USPS: Five-Year Strategic Plan 2020-2024

The Five-Year Plan aims to return the Postal Service to financial stability, preserve the affordability of mail and allow us to more readily adapt to a dynamic market place. The plan focuses on five major goals: Goal 1 — Deliver world-class services and customer experiences Goal 2 — Equip, connect, engage, and empower employees to…

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USPS urges increased cybersecurity vigilance amid Mideast tensions

USPS is requiring employees, contractors and others to demonstrate increased cybersecurity vigilance amid escalating tensions in the Middle East. Email spearphishing campaigns targeting U.S. government agencies are intensifying, the Postal Service Corporate Information Security Office reports. Cyberthreat actors are aggressively attempting to steal sensitive information, including account credentials and financial information, using targeted information campaigns….

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USPS: PMG Agrees to Delay Retirement

January 6, 2020 WASHINGTON – The Governors of the United States Postal Service are conducting a thorough, nationwide search for a successor to Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan, who announced her intent to retire effective Jan. 31, 2020. To facilitate the search and transition process, the Postmaster General has agreed to delay her retirement date….

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NLRB Restores Longstanding Arbitral Deferral Standards

December 23, 2019 – Washington DC – In a decision released today in United Parcel Service, Inc., 369 NLRB 1 (2019), the National Labor Relations Board returned to its traditional standard for post-arbitral deferral. The post-arbitral deferral standard is used by the Board to decide whether to defer to an arbitrator’s prior resolution of a…

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Trump nominates William Zollars to USPS Board of Governors

Board update. President Trump has announced his intention to nominate William Zollars, a Kansas resident, to be a member of the USPS Board of Governors. The nomination will be the remainder of a seven-year term expiring Dec. 8, 2022. The U.S. Senate must confirm nominees before they join the board. The governors are the principal…

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GAO Report: Offering Nonpostal Services through Delivery Network Would Present Benefits, Limitations 

U.S. Postal Service: Offering Nonpostal Services through Its Delivery Network Would Likely Present Benefits and Limitations GAO-20-190: Published: Dec 17, 2019. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 2019. The U.S. Postal Service manages a vast network of mail carriers and vehicles that deliver mail to its customers. Since USPS’s costs are growing faster than its revenues, some…

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USPS Chief Financial Officer delivers update in new video

The Postal Service’s year-end financial report is discussed in Chief Financial Officer Joe Corbett’s latest “Dollars and Change” video. USPS recorded $71.1 billion in total operating revenue in fiscal 2019 (Oct. 1, 2018-Sept. 30, 2019) and $79.9 billion in total operating expenses. This left the organization with a net loss of $8.8 billion — an…

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Reducing Official Time for Unions in EEO

By Ralph R. Smith – December 12, 2019 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking clarifying official time provisions for federal employees working in an official capacity for a union. What Is Official Time? “Official time” has been the source of a number of issues in the federal labor…

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