USPS OIG Property Condition Reviews – South Carolina

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 procedures and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Our objective was to determine if Postal Service management is adhering to building maintenance, safety and security standards, and employee working condition…

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APWU, USPS sign extension of April 3, 2020 MOU, Re: Bulk Mail Tech and MRC Position Qualifications

On March 23, 2021, Clerk Craft Director Lamont Brooks signed an extension with the Postal Service of the April 3, 2020 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Re: Bulk Mail Tech and Mailing Requirements Clerk (MRC) Position Qualification. This MOU was agreed to by the parties in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to ensure…

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USPS: Delivery time changes, reclassification announced

The Postal Service has proposed changes for Priority Mail Express delivery times and the reclassification of Bound Printed Matter parcels. Currently, Priority Mail Express has three guaranteed delivery times within the 1-2 business-day service standards: 10:30 a.m. (in select locations, for an extra fee), noon or 3 p.m. The product will be simplified, and the…

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Postal Bulletin highlights Heat Illness Prevention

Rising temperatures can put employees at risk for heat illnesses. When the body is unable to cool itself by sweating, heat illnesses such as heat stress, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke may occur. Symptoms range from mild and easily correctable to severe and life-threatening. High temperatures and humidity, direct sun or heat, limited…

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NPMHU and USPS Reach Agreement to Convert 865 MHAs to Full-time Career

March 22, 2021 Linked here is a new MOU just signed by the NPMHU and the Postal Service to provide for additional Mail Handler staffing, in large part by converting 865 Mail Handler Assistants to full-time regular career employment no later than May 22, 2021. Also attached is a chart listing the 43 facilities in…

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Milwaukee USPS hiring tractor-trailer drivers at $23.74 an hour

March 23, 2021 MILWAUKEE — The U.S. Post Office is now hiring tractor-trailer drivers for the Milwaukee area. The USPS announced in a release Tuesday that the drivers will earn $23.74 per hour plus benefits. That includes eligibility in the Federal Employees Retirement System, the Thrift Savings Plan and the Federal Employees Health Benefits program….

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PMG and Leadership of Unions, Management Associations Form Joint Task Force on Service Performance

March 23, 2021 The following Joint Statement was issued by: Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer Louis DeJoy Fred Rolando, President of the National Association of Letter Carriers Paul Hogrogian, National President of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union Daniel Heins, National President of the United Postmasters and Managers of America Mark Dimondstein, President, American…

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APWU: Additional Function 1 Staffing MOU, Q&A and Conversion List

From: Mark Dimondstein <mdimondstein@apwu.org> Sent: Monday, March 22, 2021 Subject: Additional Function 1 Staffing Sisters, Brothers and APWU Family: I hope you are all well in the struggle. Please see the attached MOU regarding an agreement on additional Function 1 staffing. It is another step forward in the right direction on dealing with chronic understaffing…

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