USPS OIG Audit Report: Oversight of the Approved Shippers Program

Background The U.S. Postal Service seeks to extend the convenience and reach of its products and services by locating them near where customers live, work, and shop. In August 2013, the Postal Service started a 1-year pilot program with Staples, in which the retailer sold only Postal Service shipping products and services and not those…

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ARA Friday Alert: Alliance Releases Annual Congressional Voting Record

May 29, 2015 On Tuesday, the Alliance released its annual report detailing the voting record of every U.S. Representative and Senator on issues important to current and future retirees. The voting record looks at ten key votes in both the Senate and the House and assigns a “Pro-Retiree” score for each member of Congress. Scores…

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USPS: June is LGBT Pride Month

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, which honors the contributions of LGBT individuals to the nation’s history. LGBT Pride Month is held in June to commemorate the Stonewall uprising, when patrons at a gay-friendly tavern in New York City resisted a police raid. The June 1969 incident is seen as a…

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APWU: Tucson Area Local Launches Community, Business Surveys

05/29/2015 – Tucson Area Local President Connie Nelson-Sadler has worked with elected officials and the business community to launch surveys. The surveys are an effort to provide Tucson residents a platform to share the opinions, impacts and concerns of consolidating Tucson’s mail processing from the Cherrybell facility to Phoenix. Two surveys are being offered: a…

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USPS contract talks stall

By Joe Davidson – May 28, 2015 The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is proud of its pledge to deliver mail through all kinds of tough stuff. But it looks like one of its hardest jobs is getting through contract talks. Negotiations with one of its largest labor organizations, the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), stalled…

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Publication 108 Revision: Threat Assessment

Effective May 1, 2015, the Postal Service™ revised Publication 108, Threat Assessment Team Guide, which sets forth requirements and guidelines to enhance the effectiveness of threat assessment teams and ensure consistency throughout the Postal Service. The May 2015 edition supersedes the June 2011 edition. Recycle or destroy all previous editions. These revisions update the overall…

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Revised Poster 159: Workplace Harassment – Know Your Rights! Take Responsibility!

The Postal Service™ has revised Poster 159, Workplace Harassment: Know Your Rights! Take Responsibility! The poster reiterates the commitment of the United States Postal Service® to providing a work environment free of all forms of harassment and includes information regarding an employee’s right to pursue a complaint involving employment matters covered by the Uniformed Services…

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