USPS: Tips on safeguarding people, property

The Postal Service wants you to remember that the safety and security of the U.S. Mail, facilities, vehicles and your co-workers are a shared responsibility. Here are some guidelines to keep in mind: • Positive identification. Postal Service photo IDs should be recent, in good condition and displayed by all employees. Managers and supervisors should…

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USPS: Blue cooling neck gaiters for employees

The Postal Service has cooling neck gaiters for employees to wear during warm weather. Gaiters are circular pieces of fabric that sit around a person’s neck and can be pulled up to cover the mouth and nose. Cooling gaiters can be dampened with cold water and wrung out; as the water evaporates, it absorbs heat…

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Tapping into the potential of U.S. postal cards

By Jay Bigalke – April 26, 2021 Postal cards have a storied history among philatelists. The first United States postal card was issued in 1873, and the newest one is featured in the May 10 issue of Linn’s. Also in the May 10 issue is Ronald Blanks’ article on airmail postal cards and their rates….

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APWU Prevails on Management Court Challenge to Union Leave for Political Activity

April 24, 2021 In August of 2018, Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg struck down the Postal Service’s unilateral implementation of changes to ELM Section 510 and to PS-Form 3971 regarding union leave for political activity such as in relation to voter registration and get out the votes efforts. The changes required employees taking Leave Without Pay (LWOP)…

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USPS OIG Report: Stamps, Money Orders, and Cash – Burbank, CA

Background Both the Burbank, CA, Main Office and Downtown Station sites are in the California 3 District of the WestPac Area. OIG data analytics identified these two sites as having large retail floor stamp inventory count shortages from October 1, 2019 through January 31, 2021. Retail associates who work at window services do not have…

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Postal Bulletin: May is Military Appreciation Month

May is Military Appreciation Month, as was established by Congress in 1999. For the United States Postal Service®, it stands as a time to recognize the service and sacrifices of the U.S. military veterans in our workforce. Today, there are approximately 100,000 former active duty service members and current members of the Reserve and National…

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USPS marks Earth Day – April 22, 2021

The Postal Service will join the world in celebrating Earth Day on April 22 and encourage employees to integrate sustainability practices into their daily work. “The Postal Service prioritizes sustainable and environmentally focused solutions throughout our organization,” said Chief Sustainability Officer Jennifer Beiro-Réveillé. “From our environmental compliance reviews to our recycling programs, we are proud…

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USPS: Package Pickup expands to more areas

USPS has made Package Pickup available in more areas across the nation, adding 16 ZIP Codes where customers and businesses can use the service. Here are the 16 ZIP Codes, along with the districts and areas where they’re located: 01083 (Connecticut Valley District, Atlantic Area); 03854 (Northern New England District, Atlantic Area); 22106 (Northern Virginia…

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