USPS OIG Management Alert – Disposal of the Postal Service’s Pembroke Pines P&DC

This management alert responds to a request from Representative Mario Diaz-Balart’s office on behalf of Broward County, FL, to review the disposal process for the U.S. Postal Service’s Pembroke Pines Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC). The alert addresses the bid negotiation process related to the sale of the Pembroke Pines P&DC. Summary The Postal Service…

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New APWU-USPS Contract Now Available Online

Web News Article #: 151-2016 07/23/2016 – The new contract between the APWU and USPS can now be viewed online. Click here to view the text. The 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement is the result of a decision issued by Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg on July 8. A printed copy will be mailed to APWU members…

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Postal inspector proceeds with attempt to suppress evidence in prostitution charge

By Katie Smith – July 22, 2016 SYCAMORE – The city’s police chief testified Friday that upon being pulled over, a federal postal inspector suspected of hiring a prostitute at a Sycamore spa showed officers his government credentials and asked for a “professional courtesy.” Dean Kowalefski, 51, of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, was charged in June…

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Elect William “Bill” Lewis – Candidate for APWU Eastern Regional Coordinator

As local and state president for many years I am uniquely qualified to address all of the issues affecting our members. As a National Officer I will represent all crafts when our rights are denied. Effective communication with all locals is our pathway to success. We must engage in regular interaction with each other to…

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APWU: New Pay Rates to Take Effect Aug 6, Retroactive Pay Expected Nov 4

Web News Article #: 150-2016 07/22/2016 – According to information provided by the Postal Service, the new pay rates under the new APWU-USPS contract will begin on Aug. 6 (Pay Period 17) and will be reflected in paychecks dated Aug. 26, APWU President Mark Dimondstein has announced. Retroactive pay for the period from Nov. 14,…

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The DOL Isn’t Done Yet and Non-Compliance is Getting More Expensive Than Ever

By Dena Sokolow – July 21, 2016 Employers around the country are busy trying to keep up with the fast and furious rule-making from the Department of Labor. From OSHA reporting requirements, the persuader and fiduciary rules and the new overtime regulations, this unprecedented activity from the DOL has kept employers scrambling to understand the…

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USPS OIG: Facility Condition Reviews-Capital Metro Area

Background The U.S. Postal Service has more than 30,000 leased and owned retail facilities nationwide. About 2,600 of them are in the Capital Metro Area. The Post Office lobby is the principal business office of the Postal Service and the only close-up view of postal operations for many customers. Its appearance directly affects the Postal…

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