Happy 25th Birthday, FMLA! 25 Years Later – Where Are We Now?

By Taylor E. Whitten – February 12, 2018 The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month. On February 5, 1993, President Bill Clinton signed the FMLA into law guaranteeing certain employees up to 12 unpaid weeks off of work a year to care for children or ill family members,…

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USPS: Employees asked to help identify shortfalls

The Postal Service is reminding employees about its Revenue Assurance team, which works to improve the organization’s finances. The team, which was established in 2015, helps identify and resolve situations where USPS is losing money, such as process gaps that lead to revenue losses. The team also seeks ways to reduce future expenses. Identifying revenue…

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APWU: First COLA Increase of 2018 will be $520

Web News Article #: 15-2018 02/16/2018 – In accordance with the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement, career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 25 cent per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), effective March 3. The increase is the result of a rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). It will appear in paychecks dated March…

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NALC: Fourth COLA set at $520

February 14, 2018 Contract COLA: 4th COLA is $520 The fourth regular COLA under the 2016-2019 National Agreement is $520 annually following the release of the January 2018 Consumer Price Index. On February 14, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W, 1967=100) stood at 720.604…

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USPS: President Trump has ordered U.S. flags flown at half-staff

President Trump has ordered U.S. flags flown at half-staff to honor the victims of this week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. Flags should be flown at half-staff until sunset Monday, Feb. 19. Facilities that fly the flag at all times and are closed Feb. 19 for Presidents Day should…

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Postal Bulletin Highlights National Consumer Protection Week: Operation Protect Veterans

This year, National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) runs from March 4–10, 2018, and the focus is on veterans. The United States Postal Inspection Service® and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Fraud Watch Network have jointly launched Operation Protect Veterans — a national campaign to warn those who have served in the military about…

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Are Workshare Discounts Beneficial to the Postal Service?

Project Title: Marketing Mail Workshare Discounts Cost Model Start Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Estimated Report Release Date: July 2018 The Postal Service offers a postage rate discount to mailers for presorting, pre-barcoding, handling, and transporting mail. These workshare discounts incentivize mailers to perform specific activities prior to dropping mail at postal facilities. These discounts…

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