USPS tests geospatial data collection

The Postal Service recently tested the ability of USPS vehicles to collect geospatial data, which can be used for electronic navigation applications and other geospatial-based technologies. During the test, the organization worked with Microsoft, which collects panoramic, three-dimensional imagery of city streets and other locations for Streetside View 360, the company’s mapping program for mobile…

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NPMHU: USPS Issues COVID-19 Return to Work Instructions

Re: Postal Service Occupational Safety & Health updates COVID-19 Return to Work Instructions. Please find linked below a copy of the above-reference document from the Postal Service regarding COVID-19 Return to Work Instructions. COVID-19 Return to Work Instructions Updated Guidance Source: National Postal Mail Handlers Union

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Congratulations to NALC’s 2020 Heroes of the Year!

Every day, letter carriers perform acts of heroism on their routes and in their communities. Learn more about our 2020 heroes and read their stories in The Postal Record. Source: NALC

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USPS Board of Governors to Meet Feb. 9

January 29, 2021 WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors will meet in open session on Feb. 9, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. ET. The Board is expected to discuss the following items: Call to Order and Remarks of the Chairman Election of Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Board Remarks of the…

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COVID-19 is an Act of God (Nature)

The USPS COVID-19 decision tree (1-21-2021) says when a non-symptomatic employee shares a household with a COVID-19 positive individual or has been exposed outside of work to a COVID-19 positive individual, they are to be sent home without pay unless they use their own annual or sick leave. The employee that reveals this private information…

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USPS Handbook EL-312 Revision: Sex Discrimination Policy

Effective January 28, 2021, the Postal Service™ is revising Handbook EL-312, Employment and Placement, Chapters 2, 5, 6, and 7, to change the wording pertaining to USPS® policy prohibiting sex discrimination in personnel hiring and placement so that the handbook is consistent with a U.S. Supreme Court decision issued June 2020. In the decision, the…

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Postal Bulletin: February is Ergonomics Awareness Month

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, Postal Service™ employees reported over 30,000 recordable industrial accidents. Of those, almost 9,000 (or 30 percent) were related to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). These disorders are illnesses or injuries that affect one or more parts of the musculoskeletal system, which is the soft tissue and bone structure of the body. These…

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USPS: New app expedites separation clearance

The Postal Service has a new online application that makes it easier for managers to complete the separation clearance checklists required for employees who are about to retire, resign, transfer or be reassigned. The Employee Management Tool allows managers to complete the separation checklists online for employees who have been properly cleared. The tool, also…

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