Licking cancer: USPS stamp helped fund key breast study

June 04, 2018 CHICAGO (AP) — Countless breast cancer patients in the future will be spared millions of dollars of chemotherapy thanks in part to something that millions of Americans did that cost them just pennies: bought a postage stamp. Proceeds from the U.S. Postal Service’s breast cancer stamp put researchers over the top when…

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USPS: New package tracking system saves time

Need to quickly determine the whereabouts of a customer’s package? There’s an app for that. The Postal Service has introduced Single Package Look-Up (SPLU), a tool that simplifies the parcel location process by combining multiple tracking systems into one application. “Package look-up can be a timely and inefficient process,” said SPLU Program Manager Jude Mossman….

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USPS OIG Spring 2018 Semiannual Report to Congress

The Office of Inspector General is tasked with ensuring efficiency, accountability, and integrity in the U.S. Postal Service. We also have the distinct mission of helping to maintain confidence in the mail and postal system, as well as to improve the Postal Service’s bottom line. We use audits and investigations to help protect the integrity…

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NALC: Executive orders on federal employees

May 31, 2018 NALC is currently investigating if the executive orders issued by President Trump on Friday May 25 have any impact on the United States Postal Service. We will report our findings as information becomes available. The executive orders: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-developing-efficient-effective-cost-reducing-approaches-federal-sector-collective-bargaining/ https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-ensuring-transparency-accountability-efficiency-taxpayer-funded-union-time-use/ https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-promoting-accountability-streamlining-removal-procedures-consistent-merit-system-principles/ Source: National Association of Letter Carriers AFL-CIO  

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The DOL’s FMLA Forms Are Expiring!

By Jeff Nowak – May 30, 2018 The DOL’s model FMLA forms and notices are about to turn into the proverbial pumpkin come midnight this Friday, June 1, 2018. So, what is an employer to do? Besides panic, of course? What’s Going on and Why Do These Forms Expire Anyway? Under the Paperwork Reduction Act…

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USPS OIG Report: Employee Background Screening in the Pacific Area

Objective Our objective was to assess the U.S. Postal Service’s employee background screening process in the San Francisco, Bay-Valley, and Sierra Coastal districts to determine whether they ensured individuals selected for employment were suitable to maintain the safety and security of the mail and uphold public trust in the Postal Service. We selected the San…

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USPS: PMG discusses forum, other topics in video

The National Postal Forum, USPS finances, public policy matters and other topics are addressed in Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan’s latest “Business Focus” video. In discussing the forum, Brennan says the annual industry conference helps the Postal Service generate sales and showcase emerging technologies. She also shows a brief, fast-paced video from the event that…

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