USPS adds new feature to Mobile Delivery Devices

The Postal Service has added a feature to mobile delivery devices (MDDs) that allows mail carriers to electronically file PS Form 3575Z, Moved, Left No Address (MLNA). The forms report instances where customers have moved without submitting a change-of-address (COA) form. Postal procedures, in part, require carriers to complete the form, checking the “Moved, Left…

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USPS Proceeds with Request for Postal Rate Change

USPS has announced price changes for letters, postcards and flats in alignment with Delivering for America, its 10-year plan to achieve financial stability and service excellence. If favorably reviewed by the Postal Regulatory Commission, the changes would take effect Aug. 29. Here are the current and planned prices: • Letters (1 ounce): 55 cents (current),…

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PMG Seeks to Take Us Out of Federal Healthcare Plan (APWU article from 2013)

(This article appeared in the September-October 2013 edition of The American Postal Worker.) Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe renewed his call to remove postal employees and retirees from the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) in testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on July 17. “Now is the time for bold and sweeping action,”…

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USPS: Understanding the provisions of Emergency Federal Employee Leave

The Postal Service is continuing its efforts to educate employees about a new form of leave that has been created for federal workers in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The new leave, emergency federal employee leave (EFEL), was established under the American Rescue Plan Act, a law that took effect March 11. Under the American…

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USPS OIG Report: Stamps, Money Orders, and Cash – Phoenix, AZ 

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of Stamps, Money Orders, and Cash – Phoenix, AZ, Main Office and Northeast Station. Both sites are in the Arizona – New Mexico District of the WestPac Area. This audit was designed to provide U.S. Postal Service management with timely information on potential financial control…

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NARFE: Postal Reform Legislation Must Not Negatively Affect FEHB

By Jennifer Rafael – May 25, 2021 Are rising health care costs a concern for you? A newly introduced postal reform bill could increase health care premiums for federal employees and retirees enrolled in Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) plans. Visit NARFE’s Legislative Action Center and ask your lawmakers to withhold support for the legislation…

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