USPS: Thrift Savings Plan – the 3Rs to maintain your retirement goals

(3/13/15) If you’re planning your retirement, the Postal Service encourages you to remember the 3 Rs — review, rethink and remain. Review. If you haven’t taken a good look at your Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) retirement account recently, now is a good time to review it. You should also review your TSP account throughout the…

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APWU President Reports on Negotiations – Battle Lines Are Drawn

Web News Article #: 051-2015 03/13/2015 – APWU President Mark Dimondstein presents an update for union members on contract negotiations. The bargaining report is available to APWU members only. To read the summary, click here. For those who are new to the APWU website — or to the Members Only section — log-in instructions can…

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Postal Service change leads to delays in video disc mailings

By Michael Futch – March 13, 2015 Q:  I’ve noticed that my Netflix deliveries are taking a day longer than they did a few weeks ago. For several years now, I have enjoyed a three-day turnaround on discs I return to Netflix. If I mailed a disc on Monday, I could look forward to receiving…

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APWU: Florida Retirees Ready for Action

Web News Article #: 050-2015 03/13/2015 – Florida retiree chapters leaders, led by State President Doris Orr- Richardson and Chapter President David Bernstein, are mobilized and ready for action to help promote good service, good jobs, and a good contract at the Florida State Convention. Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell and Retirees Department Director Judy Beard shared with…

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Mysterious spy cameras collecting data at post offices

By Chris Halsne – March 11, 2015 DENVER — Within an hour of FOX31 Denver discovering a hidden camera, which was positioned to capture and record the license plates and facial features of customers leaving a Golden Post Office, the device was ripped from the ground and disappeared. FOX31 Denver investigative reporter Chris Halsne confirmed…

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ABA’s Summary of 2014 FMLA Court Decisions

Want to read about nearly every FMLA case that was either dismissed or allowed to advance toward trial? Want a snapshot of what employers got right and what they got wrong in the land of FMLA? Look no further: Every February, the American Bar Association’s Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee publishes a comprehensive report of significant…

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APWU: Baltimore City Council Unanimously Opposes Postal Privatization

Web News Article #: 049-2015 On Monday, March 9, members of the Baltimore City Council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution opposing privatization of the Postal Service. The resolution also urges Baltimore residents to think twice about shopping at Staples. Introduced by Councilmember Robert Curran, HR 15-0211R supports “the American Postal Workers Union in its…

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USPS OIG Audit Report: Badges for Postal Service Contractors

What The OIG Found Postal Service personnel at eight of 18 judgmentally selected facilities did not always comply with contractor badge requirements and controls were not adequate to ensure the program was effectively managed. Specifically, 13 of 49 contractors we observed (27 percent) had expired badges and three of 49 (6 percent) did not visibly…

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