USPS‐APWU Joint Contract Interpretation Manual Update – December 2020

The 2020 APWU/USPS Joint Contract Interpretation Manual (JCIM) update is provided as a resource for the administration of the National Agreement. Jointly prepared by the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO, and the United States Postal Service, this manual provides a mutually agreed upon explanation on how to apply the contract to the issues addressed. When…

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President Biden Designates Michael M. Kubayanda Chairman of Postal Regulatory Commission

PRC Press Release – January 25, 2021 Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) is pleased to announce that President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. has designated Commissioner Michael M. Kubayanda chairman of the Commission, succeeding Robert G. Taub.“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as chairman and look forward to serving all Americans,…

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USPS: Video lists latest price changes

The Postal Service has released a video that lists the price changes that took effect Jan. 24. The changes will raise overall Priority Mail service prices approximately 3.5 percent and overall Priority Mail Express service prices 1.2 percent, while Mailing Services product prices will rise approximately 1.7 percent. The video, which USPS released last week,…

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USPS: Guidance for serving customers with disabilities

The Postal Service is reminding employees and contractors that they are expected to treat all customers with respect and to always offer helpful service. This expectation includes providing prompt and courteous service to customers who may have hearing, visual, physical or mental impairments or language barriers. Although USPS remains a lifeline for millions of people…

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USPS: How to obtain W-2, 1095-C statements

Postal Service employees can now go to PostalEASE to view their federal Form W-2 for calendar year 2020. The organization will also mail each employee their Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, along with their federal Form 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage. If you need extra copies, you have two options: • Go…

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Postal rollout of new package sorter for AO’s (small offices) = More jobs lost?

Postal rollout of new package sorter for AO’s (small offices). I guess packages will now come unsorted to AO’s, bypassing plants (DeJoy talked shutting down more P&DC’s). Probably just shift the grid lock to AO’s but this is just the Postal way. Reminds me of phased out (2013) CSBCS program. See: Idmailsystems.com/products/pps Related: USPS is…

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NALC: Settlement Reached on Holiday Schedule Pecking Order Grievance

January 22, 2021 A settlement has been reached between NALC and USPS regarding national-level grievance Q11N-4Q-14270600 concerning whether the holiday schedule pecking order is applicable to the assignment of personnel to complete parcel delivery on holidays in installations that have Sunday parcel delivery. The parties agree that the Employer determines the number and categories of…

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USPS: COVID 19 Decision Tree – Updated to Reflect Termination of FFCRA Coverage

From: Works, Anita – Denver, CO <anita.works@usps.gov> Sent: Friday, January 22, 2021 10:15 AM Subject: COVID 19 Decision Tree – Updated to Reflect Termination of FFCRA Coverage Regional Unions/Management Associations; Attached is an updated COVID-19 Decision tree that reflects termination of FFCRA coverage. We are aware that COVID-19 MOUs for non-career is still effective. Thank…

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