USPS: Don’t show prerecorded movies at facilities

The Postal Service wants employees to know that they are prohibited from showing prerecorded films or movie clips at USPS facilities because of trademark and other legal restrictions. Prerecorded movies include motion pictures stored on VHS cassettes, DVDs, Blu-ray discs and storage devices (such as computers, tablets and smartphones), as well as movies accessed on…

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USPS: PMG addresses employees in new video

October 19, 2020 USPS has released Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s latest video update for employees. Among the topics addressed: preparations for the holiday mailing and shipping season, the Postal Service’s new organizational structure, the response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and efforts to deliver election-related mail. “Based on the great work being done now, we…

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USPS OIG: Making Sure Every American Vote Overseas is Delivered

USPS OIG Blog – October 19, 2020 Election day is right around the corner, and a lot of attention has been focused on voting by mail here in the U.S. But did you know there are also mail-in ballots coming in from Americans overseas? Even before the pandemic, the Postal Service processed international election and…

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St. Louis NPMHU Treasurer Charged with Embezzlement

On October 7, 2020, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Yvette Luster, former Treasurer of Postal Mail Handlers Local 314 (located in St. Louis, Mo.), was charged with one count of embezzlement of labor union assets in the amount of $184,138, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The charge…

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USPS: Employees reminded of Hatch Act prohibitions

The Postal Service wants employees to remember the Hatch Act’s rules regarding participation in political activities. The Hatch Act is a law that prohibits federal employees from engaging in political activity while on duty, while wearing a federal uniform or identification badge, while on federal property or while inside a federal vehicle. Under the law,…

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National APWU Encourages Continued COVID-19 Safety Diligence

APWU – October 16, 2020 Over recent weeks, the United States has experienced a rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases across the country. According to the Washington Post, since Saturday, October 10, more than 20 states have recorded record highs in their seven-day average of reported case counts. Nationally, the country’s seven-day average of new cases…

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NPMHU Prevails in National Arbitration Regarding MHA Discipline

We are extremely pleased to announce that the NPMHU has prevailed in its National Arbitration against the Postal Service over whether the Postal Service may consider or rely upon discipline issued to an MHA if that employee is later being disciplined after he or she has been converted to career. The key conclusion of Arbitrator…

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