APWU WR Coordinator Gonzalez was on The Special Report: US Post Office In Crisis

From: Grace Diaz <gdiaz@specialneedsnetwork.org> Date: August 19, 2020 at 10:31:15 AM PDT To: Omar Gonzalez <ogonzalez@apwu.org> Subject: A Special Thank You Reply-To: <gdiaz@specialneedsnetwork.org> Dear Omar, Thank you so much for joining The Special Report today. Your insightful comments are an invaluable part of a dialogue that is informing and inspiring viewers across the country. We…

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Postal Inspectors Arrest Former Trump Advisor Steve Bannon and Three Others on Federal Fraud Charges

Leaders Of ‘We Build The Wall’ Online Fundraising Campaign Charged With Defrauding Hundreds Of Thousands Of Donors Postal Inspectors along with Special Agents of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York investigated BRIAN KOLFAGE, STEPHEN BANNON, ANDREW BADOLATO, and TIMOTHY SHEA for their alleged roles in defrauding hundreds of thousands…

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USPS: Order pandemic supplies now for peak delivery season

The Postal Service wants to ensure facilities have sufficient supplies of personal protective equipment and other coronavirus pandemic-related material as the organization gears up for the peak delivery season in the fall. In a memo last week, USPS encouraged facility managers to use August and September to build their inventories for the end of the…

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NPMHU: Report changes in mail processing or transportation operations

PMG DeJoy Issues Responsive Statement Concerning Continuation of Postal Services August 18, 2020 RE: PMG Statement on Continuation of Postal Services (pdf) After many days of non-stop media and congressional attention on cutbacks at the Postal Service, and just days before testifying before the key Senate and House committees with jurisdiction over postal issues, Postmaster…

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APWU asks Locals for information on two issues related to delayed mail

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 To: Regional Coordinators <RegionalCoordinators@apwu.org>; NBAs <NBAs@apwu.org> Brothers and Sisters I am asking that you reach out today to some of your locals and provide information on two issues related to delayed mail. First, was there a service talk given to the employees concerning talking to the…

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USPS: Commuter Benefit Program adds options

The USPS Commuter Benefit Program recently added shared mobility options. Along with traditional pre-tax options like public transit and parking, the program now offers the following new commuting options to choose from: Biking Bike sharing Scooter rentals Moped rentals Regular Uber and Lyft rides (when ordered directly through the program’s mobile app) Funds can be…

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NALC files national-level grievance regarding Post Office Sortation Equipment Reconciliation

August 17, 2020 Today, pursuant to Article 15, Section 3.F of the National Agreement, NALC initiated a national-level grievance regarding the Postal Service’s unilateral implementation of the delivery initiative called Post Office Sortation Equipment Reconciliation (SER). On July 31, 2020, USPS notified NALC of the SER initiative and characterized it as a “review” which would…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Recovery Center 

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of U.S. Postal Service Mail Recovery Center (MRC) operations and identify opportunities for improvement. The MRC is the Postal Service’s “lost and found” department, serving a vital customer service role by processing undeliverable and lost items. The MRC receives items deemed “undeliverable” from Postal Service facilities throughout…

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