Rep. McSally: Plans to Consolidate Postal Facilities Remain in “Deferred Status”

USPS Commits to Take Fresh Look at Postal Plans March 21, 2016 Press Release WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Postal Service (USPS) on Friday responded to U.S. Rep. McSally’s calls to update studies used to propose the consolidation of postal facilities around the country, including the Cherrybell Postal Processing facility in Tucson. In the…

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USPS OIG: Are Mail Processing Facilities Becoming More Efficient?

Project Title: Continuous Improvement of Mail Processing Operations Start Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Estimated Report Release Date: August 2016 The U.S. Postal Service is continuously looking for ways to make its mail processing operations more efficient. In fact, it adopted a continuous improvement program to implement process improvements and reduce overall costs while adding…

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High court rejects appeal over ban on guns at post offices

Via Associated Press – March 21, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won’t hear a dispute over a U.S. Postal Service regulation that bans guns from post office property and adjacent parking lots. The justices on Monday let stand an appeals court ruling that said the Second Amendment right to bear arms does not…

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SWFAL-APWU Settles $5.2 Million RI-399 Arbitration Award

Via Sam Wood, President – Southwest Florida Area Local / APWU: This morning the Southwest Florida Area Local – American Postal Workers Union signed a $5.2 million settlement from the 2013 Arbitrator Hales award (Fort Myers P&DC). The award sustained the SWFAL-APWU’s position that the USPS took Flats Preparation work away from the Clerk Craft…

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APWU, USPS Resolve Dispute Over PSE Transfers in MVS Craft

Web News Article #: 059-2016 03/17/2016 – The APWU and USPS have signed an agreement that prohibits the transfer of Postal Support Employees (PSEs) between installations or districts in the Motor Vehicle Craft, MVS Director Michael Foster has announced. “We discovered that the USPS was allowing PSEs to transfer in various parts of the country…

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Slow Delivery Could Cost the Postal Service Millions This Election Season

By Eric Katz – March 18, 2016 They don’t call it snail mail for nothing, it would appear. The U.S. Postal Service could be missing out on critical revenue during the election season as it continues to deliver mail more slowly, according to a new report. The postal inspector general published a management advisory this…

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DOL Blog: A Year of Injuries, and Lessons (USPS had 229 Severe Injury Reports)

By Dr. David Michaels – March 17, 2016In January 2015, we started requiring employers to report any work-related severe injury – such as an amputation or an injury requiring hospitalization – within 24 hours. In the first year, we received 10,388 reports, or nearly 30 a day. Each report told the story of a man or…

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Big Win for APWU MVS: Subcontractor’s Application for Safety Exemption Denied

Hundreds Who Spoke Out Made the Difference Web News Article #: 60-2016 03/17/2016 – The APWU won an important victory on March 15 – one that will save lives and help protect the jobs of Postal Service drivers. After hearing outcries from APWU members and allies, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) denied a…

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