Privatization of the USPS — Postal Hub podcast

July 30, 2018 The Trump Administration recently announced that privatization is on the cards for the US Postal Service. Mark Fallon, President and CEO of the Berkshire Company, joins me to analyse the announcement. We cover: What the announcement really means, including whether or not it is binding The possibility of Congress passing legislation to…

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Postal Service hosting August job fair in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Looking for a new job? The US Postal Service is hosting a job fair in Indianapolis next month. USPS will hold the fair at the Greater Indiana District Conference Center, located at 8765 Guion Rd., on August 11. It will take place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. As the holidays approach,…

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The NALC Guide to Identifying Intentional False Editing of Clock Rings

July 27, 2018 The NALC Guide to Identifying Intentional False Editing of Clock Rings was created to assist union representatives when investigating grievances concerning clock ring edits that impact letter carriers’ pay. The guide provides instruction on reading the TACS Employee Everything Report, examples of improperly edited clock rings, and includes a grievance starter to…

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AFL-CIO: No Postal Service Privatization

AFL-CIO Executive Council Statement No Postal Service Privatization July 26, 2018 The U.S. Postal Service, which was created as the Post Office Department in 1792, has its founding principles in the U.S. Constitution. To this day, it remains a national treasure belonging to the people of this country. The Postal Service has remained a self-sustaining,…

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USPS OIG Report: Flats Sequencing System Performance – Capital Metro Area

Objective Our objective was to evaluate Flats Sequencing System (FSS) performance in the Capital Metro Area. In October 2008, the U.S. Postal Service began nationwide deployment of 100 FSS machines to sort flat-shaped mail (flats) such as large envelopes, newspapers, catalogs, and magazines into letter carrier delivery order. The Postal Service completed FSS deployment in…

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USPS OIG investigating Sedalia Post Office threat

By Nicole Cooke – July 25, 2018 The Office of the Inspector General is investigating after a Sedalia Post Office employee received a racist threat this week. Trish Staten-Ballance, who is black, posted a photo of the note, written on the back of an envelope, on her Facebook page Tuesday night. “One of you out,…

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APWU: New Benefits Secured for Postal Support Employees (PSEs)

Web News Article #: 73-2018 07/26/2018 – In the 2010 Collective Bargaining Agreement between the APWU and the US Postal Service, the parties established a “Workforce Benefits, Employment Opportunities, Training and Education Fund.” The purpose of the fund was to provide for the Postal Service’s share of health insurance benefits to PSEs and to provide…

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USPS: Stamp to honor those who served in World War I

World War I: Turning the Tide, a stamp that pays tribute to the United States’ many contributions to ending the global conflict, will be released Friday, July 27. The 1914-1918 war, also known as the Great War, reshaped the map of Europe. The United States remained neutral until April 1917, when it declared war on…

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