APWU: Early Registration for All Craft Conference & Retirees Conference Extended to Sept. 8

Web News Article #: 77-2017 08/18/2017 – Early registration for the All Craft Conference and the Retirees Conference has been extended until September 8, 2017. The cost is $85 for the All Craft Conference and $40 for the Retirees Conference. After September 8, 2017, the cost for the All Craft Conference is $135 and $45…

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USPS OIG Report: Unscheduled Leave in the Triboro 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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Latest Postal Bulletin: Stay Alert — School is Back in Session

August is the beginning of the new school year for many children. This means an increase in the number of pedestrians crossing streets and sidewalks as children walk to and from school or wait for school buses. Drivers need to take extra precautions to avoid accidents and keep our kids safe by staying alert and…

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PWW: Attendance Crack Down Hand in Hand with Realignments

SPECIAL EDITION – AUGUST 2017 WESTERN REGION– Along with the major work floor disruptions caused by management’s realignments and involuntary reassignments the bosses have directed a crack down on leave usage using discipline as a whip. Most computer staffing modules used by management to cut staff factor in a percentage of leave usage. The resulting…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – August 15, 2017 Edition

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU: “Attendance at the Labor Day Parade by all Post Office Unions marching as a single group is a truly remarkable event whose significance should not be taken lightly. Over the years from time to time animus rather than cooperation between the Unions…

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USPS OIG Audit Report: Delayed Mail Validation

Background The U.S. Postal Service considers mail to be delayed when it is not processed in time to meet the established delivery day. Mail processing facilities are required to complete daily counts and self-report on-hand mail, delayed mail, late arriving mail, and mail processed after the processing cut-off time. Mail processing personnel are to complete…

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OPM sees retirement claims backlog uptick in July

By Jory Heckman – August 8, 2017 The Office of Personnel Management saw an uptick in its retirement claims backlog in July after it brought the inventory down to its lowest point in the year just a month before. The inventory of unprocessed retirement claims stands at 17,091, about 4,000 claims away from the agency’s…

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APWU: Second Significant COLA Increase of 2017 Announced

Web News Article #: 75-2017 08/11/2017 – In accordance with the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement, career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 13 cents per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) effective September 2. The increase is the result of an increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). The increase will appear in paychecks dated…

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