Philadelphia Plant Manager Memo on Cell Phone Usage

Via Philadelphia P&DC’s newest Plant Manager (and recent Chicago transplant), Stephanie N. Harris: Cell phones are a good tool when used appropriately and safely.  In an emergency, a cell phone may mean the difference between life and death.  However, when a cell phone is used unsafely, it poses a safety hazard to the person on…

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USPS recruiting volunteer Safety Ambassadors

The Postal Service is encouraging employees to become safety ambassadors, volunteer positions that will help the organization promote safety. Safety ambassadors will be located in facilities across the nation, where they will help identify and abate hazards, raise awareness of safe work practices and improve communication on safety matters. “The ambassadors will be critical members…

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USPS Mail Sacks: Hang Them Right — Close Them Tight

The U.S. Postal Service® is asking employees who work with mail sacks to embrace a new slogan: Hang Them Right — Close Them Tight. The concept is simple; employees who set up mail processing operations must do the following when using mail transport equipment (MTE): Check sacks before hanging on sack racks or processing equipment….

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U.S. District Judge dismisses USPS worker’s disability retirement claim

By Stacey O’Connor – March 1, 2018 BENTON –U.S. District Judge David Herndon has dismissed a former U.S. Postal Service worker’s disability claim. Madelaine Sattlefield had filed a second amended complaint and in response to the Office of Personnel Management’s motion to dismiss, claiming federal court at the Southern District of Illionis had jurisdiction through…

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PRC Requests Retiree Health Benefit Fund (RHBF) Liability Examination

Request for Proposal (RFP) For Retiree Health Benefit Fund (RHBF) Liability Examination 1. Introduction and Purpose of the Request for Proposal (RFP) 1.1. Background on Retiree Health Benefit Fund (RHBF) The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC or Commission) is an independent establishment of the executive branch of the federal government with regulatory oversight over the United…

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APWU: Agreement Reached on MS 1 Remand

Web News Article #: 20-2018 02/28/2018 – On February 27, 2018, the Postal Service and the APWU Maintenance Division signed an agreement resolving national level disputes in case numbers (Q10T-4Q-C 14171644 and Q10T-4Q-C 16481407). The outstanding issue revolves around Arbitrator Goldberg’s REMANDED Decision of September 13, 2017: “The issues of whether the revisions to the…

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USPS: System simplifies employee scheduling

The Postal Service is introducing a system to help managers and supervisors improve employee scheduling. The Informed Visibility Employee Scheduler (IVES) will standardize scheduling throughout the organization. The online application will provide automated tools that will allow managers and supervisors to create optimized, lean and accurate employee schedules based on budget, productivity and operational needs….

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USPS Solicitation: People to Write EEO Final Agency Decisions

The Postal Service is looking for individuals willing to write its Final Agency Decisions on EEO complaints. Attached are their instructions. Most FADs are boilerplate denials, much like letters of discipline these days. “A FAD writer is paid on a “per case” basis, generally $450, on successful completion of the case. FAD writer performance will…

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