Carol Stream P&DC has introduced Custodial Team Cleaning

An Illinois Postal Service facility is using new tools and training to create cleaner, healthier workplaces. The Carol Stream Processing and Distribution Center has introduced Custodial Team Cleaning, a national program that combines tried-and-true approaches with environmentally friendly processes. “This is a new era of cleaning,” said JoJo Francisco, a custodian at the facility. The…

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USPS boosts remittance mail score

The Postal Service is processing customers’ bill payments faster than it did a year ago, new research shows. Employees have reduced the amount of time it takes to process this type of mail — also known as “remittance mail” — by approximately 2.6 hours. Remittance mail is the largest segment of First-Class Mail and consists…

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Finally, APWU Gets Official Copy of MS-1 Handbook

Web News Article #: 129-2016 06/22/2016 – The Postal Service finally provided the APWU with an official version of the new MS-1 Handbook on June 21, Maintenance Craft Director Steve Raymer has announced. It is now effective. The handbook has important implications for BEM staffing. After almost two year of debate between the union and…

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Latest issue of Postal Bulletin features heroic employees

The Postmaster General Heroes’ Program is showcased in the latest edition of Postal Bulletin. The cover story highlights Los Angeles Customer Services Manager Thelma Johnson, who came to the aid of a 92-year-old woman who fell and suffered a serious head wound this year. Johnson and Aasha Jones, her supervisor, took the customer to the…

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USPS: Beware of Ransomware

Cybercriminals are turning to a new form of malware in large numbers. Ransomware, like the name suggests, is a new form of “cyber extortion” wherein the data on an infected computer or network is encrypted and inaccessible to the user unless a ransom is paid to the hacker. Any and all data, files, folders, or…

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