Ballots Collected in APWU Election of Officers

[maxgallery id=”50101″]Web News Article #: 221-2016 10/05/2016 – Members of the APWU Election Committee collected ballots for the 2016 election of national officers from the designated post office box at 2 p.m. on Oct. 5 and transported them to the Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet University, where they will be counted, Voters’ eligibility will be…

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OIG Report: Management of Maintenance Employees’ Sick Leave in the Mid-America District

Background U.S. Postal Service supervisors who have evidence that an employee is abusing sick leave may place the employee on restricted sick leave or use the deems documentation desirable option (deems desirable). When using restricted sick leave, supervisors must provide written notice to employees that their names have been added to the restricted sick leave…

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OIG Report: Postal Service Workplace Violence Program

Background The U.S. Postal Service has an obligation to ensure the safety of its employees by creating and maintaining a violence-free work environment. Workplace violence can occur at or outside of a postal facility while an employee is working and can range from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and homicides. Postal Service employees…

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OIG Report: Continuous Improvement of Mail Processing Ops

Background The U.S. Postal Service has about 265 mail processing facilities nationwide. Mail processing is an integrated group of activities required to sort and distribute mail for dispatch and eventual delivery. The Postal Service defines mail processing efficiency as mailpieces sorted per workhour. One tool the Postal Service uses to compare mail processing operations performance…

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USPS seeks retirees for holiday jobs

The Postal Service is seeking recently retired employees who are interested in becoming temporary employees during this year’s holiday season. Retired employees who participated in last year’s peak season are invited to again work this year as city carrier assistants, rural carrier assistants, holiday clerk assistants, or motor vehicle operators. In addition, this year the…

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R.I.P. Philadelphia APWU Retiree Activist Oliver Drummond

We lost a good friend and APWU brother Saturday night. Oliver Drummond succumbed to cancer after a long and hard fought battle with the disease. Oliver was a member of the APWU Philadelphia Retiree Chapter. He was a very dedicated activist in our fight to save the Postal Service. Oliver was also a Philadelphia Stop…

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USPS: Hatch Act reminders offered

USPS is reminding employees of the rules established by the Hatch Act, a law that prohibits federal workers from engaging in some political activities. Employees are also restricted from some political activity on social media. The law intends to ensure programs are administered in a nonpartisan fashion. If you have questions, contact your field law…

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