Mail delays detrimental, Tucson business leaders say

By Yoohyun Jung – February 5, 2015 Tucson business leaders said they are experiencing significant delays in mail delivery since the U.S. Postal Service changed its service standards Jan. 5. The service change is part of the second phase of the Postal Service’s effort to consolidate 82 facilities — including Tucson’s main processing station at…

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EEOC Seeks to Improve Federal Sector Equal Employment Opportunity Complaint Process

PRESS RELEASE – February 5, 2015 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) on the equal employment opportunity (EEO) complaint process in the federal sector, the agency announced today. The ANPRM, which has been coordinated with other federal agencies, is posted for public inspection…

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The Death of First Class Mail – “That’s not how any of this Works”

By Mel Carriere – February 4, 2015 Maybe it’s just me – I’m not an economics major after all, but I can’t understand the business model behind taking a premium product, the one that brings in the largest amount of income by far, and deliberately destroying it. Imagine, if you will, a fast food chain…

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APWU: Arbitration Advocacy Training – Atlanta – April 6-12

The Research & Education Department offers comprehensive training to APWU activists on a wide array of topics, dedicated to providing union officers and stewards with the skills they need to enforce the Collective Bargaining Agreement, motivate union members, and keep members informed about important issues and activities. On April 6, the Research & Education Department…

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USPS: Investing in people – PMG Brennan delivers first video message

February 5, 2015 Investing in employees will help the Postal Service meet the nation’s changing delivery needs, PMG Megan Brennan says. “We need to provide you with greater flexibility to resolve problems and improve the way we operate,” Brennan says in her first video message to employees since becoming PMG Feb. 1. The Postal Service’s…

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Handbook EL-312 Revision: Vacancy Announcements and Veterans’ Preference Claims

Effective February 5, 2015, the Postal Service™ is revising Handbook EL-312, Employment and Placement, section 421, with updates to external vacancy announcement policy: 421 is revised with minor editorial changes. 421.1 is revised with minor editorial changes. 421.2 is revised to state that external announcements must be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days…

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USPS: Black History Month – Celebrating African-American heritage, contributions

February is Black History Month — a time to celebrate the heritage of African-Americans and their contributions to the nation. African-Americans comprise almost 22 percent of the Postal Service’s workforce. The observance began in 1926 when Carter G. Woodson, founder of the organization now known as the Association for the Study of African American Life…

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American Postal Workers Union to “Vigorously Oppose” Staples/Office Depot Merger

For Immediate Release – 02/04/2015 Washington – The American Postal Workers Union announced today that the 200,000–member organization will “vigorously oppose” the merger between Staples and Office Depot. “We will urge the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to block this monopolistic and unlawful merger now, just as they did 17 years ago,”…

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