APWU Files Dispute Over MVS Pay Irregularities

Web News Article #: 042-2016 03/03/2016 – The APWU filed a national-level dispute on Feb. 24, protesting pay anomalies that occur when Motor Vehicle Service Craft Postal Support Employees (PSEs) are converted to career positions. The pay irregularities occur in situations where the Postal Service hires PSEs for Level 8 positions and issues “pay exceptions”…

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Postal Service Policy on Workplace Harassment

Effective March 3, 2016, the Postal Service™ reissued its Postal Service Policy on Workplace Harassment. This policy: Reaffirms the Postal Service’s commitment to providing a work environment free of harassment. Supersedes MOP HR-03-10-2015, Postal Service Policy on Workplace Harassment. The Postal Service Policy on Workplace Harassment is available on the Postal Service PolicyNet website: Go…

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USPS: Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

Effective March 3, 2016, the Postal Service™ reissued its Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement. In accordance with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC’s) Management Directive 715 (MD 715), the policy will be updated annually and prominently posted in all personnel offices, EEO offices, and on the agency’s internal website. This policy reaffirms the Postal Service’s…

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Mail Transport Equipment: It Moves the Mail

Mail Transport Equipment (MTE) comes in many shapes, sizes, and colors, but serves one common purpose: to move the mail. MTE is used: In plants to support machine and manual separations; In delivery units to present mail to carriers, hold mail in sequence for delivery, and collect mail from the public; In acceptance offices to…

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APWU: Bid Tracking System Goes Live March 9

Web News Article #: 40-2016 03/01/2016 – The Bid Tracking System (BTS), which helps local unions ensure that all jobs are filled, will go “live” on March 9. Here’s how it works: Once a bid sheet comes in from management, local users enter the new position into BTS to easily keep track of all the…

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USPS: Women’s History Month

The Postal Service and other organizations will observe Women’s History Month, which begins March 1. Women have shaped postal history since 1775, when Mary Katherine Goddard was appointed the first woman postmaster in Baltimore. The first known appointment of a woman to carry mail occurred in 1845, when Sarah Black began ferrying mail between the…

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Two words for Hillary: “Postal banking”

Gail Cornwall – February 28, 2016 As she watches a man with whom she publicly agrees on almost everything be anointed prince of progress, Hillary Clinton feels the burning desire to have her liberalism recognized. It’s an uphill battle, because she doesn’t appear to understand what it’s like to be a working-class American. Two words…

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