NALC: Protect Our Letter Carriers Act introduced in Senate

May 17, 2024 On May 16, Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) introduced the Protect Our Letter Carriers Act (H.R. 7629 / S. 4356). The Senate companion bill comes after Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Greg Landsman (D-OH) introduced the bill in the House in March, which currently has 71 cosponsors. The bipartisan…

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Postal Service’s Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement reissued

May 16, 2024 Effective May 1, 2024, the Postal Service™ reissued its Memorandum of Policy (MOP) HR-05-01-2024-1, Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement. In accordance with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC’s) Management Directive 715 (MD 715), the Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement will be updated annually and prominently posted in the following locations: All personnel offices; Equal Employment…

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Postal Service’s Policy on Workplace Harassment reissued

May 16, 2024 Effective May 1, 2024, the Postal Service™ reissued its Memorandum of Policy (MOP) HR-05-01-2024-2, Postal Service’s Policy on Workplace Harassment. The Postal Service’s Policy on Workplace Harassment was revised to meet the requirements of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC’s) Management Directive 715 (MD 715). MOP HR-05-01-2024-2 must be posted prominently in the following locations:…

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USPS: National Dog Bite Awareness Campaign

May 2, 2024 The Postal Service has announced plans for this year’s National Dog Bite Awareness Campaign. The annual effort, which aims to bring attention to one of the most common safety issues facing mail carriers, will kick off Thursday, May 30, with a news conference in the Philadelphia area. The campaign itself will begin…

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EEOC: Enforcement Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace

EEOC Press Release – April 29, 2024 The guidance, approved by a majority vote of the Commission, reflects the EEOC’s commitment to protecting persons who are particularly vulnerable and persons from underserved communities from employment discrimination. It includes over 70 examples illustrating unlawful harassment, including situations involving older workers, immigrant workers, and survivors of gender-based…

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USPS reminds employees of zero-tolerance policy

March 29, 2024 The Postal Service is reminding employees that it has a zero-tolerance policy regarding workplace threats and violence. The organization is committed to cultivating a positive and safe work environment that’s free of threats, intimidation, bullying and violence for all employees. To help fulfill this commitment, a threat assessment team is available to…

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Postal Bulletin covers Heat Illness Prevention Program

March 21, 2024 Postal Bulletin’s latest edition, published March 21, details the Postal Service’s Heat Illness Prevention Program. Updates to the organization’s policies, procedures and forms are also included. Employees can go to usps.com to read and download the latest Postal Bulletin, along with past issues. Postal Bulletin – March 21, 2024

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