U.S. Postal Service hiring at least 1,000 employees in Colorado

By Kurt Sevits – September 20, 2017 DENVER – The United States Postal Service is gearing up for the busy holiday shipping season by hiring scores of people in Colorado. Officials said USPS will hire more than 1,000 workers at post offices and mail processing facilities up and down the Front Range corridor. Open positions…

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Heitkamp, McCaskill Call for Immediate Action Following Inaccurate Postal Service Reporting of an Estimated Two Billion Pieces of Delayed Mail

Press Release – Sep 19 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) called on U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Postmaster General Megan Brennan to take immediate action to remedy a significant lack of training requirements that led to inaccurate Postal Service reporting of an estimated two billion pieces of delayed…

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USPS OIG Blog: Delivery After Dark

September 18, 2017 Who doesn’t like finding a package they ordered online on their doorstep at an unexpected time, like, say, late in the evening just before you turn out the porch light for the night? Consumers have come to expect quick delivery of parcels, often at odd hours of the day. This new paradigm…

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APWU Reminds How to Stay Safe Working with Suspicious Mail

Web News Article #: 2017-86 09/15/2017 – Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman reminds APWU members to be aware of the USPS safety procedures when handling suspicious mail: “Every day, every postal employee who works with the mail needs to make sure they are vigilant to the potential risks involved. Do not forget that the mail…

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OIG Report – Employee Benefits, Withholdings, Contributions, and Headcount Reporting to OPM

BACKGROUND At the request of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Office of Inspector General (OIG), we performed procedures agreed upon by the OPM’s Inspector General and the Chief Financial Officer. This attestation engagement is an annual requirement of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Our objectives were to assist OPM in assessing…

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USPS OIG Report: Management of Overtime in the Northeast Area

Background Overtime pay is a premium that the U.S. Postal Service pays its non-management employees. It is paid at one and one-half times the employee’s hourly rate for work performed in excess of eight paid hours a day or 40 paid hours a week. In addition to overtime pay, employees may be eligible for penalty…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – September 12, 2017 Edition

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU: Excerpt: The Chapter and the Local had jointly sent instructions to our members and others about the assembly area and the line of march. Those instructions were the result of the Parade Committee’s determination, at our request, that all the Post Office…

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