USPS site can help employees understand health terms

Sorting through health plan options can be overwhelming, especially when you’re faced with language you don’t understand. For example, do you know the difference between a copayment and coinsurance? How about the difference between a deductible and a premium? Understanding these and other key health benefits terms can help you better evaluate your health plan…

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APWU: Bernie Sanders Touts Postal Banking on Jimmy Kimmel

Web News Article #: 201-2015 10/22/2015 – Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) made a strong case for postal banking while appearing on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show on Oct. 21. [Watch an excerpt here, beginning at approximately 18:00.] “We have millions and millions of low-income people who have to go to these payday lenders…

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APWU to Members: Don’t Focus on ‘Postal Pulse’

Web News Article #: 200-2015 10/21/2015 – The APWU is urging union members to refrain from participating in “focus groups” on Postal Pulse employee opinion surveys. The union opposes the Postal Pulse and other employee opinion surveys because management has a history of using the results of such surveys against workers during contract negotiations and…

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USPS OIG Audit Report: Iron Mountain, MI, P&DF 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. Consolidating mail processing operations from the Iron Mountain, MI, Processing and Distribution Facility (P&DF) into…

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Walker named VP of USPS Corporate Communications

Janice Walker joined the Postal Service this week as vice president, Corporate Communications. She will lead all external and internal communications efforts, including informing employees about important USPS initiatives. “I’m excited to join USPS and engage with our employees as we all work together to take the Postal Service to the next level,” said Walker….

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USPS takes next step in effort to upgrade vehicles

The Postal Service continues moving forward with plans to upgrade its delivery fleet. Last week, USPS asked select suppliers in the auto industry to submit proposals for next generation delivery vehicle prototypes. This is the latest step in a multi-year effort to replace as many as 180,000 vehicles with newer models. Once the proposals are…

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