USPS OIG: Property Condition Reviews – West VA Post Offices

Background The Postal Service is required to maintain a safe and healthy environment for both employees and customers in accordance with its internal policies and procedures1 and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety laws. Our objective was to determine if Postal Service management is adhering to building maintenance, safety and security standards, and employee…

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APWU: President Biden issued an Executive Order on Protecting Worker Safety

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 10:53 AM Subject: EXECUTIVE ORDER ON PROTECTING WORKER HEALTH AND SAFETY Union Family, President Biden issued an Executive Order on Protecting Worker Safety. This is a significant executive order as it instructs OSHA to issue and address the COVID-19 issues surrounding worker safety. The USPS is…

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USPS: Disposable masks available through eBuyPlus MDC catalog

Supply Management has modified and expanded the ability of Postal Service facilities and offices to order disposable pleated face masks. The masks (item number 4240180002515) are now available for individual site orders through the Topeka, KS, Materials Distribution Center (MDC) eBuyPlus catalog. Previously, USPS sites were instructed to order masks only through district supplies coordinators….

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APWU: OWCP Claims for COVID-19 information update

From: Vance Zimmerman Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Subject: COVID-19 and OWCP Claims In 2020, the APWU sent out information on OWCP. We are sending out a copy of the letter originally sent to national officers, state, and local presidents. We are also attaching our updated OWCP write up. APWU: OWCP Claims for COVID-19 Information…

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Postal Supervisor’s testimony credible in post office worker injury case

By Angela Childers – January 25, 2021 The Occupational Safety and Review Commission upheld its directive on Friday that an administrative law judge must decide whether two mail carriers could prove that they were terminated as a result of filing injury claims. In Secretary of Labor v. U.S. Postal Service, the commission reviewed the credibility…

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USPS OIG: How does your job keep track of your time?

We all know that some days time goes fast, and other days, it’s slow. But when you work in a postal facility, the relative nature of time isn’t important; it’s the time you actually worked. How does the Postal Service keep track of its workers’ time on the job? Postal employees swipe their identification cards…

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APWU: Automated Delivery Unit Sorter (ADUS) Deployment Schedule

From: Lynn Pallas-Barber <lpallas@apwu.org> Sent: Monday, January 25, 2021 Subject: SPSS/ADUS/USS/RBUS Brothers and Sister, Please find attached an updated deployment schedule for the ADUS for this calendar year 2021. Also attached is a deployment of the ADUS and SPSS machines for FY 2021. These two reports do not provide any specific deployment dates. This report…

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APWU vehemently opposes USPS COVID-19 Decision Tree

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Friday, January 22, 2021 1:33 PM Subject: USPS COVID-19 Decision Tree Sisters and Brothers, Attached is the new USPS “Decision Tree”-a management generated flow chart for managers and supervisors to follow when an employee is reported as exposed to or is positive with COVID-19. THE APWU IS VEHEMENTLY OPPOSED TO…

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