cassie Williams

Vice President’s Report Cassie Williams Nashville Local #5 NPC – National President’s Conference in Washington D.C. – March 9-11, 2019 Saturday March 9th – National Legislative Director Judy Beard along with at least 2 of her administrative assistants gave a class entitled “Fighting Privatization’. Although I had an appointment around noon on Capitol Hill I…

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USPS News Link article on Advanced Annual Leave needs correction

The USPS published a misleading News Link article on advance annual leave on March 14th.  A correction should be made.  It said: “If you’re planning to retire or leave USPS this year, the organization wants you to pay attention to your ‘Earned Annual Leave Balance.’ Remember: If the number goes negative, the Postal Service will…

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DOL issues Opinion Letter: FMLA Leave May Not Be Saved For Future Use

The Department of Labor issued an Opinion Letter Thursday that says an employee with a FMLA-qualifying condition may not use paid leave and decline to use FMLA leave to preserve FMLA leave for future use.  This will likely result in employers digging more deeply into employees’ reasons for taking paid leave. Employees will need to…

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USPS: Advanced Annual Leave

The Postal Service wants to ensure employees understand how advanced annual leave works. Advanced annual leave describes the amount of annual leave that the organization “advances” to eligible employees at the beginning of each year. If you’re a full-time, part-time regular or non-traditional full-time career employee, you receive advanced annual leave. This number is shown…

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OSHA Requests Information on the Powered Industrial Trucks Standard

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is requesting information as the Agency considers rulemaking to update the powered industrial trucks standards for general, maritime, and construction industries. The standards became effective in 1971, and were based on industry consensus standards from 1969. Since then, national consensus standards…

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National President’s Conference Notes – March 2019

National President’s Conference Notes – March 10 – 11, 2019 Via Sam Wood, President – Southwest Florida Area Local I have limited my notes drastically in order to keep these notes as short as possible while also being helpful to what was covered at the NPC. I apologize in advance for any errors or mistakes…

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Postal Bulletin highlights protecting USPS Networks from personal devices

When plugging a smart mobile device (e.g., phone, tablet, or wearable technology) into a computer’s USB port, the two devices can exchange information or malware. At the U.S. Postal Service®, this could put sensitive information into the wrong hands and potentially affect our business and reputation. To prevent a security breach, follow these important charging…

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