Albuquerque Woman Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Postal Workers

Associated Press – July 17, 2018 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque woman has pleaded guilty to assaulting three U.S. Postal Service employees last December and could be facing a federal prison sentence of up to 20 years. Prosecutors say 25-year-old Jackie Herron entered her guilty plea Tuesday without a plea agreement. Herron was arrested…

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Safety Issues Persist in Postal Facilities, Says IG

Federal Manager’s Daily Report – July 17, 2017 The Postal Service has made progress in addressing safety and security issues at retail facilities but much remains to be done, according to an IG report summarizing a series of individual reports on all seven postal geographic operating areas. The IG said its auditors initially found “poor…

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USPS OIG: How Clean, Safe, and Secure are Postal Service Processing Plants?

The Postal Service has over 300 processing plants where more than 150 billion pieces of mail are sorted each year. The OIG has recently conducted a series of audits on facility conditions at retail facilities and is now looking at processing facilities nationwide. The safety, security and cleanliness of these facilities is essential to the…

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USPS OIG Report: Disability Retirement Application Process

Objective Disability retirement is an employee benefit intended for employees who are unable to complete a normal career due to disease or injury. To be eligible for retirement disability, employees must meet prescribed statutory, regulatory, and administrative criteria. The objective of our audit was to assess the Postal Service’s effectiveness in processing disability retirement applications….

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Postal Bulletin: Prevent Heat Illness — Know the Signs and Act

Summertime can put employees at risk for heat illness. High temperatures and humidity, direct sun or heat, limited air movement, physical exertion, poor physical condition, and some medicines are contributing factors to heat illness. When the body is unable to cool itself by sweating, heat-induced illness such as heat stress, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and…

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USPS: Volunteer safety ambassadors receive training

Postal Service employees across the nation are learning how to promote safe workplaces through the organization’s new safety ambassadors program. Safety ambassadors are voluntary positions that help identify and abate hazards, raise awareness of safe work practices, and improve communication on safety matters. USPS is now training the ambassadors who responded to the organization’s call…

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APWU: Stand Up for Safe Jobs on Workers Memorial Day

04/10/2018 – Each year on Workers Memorial Day (April 28), working people throughout the world remember those who were hurt or killed on the job and recommit to the struggle for a safe workplace. Virtually every safety and health protection on the books today exists because union workers fought together to win them, the most…

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