2017 APWU Officer’s Fiduciary Responsibility & QuickBooks Training

Web News Article #: 253-2016 12/14/2016 – The Secretary-Treasurer’s Department will be hosting an Officer’s Fiduciary Responsibility & QuickBooks Training in Atlanta, GA from March 9-11, 2017. It will take place at the Westin Peachtree Plaza. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 1-800-937-8461 or on-line. The deadline for hotel reservations is…

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APWU / NLRB Settlement on AOI Arbitration Award payments

Web News Article #: 252-2016 – December 14, 2016 Source: APWU See: NLRB Orders Postal Union to Pay Back Members Related: APWU to answer labor charges of $1 million being withheld from AOI Settlement  

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R.I.P. Don Bradshaw – Retired APWU Officer and Activist

Via Don Bradshaw’s Facebook page – December 14, 2016: This is Dustin (Don’s son), Trina (daughter in law) and Tiffany (daughter). Don was diagnosed with colon cancer the week of Thanksgiving and passed away at home with us today. Memorial Service is being held on Friday, December 16th at 2:00 pm. We welcome you to…

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USPS OIG Report: Establishing New Retail Access Points

Background The U.S. Postal Service’s retail network is larger than McDonald’s, Starbucks, and Walmart combined — with over 46,000 physical retail access points. These access points are locations where customers can purchase Postal Service products. They include traditional brick-and-mortar post offices and alternate access points such as self-service kiosks, contract postal units, community post offices,…

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APWU: New Leave Year Begins Jan. 7

Web News Article #: 252-2016 12/13/2016 – Per the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the new leave year begins and ends as indicated below: Begins: PP 02-2017, Jan. 7, 2017 Ends: PP 01-2018, Jan. 8, 2015 2017 Leave Chart 2017 Pay & Holiday Calendar Source: APWU Related: USPS 2017 Fiscal and Leave Year Calendars  

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USPS is providing city and rural carrier assistants with improved training

USPS is providing city and rural carrier assistants with improved training, part of a broader effort to strengthen workforce development. The organization has established city carrier assistant (CCA) and rural carrier assistant (RCA) academies in all seven areas. The weeklong academies offer classroom training, followed by on-the-job training. Topics covered range from scanning to safety…

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APWU: Landmark Arbitration Decision Upholding Craft Assignments and Job Posting Rights

Web News Article #: 251-2016 12/12/2016 – Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg issued a decision on Dec. 8, 2016, holding that the Postal Service violated the Collective Bargaining Agreement when it failed to assign Sales Retention Team (SRT) center work to the Clerk Craft and post the positions for bid. In October 2012, the USPS set up…

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USPS OIG: Can the Postal Service increase its mail processing productivity?

Project Title: Mail Processing Variance Model Start Date: Monday, November 14, 2016 Estimated Report Release Date: May 2017 The U. S. Postal Service has about 265 mail processing facilities nationwide. Mail processing is an integrated group of operations required to sort and distribute mail for dispatch and eventual delivery. The Postal Service calculates productivity for…

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