Join the APWU Contract ZOOM Town Hall – June 15, 2021

The American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO invites union members to join them for a live Zoom Town Hall on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Join the APWU Contract ZOOM Town Hall, with President Mark Dimondstein and other National Negotiations Committee members We will discuss contract negotiation preparations and actions you can take to fight for better…

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USPS OIG Report: Integrity of the Social Media Presence

Objective Our objective was to assess the U.S. Postal Service’s social media and digital channel security posture. We also assessed whether policies are in place to protect the integrity of the Postal Service’s official social media and digital channel presence. The Postal Service uses social media to promote its brand, products, and services and to…

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Paid parental leave for USPS employees included in postal reform bills

By Jessie Bur – May 14, 2021 Employees of the U.S. Postal Service could soon be included in federal provisions guaranteeing 12 weeks of paid parental leave under legislation reported favorably out of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee May 13. The committee passed two USPS reform bills — the Postal Service Reform Act…

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Hope for repairing Trump, DeJoy damage to post office as new board members are seated

May 14, 2021 Rachel Maddow reviews the damaging impact of Louis DeJoy as postmaster general under Donald Trump and talks with Amber McReynolds, a newly confirmed, Biden-nominated member of the USPS board of governors about her hopes for the future of U.S. mail and improving service for Americans who rely on it. Source: MSNBC.com

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USPS rolling out new sorting machines

May 14, 2021 The Postal Service is rolling out new machines specifically designed to help delivery units expedite package processing, an important objective of Delivering for America, the organization’s new 10-year plan. Seven small delivery unit sorter (SDUS) machines have been installed so far, with six installed in April; another 93 are slated for installation…

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USPS: Special flag requirements this month

The Postal Service wants employees to know about special flag requirements for this month’s holidays: • Peace Officers Memorial Day, which honors police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty, is Saturday, May 15. Postal Service facilities are usually required to fly the U.S. flag at half-staff this day. However, because Peace…

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USPS OIG Report: Delayed Mail at the Phoenix P&DC

The U.S. Postal Service considers mail to be delayed when it is not processed in time to meet the established delivery day. Delayed mail can adversely affect U.S. Postal Service customers and harm the organization’s brand. The Postal Service launched the Mail Condition Visualization (MCV) system in January 2019. The application’s intent is to provide…

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USPS OIG Report: International Package Operations – Chicago ISC

While conducting site visits at the Chicago International Service Center (ISC) for our International Election Mail Observations for the 2020 General and 2021 Georgia Runoff Elections project, we found significant operational delays of international packages and safety and security risks that we believe warrant management’s immediate attention and corrective action. The U.S. Postal Service processed…

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