PMG DeJoy meets employees at six facilities in Kansas and Missouri

May 12, 2021 Postmaster General Louis DeJoy visited Kansas and Missouri late last month, stopping — and sometimes shopping — at Post Offices, plants and other facilities. His first stop was the Kansas City, KS, Surface Transportation Center, followed by the Shawnee Mission Main Post Office in Mission, KS. In both locations, DeJoy addressed workers…

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USPS: Tulino appointed Deputy PMG, becomes member of BOG

May 12, 2021 Douglas Tulino, a 41-year veteran of the Postal Service, has been appointed deputy postmaster general, reporting directly to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. The appointment was announced May 12 and took effect immediately. Tulino, who also becomes a member of the USPS Board of Governors, will continue in his current role as chief…

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U.S. House panel to take up Postal Service reform measures

By David Shepardson – May 10, 2021 The U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Reform Committee on Thursday will consider a pair of bills to reform the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service, a document seen by Reuters shows. Representative Carolyn Maloney, the Democrat who chairs the panel, circulated draft legislation earlier this year to address some…

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USPS offers info on new law’s EFEL provisions

May 10, 2021 The Postal Service wants to you understand a new form of leave that has been created for federal workers, including USPS employees, in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The new leave, emergency federal employee leave (EFEL), was established under the American Rescue Plan Act, a law that took effect March 11. The…

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Industrial Relations Director Zimmerman Writes to OPM for Clarification on EFEL Guidelines

May 10, 2021 On May 7, Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman wrote a letter to Kathleen McGettigan, Acting Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), requesting guidance on the interpretation of certain guidelines for Emergency Federal Employment Leave (EFEL). Director Zimmerman’s letter follows OPM’s release of the EFEL guidelines on April 29. Since the…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – May 13, 2021

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU In this issue: Nursing Home Crisis APWU COPA Holiday Party Update Pittsburgh Retiree Record – May 13, 2021

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USPS Will Discontinue and Dismantle FSS Machines In Several Facilities Across the Country

From: Lamont Brooks <lbrooks@apwu.org> Sent: Saturday, May 8, 2021 Subject: Notification No. GCCC20210149 USPS Will Discontinue and Dismantle FSS Machines In Several Facilities Across the Country We have requested several meeting on the Postal Service shift from letter/flat automation equipment to package sorting equipment under the ten-year plan. The problem has been we have been…

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USPS: Second-quarter financial results reported

The Postal Service has reported its financial results for fiscal year 2021’s second quarter (Jan. 1-March 31). Here are some highlights: • Revenue. Total revenue was approximately $18.9 billion, up 6 percent compared with the same quarter one year earlier. First-Class Mail revenue decreased by 6.1 percent, while Marketing Mail revenue declined 13.7 percent. Revenue…

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