Moratorium on Grievances Agreement Due to APWU Convention in August

Web News Article #: 43-2018 08/13/2018 – The APWU and the Postal Service have agreed to a moratorium on grievances, disciplinary actions and arbitration hearings at the national, regional, state and local levels from Aug. 13 until Aug. 27 due to the 2018 APWU Biennial Convention, Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman has announced. The period…

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USPS: 5 facts about the Postal Inspection Service

The Postal Inspection Service marked its 243rd birthday last week. Here are five facts about the organization and its employees. The Inspection Service is one of the nation’s oldest law enforcement agencies. The organization traces its roots to Aug. 7, 1775, the earliest recorded date that William Goddard served as the first surveyor of post…

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USPS OIG: FSS Comes up Short

August 13, 2018 Nearly a decade since its rollout, the Flats Sequencing System (FSS) — the football-field sized sorting machines for flats mail — is still falling short of expectations. At its inception, stakeholders were optimistic FSS would improve productivity and reduce the U.S. Postal Service’s costs for handling flats mail. But, declines in flats…

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Former Maine postmaster to be sentenced for sex crimes against child

By Beth Brogan – August 13, 2018 TOPSHAM, Maine — A Topsham man who served as the town’s postmaster until last year has pleaded guilty to six counts of sexually assaulting a child and will be sentenced Sept. 5 in West Bath District Court. Under terms of a plea agreement, Robert Welch, 63, pleaded guilty…

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NALC Statement on USPS Q3 Financial Report for FY 2018

August 10, 2018 NALC President Fredric Rolando’s statement on the release of the U.S. Postal Service’s financial statement for the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2018, covering the months of April, May and June of 2018: The Postal Service’s quarterly financial report shows the Postal Service’s underlying business strength while also indicating the need to…

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NPMHU: National Parties Agree to Q&A for Tripartite MOU Updating Rl-399 Procedures

August 10, 2018 Linked below, please find a copy of a tripartite Question and Answer document – executed earlier today by the NPMHU, the APWU and the U.S. Postal Service – clarifying portions of the MOU Updating the Rl-399 Dispute Resolution Procedures which was completed on June 26, 2018. The Questions and Answers clarify many…

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APWU: Seventh and Final COLA under 2015 CBA Announced

Web News Article #: 78-2018 08/10/2018 – In accordance with the 2015-2018 APWU/USPS Collective Bargaining Agreement (union contract), career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 31 cent per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), effective September 1, 2018. It will appear in paychecks dated September 21, 2018 (Pay Period 19-2018), and will total $645.00 per…

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USPS records third-quarter net loss of $1.5 billion

The Postal Service has reported its financial results for fiscal 2018’s third quarter (April 1-June 30). Here are some highlights: Revenue. Total revenue was $17.1 billion, up 2.4 percent compared to the same period one year earlier. First-Class Mail revenue declined 2.2 percent compared to a year ago, while Marketing Mail revenue increased 1.6 percent….

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