USPS Statement on Executive Order Establishing Task Force

Press Release – April 12, 2018 The Postal Service serves a vital role for American commerce and the American people, as we have for over 240 years. Congress structured the Postal Service to pay for our universal retail, processing and delivery network entirely through the sale of high-quality mail and package products and services, without…

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2018 NALC Guide to Route Inspections is now available online

Dear NALC Member: This guide was created to assist shop stewards and branch officers in identifying contractual violations that take place during management’s unilateral six-day route counts and inspections/adjustments, and with filing successful grievances on those violations. The sections in this guide take you through the inspection in chronological order and provide an easy reference…

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Postal Bulletin highlights Election and Political Mail

The Postal Bulletin’s April 12 issue includes a communications plan for the 2018 elections. Highlights: an overview of Election Mail and Political Mail, including guidelines for acceptance, processing and delivery, as well as a list of resources and other information. Source: USPS

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Executive Order on the Task Force on the United States Postal System

“The Task Force, acting through the Chair and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, shall submit a report to the President, in coordination with the Directors of the Domestic Policy and National Economic Councils, not later than 120 days after the date of this order. In its report, the Task Force shall…

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DOL issues Opinion Letter on FMLA-protected rest breaks

A new DOL Opinion Letter on FMLA-protected rest breaks was issued today (see below). It should be included in the next JCIM. Extra rest breaks is an option that could benefit some workers with disabilities. The employee must take unpaid leave or may use their paid leave if available. The DOL ruling states that “employees…

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Senator Introduces Bill to End Taxpayer Subsidies of Mail from China, Other Foreign Countries

Press Release – April 10, 2018 WASHINGTON— U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today introduced the Ending Needless Delivery Subsidies (ENDS) Act, legislation that would save U.S. taxpayers from having to subsidize international postal shipments from foreign countries to the United States.“The current system costs American jobs at the expense of American taxpayers,” said Dr….

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USPS: Customers asked to obey rules on Tax Day

USPS is reminding employees to provide safe and convenient access to postal property for all customers on Tax Day, which is Tuesday, April 17. Here are some tips: Postmasters should make sure customers and others obey regulations on permissible activities. No one should obstruct entrances or impede public access to postal property. Soliciting contributions or…

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