ELM Revisions in Postal Bulletin 22417 – June 11, 2015

ELM Revision: Leave Accrual Changes for Certain Postmasters and EAS Employees Noncareer employees (PSEs, CCAs, RCAs, MHAs and PMRs) who go directly into EAS management jobs get about 25% less annual leave and sick leave than their peers. This cut in benefits applies to newly hired career postmasters and supervisory or managerial non-bargaining employees, and…

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Frenemies: The complex relationship USPS has with FedEx and UPS

The Postal Record – June 2015 We see them each day, doing a job much like ours.  The drivers for FedEx and UPS are the most common sign that the Postal Service faces competition for package delivery. But are they only competitors? It turns out these two companies, and their employees, have a complex relationship…

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OPM: Frequently Asked Questions – Cybersecurity Information

Do you have questions about the recent cybersecurity incident? Learn more on OPM’s FAQ page: Frequently Asked Questions – Cybersecurity Information

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Wanted: US Postal Inspectors

The Postal Inspection Service is accepting online applications for Postal Inspector positions from June 22, 12:01 a.m. EDT through June 26, 11:59 p.m. EDT. Visit the Postal Inspection Service site for information on the requirements needed to become a Postal Inspector and to learn how to apply. Source: USPS News Link Story – Wanted: US…

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KFVS12 I-Team Update: Why is mail delivery so slow? – Part 2

By Kathy Sweeney – June 11, 2015 CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) – Why is our mail running so slow? Several union postal workers from the Processing Center in Cape Girardeau say, they hear this question all the time. Read more: I-Team Update: Why is mail delivery so slow? – KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau,…

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Social Security Numbers Of Every Federal Employee Stolen In Data Breach, Union Says

Associated Press – June 11, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Hackers stole personnel data and Social Security numbers for every federal employee, a government worker union said Thursday, asserting that the cyber theft of U.S. employee information was more damaging than the Obama administration has acknowledged. Sen. Harry Reid, the Democratic leader, said on the Senate…

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USPS OIG Report: Workshare Discounts for Automated Mail Processing

Background The U.S. Postal Service uses workshare discounts to increase its operational efficiencies. It offers these discounts to mailers for mail preparation and distribution activities it would otherwise have to perform. The Postal Regulatory Commission approves the discounts. The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 states that workshare discounts should not exceed the costs…

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