Postal Bulletin: A U.S. Passport is Your Key to International Travel

The U.S. Department of State’s Passport Services Directorate issues U.S. passports to traveling Americans. Passports are a request to foreign governments to permit you to travel, and also allow you to re-enter the United States. A passport book or card is proof of identity and U.S. citizenship. U.S. citizens can use each as follows: The…

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APWU: Fifth COLA under 2018 CBA will be $416.00

In January, the final month of the six-month adjustment period for the fifth COLA under the 2018 Agreement, the CPI-W Unadjusted Index (1967=100) rose from last month to 760.447; an increase over the July 2020 Index point upon which employees received the last COLA. As a result of the rise in index level, the following…

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APWU: COVID-19 and OWCP Claims update, ZOOM training

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 10:59 AM Subject: COVID-19 and OWCP Claims In 2020, the APWU sent out information on OWCP. We are sending out a copy of the letter originally sent to national officers, state, and local presidents. We are also attaching our updated OWCP write up. Also, at the…

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USPS to modify ACE users’ internet access

The Postal Service is modifying internet access for ACE computer users to help protect the organization from cyberthreats such as malware and phishing links. Starting this month, internet access will be approved based on a multilevel structure for all USPS-issued desktops, laptops and tablets, as well as smartphones (when the phones connect to the postal…

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USPS: Elections held for BOG chairman, vice chairman

Ron A. Bloom and Roman Martinez IV have been unanimously elected chairman and vice chairman, respectively, of the USPS Board of Governors. The elections occurred during the board’s Feb. 9 meeting. Bloom succeeds Robert M. Duncan, the board’s chairman since September 2018, who will continue his term as a governor. Bloom has served on the…

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PMG talks service standards, plan for future in new video

In his latest video message for USPS employees, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy discusses the organization’s efforts to meet its service standards. The Postal Service has experienced challenges for several years — issues that have been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic — but the organization is working to turn the page. “The time to start our…

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USPS: First-quarter financial results reported

The Postal Service has reported its financial results for fiscal year 2021’s first quarter (Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 2020). Here are some highlights: • Revenue. Total revenue was $21.5 billion, up 11.1 percent from the same period one year earlier. Despite record election-related mail during the quarter, revenue from mail services dropped, the result of the…

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