USPS adds employees’ mailing addresses to paychecks

The Postal Service is making a small change on employees’ paychecks. Beginning with the checks dated Oct. 1, each employee’s mailing address will be printed below his or her name. USPS will continue to mail paychecks to the facility where employees work. Employees who receive paper paychecks should review the address on their check for…

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USPS OIG: Will Plan to Transfer Mail Processing Operations Between Facilities Affect You?

Project Title: Transfer of Mail Processing Operations from Selected Facilities Start Date: Monday, September 20, 2021 Estimated Report Release Date: March 2022 In April 2021, the Postal Service announced it would transfer mail processing operations out of 18 facilities to make space needed for package processing. Specifically, the Postal Service stated that due to the…

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USPS OIG Report: Nationwide Service Performance

Objective Our objective was to assess the U.S. Postal Service’s service performance for all mail classes over an 18-month period and determine the most common failure points in the mail flow process. Mail is divided into different categories called “classes,” each having different features, service levels, and postage rates. The Postal Service has service standards…

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USPS OIG Report: Compensation, Benefit, and Bonus Authority in CY 2020

Objective Our objective was to determine whether the Postal Service complied with applicable maximum total compensation provisions of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 (PAEA) and related Postal Service policies and guidelines for calendar year (CY) 2020. For CY 2020, the annual salary of each Postal Service employee was limited to Executive Schedule…

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APWU: Jason Treier to Serve as Maintenance Division Assistant Director

September 27, 2021 In accordance with Article 21 of the American Postal Workers Union Constitution & Bylaws, Jason Treier will serve as Maintenance Division Assistant Director, President Mark Dimondstein announced. The Assistant Director B position is located in Washington, D.C. Jason Treier was selected by Maintenance Division Director Idowu Balogun and received unanimous concurrence by…

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USPS: Dispose of waste bulbs properly

September 27, 2021 The Postal Service is reminding employees that most waste bulbs contain hazardous materials and must be disposed of properly. Fluorescent, high intensity discharge (HID), light emitting diode (LED), neon and ultraviolet bulbs contain mercury or other toxic metals. When these bulbs are no longer usable, they are considered universal waste and must…

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USPS OIG Report: Peak Season Hiring

Objective Our objective was to assess whether the Postal Service effectively hired bargaining employees for the peak season periods of 2019 through 2021. Peak season employees help ensure that Postal Service customers receive quality mail service and parcels on-time during the holiday season. Individuals hired during peak season are non-career bargaining unit employees who supplement…

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APWU: Das Issues Remedy Award on PM End of Day Button Case

September 24, 2021 On December 8, 2017, Arbitrator Shyam Das found that the Postal Service was in violation of the parties’ Article 1.6.B Global Settlement Remedy Agreement (GSRA) in Level 18 offices when it created the Postmaster End of Day (PMEOD) button in the Retail System Software (RSS). The PMEOD button allowed postmasters to enter…

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