Beyond Rain and Snow, Postal Workers Must Also Worry About Their Shoes

By Jack Corrigan – August 23, 2017 For years the U.S. Postal Service has put its stamp of approval on defective shoes that can quickly fall apart, putting letter carriers at risk of injury and often forcing them to pay for costly replacements out of their own pockets, union officials say. The issue came to…

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USPS finances discussed in video

The Postal Service continues to face “strong headwinds,” Chief Financial Officer Joe Corbett reports in his latest “Dollars and Change” video. Corbett discusses the financial results from fiscal 2017’s third quarter (April 1-June 30, 2017), which showed year-to-year declines in First-Class Mail and Marketing Mail revenues. He also notes that while USPS is on track…

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USPS Manager Sentenced for Lying About Cancer in Order to Take Sick Leave

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Defendant faked doctor notes and planned to lie about sickness until her retirement DENVER – Caroline Zarate Boyle, age 60, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Raymond P. Moore to serve 5 years’ probation with the first 6 months in home confinement…

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USPS OIG Report: Unscheduled Leave in the Los Angeles District

Background The U.S. Postal Service categorizes unscheduled leave as any absence from work that is not requested or approved in advance. Unscheduled leave could contribute to increased compensation expenses by requiring management to increase workhours and overtime hours. The OIG developed a Human Resource Risk Model (risk model) to monitor key Postal Service metrics, including…

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Repubs dig deeper after Postal Service cited for workers’ Clinton campaign aid

By Brooke Singman – August 22, 2017 Republican lawmakers are casting a wider net in their search for wrongdoing at federal agencies in past election cycles, after learning the Postal Service violated the law by allowing employees to do union-funded work for Hillary Clinton’s campaign while on leave. The lawmakers blasted out letters on Monday to…

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USPS: Contract covering data center employees approved

The American Postal Workers Union (APWU) has ratified a contract that covers approximately 1,100 USPS employees in Information Technology and Accounting Services. The employees work in Postal Service data centers in St. Louis; Eagan, MN; San Mateo, CA; and Wilkes-Barre, PA. “Overall, this agreement is in the best interest of our employees, customers and the…

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USPS: ZIP ZIP hooray! 7 facts about ZIP Codes

You see ZIP Codes every day, but how much do you know about them? “The list” is here to help you sort it all out. 1. “ZIP” stands for “Zoning Improvement Plan.” The five-digit codes were introduced in 1963 and assigned to every address in the nation to better sort and deliver mail. 2. Mr….

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