USPS: Employees urged to review benefits statement

The Postal Service is mailing all employees a personal benefits statement that details their overall compensation package. When you receive your statement, USPS wants you to pay close attention to the following information: • What you paid in 2018 for health benefits. Many employees pay for more health insurance than they need, often giving up…

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Transportation Companies Dominate 2018 List of Top USPS Suppliers

“As it has since 2002, Federal Express Corporation flew again to the top of the list as the Postal Service’s largest supplier. FedEx increased its USPS revenues by $400 million, jetting to the $2 billion mark for the first time and landing a new record for single-year supplier revenue. FedEx carries package and letter mail…

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ELM Revision: Uniform Requirements

Effective February 14, 2019, the Postal Service™ is revising the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), sections 932.11g and 932.22b, to reflect changes in uniform requirements. Under revised section 932.11g, the type of postal retail personnel required to wear the prescribed uniform while performing work duties now includes postmasters at Cost Ascertainment Group (CAG) A-K…

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ELM Revision: Drivers’ Phone Use Policy

Effective February 14, 2019, the Postal Service™ is revising the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), section 831.332, to include the policy that Postal Service employees must not use a cell phone while driving on duty. Adding the cell phone policy to the ELM will put the manual in line with the policy in section…

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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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