Latest Postal Bulletin offers reminders on ‘Caution Heavy’ and ‘Special Handling — Fragile’ labels

The Postal Service is reminding employees about two labels for mailpieces that are heavy or require special handling: • Caution Heavy (Label 035CH) is for packages that weigh 35 pounds or more. Retail associates should affix this label to packages at retail counters. Business mailers can order these free labels from the online Postal Store….

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New NALC-USPS contract is ratified

August 7, 2017 The active membership of the National Association of Letter Carriers has overwhelmingly ratified the proposed 2016-2019 National Agreement with the United States Postal Service. By a margin exceeding 16 to 1, eligible members voted to accept the tentative agreement that was announced on May 12. The vote to ratify was 78,935 to…

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USPS: NALC ratifies 40-month deal

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) membership has ratified a new 40-month labor contract with the Postal Service. The contract covers approximately 211,000 USPS employees represented by the union. “This is a fair, responsible agreement that serves the best interests of our employees, customers and other stakeholders,” said Labor Relations VP Doug Tulino. The…

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USPS Third Quarter Financial Call on August 10

Washington, DC, Aug. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) What: Media Call on U.S. Postal Service FY 2017 Quarter 3 Financial Results Who: Postmaster General and CEO Megan J. Brennan, FO and Executive Vice President Joseph Corbett When: Thursday, August 10, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. ET Background: Postmaster General & CEO Megan Brennan and Chief Financial Officer…

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USPS’ Pay for Performance System Isn’t Rewarding Top Performing Employees

By Eric Katz – August 3, 2017 The U.S. Postal Service is failing to reward its top performers under a pay system designed to recognize excellence, according to a new report, instead relying on group metrics that collectively punish employees for the work of their colleagues. Using the Capital Metro Area as a sample, the…

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USPS OIG Report: Fiscal Year 2015 Pay for Performance Program

Background The U.S. Postal Service pay for performance (PFP) program is the primary pay program for non-bargaining Executive and Administrative Schedule (EAS) employees who work in supervisory, technical, administrative, and managerial positions. The National Performance Assessment, which is a scorecard of performance goals, is the foundation of the PFP program. EAS employees work at Postal…

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Former APWU Des Plaines Local President pleads guilty to embezzling $18,857

via Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) On July 12, 2017, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, Lonzell Moore, former President of American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 1730 (located in Des Plaines, Ill.), pled guilty to one count of embezzling $18,857 in union funds, in violation of…

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USPS: 7 unique Post Office facts

USPS operates more than 35,000 Post Offices across the nation. Here’s a look at seven unique locations, courtesy of Postal Facts. Ochopee, FL, has the smallest Post Office. At about 62 square feet, the office has been housed in a former toolshed since 1953. The largest Post Office can be found — where else? —…

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