Despite finding no discrimination, court holds USPS liable for retaliation

By Lisa Burden – Jan 9, 2019 Brief: The firing of a long-time postal police worker for sleeping on the job was retaliation for her discrimination complaint, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court has ruled (Anderson v. Brennan, Postmaster General, Nos. 17-2162, 17-2170 (1st Cir., Dec. 14, 2018)). Diping Anderson, a postal police officer (PPO) who…

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USPS: Knowing the rules for ethical conduct

If you’re a Postal Service employee, you’re expected to comply with the federal government’s principles and standards of ethical conduct. If this is news to you, don’t worry. USPS wants to help you understand the rules and how to follow them. Throughout 2019, the organization will educate employees about the rules, which include the 14…

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NLRB Division of Judges Issues Updated Bench Book

January 9, 2019 Washington, D.C—The Judges Division of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued an updated Bench Book, which replaces an earlier version issued in January 2018. The new January 2019 edition contains citations to numerous additional Board and court decisions and other authorities. It also contains several new sections, including sections addressing…

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USPS: Mail Condition Visualization (MCV) to offer more insight, analysis

The Postal Service will soon begin using simplified categories and enhanced analysis capabilities to improve the mail inventory process. Mail Condition Visualization (MCV), an Informed Visibility module, will provide users with near-real-time conditions of mail and packages in processing facilities. Here’s a look at the categories that are part of MCV: • On Hand: This…

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USPS installing ‘Cadillac of Mailboxes’ across northeast Queens to stop mail theft

By Jenna Bagcal – January 8, 2019 Plans to replace regular blue mailboxes with high-security collection boxes are underway in the confines of the Bayside-based 111th Precinct. According to Donna Harris, a spokesperson for the United States Postal Service (USPS), the independent government agency is actively working on providing residents within the 111th Precinct with…

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USPS worker electrocuted at Shannon Street post office

By Dede Willis – Jan 08, 2019 A United States Postal Service employee was electrocuted Tuesday at the post office on Shannon Street in Monroe. The incident was initially reported around 9:40 a.m. First responders attempted to revive Paul W. Gammill, age 47, with CPR at the scene. The man was electrocuted while changing out…

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USPS: Passport services continue during shutdown

USPS passport facilities can continue to provide services to customers as normal during the federal government shutdown. The U.S. State Department is still processing passport applications, the agency announced last week. Processing times remain 4-6 weeks for routine service and 2-3 weeks for expedited service. The Postal Service is encouraging employees to provide passport acceptance…

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APWU President Dimondstein reconsiders eliminating NE Region Coordinator position

“In weighing all the positives and the negatives and upon further review, it is my final decision to fill the vacant position. The National Executive Board is meeting on January 15, 2019 when I will submit my recommendation, subject to their approval.” – Mark Dimondstein, President Related: Elimination of the APWU NE Region Coordinator Position…

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