PRC identifies failures with service performance and problems with flat-shaped mail

Press Release – 3/28/2016 Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) today issued its statutorily mandated Annual Compliance Determination (ACD) assessing the Postal Service’s compliance with pricing and service performance standards in fiscal year (FY) 2015. The most pointed critiques identified in this year’s ACD relate to service performance generally, and cost and service…

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EEOC Judge Awards Disabled Veteran Letter Carrier $120,000

PRESS RELEASE 3-28-16 U.S. Postal Service Discriminated against Disabled Veteran Letter Carrier, EEOC Judge Rules MIAMI –Administrative Judge Kimberly A. Greenleaf of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (“EEOC”) Miami District Office has ordered the United States Postal Service to pay $120,000 in monetary damages to Robert Wells, a Jupiter, Florida veteran who suffers from combat-related…

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DBCS Staffing, Safety and Grievance Strategies

Via Jeff Kehlert, NBA – Philadelphia Region Clerk Division: “This Handbook – number 21 in the ongoing Strategy Book Series – combines for the first time the Collective Bargaining Agreement and JCIM provisions with necessary evidence, arbitral reference, interview illustrations and applicable remedial remedies to formulate an overall strategic plan to combat the U.S. Postal…

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APWU: Make Preparations Now for National Convention

Web News Article #: 066-2016 03/28/2016 – Locals, state organizations and members-at-large are urged to begin making plans now for the American Postal Workers Union’s 23rd Biennial Convention, which will take place Aug. 22-25, in Orlando, FL. Fighting for Justice is the theme of this year’s convention. Credentials April 1, 2016, is opening day for…

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Western PA Postal Workers Solidarity Committee Update – March 28, 2016

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU: “The following (scroll down), published by the APWU, leaves no doubt, if there ever was one, that the Postal Service and Staples are conniving to move Post Office jobs into the private sector… …The rally at Monaca on Sunday, March 20, was…

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Pitney Bowes Gauges New Path Away From Mass Mailings

By Brian Baskin – March 25, 2016 Pitney Bowes Inc.’s postage meters have been fixtures in mailrooms around the world for most of the past century—and that’s a problem for the company. The business sells or leases its machines, which weigh and stamp envelopes at high speeds, along with other mailing services to some 1.5…

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EEOC Launches Online Charge Status System; Continues to Expand Digital Services

PRESS RELEASE 3-23-16 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced the launch of key services that improve service to the public. EEOC’s services now include: 1) providing individuals who have filed a charge of discrimination the ability to check the status of their charge online, and 2) providing a portal for businesses…

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