USPS Reissues Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

Effective March 14, 2019, the Postal Service™ reissued its Memorandum of Policy (MOP) HR-03-14-2019-1, Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement. In accordance with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Management Directive 715, the policy will be updated annually and prominently posted in the following locations: All personnel offices; Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) offices; On the agency’s internal…

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NLRB General Counsel Issues Clarification Memo on Duty of Fair Representation

On March 26, 2019, the NLRB General Counsel issued more instructions regarding a union’s Section 8(b)(1)(A) Duty of Fair Representation. Local unions need to be careful. “In circumstances where a union has lost track or forgotten about a grievance, ‘mere negligence’ ordinarily will not excuse the union unless it can show that it was following…

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Privatization: A real threat to the USPS employee

The United States Postal Service first began moving the mail on July 26, 1775. The Service was created a year before the Thirteen Colonies proclaimed their independence in 1776 as the United States of America. The employees of the US Postal Service have been sorting and delivering the mail to the citizens of the United…

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UPMA: Overview of Senate HSGA hearing on Postal Reform

Overview of Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs hearing on Postal Reform By Frank Augustosky – 03/15/19 The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held a hearing on Tuesday, March 12 to address “A Path to Sustainability: Recommendations from the President’s Task Force on the United States Postal Service.” Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI)…

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DOL issues Opinion Letter: FMLA Leave May Not Be Saved For Future Use

The Department of Labor issued an Opinion Letter Thursday that says an employee with a FMLA-qualifying condition may not use paid leave and decline to use FMLA leave to preserve FMLA leave for future use.  This will likely result in employers digging more deeply into employees’ reasons for taking paid leave. Employees will need to…

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President Trump Announces Intent to Nominate John McLeod Barger to USPS Board of Governors

John McLeod Barger of California, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service, for the remainder of a seven-year term expiring December 8, 2021. Source: President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts | The White House

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Senators Peters, Moran Reintroduce Bipartisan Resolution Opposing Privatization of the USPS

Press Release – March 7, 2019 Peters, Moran Reintroduce Bipartisan Resolution Opposing Privatization of the United States Postal Service WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Jerry Moran (R-KS) today led 23 of their Senate colleagues to reintroduce a bipartisan resolution opposing privatization…

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