Postal Bulletin highlights Heat Illness Prevention

Rising temperatures can put employees at risk for heat illnesses. When the body is unable to cool itself by sweating, heat illnesses such as heat stress, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke may occur. Symptoms range from mild and easily correctable to severe and life-threatening. High temperatures and humidity, direct sun or heat, limited…

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NPMHU and USPS Reach Agreement to Convert 865 MHAs to Full-time Career

March 22, 2021 Linked here is a new MOU just signed by the NPMHU and the Postal Service to provide for additional Mail Handler staffing, in large part by converting 865 Mail Handler Assistants to full-time regular career employment no later than May 22, 2021. Also attached is a chart listing the 43 facilities in…

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Milwaukee USPS hiring tractor-trailer drivers at $23.74 an hour

March 23, 2021 MILWAUKEE — The U.S. Post Office is now hiring tractor-trailer drivers for the Milwaukee area. The USPS announced in a release Tuesday that the drivers will earn $23.74 per hour plus benefits. That includes eligibility in the Federal Employees Retirement System, the Thrift Savings Plan and the Federal Employees Health Benefits program….

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PMG and Leadership of Unions, Management Associations Form Joint Task Force on Service Performance

March 23, 2021 The following Joint Statement was issued by: Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer Louis DeJoy Fred Rolando, President of the National Association of Letter Carriers Paul Hogrogian, National President of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union Daniel Heins, National President of the United Postmasters and Managers of America Mark Dimondstein, President, American…

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APWU: Additional Function 1 Staffing MOU, Q&A and Conversion List

From: Mark Dimondstein <mdimondstein@apwu.org> Sent: Monday, March 22, 2021 Subject: Additional Function 1 Staffing Sisters, Brothers and APWU Family: I hope you are all well in the struggle. Please see the attached MOU regarding an agreement on additional Function 1 staffing. It is another step forward in the right direction on dealing with chronic understaffing…

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USPS Unveils 10-Year Plan

USPS News Release – March 23, 2021 HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ‘DELIVERING FOR AMERICA’ PLAN – Aims to meet or exceed 95 percent network-wide, on-time delivery – Operates at break-even by FY2023 avoiding $160 billion in projected losses over the next 10 years Preserves affordable, six-day mail and expands seven-day package delivery Generates $24 billion in…

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USPS: Schedule a COVID-19 vaccination

March 22, 2021 The Postal Service is reminding employees to not delay pursing access to COVID-19 vaccines if they want to be vaccinated. The organization’s goal is for everyone to be able to get a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible, if they choose to do so. The supply of vaccines in the United States…

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USPS: New tray recycling guidelines

March 22, 2021 The Postal Service wants facilities to change the way unusable plastic trays and buckets are shipped to the Topeka, KS, Material Distribution Center (MDC) for recycling. The MDC recycles trays and buckets previously used on automated flat sorting machines and flats sequencing systems. Under new guidelines, plants are required to stack blue…

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