APWU Supports NALC’s Annual ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Food Drive

Web News Article #: 72-2016 04/05/2016 – APWU President Mark Dimondstein is encouraging APWU members to actively support the National Association of Letter Carriers’ 24th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, slated for Saturday, May 14. “I urge every APWU member to make a donation and help the cause,” he said. “I hope APWU locals…

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USPS OIG Management Advisory: Delayed Mail Data in the Enterprise Data Warehouse

Background This management advisory presents the results of our review of delayed mail data in the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW), which is a repository for U.S. Postal Service data. The Postal Service’s Web Mail Condition Reporting System provides and transfers delayed mail data to the EDW Network Operations Data Mart (EDW-NODM). The EDW-NODM is one…

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Principled Leadership Needed at the US Postal Service

By David Williams – April 04, 2016 The United States Postal Service (USPS) is in trouble. The USPS has lost $35.6 billion in the last four years, their unfunded liabilities equal $114 billion, and a report released this week showed that the mail is late more often today than it has been at any point…

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USPS OIG Report: Modernizing the Postal Money Order

April 4, 2016 (RARC-WP-16-007) While post offices sold $21 billion worth of money orders in fiscal year 2015, money order sales have plunged 60 percent from their peak in 2000. About 1,200 high volume post offices grew money order sales by at least 10 percent in the past 3 years, showing that improving sales is…

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USPS: Postal Police seeks job applicants

Are you interested in securing postal facilities and protecting employees and customers? The Postal Inspection Service will accept applications for Postal Police officers from Monday, April 4, through Friday, April 8. Officers are assigned to processing and distribution centers and Post Offices across the nation and provide perimeter security and escort high-value mail shipments. Officers…

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USPS Failed to Meet Service Targets in 2015, PRC Report Says

Web News Article #: 70-2016 03/31/2016 – According to the Postal Regulatory Commission’s (PRC) Annual Compliance Determination Report (ACD), the Postal Service failed to meet the majority of service performance targets in fiscal year 2015. Service performance remains “substantially below their targets,” the March 28 report found. The Postal Service lowered service standards in January…

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Protecting Alcoholics, Preventing Alcohol Misuse and Distinguishing Between the Two

Jennifer Mora – March 30, 2016 It has long been clear that the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) protects alcoholism if it qualifies as a “disability.”1 That said, courts have consistently held that employers can have legitimate work rules that prohibit alcohol use in the workforce. However, the line between having a protected…

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