USPS looking to hire 50 mail carriers in Rochester, NY

June 15, 2018 ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHAM) – The United States Postal Service is looking to hire 50 new mail carriers in Rochester. The position of a city carrier assistant requires workers to deliver and collect mail on foot or by vehicle. Pay rates start at $16.78 an hour. Workers should be open to working weekdays,…

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USPS video: “The Eagle Always Faces Forward”

“The Eagle Always Faces Forward,” a fast-paced video that shows the power and reach of the Postal Service network, is now available on YouTube. The 1-minute, 22-second video debuted at this year’s National Postal Forum and also was showcased during the most recent episode of Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan’s “Business Focus” series. The video…

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Reg Jones Expert’s View: Annual Leave Refresher

There are many kinds of leave available to federal employees and it’s worth tackling them one by one. Let’s start with annual leave, which you can earn and use for whatever reason and, within reasonable limits, when you want to. Accrual Regardless of the retirement system you are in, the basic rules on leave accrual…

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Court Orders Former Postmaster to Pay over $350K for Defrauding USPS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Court Orders Former Postmaster to Pay $353,441.42 for Defrauding the United States Postal Service A man from Arlington, South Dakota, has been ordered to pay $353,441.42 to the United States for defrauding the United States Postal Service. As postmaster from 2010 until 2015, Craig Christeson devised a scheme…

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USPS OIG Report: Disability Retirement Application Process

Objective Disability retirement is an employee benefit intended for employees who are unable to complete a normal career due to disease or injury. To be eligible for retirement disability, employees must meet prescribed statutory, regulatory, and administrative criteria. The objective of our audit was to assess the Postal Service’s effectiveness in processing disability retirement applications….

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APWU: Submission of Resolutions to National Conventions by Retiree Chapters

Excerpt: After much thought and based on the contents of the 2008 letter, the NEB has adopted the policy that Retiree Chapters should be allowed to submit resolutions to the National Convention, provided that the issues addressed in the resolutions strictly address “retiree” issues. Related: 2018 National Convention Resolutions: Retiree delegates seated with a voice…

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Processing Readiness for Election and Political Mail for the 2018 Midterm Elections

Objective The objective of our audit was to evaluate the Postal Service’s readiness for timely processing of election and political mail for the 2018 midterm elections. Election mail is a mailpiece that an authorized election official creates for voters participating in the election process, while political mail is mail used for political campaign purposes. General…

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USPS OIG Report: Domestic Preference in Vehicle Contracts

Objective The objective was to assess whether the Postal Service applied domestic preference requirements during the award of vehicle and vehicle parts contracts. Since the 1930s, the Buy American Act has required federal agencies to provide preferential treatment in its purchases of domestic end-products. The Postal Service is not subject to the Buy American Act,…

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