APWU Deaf/Hard of Hearing Conference is May 2

Web News Article #: 21-2017 02/22/2017 – The 2017 APWU Deaf/Hard of Hearing Conference will be held in Washington, DC at Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet University on May 2, 2017. This one-day conference will address the unique problems and concerns in the workplace, union, and society that deaf and hard of hearing members face….

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What I took away from the Tampa APWU Local Town Hall with Mark Dimondstein on H.R. 756

Via Thomas Benson, President – APWU Lake Geauga Area Local #1204 Let me start with something the President said that truly concerned me and I have not been able to stop thinking about it. The President stated “I am one of those people who doesn’t ask for permission, I ask for forgiveness.” I can’t help…

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APWU Philadelphia Retiree Chapter votes unanimous opposition to H.R. 756

On Thursday, February 17th, the APWU Philadelphia Area Local Retiree Chapter voted unanimously to strongly oppose HR 756 unless and until it is restructured to remove ANY changes to Retiree Health Benefits / Federal Employee Health Benefits. We will be sending a letter to our Retiree Chapter membership, APWU National Executive Board and APWU HQ…

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APWU Secretary-Treasurer Powell Awarded Peace Prize

Web News Article #: 19-2017 02/17/2017 – On February 14, Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Powell was awarded the 2016 World Peace Prize, “Roving Ambassador for Peace,” presented by the World Peace Prize Awarding Council (WPPAC), headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. Secretary-Treasurer Powell was honored alongside former AFL-CIO President John Sweeney at the award ceremony at the AFL-CIO…

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OIG Report: Internal Controls Over Local Purchases and Payments – Pottstown, PA, Post Office

Background The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (OIG) uses data analytics, including predictive risk models and tripwires, to evaluate the U.S. Postal Service’s financial information. The analytics seek to target financial anomalies that occur at field units. The OIG’s Field Financial Risk Model and our Office of Investigations’ Local Payment Tripwire identified that…

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USPS Management Instruction on Back Pay

Management Instruction EL-430-2017-1: Back Pay Effective February 16, 2017, the Postal Service™ is issuing Management Instruction (MI) EL-430-2017-1, Back Pay, to update policy and procedures for the back pay compensation process. The document provides: A brief overview of the back pay compensation process, Information about organizational responsibilities, and The procedures for processing a claim. Once…

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USPS Redesigns Earnings Statement Leave Sections

We revised PS Form 1223-B, Earnings Statement (known as PayStub), to provide additional information on the leave data. We intend for the changes to: Improve communication about earned annual leave (AL) balance. Better align the information on the paystub or paycheck with the leave information that is already available to employees using ePayroll. Enable employees…

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