OSHA cites USPS with 16 violations for endangering workers at Tennessee facilities, Proposes $350K in penalties

Sanitation, electrical, improper use of forklifts among violations found DOL News Release – January 25, 2023 NASHVILLE, TN – The U.S. Department of Labor has found the U.S. Postal Service exposed workers to struck-by, electrical, crushing, fire and other health hazards at facilities in Columbia, Knoxville and Nashville. As a result of three inspections, the…

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Postal Bulletin: USPS is Always on the Move Delivering for America

The United States Postal Service® (USPS®) delivery network is the most efficient in the world. We want customers to have positive experiences with us, associate positive attributes to us, and believe that the Postal Service™ is the best, safest option for their mail delivery needs. USPS connects senders and receivers through the physical delivery of…

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USPS OIG Report: Postal Service’s Response to Sexual Harassment Complaints

Background The mission of the U.S. Postal Service is to provide the American public with trusted, affordable, and universal mail service. The Postal Service employs 653,167 career and noncareer employees to carry out its mission. To ensure its employees are working in safe conditions and are compliant with applicable laws and regulations, the Postal Service…

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EEOC’s Phase 2 Adjudication of Class Relief regarding USPS National Reassessment Program (NRP)

Velva B. v. Louis DeJoy, Postmaster General, U.S. Postal Service EEOC Hearing No.: 520-2019-00271X/Agency Case No.: 4B-140-0062-06 UNIQUE LOGIN ID: xxxxxx Dear xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, You have been identified as a claimant in the pending class action case against the United States Postal Service regarding its National Reassessment Program (NRP) during the period of May 6, 2006,…

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Congresswoman Pressley and Colleagues Urge Extension of COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Postal Workers

Provision enabling clear access to workers’ compensation due to COVID set to expire on January 27, 2023 December 16, 2022 BOSTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), in partnership with Representatives Stephen F. Lynch (MA-08) and Jamie Raskin (MD-08), led their colleagues in calling for the extension of an American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provision…

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Postal Bulletin: Through Rain, Sleet, or Snow, We Deliver Safely for America

Hazards associated with winter weather include exposure to cold temperatures and wet, icy, or snow-covered sidewalks and streets. Adverse weather conditions in winter lead to more vehicle collisions — according to reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the months of November, December, and January consistently show at least 25 percent more traffic fatalities…

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USPS: Disability self-ID PS Form 2489 can now be completed online

December 5, 2022 The Postal Service has introduced an online version of PS Form 2489, Self-Identification of a Physical or Mental Disability, and is encouraging all employees with disabilities to complete it. The form allows employees to self-identify as an individual with a disability or to update a disability status already on file. For example,…

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