APWU: March Webinar Schedule on LM Forms

Web News Article #: 007-2016 01/13/2016 – The Secretary Treasurer’s office has scheduled a series of webinars on LM 2, LM 3, and LM 4 forms, which are annual financial reports required by the Department of Labor. Learn the essentials so you complete these forms properly. Source: March Webinar Schedule | APWU  

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USPS OIG Report: Rock Springs, WY, Customer Service Mail Processing Center 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 conducted an AMP feasibility study for the Rock Springs Customer Service Mail…

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APWU: Clerk Craft Resolves Disputes on Scheme Requirements, Dexterity Qualifications

Web News Article #: 005-20160 1/13/2016 – The APWU and USPS reached agreement on disputes involving scheme requirements and dexterity qualifications, Clerk Craft Director Clint Burelson has announced. The disputes arose in February and March 2015, when management unilaterally eliminated scheme requirements and dexterity qualifications from all Clerk Craft duty assignments. Management’s unilateral action violated…

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New ‘Digest Of EEO Law’ Issued By EEOC

Press Release – January 11, 2016 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the latest edition of its federal sector Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law, which is available online. The Digest now includes hyperlinks so that stakeholders can easily access the full decisions which have been summarized. This quarterly publication,…

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APWU: Contract Arbitration to Begin Feb. 17 – Goldberg Selected as ‘Neutral Arbitrator’ 

01/12/2016 – Arbitration hearings for a new APWU Collective Bargaining Agreement with the U.S. Postal Service will begin on Feb. 17, President Mark Dimondstein has announced. The case will be presented to a three-member panel comprised of a union-appointed advocate, a management-appointed advocate, and a neutral arbitrator, who determines the outcome. Under federal law, the…

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PRC Issues Annual Report to the President and Congress

Press Release – January 12, 2016 Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission released its Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report to the President and Congress that highlights its various activities performed throughout the year. By law, the Commission is required to submit an annual report to the President and the Congress concerning the operations of…

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Does the USPS even need a board of governors?

By Kevin Kosar – January 11, 2016 The U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors is supposed to have 11 members. It currently has three: one governor, the postmaster-general and the deputy postmaster-general. By law, the board cannot discharge its duties unless it has a quorum, which requires six members be present. The board has been…

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The Problems And Promise Of Postal Banking

January 12, 2016 It is easy to overlook the problem of the unbanked and underbanked in the United States — if for no other reason than it is far from the endemic problem here that it is in other parts of the world. However, depending upon the exact data set one is using, a full…

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