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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Disclosure of Medical Information Results in Retaliation and Interference Claims

By Tasos Paindiris – February 15, 2017 A United States District Court in Florida thwarted an employer’s attempt to toss the FMLA claims of an employee who sued after his medical condition was disclosed to co-workers who subsequently made fun of him. The employee requested FMLA leave after he developed a chronic condition with his…

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March 31, 2017 is deadline to apply for APWU Scholarships

E.C. Hallbeck Memorial Scholarship The E.C. Hallbeck Memorial Scholarship awards 10 recipients $2,000 annually for four years to use toward an undergraduate program. The Hallbeck Scholarship provides financial assistance to one male and one female recipient from each of five regions: Central, Eastern, Northeast, Southern, and Western. Hallbeck Scholarship recipients must attend an accredited college…

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Nearly 300 in Richmond join lawsuit against USPS over time card manipulation

By Eric Philips – February 15, 2017 RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – Lawyers filed a collective action complaint with about 40 plaintiffs in federal court on Monday. It claims Post Office management “required…mail carriers to work ‘off the clock’ without compensation in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.” It further claims that employee time cards…

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