EEOC: No Quick Fix for Workplace Harassment say Social Scientists

PRESS RELEASE 6-15-15 WASHINGTON – There is no one magic bullet to stop workplace harassment or prevent its occurrence and the efficacy of solutions such as training varies widely, a panel of psychologists told the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Select Task Force on Workplace Harassment (STF) at a public meeting held today. This…

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NALC and fed-postal coalition play defense against pension proposals

“The Federal-Postal Coalition is made up of 31 national organizations that collectively represent 5 million middle-class federal and postal workers and retirees. Federal and postal employees take care of our veterans, guard our borders, thwart terrorism, maintain our military’s hardware, take criminals off our streets and keep them behind bars, support the country’s businesses, ensure…

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NPMHU: Postal Unions Call On DOL to Withdraw Support for Misguided FECA Reform Measures

(June 15, 2015) In a joint letter to the Department of Labor, Postal Union Presidents Paul V. Hogrogian (NPMHU), Fredric V. Rolando (NALC), Mark Dimondstein (APWU), and Jeanette Dwyer (NRLCA) object to the department’s unjustified proposal to reduce workers’ compensation benefits. The four Union Presidents call on the Obama administration and the Department of Labor…

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USPS Mobile milestone – MDD deployment nears completion

The Postal Service has deployed more than 200,000 Mobile Delivery Devices (MDDs), an important milestone for a program that makes it easier for customers to know where their packages are. The 200,000th device was one of several deployed to the Craig, MO, Post Office. “Mobile Delivery Devices are improving the way USPS serves its customers,…

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Opinion Column: The reason for poor postal service

By Greg Davidson – June 14, 2015 Lately, there has been a great deal of confusion concerning the fate of the local mail processing plant, the Richard G. Wilson Processing and Distribution Facility. At this point, there have been no details provided as to how this plant will be affected by the U.S. Postal Service’s…

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Editorial: Reforming workers’ comp

By Editorial Board – June 13, 2015 There are obscure but important issues in Washington, and then there’s the reform of worker compensation for federal employees — where the importance-to-obscurity ratio is especially high. Kudos to President Obama for repeatedly tackling the issue in his budget proposals, including his most recent one, and to Rep….

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For a decade women complained, but mail carrier kept working

By Alexis Krell – June 13, 2015 For more than 10 years, women on Robert Taitano’s mail route in Tacoma told the U.S. Postal Service the substitute carrier was creepy or worse. They said he groped them and made sexual comments. He entered their homes and businesses without permission. Once, before he delivered a Victoria’s…

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