APWU: Moratorium on Grievances Due to Convention in August

Web News Article #: 43-2018 05/01/2018 – The APWU and the Postal Service have agreed to a moratorium on grievances, disciplinary actions and arbitration hearings at the national, regional, state and local levels from Aug. 13 until Aug. 27 due to the 2018 APWU Biennial Convention, Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman has announced. The period…

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NARFE: A Postal Reform Update and Why it Matters for All Federal Retirees

Here are the slides from today’s NARFE Webinar on proposed Postal Reform legislation and it’s effect on FEHB. – RZ Source: National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association

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USPS: Military Appreciation Month observed in May

Military Appreciation Month, declared a national observance by Congress in 1999, is marked annually in May. “The Postal Service is proud to have veterans and the dedication they bring to our workforce,” said Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan. “We are equally proud to serve veterans and members of the armed forces as valued customers, and…

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Riding the Returns Wave: Reverse Logistics and the USPS

April 30, 2018 (RARC-WP-18-008) Reverse logistics is not just forward logistics backwards; it is more complex and more expensive. Yet it is becoming more prominent, since return rates for ecommerce purchases are three times higher than for traditional physical retail. The Postal Service handled 148 million return packages in FY 2016, but its share of…

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OIG Report: Inbound International Parcel Volume Variance

Objective The U.S. Postal Service reported receipt of about 498 million international parcels for calendar year 2017. (For purposes of this report, parcels refer to ePackets, Letter Class Untracked Packets, Express Mail Service and Parcels.) Data on these inbound parcels is received and processed through the Postal Service’s Global Business System (GBS) and its components….

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USPS: New retail kiosks offer updated features

The Postal Service is replacing its approximately 2,800 self-service kiosks with upgraded machines. The new kiosks have improved screens that offer customers an experience similar to using usps.com. “Customers can have more streamlined transactions that combine online features and retail counter service,” said Retail and Customer Service Operations Vice President Kelly Sigmon. The new kiosks…

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