Former postal workers blame Congress for collapse of service

  By Dan Casey – April 6, 2015 There’s no sign that problems with the region’s U.S. Mail service are letting up. And all of it might be related to an obscure law Congress passed in 2006 that caused a financial crisis in the U.S. Postal Service. Bill Bunch’s March car payment also arrived way…

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New ‘Digest Of EEO Law’ Issued By EEOC

PRESS RELEASE 4-4-16 Includes Key Federal Sector Decisions, Special Article on Determining Status of Complainants in the EEO Process WASHINGTON — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the latest edition of its federal sector Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law, which is available online http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/digest/index.cfm. This edition (Fiscal Year 2016, Volume 2)…

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Election, political mail a top priority for USPS

The Postal Service expects to handle more Election Mail this year than it did during the 2012 presidential race, when more than 25 million return ballots were processed. Election Mail refers to ballot mail addressed for domestic or international delivery. Voting by mail has become more common now that three states — Colorado, Oregon and…

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APWU: Legislative Director John Marcotte Appointed Health Plan Director

Web News Article #: 077-2016 04/06/2016 – Legislative and Political Director John Marcotte has been appointed APWU Health Plan Director by President Mark Dimondstein. Marcotte’s appointment, which was approved by the National Executive Board, is effective April 15, when William Kaczor, the current director, retires. Marcotte has served as legislative director since November 2013. He…

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APWU Health Plan Director Bill Kaczor to Retire April 15

Web News Article #: 076-2016 04/06/2016 – William “Bill” Kaczor Jr., the long-standing director of the APWU Health Plan, has announced he will retire on April 15. Kaczor has been the director of the union’s health insurance program for more than three decades, beginning in June 1985. He also served as assistant director. Throughout his…

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National Postal Mail Handlers Union 2016 Contract Update #3

April 5, 2016 The NPMHU and the Postal Service have now been engaged in collective bargaining for approximately one month. For a summary of what has happened during that time, and an update as how negotiations are proceeding, please review the most current Contract Update below. Source: National Postal Mail Handlers Union  

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OPM Gets Some Reprieve from Influx of New Retirement Applications

By Ian Smith – April 5, 2016 The Office of Personnel Management got a break last month from the massive wave of new retirement applications that had flooded the agency in the first two months of the year. OPM “only” received 5,741 new applications in March, down significantly from the five figure numbers that rolled in…

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APWU: 96% of Costco Survey Respondents Oppose USPS Privatization

Web News Article #: 73-2016 04/05/2016 – The results are in: 96 percent of those who responded to a survey conducted by Costco, the discount retailer, said they oppose privatization of the U.S. Postal Service. In February, Costco Connection magazine ran a survey, “Should the Postal Service be Privatized?” The magazine included a pro-privatization article…

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