USPS: PMG highlights safety, survey in new video

PMG Megan J. Brennan addresses on-the-job safety, the Postal Pulse employee survey and several other topics in her latest “Business Focus” video. She reminds employees to stay alert and practice defensive driving now that schools are back in session. “Be aware of your surroundings — whether you’re on the clock or off — because your…

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USPS OIG Report: Facility Condition Reviews ― Pacific Area

Background The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has more than 30,000 leased and owned retail facilities nationwide. Over 1,600 of these facilities are in the Pacific Area. The post office lobby is the principal business office of the USPS. The lobby’s appearance directly affects the USPS’ image because it is the only close-up view of postal…

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Beyond Rain and Snow, Postal Workers Must Also Worry About Their Shoes

By Jack Corrigan – August 23, 2017 For years the U.S. Postal Service has put its stamp of approval on defective shoes that can quickly fall apart, putting letter carriers at risk of injury and often forcing them to pay for costly replacements out of their own pockets, union officials say. The issue came to…

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Mail Carrier Found Not Guilty on All Counts in OWCP Fraud Trial

By Vickie Sandlin – July 27, 2017 The prosecution failed to convince a jury of 12 people that Kristi Rae Ness, 54 of Julesburg, was guilty on 12 felony counts of insurance fraud, offering a false instrument for recording, attempt to influence a public servant and forgery of a public record. In May 2015 Ness…

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Working conditions at post office in Richmond being addressed

By Vernon Freeman Jr. – July 25, 2017 RICHMOND, Va. – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched an investigation into the working conditions at the Westhampton Station Post Office in Richmond after a CBS 6 investigation. During that Problem Solvers investigation, CBS 6 reported that several mail carriers walked off the job…

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USPS: Atlanta District’s “Summer of Safety” Campaign

Atlanta District recently introduced Summer of Safety, a campaign that promotes safe work practices. “The idea is to put safety at the forefront of what we do,” said Atlanta District Acting Manager Sam Jaudon. The district has several safety-related activities planned during the summer, including meetings with safety captains, driver safety instruction and “safety blitzes”…

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OIG: What actions should USPS take to return injured employees back to work in limited duty assignments?

Project Title: Postal Service’s Limited Duty and Rehabilitation Programs Return to Work Processes Start Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Estimated Report Release Date: December 2017 The OIG is conducting an audit to assess whether the Postal Service is effectively managing the Limited Duty and Rehabilitation Programs to facilitate returning injured employees that are deemed fit…

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