PWW: Honeymoon over before it begins with PMG ‘Delay’ !

Via Omar M. Gonzalez, APWU Western Region Coordinator: Postal Worker West – Jul/Aug 2020 Edition Post Office Under Attack COVID-19 Information

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USPS Statement on Washington Post CARES Act Lending Authority Article

USPS News Release – July 30, 2020 WASHINGTON, DC — Pursuant to the terms that will apply to borrowing under the CARES Act, the Postal Service will provide the Department of the Treasury with certain information regarding our costs, revenues, and overall financial position. This includes providing Treasury, under strict terms of confidentiality, with those…

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USPS OIG Report: Stamp and Cash Inventories in Chicago

Background This report presents the results of our audit of all stamp and cash inventories at six postal units in Chicago, IL. These offices were located in the Chicago District of the Great Lakes Area. We conducted this audit in response to concerns raised by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service of potentially lost stamps, cash,…

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USPS: Pilot test of the Maintenance Bidding System (MBS)

June 5, 2020 Mr. Brian J. Wagner President National Association of Postal Supervisors 1727 King Street, Suite 400 Alexandria, VA 22314-2753 Dear Brian: This letter is in further reference to the pilot test of the Maintenance Bidding System (MBS). Notice of this pilot was provided by letters dated August 21, 2019, March 11, and May…

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USPS OIG Report: Small Package Sorting System Performance

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the performance of the U.S. Postal Service’s Small Package Sorting System (SPSS) machines. The continued growth of eCommerce and the package delivery market provides opportunities for the Postal Service to increase revenue. The Postal Service has directed resources and management attention toward building a world-class package platform to compete…

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USPS: Employees reminded of Hatch Act rules

USPS wants employees to follow the Hatch Act’s rules on politicking in the workplace. The Hatch Act is a law that prohibits Postal Service and other federal employees from engaging in political activity while on duty, while wearing a uniform, while on federal property or while inside a federal vehicle. These rules apply to activities…

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New NLRB Policy: Offensive and Abusive Speech is No Longer Protected Activity

July 21, 2020 Washington D.C. – In a decision issued today in General Motors LLC, 14-CA-197985 369 NLRB No. 127 (2020), the National Labor Relations Board modified the standard for determining whether employees have been lawfully disciplined or discharged after making abusive or offensive statements—including profane, racist, and sexually unacceptable remarks—in the course of activity…

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Judge to determine if mail carriers were disciplined for reporting injuries

An administrative law judge must determine whether the testimony provided by two mail carriers who claim they were disciplined for reporting workplace injuries is credible. In Secretary of Labor v. U.S. Postal Service, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission on Tuesday reversed and remanded a decision to vacate a citation levied against the U.S….

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