APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – November 1, 2020

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU In this issue: Final Reminder to Vote Coronavirus Update Virus Causing Problems for the Union Disclaimer – This report is intended as a final reminder about getting out the vote, It will be deposited in the mail stream intended to arrive a…

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USPS: PMG thanks employees for election season work in new video

In his latest video message, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy thanks Postal Service employees for their work during election season. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, millions more people voted by mail this year. The Postmaster General reviews the steps USPS took to serve these voters, and he discusses how political campaigns used mail to educate voters…

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USPS teams up with FBI to provide biometrics at 100 post offices

By Jory Heckman – November 2, 2020 The Postal Service is looking to make the most of its massive delivery network by expanding its portfolio of services to include biometrics and geospatial data. Two years into a pilot with the FBI, USPS now provides digital fingerprinting services at more than 100 post offices across the…

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USPS Continues to Deliver a Record Number of Ballots

USPS News Release – October 29, 2020 WASHINGTON, DC — With less than one week until the November election, new U.S. Postal Service data show an exceedingly high-volume of mail moving through the system and a focus on delivery of ballots. “With increased volume in both mail and packages and external challenges, mail is moving,”…

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USPS: Inspection Service site offers info

The Postal Inspection Service has introduced a website that outlines the law enforcement agency’s efforts to protect the integrity of election-related mail. The website, located at uspis.gov/election-mail-security, provides overviews of mail security initiatives — including government partnerships, digital security measures and process improvements — as well as tips for voters. Like the USPS website for…

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USPS: Employees reminded of Hatch Act guidelines

The Postal Service is continuing to remind employees of the rules surrounding political activity under the Hatch Act. The Hatch Act is a law that prohibits federal employees from engaging in political activity while on duty, while wearing a federal uniform or identification badge, while on federal property or while inside a federal vehicle. Under…

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USPS: PMG discusses election, other topics in new video

The latest video from Postmaster General Louis DeJoy updates employees on the Postal Service’s work to deliver election-related mail. To serve voters who mail their ballots close to deadline, the organization is prioritizing ballots, adding postmarking resources, adding extra transportation wherever it is needed, and working with local election officials to meet special needs. “We…

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USPS Issues Extraordinary Measures Memorandum

“As we draw closer to the November 3, 2020, general election more information is being provided today to further supplement and reiterate previous guidance. This Memorandum follows those issued on Sept. 21 (Clarifying Operational Instructions), Sept. 25 (Additional Resources), and Oct. 13 (Supplemental Guidance). This series of Memoranda supports the timely and efficient handling of…

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