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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Store Empty Sacks Flat for Return to Mail Transport Equipment Service Centers

It’s time to make a change in sack storage. For decades, Post Offices™ and processing plants have “bummed” canvas and nylon sacks. The term “bum” is a carryover from the days when mail moved by rail. Sacks rode the rails without “working,” which they would do if they were carrying mail. Nineteen sacks were stuffed…

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DOL proposes delay to fiduciary rule about retirement advice

News Release – March 1, 2017 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a proposed extension of the applicability dates of the fiduciary rule and related exemptions, including the Best Interest Contract Exemption, from April 10 to June 9, 2017. The announcement follows a presidential memorandum issued on Feb. 3, 2017, which directed…

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