APWU Update: Confirmed Rallies for National Day of Action on October 8

09/28/2018 – Privatizers – those who want to sell the public postal service to private corporations – are hard at work. Together we can stop them in their tracks. Get ready to hit the streets with our sister postal unions, family, friends, and community allies to Save Our Service. Rallies will take place at many…

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USPS hiring for the holidays in Santa Ana and Los Angeles Districts

By Samantha Gowen – September 27, 2018 The Santa Ana and Los Angeles Districts of the United States Postal Service will host upcoming job fairs to recruit new hires and veterans. Available positions include city and rural mail carriers, mail processing clerks, transportation assistants, mail handlers and clerk assistants. Hourly wages range from $16-$18.62 per…

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OPM Announces 2019 Health, Dental, and Vision Program Premiums

Press Release – September 26, 2018 WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced today that for plan year 2019, the average total premiums for current non-Postal employees and retirees enrolled in plans under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program will increase 1.3 percent, which is the lowest increase since the…

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USPS OIG Report: Emergency Suspension Process

Objective Our objective was to assess whether emergency suspensions of Postal Service facilities in the Eastern Area are executed in compliance with policies and procedures, including actions taken to reopen or discontinue facilities. District managers may suspend the operations of any post office, classified station, or branch under its jurisdiction for the following reasons: a…

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USPS OIG Strategic Plan for FYs 2017 – 2021 (updated September 2018)

In this Five-Year Strategic Plan for FYs 2017—2021 (updated September 2018), we present our strategic goals and implementation strategies, which reflect our ongoing effort to align with Postal Service and stakeholder strategies. Our three strategic goals are: Promote efficiency and effectiveness of postal operations; Foster integrity by detecting and preventing fraud, waste, and abuse in…

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USPS OIG: What safety issues have you witnessed or experienced?

It might not surprise you that dog bites are among the top accidents involving postal workers. After all, dog bites get a lot of media attention and even have a week dedicated to their prevention. But that’s just one type of accident. Others include accidents involving motor vehicles, falls, and repetitive motion injuries. These risks…

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Letter Carrier died of overheating on 117-degree day, coroner’s official says

By Brenda Gazzar – September 24, 2018 A veteran U.S. Postal Service carrier, found unresponsive in her non-air-conditioned mail truck amid record-breaking heat in Woodland Hills this summer, died from overheating, according to coroner’s officials. Peggy Frank, 63, of North Hills died on July 6 of hyperthermia, or abnormally high body temperature caused by a…

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Spokane Postal workers gather to protest privatization of mail services

By Rebecca White – September 20, 2018  Nearly two dozen postal workers and local labor union members gathered on the steps of the downtown U.S. Post Office on Thursday to protest privatizing mail services and demand Congressional action. Ken Cruz, a clerk at the U.S. Postal Service Processing and Distribution Center in Spokane, said…

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