USPS is hiring hundreds in Illinois and Wisconsin

October 2, 2010 ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – The United States Postal Service is hiring hundreds of employees to work at processing facilities and post offices throughout most of the state of Wisconsin and parts of northern Illinois. No experience is required and training is provided, according to the USPS. The open positions include, city carrier…

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USPS OIG Report: Military, Diplomatic, and Other International Election Mail

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the Postal Service’s preparedness for processing international election mail, including military and diplomatic mail. The Postal Service processes international election and political mail for eligible U.S. citizens throughout the world. Military and diplomatic members and their families or other U.S. citizens located in foreign countries can use or receive…

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USPS: Extended Mail Forwarding test expands

The Postal Service expanded its Extended Mail Forwarding market test nationwide on Oct. 1. Extended Mail Forwarding allows customers to pay a fee to extend an existing permanent Change of Address request in six-month increments for up to 18 months. USPS began testing the service in nine districts on Aug. 1. By Sept. 27, the…

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USPS OIG Report: Payments to Injured Employees

Objective Our objective was to determine whether the Postal Service is properly paying its injured employees. Postal Service employees are covered by the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA). The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) administers FECA, determines injured employees’ eligibility for benefits, and pays direct compensation to claimants or…

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USPS: Disability Employment Month, ADA mark milestones

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual campaign that seeks to raise understanding of disability employment matters and commend the contributions of workers with disabilities. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the campaign, also known as NDEAM, as well as the 30th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act…

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Do It Now: A Timeline of the Postal Service’s Work Hour Reduction Plan

Cutting 64 million work hours would save about $3 billion in labor costs. That equates to about 33,000 jobs. It may be the largest cost-cutting operation ever attempted by the Postal Service. Every employee, every craft is affected. According to the Washington Post, Mr. DeJoy “has told associates he was brought in to stem the…

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USPS: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to learn more about the disease and efforts to cure it. Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer for American women. Approximately 250,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women and 2,300 in men each year in the United States. Most…

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October USPS Retiree E-Newsletter: Open Season is Coming Soon

October USPS Retiree E-Newsletter  

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