Statement from NALC President Rolando

December 3, 2020 President Fredric V. Rolando has issued his latest statement to letter carriers covering several evolving issues. The statement may be viewed here. An audio version of the statement is also available on NALC’s podcast feed on Podbean.com. You may listen here. As a reminder, in addition to contacting your shop steward, branch…

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NPMHU Convention Postponed Until August 2022

Out of an abundance of caution, the 2020 NPMHU National Convention is once again being postponed. In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the National Executive Board has concluded that this is the only responsible course of action. The Mail Handlers Union continues to prioritize the safety, health and well-being of delegates, guests, family, and staff….

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USPS OIG: Assessment of the U.S. Postal Service’s Leased Trailers

Objective Our objective was to assess the management of the U.S. Postal Service’s leased trailers. The Postal Service uses trailers, including leased trailers, to transport mail products between plants, major mailers, and businesses. Routine evaluation of the trailer fleet is required to monitor daily trailer utilization and Postal Service policy requires the return or relocation…

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December is USPS Motor Vehicle Safety Month

According to the National Safety Council, more than 38,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2019 — that’s over 100 fatalities per day. The three most common causes of fatalities on the road were alcohol, speeding, and not wearing seat belts.1 Many of these crashes occurred during the workday or…

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USPS is Closed Christmas Day, Friday, Dec. 25 and New Year’s Day, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021

December 2, 2020 WASHINGTON, DC — Post Office locations nationwide will be closed on Christmas Day, Friday, Dec. 25, 2020 and New Year’s Day, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. All Post Office locations will be open after the holidays, and regular mail delivery will resume Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. Some Post Office locations may have…

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USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Program Update

December 2, 2020 In 2016, the United States Postal Service began a multi-year research program, with select suppliers, to replace its aging fleet of right-hand drive Long Life Vehicles (LLV) with the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV), and is now nearing the end of the extensive process. The COVID-19 pandemic previously resulted in the expected…

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USPS: Fly flags at half-staff on Dec. 7 – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, an annual commemoration of the 1941 attack, will be observed Monday, Dec. 7. Postal Service facilities are required to fly the U.S. flag at half-staff this day. To fly the flag at half-staff, hoist the flag to the peak for an instant and then lower it to the half-staff position….

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USPS: Reminder about holiday gift giving, receiving

With the holiday season underway, the USPS Ethics Office wants to remind employees about the rules regarding gifts. Employees may not accept gifts from contractors, vendors, suppliers or customers. Employees also may not accept gifts given to them because of their Postal Service positions. Here are some guidelines about gifts from outside sources: • An…

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