NPMHU: National Level Grievance Settlement Resolves NMO Outsourcing Issue

In a memorandum to all Local Presidents, NPMHU President Paul Hogrogian and CAD Manager T.J. Branch disseminated information relative to the NPMHU’s National-level grievance over the possible subcontracting of sorting and processing Non-Machinable Outside (NMO) parcels. As set forth in the attached agreement, the NMP pilot test has ended; the NMO parcel operation is back…

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Talking Grievances with Bill Lewis: An online series of successful grievance Ideas

Time after time I see good arguments lost by the steward by failing to raise the argument during the grievance process. I am sharing some experience to help the steward to be successful in the defending the grievant. Certain steps should be taken when investigating a removal/discipline. During your investigation you should focus on certain…

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USPS OIG Report: Panama City, FL, Processing and Distribution Facility Consolidation

Background The U.S. Postal Service uses Area Mail Processing (AMP) guidelines to consolidate mail processing functions and increase productivity through more efficient use of equipment, facilities, staffing, and transportation. These consolidations are intended to reduce costs and maintain quality service. The Postal Service finished consolidating the Panama City, FL, Processing and Distribution Facility (P&DF) into…

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USPS Blog: Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Strategy

By Sarah Ninvaggi – January 15, 2015 The following information outlines the Postal Service’s position on our Next Generation Delivery Vehicle acquisition process. In order to understand the investment in Next Generation Delivery Vehicles, it is important to understand some background on the Postal Service’s fleet. While many would recognize our familiar right-hand-drive Long Life…

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NALC: Changing FEGLI premiums may affect retired letter carriers

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) reports that, as of Jan. 1, premiums for many options and age brackets under the Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) program changed due to actuarial adjustments. OPM has announced new FEGLI premium rates for employees and retirees, effective with the Feb. 1 payment that covers January. Premiums for…

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APWU: Initial Payments of $56 Million Settlement Disbursed

Web News Article #: 008-2016 01/15/2016 – The Postal Service has informed the APWU that initial payments of a $56 million grievance settlement were included in paychecks dated Jan. 15, reports Clerk Craft Director Clint Burelson. Eligible retirees have been receiving their settlements and that process should be completed with the last of the retirees…

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