USPS: PMG previews holiday delivery season (video)

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s latest video message for Postal Service employees previews the holiday peak delivery season. He discusses the growth in the organization’s package business during the coronavirus pandemic and explains that volumes are expected to further increase during the holidays. To ensure USPS effectively serves package customers, the organization is expanding air and…

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USPS OIG: Thanking America’s Veterans

We like to take the occasion of Veterans Day to salute the military service that roughly 18 million men and women have given to our country, according to the most recent Census Bureau data. In particular, we want to recognize the veterans among our U.S. Postal Service and OIG employees. The Postal Service has historically…

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USPS OIG Report: Deployment of Operational Changes

Objective On October 19, 2020, we issued a report to the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors that addressed specific questions asked by Members of Congress regarding modifications to Postal Service staffing and policies, mail service impacts, compliance with applicable laws and regulations, communication with Congress and customers, and the Postmaster General’s compliance with financial…

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USPS Loses Covid-Based Bid to Block In-Person Job Bias Testimony

By Patrick Dorrian – November 4, 2020 USPS sought court order to protect two witnesses But failed to show why CDC guidelines not enough A former U.S. Postal Service employee in South Carolina can depose fact witnesses in-person in her sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit, after a federal court rejected the renewed contention that the…

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USPS: Time to kick your smoking habit

The USPS Wellness team wants to educate Postal Service employees on the importance of quitting smoking. Approximately 38 million adults in the United States smoke cigarettes, and 58 million nonsmokers are subjected to secondhand smoke. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smoking is the leading cause of preventable death and harms…

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Honoring veterans: Virtual ceremony features postal leaders (video)

The Postal Service has released a video of this year’s virtual Veterans Day ceremony. The event honoring the organization’s military veterans features remarks from Postmaster General Louis DeJoy; Chief Human Resources Officer Isaac Cronkhite; Simon Storey, employee resource management vice president; Jeryl Wilson, diversity and talent acquisition director; and retired Army Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Pauley…

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Supervisor at Fairfield Post Office Pleads Guilty to Stealing Cash from Mail

DOJ Press Release – November 3, 2020 John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Matthew Modafferi, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, announced that JESSICA GILES, 37, of West Haven, waived her right to be indicted and pleaded guilty today to theft of…

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USPS 2021 Pay Dates and Leave Year

The following chart lists the 2021 pay periods. For the convenience of timekeepers, each biweekly pay period appears as two separate weeks, with the beginning and ending dates indicated for each week. The leave year always begins the first day of the first full pay period in the calendar year. The 2021 leave year begins…

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