How Clinton and Sanders ship their Campaign Swag: USPS only, or UPS option

July 5, 2015 “The last difference I noticed between Hillary and Bernie, vis-a-vis their online swag shops, really surprised me. I’m not sure how this will swing for other people, but I am personally grateful that Hillary only provides U.S. Postal Service shipping for her campaign merchandise. Bernie provides a United Parcel Service option. Don’t…

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NALC’s Rolando: Cutting back Postal Service hits Bangor, everywhere else

By Fredric Rolando – July 5, 2015 A June 29 BDN OpEd cast the problems with the U.S. Postal Service somewhat oddly, suggesting the issue is that the Heartland is experiencing slower mail deliveries so the “Postal Service can deliver chocolates, flowers or teddy bears in San Francisco.” There are various misconceptions about the Postal…

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OPM Director’s Update on the Cyberintrusion Investigation

July 4, 2015 As our hardworking Federal workforce enjoys a much-deserved holiday weekend, I want to share a quick update on the ongoing investigation into the recent theft of information from OPM’s networks. For those individuals whose data may have been compromised in the intrusion affecting personnel records, we are providing credit monitoring and identity…

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McCaskill Seeks GAO Review of Postal Service’s Ability to Meet Delivery Standards

Senator to top federal watchdog: ‘fixing these programs starts with a firm understanding of the facts’ Press Release – Wednesday, July 1, 2015 WASHINGTON – In an effort to better understand the ability of the Postal Service to meet stated delivery times, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is requesting that the federal government’s top watchdog review…

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Third Circuit Expands Interpretation of Employers’ Obligations Regarding FMLA Certifications

The Third Circuit revived a Family Medical Leave Act suit against a Pennsylvania hospital network that denied a former employee’s leave request because of an allegedly invalid medical certification, finding the worker should have had a chance to fix problems with the certification. By Matthew C. Lonergan – July 2, 2015 In Deborah Hansler v….

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Statement by NLRB Chairman Pearce on 80th Anniversary of the NLRA

Office of Public Affairs – July 2, 2015 202-273-1991 publicinfo@nlrb.gov www.nlrb.gov In the eighty years since the National Labor Relations Act was enacted, the workplace has changed in ways that President Roosevelt never could have imagined when he declared that the goal of the law was “common justice and economic advance” for all. Yet his…

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Audio: ZIP Codes Tamed The Postal Service Boom 52 Years Ago

By Edgar B. Herwick III – July 3, 2015 We all have one, we know it by heart, and we share it with our neighbors. But chances are you haven’t thought that much about one ubiquitous part of American life — the ZIP Code. We all know about the middle-class and suburban boom in the…

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