Saluting Old Glory – USPS video highlights Flag Act of 1818 event 

Highlights from the recent Flag Act of 1818 stamp dedication ceremony are featured in a new video from the Postal Service. The event was held June 9 during the nation’s oldest Flag Day parade in Appleton, WI. “For 68 years, this parade has honored our flag, celebrated patriots and brought communities together,” Pat Mendonca, senior…

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Appointments in APWU Maintenance Craft

Web News Article #: 68-2018 07/13/2018 – President Dimondstein has announced in accordance with Article 21 of the American Postal Workers Union Constitution & Bylaws, Idowu Balogun has assumed the position of the Maintenance Division Director, which became effective after the untimely passing of Director Raymer on June 16th.  Brother Balogun has been an activist…

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USPS OIG Report: Local Travel Reimbursement – Santa Ana, P&DC Window

Background This report presents the results of our audit of the Local Travel Reimbursement – Santa Ana, CA, Processing & Distribution Center (P&DC) Window. The Santa Ana P&DC retail facility is in the Santa Ana District of the Pacific Area. This audit was designed to provide U.S. Postal Service management with timely information on potential…

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Keeping FMLA Usage Confidential Pays Off For USPS: Employee Failed To Prove Retaliation Claim

By Jody M. Florence – July 10, 2018 An employee’s retaliation claim under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) failed because he was unable to prove that the managers who decided to temporarily transfer him knew about his FMLA leave, according to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. A manager of customer services…

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USPS: Package increase leads to more leaks

The Postal Service is considering rule changes to better protect mail from leaks and spills stemming from rising package volumes.There were 549 reported incidents involving spills or leaks in the mail from broken containers inside packages during the previous fiscal year, up 28 percent from one year earlier. Many spills involve leaks of common household…

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USPS OIG Report: Management of VMF Undistributed Labor – Capital Metro and Great Lakes

Objective Our objective was to assess the controls over the management of mechanic undistributed labor in the Capital Metro and Great Lakes Areas. The Postal Service defines undistributed labor as mechanic and garagemen work order hours that are less than the actual paid hours. The target variance between these metrics is +/- 3 percent of…

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