SF Postal Service Needs Workers For The Holiday Season

(October 24, 2015) SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – San Francisco postal district officials have announced they are hiring workers for the holiday season, which started Oct. 17 and goes through Jan. 8, U.S. Postal Service officials said. The district is hiring casual mail handlers, holiday clerk assistants, mail processing clerks and big-rig operators, according to postal…

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Video: How Postal Workers Are Fighting Back and Winning

Published on Sep 23, 2015 Ken Lerch, longtime labor activist and the President of the National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 3825, discusses how postal workers are fighting back against the efforts to privatize the postal service and to bust the unions. “If we’re not prepared to strike, we won’t be successful in our fight.”…

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NLRB Judges Division Issues New Edition of Bench Book

Office of Public Affairs – October 19, 2015 Washington, D.C– The Judges Division of the National Labor Relations Board has issued a new edition of the NLRB Bench Book, which replaces an earlier version issued in 2010. The Bench Book sets forth Board precedent and other rulings and authorities on recurring procedural and evidentiary issues…

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Use snail mail to thwart spies, Assange tells journalists

(10/24/15) Brussels (AFP) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has urged journalists to use regular postal services to thwart government spying. “My recommendation, for people who don’t have 10 years’ experience in cryptography, is to return to old methods (and) use the traditional postal service,” Assange said in an interview published Saturday. “Journalists are treated by…

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Employee Health Information: Separate and Secure

By Judith Langevin – October 23, 2015 There are several reasons an employer might have employee health information, ranging from the results of a pre-employment physical to the contents of a request for FMLA leave to what’s written in a health provider’s note about the need to be absent from work. Employers may also have…

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USPS OIG Audit Report: Optimization of Passport Facilities

Background The U.S. Postal Service accepts passport applications at over 5,000 post offices nationwide on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. The Postal Service agreed to accept passport applications for a minimum of 5 hours per day. There is a $25 fee for first-time applications and no fee for renewal applications. Some locations offer…

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USPS OIG Management Advisory: MODS Flat Mail Exceptions

Background The U.S. Postal Service initially deployed the Management Operating Data System (MODS) to collect data to evaluate plant efficiency. The Postal Service uses MODS data to assign labor costs to Postal Service products and to calculate productivities for plant operations. New employees are initially assigned a labor code that assigns workhours to a default…

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Video: Letter carriers say they’re over-worked; USPS says they’re hiring staff

Lance Hernandez – October 23, 2015 AURORA, Colo. – The United States Postal Service says it is hiring additional carriers to handle a big increase in business, but some carriers and rural carrier associates say it’s not happening fast enough. Melissa Deal said she quit her job as a rural carrier associate earlier this month,…

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