Postal Service Policy on Workplace Harassment

Effective March 10, 2015, the Postal Service™ reissued its Postal Service Policy on Workplace Harassment. This policy: Reaffirms the Postal Service’s commitment to pro­viding a work environment free of harassment. Supersedes MOP HR-06-10-2014, Postal Service Policy on Workplace Harassment. The Postal Service Policy on Workplace Harassment is available on the Postal Service PolicyNet website: Go…

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USPS ELM Revision: FERS Further Revised Annuity Employees (FRAE)

Effective March 19, 2015, the Postal Service™ is revis­ing the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM). Recently, section 401 of the “Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013,” signed into law by the President on December 26, 2013, created another class of FERS coverage, FERS-Fur­ther Revised Annuity Employee (FRAE). New career employees (as designated in the statute)…

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USPS ELM Revision: FERS Revised Annuity Employees (RAE)

Effective March 19, 2015, the Postal Service™ is revis­ing the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM). Recently Public Law 112-96, the “Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012” made changes to the FERS retirement law. New career employees (as designated in the statute) hired on or after January 1, 2013, will be…

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USPS: Big test – Customers testing larger mailboxes

The Postal Service has expanded its test of larger mailboxes to rural and suburban communities in California, Colorado and North Dakota. Customers in these areas recently received the test boxes, which are the same height as regular mailboxes but much wider to accommodate around 70 percent of boxes currently sent through the mail. The customers…

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Who owns the Postal Service?

By Mark Jamison – March 18, 2015 Who owns the post office? Who is the post office designed to serve? What is the system’s ultimate function? These questions are fundamental to the future and the fate of the post office, the postal network, and postal services in this country. How we answer them will have…

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APWU: California Retirees Host Tailgate Party

Web News Article #: 053-2015 03/18/2015 – APWU retirees in the Golden State took a bite out of privatization by hosting a Contract Campaign Tailgate Party. Members of the San Fernando Valley Golden Oldies Retirees Chapter, along with local, state and regional APWU officers, hosted a barbecue for more than 180 delegates to meeting of…

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NALC: Strike remembered in oral histories

Letter carriers who were involved in the Great Postal Strike, which began 45 years ago on March 18, 1970, are telling their stories for a new book about the walkout. The book is being written by Philip Rubio, an associate professor of history at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro and author of There’s…

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Soldiers build postal capacity from ground up in Iraq

CAMP TAJI, Iraq (March 16, 2015) — Even in a time of constant digital communication – an age of Twitter, Facebook and FaceTime – there remains something special for deployed Soldiers about a tangible letter or package sent by loved ones halfway around the world. For those Service members deployed with Combined Joint Forces Land…

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