Black postmen were creators of black middle class

By Yolande Robbins – March 11, 2017 A reality not often talked about is the immense role played by black postmen in the creation of the black middle class. We’ve always had singular, exceptional people like Frederick Douglass and George Washington Carver. But they are always presented as exceptional and occasional, with decades, even centuries…

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PMG updates employees in latest video

March 8, 2017 In a new “Business Focus” video, PMG Megan J. Brennan thanks employees for making safety “a core value for the Postal Service.” She praises employees for working safely throughout several instances of bad weather that affected operations this winter. “Please continue to practice safe work habits,” the PMG says. Brennan also discusses…

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‘Worst to First’: How the USPS Cleaned Up Employee Discrimination Complaints

By Frank Konkel – March 7, 2017 The 1980s and 1990s were a tough time for the U.S. Postal Service. A series of workplace-related homicides involving postal workers embroiled the largest civilian agency in federal government and its more than 600,000 employees, sinking morale and even coining the slang expression “going postal” to describe someone…

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USPS OIG Report: Hiring Custodians in Des Moines Post Offices

Background The Veterans’ Preference Act of 1944 mandates that federal government agencies give eligible veterans preference for custodian positions. Consequently, the U.S. Postal Service has designated four custodian positions for eligible veteran applicants: building maintenance custodian, custodian laborer, custodian, and laborer custodian. The veterans’ preference requirement only applies to external hiring. The Postal Service’s Human…

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USPS Non-Career Employee Background Screening in the LA District

Background The U.S. Postal Service’s national screening process for external hiring of non-career employees involves four key groups: the Human Resources Shared Services Center (HRSSC), a Postal Service contractor, district Human Resources (HR) officials, and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The process is initiated when the HRSSC receives an employment application. The HRSSC then…

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Postal Employees will be greatly affected by HR 756

Via Thomas Benson, President – APWU Lake Geauga Area Local #1204 March 5th 2017 In HR 756 it is evident that the employees of the USPS will be greatly affected by the changes the Bill proposes. Most importantly FORCED MEDICARE INTERGRATION as well as a change in delivery for both business as well residential. The…

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