Communities and Postal Workers United 2016 Winter Newsletter

Sisters and Brothers, Attached is the Winter 2016 newsletter of Communities and Postal Workers United. Please share widely and print (2-sided) to distribute at postal worksites and appropriate community gatherings. Solidarity! Jamie Partridge Editor 503-752-5112

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USPS: No FEAR Act course completion deadline is June 30

All employees must complete the Postal Service’s anti-discrimination training course by Thursday, June 30. The Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act (No FEAR Act) course helps employees recognize unlawful harassment in federal workplaces. This mandatory course, which is available in the Learning Management System (LMS) for all career and non-career employees, takes about…

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Report Predicts Major USPS Downsizing – But Is It on Target?

January 2, 2016 Here we go again: Yet another government study has spurred news stories about how the U.S. Postal Service is on the verge of massive downsizing. “The next decade isn’t expected to be kind to postal worker employment,” stated U.S. News & World Report recently, based on a new Bureau of Labor Statistics…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – December 31, 2015 Edition

2016 WILL BE A BUSY YEAR The Chapter will have a full plate this year! First and foremost is the commitment to continue the Staple’s demonstration campaign, going into the third year of activity. The first two locations scheduled for January are set forth in the letter the Western PA Postal Workers Solidarity Committee sent…

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USPS: Postal Pulse query on workplace friendships addressed

It’s the question everyone has questions about. The Postal Pulse survey that USPS administered in 2015 asked, “Do you have a best friend at work?” Chief Human Resources Officer Jeff Williamson says the question helps measure how employees feel about their workplace. For example, employees are much more likely to maintain excellent attendance if they…

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Happy New Year: The Postal Service submits its Annual Compliance Report for FY 2015

December 31, 2015 Earlier this week the Postal Service submitted its FY 2015 Annual Compliance Report (ACR) to the Postal Regulatory Commission. Over the next few weeks, the Commission will review the report, request more information, give stakeholders an opportunity to comment, and then, sometime in March, issue its own Annual Compliance Determination (ACD) report….

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Video: Two Years After Slaying, Post Office Adds Carriers to Reduce After-Dark Deliveries

By Scott MacFarlane – December 29, 2015 More than 3,000 new postal workers have been hired in the D.C. area recently, as the post office works to reduce the number of late mail deliveries — two years after a mail carrier was murdered working after dark. Tyson Barnette was delivering mail at about 7:30 p.m….

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Campuses Across the U.S. Begin Adapting to Students’ Changing Mail Habits

By Elena Garcia – December 29, 2015 Many campuses across the U.S such as the University of Colorado and Arizona State University have seen a shift in the students’ mail habits. As a result, some of the universities took drastic measures such as removing mailboxes as well as redesigning their premises to create a storage…

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