APWU: PSEs to See Pay Raise Beginning May 22, 2021

On Saturday, May 22, 2021, Postal Support Employees (PSEs) will receive a pay increase of 20 cents per hour. The additional pay will be reflected in pay checks dated June 11, 2021. The new hourly rates for PSEs can be found here. This is will be the fifth and final pay increase PSEs will receive…

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U.S. Postal Inspection Service Pandemic Response to Mail Fraud and Mail Theft

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Inspection Service’s response to mail fraud and mail theft during the COVID-19 pandemic. After we began the audit, we received a congressional request from seven members of Congress asking us to identify what actions, if any, the Postal Inspection Service had taken to address the increase in…

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USPS and NRLCA extend contract negotiations

May 21, 2021 The Postal Service and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) have agreed to extend contract negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement. Although the contract with the NRLCA expired at midnight on May 20, USPS and the union have mutually decided to extend the negotiations. The NRLCA represents approximately 133,000 rural…

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USPS: Single 6 p.m. delivery guarantee begins May 23 for Priority Mail Express

USPS is reminding employees that the new, streamlined service for Priority Mail Express will be effective Sunday, May 23. As of that date, there will be just one commitment time for all Priority Mail Express deliveries nationwide: 6 p.m. The 10:30 a.m., noon and 3:30 p.m. options will cease. However, on May 23; Monday, May…

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USPS: Face Covering and Mask Update 5-19-2021

May 19, 2021 The requirement for Postal Service employees to use face coverings or masks continues when social distancing of six (6) feet cannot be maintained, or in public-facing settings when required by state or local orders or directives. Throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Postal Service has continued to fulfill its critical mission to…

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USPS OIG Audit Project: How Do AWOL Employees Affect the Postal Service?

Project Title: Unscheduled Leave – AWOL Status Start Date: Monday, November 29, 2021 Estimated Report Release Date: May 2021 Employees who fail to report for duty on scheduled days are considered absent without leave (AWOL), except when emergencies prevent them from obtaining permission in advance. An employee who is absent without permission or who fails…

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USPS: Virtual job fair to showcase retail, delivery opportunities

Retail and Delivery Operations will hold a virtual job fair from May 19-28. The fair will allow Postal Service employees to explore retail and delivery career opportunities as the organization realigns itself to achieve the goals of Delivering for America, its new 10-year plan. During the fair, employees can watch video presentations from the Retail…

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USPS OIG Report: Negotiated Service Agreement

Objective Our objective was to determine mailer compliance with Negotiated Service Agreement (NSA) provisions and evaluate the U.S. Postal Service’s oversight of NSA Contract [redacted]. We selected this NSA based on the mailer’s fiscal year (FY) 2019 volume and revenue. An NSA is a contractual agreement between the Postal Service and a specific mailer, whereby…

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