Mail Handlers to Receive Wage Increase Effective November 21, 2020

As provided for in Article 9.1 of the NPMHU 2019 National Agreement, the wage scales for all Mail Handler employees will be adjusted upward effective November 21, 2020. This is the second of three guaranteed wage increases provided for in the 2019 contract. Specifically, with regard to career employees: Effective November 21, 2020 – the…

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USPS: Transitioning to the future

The Postal Service has made several leadership announcements, including the retirement of a top executive, the promotion of several key leaders and a series of functional alignments that aim to better position the organization to achieve operational excellence and financial stability. The changes include the announcement that David E. Williams, chief logistics and processing operations…

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Postal Bulletin: November is HAZMAT Awareness Month

To protect the health and safety of our employees and the general public, the Postal Service™ has developed specific procedures for safeguarding, identifying, handling, and delivering hazardous materials (HAZMAT). Since there have been several recent incidents of non-mailable HAZMAT in the mailstream, November has been designated “HAZMAT Awareness Month” to highlight these issues. Incidents, including…

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Postal Inspection Service’s Oversight of Mail Suspected of Containing Illicit Drugs

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the U.S. Postal Inspection Service’s controls for handling mail suspected of containing illicit drugs at U.S. Postal Service facilities. The Postal Inspection Service established the Proper Handling of Suspected Marijuana Parcels Mandatory Stand-Up Talk in FY 2019 as guidance for postal employees on how to handle mail suspected of…

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USPS OIG: Thinking Inside and Outside the Box

While many of you may have experienced going to your local post office and picking up some free packaging — a box, envelope, or tube, maybe — you may not know that you can order the same supplies and have them delivered to your front door. Through its Expedited Packaging Supplies (EPS) Program, the U.S….

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USPS: Understanding health coverage types

Do you understand the different types of health plans available to Postal Service employees? You can enroll in four types of plans during the annual open season benefits enrollment period: Health maintenance organizations, which provide care from in-network plan physicians and hospitals located in particular geographic or service areas Preferred provider organizations, which offer fee-for-service…

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USPS: Ordering, reporting COVID-19 supplies

The Postal Service is reminding facilities to have sufficient coronavirus pandemic-related supplies on hand — and to accurately and regularly report their inventories in the organization’s field surveys. Each facility should have a 30-to-45-day supply of COVID-19 materials, including face coverings and gloves; cleaning and disinfectant products; and hand soaps, sanitizer and paper towels. Having…

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