USPS receives high marks from job applicants

The Postal Service has received top marks for turning an experience that’s often intimidating — the job interview — into a positive one. Seventy percent of USPS job applicants have a positive interview experience, according to new research by the career website Glassdoor. The study ranks employers based on “interview experience” ratings that job applicants…

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APWU: Requests for Inclusion to AOI Arbitration Award to Close Oct. 1

Web News Article #: 185-2015 09/22/2015 – Well over 7,000 employees represented by the APWU have been paid as part of the Associate Office Infrastructure (AOI) national arbitration award. A period of time has been granted for anyone who may have been missed to provide the requested information for consideration to be included. The time…

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Bill would require postal retirees to enroll in Medicare Parts B and D

By Michael Wald – September 21, 2015 Congress is considering a bill that would require postal retirees to enroll in Medicare Parts B and D or lose their Federal health insurance. Is this the future for all Federal retirees? Medicare is facing years of higher costs. Costs for Medicare’s Supplementary Health Insurance (SHI), otherwise known…

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APWU: USPS Hit with Nearly $80,000 in OSHA Fines at SC Plant

Web News Article #: 185-2015 One violation was labeled “willful;” three others were considered “serious.” The willful violation, for aisles that are blocked by containers of mail and equipment, must be corrected by Sept. 28. The blocked aisles restrict traffic flow and expose employees to the possibility of being hit by powered industrial trucks (PITs)…

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Postal Service prepares for papal tour

USPS will keep the mail moving when Pope Francis embarks on a six-day U.S. tour Sept. 22, although some customers might experience service interruptions in the cities he visits. “The Postal Service is taking measures to continue moving the mail,” said Chief Operating Officer David Williams. “Extra security measures when moving, delivering and picking up…

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USPS OIG Report: Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program in the [Redacted] District

The Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program (DVAAP) was designed to promote federal employment and advancement opportunities for qualified disabled veterans. Federal government agencies, including the U.S. Postal Service, are required to have affirmative action programs to recruit, employ, and advance disabled veterans. Federal law requires agencies to develop plans to promote the DVAAP and report…

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USPS OIG Finds Working Conditions Deplorable at the [Redacted] Office

This management alert responds to concerns brought to USPS OIG’s attention by U.S. Senator Tom Udall’s office about poor working conditions at a U.S. Postal Service’s Office in New Mexico. Conclusion Working conditions at the [REDACTED] Office were deplorable. Although management recently replaced one of two heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems; heating and air…

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