South Carolina postal employee becomes U.S. citizen

Adrian Scott’s supervisor was surprised when he asked for a day off recently. Scott, a rural carrier associate at Fairfield Station on Hilton Head Island, SC, usually accepts all available work assignments. He initially didn’t explain why he was unable to work — but as the day approached, he couldn’t contain his enthusiasm. After months…

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APWU 2015-2018 National Agreement and 2017 JCIM Information

Via Sam Wood – President, APWU – Southwest Florida Area Local: 2015-2018 APWU Collective Bargaining Agreement Highlights and Time Frames JCIM 2017 – Joint Contract Interpretation Manual – May 2017 Click Here for 2015-2018 APWU Collective Bargaining Agreement

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U.S. Department of Labor will reinstate the issuance of FLSA and FMLA opinion letters

By Franczek Radelet P.C. – June 28, 2017 The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division announced today that it is bringing back the WHD Opinion Letter. Opinion letters have long been one of the most useful resources for lawyers and HR professionals trying to figure out how to comply with the laws enforced…

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Independence Day – USPS, nation’s history closely linked

Tuesday, July 4, is Independence Day, the annual holiday that commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Independence Day holds special significance for the Postal Service, whose history is closely tied to the nation’s birth. USPS traces its roots to July 26, 1775, when Benjamin Franklin was appointed Postmaster General by the…

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Powerful former chair of federal workforce committee leaves Congress on Friday

By Joe Davidson – June 27, 2017 Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), now the former chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, will leave a legacy when he quits Congress at 10 a.m. Friday, but we might not have his mug to remind us. If incoming Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) does as Chaffetz did,…

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