USPS OIG Audit Project: How Do AWOL Employees Affect the Postal Service?

Project Title: Unscheduled Leave – AWOL Status Start Date: Monday, November 29, 2021 Estimated Report Release Date: May 2021 Employees who fail to report for duty on scheduled days are considered absent without leave (AWOL), except when emergencies prevent them from obtaining permission in advance. An employee who is absent without permission or who fails…

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USPS: Virtual job fair to showcase retail, delivery opportunities

Retail and Delivery Operations will hold a virtual job fair from May 19-28. The fair will allow Postal Service employees to explore retail and delivery career opportunities as the organization realigns itself to achieve the goals of Delivering for America, its new 10-year plan. During the fair, employees can watch video presentations from the Retail…

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USPS OIG Report: Negotiated Service Agreement

Objective Our objective was to determine mailer compliance with Negotiated Service Agreement (NSA) provisions and evaluate the U.S. Postal Service’s oversight of NSA Contract [redacted]. We selected this NSA based on the mailer’s fiscal year (FY) 2019 volume and revenue. An NSA is a contractual agreement between the Postal Service and a specific mailer, whereby…

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Join the APWU Contract ZOOM Town Hall – June 15, 2021

The American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO invites union members to join them for a live Zoom Town Hall on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Join the APWU Contract ZOOM Town Hall, with President Mark Dimondstein and other National Negotiations Committee members We will discuss contract negotiation preparations and actions you can take to fight for better…

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USPS OIG Report: Integrity of the Social Media Presence

Objective Our objective was to assess the U.S. Postal Service’s social media and digital channel security posture. We also assessed whether policies are in place to protect the integrity of the Postal Service’s official social media and digital channel presence. The Postal Service uses social media to promote its brand, products, and services and to…

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Paid parental leave for USPS employees included in postal reform bills

By Jessie Bur – May 14, 2021 Employees of the U.S. Postal Service could soon be included in federal provisions guaranteeing 12 weeks of paid parental leave under legislation reported favorably out of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee May 13. The committee passed two USPS reform bills — the Postal Service Reform Act…

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Hope for repairing Trump, DeJoy damage to post office as new board members are seated

May 14, 2021 Rachel Maddow reviews the damaging impact of Louis DeJoy as postmaster general under Donald Trump and talks with Amber McReynolds, a newly confirmed, Biden-nominated member of the USPS board of governors about her hopes for the future of U.S. mail and improving service for Americans who rely on it. Source: MSNBC.com

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USPS rolling out new sorting machines

May 14, 2021 The Postal Service is rolling out new machines specifically designed to help delivery units expedite package processing, an important objective of Delivering for America, the organization’s new 10-year plan. Seven small delivery unit sorter (SDUS) machines have been installed so far, with six installed in April; another 93 are slated for installation…

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