Two Lifelong Democrats and 30 Year Postal Union Members Explain Why They’re Voting for Trump

By Benny Johnson – August 5, 2016 Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence made the case for Donald Trump to a largely working class, veteran population in the Virginia shipbuilding community of Norfolk on Thursday. The crowd showed real enthusiasm, even after a turbulent week for the campaign which saw a cratering of poll numbers. The…

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What You Should Know about EEOC and Shelton D. v. U.S. Postal Service (Gadsden Flag case)

This decision addressed only the procedural issue of whether the Complainant’s allegations of discrimination should be dismissed or investigated. This decision was not on the merits, did not determine that the Gadsden Flag was racist or discriminatory, and did not ban it. Given the procedural nature of this appeal and the fact that no investigative…

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OPM: New Leave Policy Gives Disabled Vets More Time to Address Medical Issues

Thursday, August 04, 2016 WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will be issuing final regulations on August 5th to implement the newly created disabled veteran leave category. Established under the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015 (Wounded Warriors Act), disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired…

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Latest Postal Bulletin looks at Direct Mail Promotions

The latest issue of Postal Bulletin highlights three USPS promotions aimed encouraging marketers to use direct mail.  The promotions offer discounts to businesses that incorporate color, new printing techniques and mobile technologies into their mailings. The article also notes the continued importance of mail, citing a recent survey that found consumers still look forward to…

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USPS OIG Report: Executive Officer Compensation for Calendar Year 2015

Background The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 amended 39 U.S.C and revised the cap on total compensation payable to U.S. Postal Service employees. As a result of this revision, the Postal Service could not pay an employee more than $203,700 for calendar year 2015. There are two exceptions: some employees may have annual…

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OSHA finds Osceola Postal facility exposed workers to electrical, chemical hazards; proposes $44K in fines

Employer name: U.S. Postal Service 104 S. Fillmore St. Osceola, Iowa Citations issued: July 29, 2016 Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Des Moines Area Office has cited the postal facility for one repeated and four serious safety violations after a February 2016 agency investigation. Acting on a complaint…

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USPS: Los Angeles facilities make improvements in overnight mail processing

USPS is moving mail more efficiently in Los Angeles District, where managers and employees are taking new approaches to overnight mail processing. The district recently boosted its Priority Mail overnight score to a 4-week average of 95 percent, an 11-point increase. The score measures the percentage of on-time Priority Mail overnight parcel deliveries. The improvements…

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