USPS OIG Audit Report: Hardware Inventory Management-Greater Boston District

Background An effective asset management process actively manages all hardware devices on a network, so that only authorized devices have network access, and allows for quick response to security events. Asset management consists of maintaining inventory, tracking assets, and updating records. The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) Information Technology (IT) Security Risk…

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USPS: Looking forward – Tools and resources available for retirement planning

Whether you are new to the Postal Service or a longtime employee, it’s never too early — or too late — to begin planning for your retirement. These tools can help: Federal ball park estimator: Includes projected federal annuity and Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) benefits to help you quickly approximate how much you need to…

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OSHA: USPS cited for electrical hazards at Chicago’s Clark Street distribution center

April 1, 2015 Employer name: United States Postal Service Investigation site: 2643 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60614 Date investigation initiated and what prompted inspection: On Jan. 14, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Chicago North Area Office initiated an inspection of the mail sorting facility after receiving a complaint alleging unsafe…

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A happy worker is a productive worker: Postal Pulse surveys employee engagement

April 1, 2015 Last week I wrote a post about the Postal Service’s new employee survey, Postal Pulse.  The Pulse replaces the Voice of the Employee (VOE), which the Postal Service has been using for the past 17 years.  The Pulse is now being administered to over 600,000 postal workers, and the Postmaster General is…

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APWU criticizes Harvard president’s ties to Staples in student newspaper ad

How do you get the attention of the president of Harvard University? A full-page attack ad  in a student newspaper will probably do it. The American Postal Workers Union is taking out an advertisement (see below) in the Harvard Crimson later this week telling readers that president Drew Faust is “smearing Harvard’s good name” by sitting…

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APWU: AFSA Joins ‘Stop Staples’ Campaign

Web News Article #: 070-2015 04/01/2015 – Stop Staples gained an endorsement from supporters with a lot of clout. The American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA) may be small in numbers, but it is big in influence. The school administrators they represent select where they purchase school supplies – and from now on it will…

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APWU: Dimondstein Appears on the Bill Press Show

Web News Article #: 071-2015 04/01/2015 – APWU President Mark Dimondstein appeared on The Bill Press Show on TawkrTV on April 1, where he discussed the negative influence of “dark money” on our politics, and the phony USPS financial crisis, postal banking and more. (@ approximately 2:40:00) via Dimondstein Appears on the Bill Press Show…

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USPS: Test appearance – Postal Service exploring possible redesign of uniforms

The Postal Service is testing redesigned uniforms with a focus on evaluating the performance, functionality and safety features of various winter gear. Approximately 2,000 employees are participating in cold-weather apparel tests in Boston, Houston, Milwaukee and Pittsburgh. USPS hopes to test warm-weather apparel in other cities in the spring. “Uniforms are a marker of personal,…

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