NALC, USPS reach tentative National Agreement

Statement from President Rolando: “Today I am pleased to announce that NALC and the U.S. Postal Service have reached a tentative agreement on a new national contract, a goal we have been working toward continuously for the last 17 months. As I have repeatedly reported many times, NALC followed a dual-track approach to achieve a…

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USPS OIG: What other ways could USPS use GPS?

Many of you likely use Global Position System (GPS) on a regular basis, driving to someplace new or maybe using a GPS-driven app to avoid traffic. But did you know the Postal Service uses GPS to manage its highway transportation contracts? In 2016, the Postal Service implemented a new program, the Enterprise Transportation Analytics (ETA)…

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USPS: Season’s busiest period begins Dec. 14

The Postal Service expects holiday customer traffic to increase beginning Dec. 7, with the season’s busiest period for mailing, shipping and deliveries occurring Dec. 14-21. The organization released the expectations last week, noting that more gifts are expected to be sent through the mail this year as families and friends hold virtual ceremonies instead of…

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USPS: Southern Area changes announced

Timothy Costello has been named Southern Area’s retail and delivery operations vice president, succeeding Shaun Mossman, who plans to retire from the Postal Service on Dec. 31. The area has 18 postal districts spread across 11 states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee, as well as…

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USPS: Bolger, NCED training and conference properties selling holiday meals

The Postal Service’s training and conference properties in Maryland and Oklahoma are working to recoup lost revenue as result of the coronavirus pandemic. The Bolger Center in Potomac, MD, and the National Center for Employee Development (NCED) in Norman, OK, both have hotels and restaurants, in addition to conference rooms. Before the pandemic, both properties…

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USPS OIG Report: Employee Safety – Postal Service COVID-19 Response

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak regarding the safety of its employees. In March 2020, the president of the United States declared the COVID-19 pandemic a national emergency; its impact to the nation’s health and safety has been unprecedented. According to the Centers for…

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APWU: Clerk Craft Prepares For National Arbitrations in December on Two Important Issues

The Clerk Craft has been preparing for arbitration hearings in December that will cover two issues – 1) the Postmaster End of Day (PMEOD) button remedy case, and 2) an RI-399 issue regarding the craft jurisdiction for the Advanced Facer Canceller System (AFCS) machine. The PMEOD button remedy hearings are scheduled for December 3 &…

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APWU: Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period, New Leave Year

Reminder, in accordance with Article 8, sections 4 and 5, of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, penalty overtime rules are not applicable for a consecutive four-week period each year during December. This year, the December period begins November 28, 2020 (Pay Period 25-20-Week 2) and ends December 25, 2020 (Pay Period 01-21-Week 1). Related: USPS 2021…

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