PMG Statement on Passage of COVID Relief Legislation

December 30, 2020 WASHINGTON, DC — Postmaster General and CEO Louis DeJoy issued the following statement today: “On behalf of the 644,000 men and women of the Postal Service, I want to thank Congress and the Administration for recognizing both the essential role we play in serving the nation and the impact of COVID-19 on…

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USPS delivers Election Mail report

December 29, 2020 The Postal Service released a post-election analysis outlining the steps it took to deliver a historic number of ballots and Election Mail volume. “Throughout the 2020 election, the Postal Service faced unprecedented challenges, but the commitment of our 644,000 men and women to deliver the nation’s ballots securely and in a timely…

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APWU Clerk Craft Director not included in negotiations of PSE Conversions MOU

From: Lamont Brooks <lbrooks@apwu.org> Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 1:06 PM To: Clerk Division NBA <ClerkDivisionNBA@apwu.org> Cc: Regional Coordinators <RegionalCoordinators@apwu.org>; Resident Officers <ResidentOfficers@apwu.org>; Clerk Department <ClerkDepartment@apwu.org> Subject: Clerk PSE Conversions MOU Separating PSEs Please direct all inquiries to Mark Dimondstein and Vance Zimmerman as the Clerk Division was not included in any negotiations and/or settlement….

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APWU: Annual Leave Payment Limitations for Retirees

December 24, 2020 For APWU members planning on retiring at the end of the year, you may be affected by limitations to the annual leave carryover. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the APWU worked to negotiate various MOUs that would be beneficial to all of us during the pandemic. One of those MOUs was to…

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APWU: Major Agreement Reached on Function 1 “Mail Processing” Staffing

December 24, 2020 Postal Management and the American Postal Workers Union signed a major Memorandum of Understanding to help address the chronic understaffing at mail processing facilities throughout much of the country. Under the terms of the new agreement, over 5,500 new career positions will be created at 192 installations. The number of career positions…

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NPMHU Negotiates MOU With USPS Converting 5,288 MHAs to Full-time Career Status

December 24, 2020 – Memorandum of Understanding Re Additional Mail Handler Staffing; Conversion of MHAs (pdf) Linked here, please find a new MOU just signed by the NPMHU and the Postal Service to provide for additional Mail Handler staffing, in large part by converting 5,288 Mail Handler Assistants to full-time regular career employment no later…

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USPS: Pandemic Leave Update

A federal law that provides workers with emergency paid sick leave and other protections during the coronavirus pandemic will soon expire. The Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) requires employers, including the Postal Service, to provide their workers with emergency paid sick leave and extended family and medical leave for child care expenses. These provisions…

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NALC: COVID-19 Related MOUs Extended Until March 26, 2021

December 22, 2020 By joint agreement (M-01932), several COVID related memorandums of understanding have been further extended through March 26, 2021. These memoranda include: temporary expanded sick leave for dependent care (M-01910); temporary additional paid leave for CCAs (M-01911); temporary use of the 7:01 rule (M-01913); temporary workplace changes to promote social distancing (M-01915); and…

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