Intermittent Leave Under the FMLA – The Basics

By Donald Davis on June 7, 2017 Congress adopted the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (“FMLA”) to provide job security for employees who must miss work due to their own serious health condition, the birth of their children, to care for family members suffering from a serious health condition or for reasons related…

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Latest edition of Postal Bulletin highlights Heroic USPS Employees

Handled With Care: Heroic USPS Employees Make a Difference The sound was startling and the sight was worrisome. City Carrier Assistant Donte Cotton and a co-worker were outside the Kettering, OH, Post Office™ recently when they heard a loud bang and saw a nearby utility pole shake as sparks flew from a transformer. Upon closer…

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USPS named a top employer for veterans

The Postal Service is a national leader in employing veterans, according to a new survey by U.S. Veterans Magazine. The publication polls government agencies, educational institutions and hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies for the annual survey. For the second consecutive year, USPS ranked among top veteran-friendly companies. The Postal Service also ranked among the top…

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USPS: LGBT Pride Month – Observance held each June

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, a time to honor the contributions of LGBT individuals in the United States. LGBT Pride Month is held in June to commemorate the Stonewall uprising, when patrons and supporters at a gay-friendly tavern in New York City staged a protest against persecution. The 1969 incident…

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Postal Inspection Service program helps save money

The Postal Inspection Service has recovered more than $30,000 worth of missing mail transportation equipment (MTE) in Atlanta District since last fall, part of a national program to reduce misuse of these materials. MTE includes trays, sacks, pallets and tubs. Misuse of the equipment results in significant financial losses to USPS. More than $10 million…

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OIG Report: Automated Vehicle Utilization System Mileage Use – Southern Area

Background The U.S. Postal Service delivers almost 154 billion pieces of mail annually using 227,896 postal-owned vehicles. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, postal-owned delivery vehicles traveled over one billion miles nationwide, about 203 million miles more than initially estimated. A delivery route is a scheduled course of travel to deliver the mail. Management generally establishes…

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The Postal Bulletin’s latest edition offers tips on preventing heat stress

Beat the Heat, Stay Cool It’s that time of year again when the temperature rises, and the potential for heat-related illness becomes a factor in your daily work routine. Beat the heat with these quick tips: Hydrate before, during, and after work. Prevention is important; maintain good hydration by drinking at least 8 ounces of…

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