USPS: School is Back in Session — Watch Out for the Kids

August is the beginning of a new school year for many children. This means an increase in the number of pedestrians on streets and sidewalks as children walk to and from school or wait for school buses. Drivers need to take extra precautions to avoid accidents involving pedestrians by staying alert and driving defensively to…

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Postal Carrier Required To Remove Rebel Flag From SUV After Resident Complains

By Jesse Wood – August 20, 2015 After a resident in Foscoe submitted a complaint, a postal carrier out of the Banner Elk office is no longer flying a small Confederate battle flag while delivering mail, according to U.S. Postal Service spokeswoman Freda Sauter. Charlie Handley, who lives in the Sleepy Hollow community off of…

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Handbook F-101 Revision: Non-POS 6-Hour Remotely Managed Post Offices

Effective August 20, 2015, the Postal Service™ is revising Handbook F-101, Field Accounting Procedures, Chapter 24, to include non-POS 6-Hour Remotely Managed Post Offices (RMPOs). The Single Drawer Accountability (SDA) policies streamline existing financial processes in order to add efficiencies that align with changing operational requirements and demands. SDA is a single drawer accountability comprised…

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Video: Politics paralyzes postal board

By I-Team Investigators – August 19, 2015 LAS VEGAS – The U.S. Postal Service loses hundreds of millions of dollars per year, in part because of competition from email and social media. People simply don’t send letters anymore. Several ideas have surfaced to improve the postal service’s bottom line, but the board which oversees its…

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Bizarre Memo on Postal Attendance Concerning Philadelphia Papal Visit

Apparently, a Papal Visit trumps the collective bargaining agreements of all unions as it relates to seniority, requests for leave and basic employee privacy. The following is a reprint of the memo posted at employee entrances at the Philadelphia P&DC on August 19, 2015 (the picture below is a bit blurred) Date: August 19, 2015…

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USPS proposing to eliminate 3 clerk positions at Decatur, AL Post Office

By Keith Clines – August 19, 2015 The U.S. Postal Service proposed the elimination of three clerk positions at the Decatur post office in an effort to improve its financial footing, a move a union official said could result in longer lines. A July 16 letter from Doug Lane, manager of labor relations for the…

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APWU: Hearing on USPS-Staples Deal Dominated by Legal Wrangling, Proceedings to Resume Nov. 2

Web News Article #: 165-2015 08/18/2015 – A hearing on charges that the Postal Service illegally subcontracted work to Staples was dominated by procedural wrangling on Aug. 17 and 18. The hearing before Administrative Law Judge Paul Bogas of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will resume on Nov. 2. Region 5 of the NLRB…

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NPMHU: Agreement Reached on Procedures to Fill Residual Vacancies

August 17, 2015 The National Office is pleased to report that the parties have come to an agreement on the procedures for filling residual vacancies. On August 17, 2015, the USPS and NPMHU entered into a Memorandum of Understanding providing for a specific pecking order when filling residual vacancies. The MOU only applies to those…

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