USPS: Time to Send Those Holiday Packages!

WASHINGTON, DC — The Postal Service plans for peak season all year. And while customers may not think about the holidays until the season is upon them, it’s important to know how to properly ship all the gifts on your list. Simple planning will help prevent injuries to Postal Service employees and customers. It will…

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USPS has modified measures during pandemic

The Postal Service is reminding employees that new social distancing procedures have been implemented to help protect workers who deliver mail during the coronavirus pandemic. To reduce health risks, the organization has temporarily modified procedures for Mobile Delivery Devices (MDDs); Form 3811, Domestic Return Receipt; Form 3849, We ReDeliver for You; and any hard-copy receipt…

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USPS OIG: Are Scheduled Times and Hours for HCR Trips Accurate?

Project Title: Scheduled Hours and Payments for Highway Contract Routes Start Date: Monday, October 19, 2020 Estimated Report Release Date: April 2021 Highway Contract Route (HCR) suppliers provide contracted transportation service based on established scheduled hours for the drivers to complete the trip. The times for the trip are manually entered in the system. Incorrect…

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USPS Board of Governors to meet Nov. 13

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors will meet in open session on Nov. 13, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. ET. The Board is expected to discuss the following items: Call to Order and Remarks of the Chairman Remarks of the Postmaster General and CEO Approval of Minutes Committee Reports Financial Matters a….

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – November 1, 2020

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU In this issue: Final Reminder to Vote Coronavirus Update Virus Causing Problems for the Union Disclaimer – This report is intended as a final reminder about getting out the vote, It will be deposited in the mail stream intended to arrive a…

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USPS: PMG thanks employees for election season work in new video

In his latest video message, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy thanks Postal Service employees for their work during election season. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, millions more people voted by mail this year. The Postmaster General reviews the steps USPS took to serve these voters, and he discusses how political campaigns used mail to educate voters…

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USPS: Benefits enrollment period begins next week

Open season, the annual period when Postal Service employees can change their health benefits or enroll in a new plan, begins Monday, Nov. 9. A variety of health, vision and dental coverage is available through the following plans and programs: Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB) USPS Health Benefits Plan (USPSHBP) for non-career employees only…

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USPS teams up with FBI to provide biometrics at 100 post offices

By Jory Heckman – November 2, 2020 The Postal Service is looking to make the most of its massive delivery network by expanding its portfolio of services to include biometrics and geospatial data. Two years into a pilot with the FBI, USPS now provides digital fingerprinting services at more than 100 post offices across the…

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