USPS tests digital version of Operation Santa

Operation Santa is going digital The popular program, which began in 1912, allows Postal Service employees and customers to help people in need by “adopting” their letters to Santa Claus and granting their holiday wishes. This year, USPS will test a digital version of the program that will allow participants to go online to search,…

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USPS: New video highlights CFC

In a new video message, PMG Megan J. Brennan and the leaders of the postal unions and management associations discuss the value of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). “Through the Combined Federal Campaign, we have the ability to reach out to thousands of charitable organizations across the country and have a positive impact on millions…

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APWU Clashes with Management on New 3971 Language

Web News Article #: 116-2017 12/01/2017 – The Postal Service’s Request for or Notification of Absence (Form 3971) has been amended to include a new section applicable to those going on leave without pay (LWOP) for official union business. This new section states: LWOP – Union Official (Required Certification) By signing this form, I certify…

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USPS OIG: Small Package Sorting System Performance

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the throughput and productivity performance of the U.S. Postal Service’s 33 deployed Small Package Sorting System (SPSS) machines. Since 2015, the Postal Service has deployed 33 SPSS machines costing over $141 million. The SPSS machine was designed to provide automated package sorting capability, alleviate existing processing capacity shortfalls, and…

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USPS OIG: Fall 2017 Semiannual Report to Congress

The Office of Inspector General is tasked with ensuring efficiency, accountability, and integrity in the U.S. Postal Service. We also have the distinct mission of helping to maintain confidence in the mail and postal system, as well as to improve the Postal Service’s bottom line. We use audits and investigations to help protect the integrity…

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USPS: Beware of fake LiteBlue site

The Postal Service is alerting employees to beware of a fraudulent LiteBlue site that recently appeared on the internet. LiteBlue is used by employees to enroll in health plans, change their benefits, report unscheduled leave and perform other employment-related activities. Hackers apparently launched the fake site to steal employees’ information. USPS has blocked access to…

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Competing internationally means fixing our mismanaged USPS

By George Landrith – Nov 30, 2017 As President Trump takes aim at some of his key campaign promises, the discussions around the potential renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have further emerged. From the president’s view, concerns persist about the nation’s propensity to import more goods that we export to a…

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