USPS: Postal Pulse – New employee program/survey replaces VOE

USPS will soon introduce the Postal Pulse, a program that aims to improve postal workplaces by better engaging employees and leveraging their ideas and feedback. The Postal Pulse will replace the Voice of the Employee survey. The new program will include one survey of the entire USPS workforce in 2015. This survey will be administered…

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‘My Mail, My Ohio’ Launches Effort To Stop Closure Of Four Mail Processing Facilities

February 26, 2015 AKRON—Today, ‘My Mail, My Ohio’ announced a unified effort to stop the closure of four regional mail facilities in Ohio. These closures will slow mail delivery, negatively impact small businesses and non-profit organizations, and have a devastating effect on the Akron, Youngstown, Toledo and Dayton communities. Myra Grubbs, spokesperson for the effort,…

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USPS: Points of origin – Airmail markers remembered

What’s more surprising: discovering the United States is dotted with giant concrete arrows — or learning the markers helped move the mail? The Atlantic news site recently gave readers a bird’s eye view of the arrows, which were used in the 1920s and 1930s to guide the nation’s airmail pilots. Approximately 1,500 arrows were built…

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APWU: Refinery Workers Strike for Safety

Web News Article #: 040-2015 02/27/2015 – On Feb. 1, for the first time in 35 years, the United Steel Workers Union (USW) announced work stoppages at oil refineries in five states to protest hazardous conditions facing workers and residents who live in nearby communities. Unsafe conditions are caused by insufficient staffing, excessive overtime, and…

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Things are looking up: The Postal Service’s financial report for January 2015

February 26, 2015 The Postal Service released its financial statement for January 2015 yesterday.  It shows that for the first four months of Fiscal Year 2015 (Oct. – Jan.), the Postal Service posted a $1.325 billion profit in Controllable Operating Income.  That’s compared to a $912 million profit for the same period last year (SPLY)….

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Judge orders Postal Service to pay $230,000 in damages to whistleblower

The Associated Press – February 26, 2015 SEATTLE: A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Postal Service to pay a worker almost $230,000 in damages for the retaliation he suffered when he helped a co-worker with her workplace health concerns. The worker had started with the Postal Service as a mail carrier in 1995 and…

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UPDATED (2/20/15): USPS Network Rationalization Consolidations

Completed Mail Moves and Date Changes: Click Here for February 20, 2015 Network Rationalization Consolidation Update [XLSX]

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