Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period is Nov. 28 to Dec. 25

As referenced in Article 8, sections 4 and 5, of the USPS-NALC and USPS-APWU national agreements, the December period (during which penalty overtime regulations are not applicable) consists of 4 consecutive service weeks. This year, the December period begins Pay Period 25-20, Week 2 (November 28, 2020) and ends Pay Period 01-21, Week 1 (December…

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eLRA Has Been Enhanced to Accept Scheduled Leave Requests

Has your scheduled leave request ever been lost? Employees may now request scheduled leave through the Enterprise Leave Request Application (eLRA) on LiteBlue. Employees can utilize the enhanced eLRA via LiteBlue from their home computer or compatible mobile device. This does not prohibit an employee from manually submitting a PS Form 3971 if they wish….

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USPS: Employees urged to do paycheck checkup

USPS and the Internal Revenue Service are encouraging employees to conduct a paycheck checkup to determine whether they need to update their tax withholding for 2020. Updating federal withholding is especially important for employees who had an unexpectedly high tax bill or a penalty this year. Similarly, employees who have had a major life change…

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USPS: Military shipping deadlines announced

The Postal Service has released this year’s suggested mail-by dates for customers who want to send holiday letters and packages to diplomatic and military service members overseas. The dates are listed in an Oct. 6 news release, along with details on ordering free military care kits and guidelines for addressing packages to Army/Air Post Offices,…

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USPS OIG Report: Automated Delivery Unit Sorter Cost Savings

Objective Our objective was to determine if the Postal Service’s Automated Delivery Unit Sorter (ADUS) achieved projected cost savings. The Postal Service has deployed a wide range of automated sorting equipment to achieve cost savings associated with reducing less-efficient manual processing and enhancing productivity. The ADUS is one of its most recent efforts, automating the…

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USPS: PMG DeJoy brings employees up-to-date [video]

October 5, 2020 In a new video message, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy brings USPS employees up-to-date on the organization’s latest activities. DeJoy discusses mail volumes, the use of data to evaluate mail flow, efforts to achieve operational excellence, the ongoing recovery from the recent hurricanes and wildfires, and the organization’s commitment to deliver election-related mail….

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USPS OIG Management Alert – Property Condition Issues at Spring Garden Station

While conducting a site visit for the Employee Safety – Postal Service COVID-19 Response audit, we identified building maintenance and safety issues at Philadelphia’s Spring Garden Station that were not directly related to the scope of the audit. Specifically, we identified 30 deficiencies ranging from minor to more serious violations. We believe these issues warrant…

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PMG DeJoy confirms additional resources to ensure successful delivery of Election Mail

October 1, 2020 WASHINGTON, DC — As part of the ongoing preparations by the United States Postal Service for the November election, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy requested the issuance of an internal directive to authorize and instruct the use of additional resources to satisfy any unforeseen demand and ensure that all Election Mail is prioritized…

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