APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – September 15, 2021

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU In this issue: Gala Holiday Party Union Fellowship Party Reservation Form Pittsburgh Retiree Record – September 15, 2021

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USPS: New schedule for market-dominant price adjustments

September 15, 2021 To help customers better prepare for a new market-dominant price adjustment schedule, the Postal Service will not raise prices on market-dominant products, including Forever stamps, in January 2022. Instead, the next market-dominant price adjustment is scheduled to happen in July 2022. Beginning in January 2023, market-dominant price adjustments will occur twice a…

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USPS: Tentative agreement reached on contract with HRSSC bargaining unit

USPS and the Human Resources Shared Service Center (HRSSC) bargaining unit have reached a tentative agreement on a 36-month contract. The HRSSC unit is under the umbrella of the American Postal Workers Union and covers approximately 218 employees represented by the union. “This agreement is economically responsible and fair to our employees,” said Deputy Postmaster…

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USPS: Employee portal gets fresh look, features

September 14, 2021 LiteBlue has a new look and features as part of an extensive redesign that creates an improved user experience, particularly for those who view the website using mobile devices. The redesign — LiteBlue’s first major overhaul since 2004 — debuted Sept. 14. An important resource for Postal Service employees, LiteBlue can be…

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USPS: Mandatory Business Reply Mail training

September 13, 2021 A training course on Business Reply Mail procedures and invoicing will soon be available in HERO. The course, titled Business Reply Mail, is mandatory for Level 18 Postmasters, lead retail associates, retail associates, sales and service distribution clerks, postage due clerks, postage due technicians, mailing requirements clerks, bulk mail clerks, bulk mail…

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USPS: New service for cold chain packaging shipments

September 13, 2021 USPS will offer a cold chain packaging service — used for shipping perishables and other items — to businesses and other customers, starting Sept. 12. The organization has been testing the packaging for several months with businesses that ship food, medical supplies and other items. Called Priority Mail Express Cold Chain Packaging,…

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APWU Research & Education October Zoom Trainings

September 13, 2021 The Research and Education Department is sponsoring Zoom Trainings for APWU Members in October 2021. SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must be an APWU member. No one should attend this training on the Postal Service time clock. Each participant must register individually and not as a group. The deadline to register for all workshops…

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USPS looks to fill seasonal positions

September 10, 2021 The Postal Service is hiring for more than 40,000 seasonal positions as preparations continue for the winter holidays, the organization’s peak season for mail and package deliveries. The opportunities include letter and rural carrier, mail handler and driver positions. “Our entire organization is focused on delivering a successful holiday season. To make…

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