APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – Special Edition – the “Charlotte Story”

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU: Excerpt: In addition to her postal career, Charlotte has had a full and responsible Union career as a long time Executive Board officer dating back through the 197Os. During that tenure she served as trustee, recording secretary, shop steward Chief Grievance Officer,…

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USPS: Election, political mail explained

The Postal Service is reminding employees of the differences between Election Mail and Political Mail. Election Mail refers to mail that allows individuals to participate in the voting process, such as ballots for domestic or international delivery, while Political Mail consists of mailing from registered political candidates, parties and related organizations. There are different tagging…

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USPS OIG: The Importance of Planned Maintenance

In its five-year strategic plan, the U.S. Postal Service emphasizes the importance of regularly maintaining its facilities. In fact, it outlines an initiative to standardize, upgrade, and realign maintenance operations across field offices to reduce operating expenses. However, the Postal Service only established and tracked maintenance optimization planned savings at the national level and not…

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Update on the Postal Service’s Share of CSRS Pension Responsibility

May 7, 2018 (RARC-WP-18-009) When Postal Service employees retire under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), somebody has to pay for their pensions. For people who used to work for the former Post Office Department and then later worked for the Postal Service, the federal government and the Postal Service split pension costs. Under the…

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PMG offers Public Service Recognition Week message

The following message is from Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan: This coming week, May 6-12, is Public Service Recognition Week. Cities, counties, states, federal agencies and service organizations across the United States are joining together to honor public servants and connect Americans with their government. The Postal Service is the face of public service in…

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APWU: Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is Saturday, May 12

Web News Article #: 46-2018 05/04/2018 – The APWU National officers are asking members to actively support the 26th Annual National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 12. Last year, carriers collected more than 71 million pounds of food. Donations were collected in over 10,000 cities and towns…

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APWU: Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee Convenes

Web News Article #: 45-2018 Members of the APWU’s Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee held their first meeting in Washington, DC, on April 24. The committee advises the union’s National Negotiations Committee on bargaining demands and must approve any tentative agreement reached before it can be sent to APWU members for a ratification vote….

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