USPS: Inspection Service site offers info

The Postal Inspection Service has introduced a website that outlines the law enforcement agency’s efforts to protect the integrity of election-related mail. The website, located at uspis.gov/election-mail-security, provides overviews of mail security initiatives — including government partnerships, digital security measures and process improvements — as well as tips for voters. Like the USPS website for…

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USPS: Employees reminded of Hatch Act guidelines

The Postal Service is continuing to remind employees of the rules surrounding political activity under the Hatch Act. 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…

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U.S. Postal Inspection Service Confidential Funds Program

Objective Our objective was to assess the U.S. Postal Inspection Service’s oversight of the Confidential Funds Program (CFP) during fiscal years (FY) 2018 and 2019. The Postal Inspection Service established the CFP as an investigative tool to assist postal inspectors and spent about $495,000 on the CFP in FYs 2018 and 2019. These confidential funds…

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USPS: Standard time returns this weekend

Daylight saving time will end Sunday, Nov. 1, at 2 a.m. In areas where the change is observed, people will “fall back” and set their manual clocks back one hour at bedtime Oct. 31. Standard time will be in effect until March 14, 2021, when daylight saving time will resume. Source: USPS

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NALC: Interest Arbitration Update

October 28, 2020 This week, NALC and USPS have continued with interest arbitration hearings each day to resolve the impasse over the 2019 collective bargaining agreement. The arbitration panel, chaired by neutral Arbitrator Dennis Nolan, heard testimony this week from NALC President Fred Rolando, Executive Vice President Brian Renfroe and two panels of letter carriers…

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USPS: Getting vaccinated especially important this year

The Postal Service is encouraging employees to get a flu shot, which will be more important than ever this season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Flu vaccines don’t prevent the coronavirus, but they help to reduce flu-related illnesses, missed work and school, hospitalizations, deaths and burdens on the health care system. This means more medical…

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USPS-approved costume gives people license to smile

It’s Halloween time, Americans are rallying around the Postal Service, people love their pets, and who couldn’t use a good chuckle right about now? Count those among the reasons you’re quite likely to see dogs dressed as letter carriers in your neighborhood and social media feed these days. The officially licensed USPS dog costume, introduced…

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USPS to hold drive-thru job fairs in Harrisburg and Lancaster on Thursday

By Keith Schweigert – October 26, 2020 LANCASTER, Pa. — The United States Postal Service announced it will conduct a series of drive-thru job fairs at three Central Pennsylvania locations on Thursday. The outdoor events will adhere to social distancing, masking, and other COVID-19 mitigation protocols, and all those attending must remain in their vehicles…

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