USPS: Explaining Hatch Act’s social media rules

The Postal Service is reminding employees that they are required to abide by the Hatch Act, including the guidelines for using social media. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Here’s a quick recap of the law: • The Hatch Act exists to keep politics out of federal workplaces. The law, passed in 1939, limits certain political activities of federal and postal…

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USPS: Know the rules about outside activities

If you’re a Postal Service employee, the organization wants you to remember the rules on engaging in activities outside USPS. These activities can include working for other employers while still holding a postal job, serving on an outside board or volunteering for a group. Federal ethics regulations don’t prohibit you from engaging in any outside…

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NALC and USPS agree to postpone national-level Hatch Act / LWOP grievance

NALC and USPS have mutually agreed to postpone a national-level grievance regarding the delay in implementing Arbitrator Goldberg’s Award in Case No. Q15C-4Q-C 17697250 which was issued August 6, 2018. This agreement (M-01908) provides that the parties will postpone this case pending the disposition of civil action 18-cv-02553, United States Postal Service vs. American Postal…

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USPS: Election Mail, Political Mail handling reminder

The Postal Service wants employees to know the differences between Political Mail and Election Mail tags during this year’s election season. Red Tag 57, for Political Mail, should be used for any political campaign mailing by a registered candidate, campaign committee, and committee of a political party. This tag also can be used for a…

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USPS CFO reviews first-quarter financial results

Chief Financial Officer Joe Corbett reviews the Postal Service’s latest financial results in a “Dollars and Change” video released this week. During fiscal year 2020’s first quarter (Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 2019), USPS recorded total revenue of $19.4 billion and total operating expenses of $20.1 billion, leaving the organization with a net loss of $748 million….

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NALC President Rolando: Our plan for the 2020 election

I’m not going to say that the upcoming election is the most important of our lives, because for letter carriers every election is important. But I will say that it is the most important election since 1968 when it comes to the future of the Postal Service. Back then, a debate was raging over whether…

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USPS: First-quarter financial results reported for FY 2020

The Postal Service has reported its financial results for fiscal year 2020’s first quarter (Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 2019). Here are some highlights: • Revenue. Total revenue was $19.4 billion, down 1.8 percent from the same period one year earlier. First-Class Mail revenue declined 2.5 percent, while Marketing Mail revenue fell 5.4 percent. Shipping and packages…

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CBO Projects USPS Will Continue Defaulting on Retiree Health Fund Payments

By Ian Smith – February 4, 2020 The Congressional Budget Office predicts that the Postal Service will continue defaulting on mandatory payments to the Postal Service Retiree Health Benefits Fund for the next decade. CBO said in a recent report that it expects the Postal Service to continue defaulting on the payments for the next…

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