USPS Onboarding Program trains new employees

The Postal Service is making it easier for new employees to learn the ropes. The organization recently revised its Field Onboarding Program, which is part of ongoing efforts to improve new-hire training and equip employees with the tools they need to do their jobs. The program provides all new bargaining unit employees with two days…

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Private Carriers Sue Post Office to Keep Routes

By Britain Eakin – December 2, 2016  WASHINGTON (CN) — An association of private mail carriers has sued the U.S. Postal Service, claiming its cancellation of 102 contracts to give the work to Post Office employees will not save any money, but will cost the trade group’s members hundreds of jobs. “The terminated contractors…

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Update on the Postal Service Reform Act of 2016

By Ken Garner – December 2, 2016 Earlier this week a group of industry representatives met with Emily Murray, Staff Director of the Ways & Means Health Subcommittee to discuss the prospects of H.R. 5714. During the meeting the group learned that the Ways & Means Committee had serious concerns about the bill and would not…

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OSHA fines USPS $342K: Inspectors find workers exposed to bloodborne pathogen hazards

Employer name: U.S. Postal Service LLC, doing business as Brooklyn South Carrier Annex Inspection site: 1500 Cherry Hill Road, Brooklyn, Maryland Citations issued: On Nov. 22, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations to the postal service for one serious, two willful, and three repeat health violations. Investigation findings:…

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APWU: Work Clothes and Uniform Annual Allowance for PSEs

Web News Article #: 247-2016 11/30/2016 – On an annual basis, Postal Support Employees who are assigned as PSE Sales/Service and Distribution Associates, D/A 81-4, will be eligible to purchase three (3) Type 2 shirts worn by employees assigned for retail operations. There is an allowance of up to $42.00 per shirt. This ONLY applies…

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USPS OIG: Fall 2016 Semiannual Report to Congress

The Office of Inspector General is tasked with ensuring efficiency, accountability, and integrity in the U.S. Postal Service. We also have the distinct mission of helping to maintain confidence in the mail and postal system, as well as to improve the Postal Service’s bottom line. We use audits and investigations to help protect the integrity…

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