USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: Taking leave during COVID-19 (4/2/20)

Effective April 1, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) provides employees with two additional types of leave. These new leave entitlements are in addition to leave you are already entitled to under the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) and any applicable Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs). As a postal employee, you have certain…

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USPS: New guidance issued for retail employees

The Postal Service is providing retail employees with new guidelines to help them practice social distancing on the job during the coronavirus pandemic. The guidelines are based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which advises people to stay at least 6 feet apart from each other in public to help prevent…

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USPS: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Supervisor and Management Guidance (updated)

Updated March 30, 2020 The Postal Service continues to monitor the spread of COVID-19 across the United States. The following information is provided to assist you as managers and supervisors to communicate with your employees.

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USPS: Criteria for Return to Work for Employees with Confirmed Case of COVID-19 (updated)

Updated Guidance as of 03/30/2020 The following information is provided to assist you as managers and supervisors when an employee has indicated their intent to return to work following a confirmed case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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USPS: How to deal with travel restrictions

The Postal Service is providing employees and contractors with an “essential service provider letter” they can show to law enforcement officers in case they’re stopped and questioned during the coronavirus pandemic. The letter explains that USPS is part of the nation’s critical infrastructure and is continuing normal operations during the pandemic. The letter also affirms…

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USPS ‘Sanitizing Stations’ at Philadelphia P&DC

These “Sanitizing Stations” began springing up this week on the workroom floor throughout the Philadelphia P&DC. At first, I thought this was some sort of joke.  But no, this is USPS Management doing it’s best to show the employees they are the agency’s most valuable asset. [Take note of the properties of the “cleaner” to…

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What postal job positions have tested positive for Coronavirus?

Hasn’t anyone asked the question?  Shouldn’t we have a right to know what job titles our positive testing postal workers have? This way we can determine for ourselves if we are “safe” enough to be working. I am sorry, it has been years of working around unsafe events and every one has ended the same….

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DOL Sues Postal Service Over Firing of Injured Whistleblower

“The U.S. Postal Service unlawfully threatened to terminate, and ultimately fired, a worker who reported an on-the-job injury, the Labor Department said in a federal lawsuit in California. The DOL alleges that the Postal Service violated the whistleblower provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, according to a complaint filed Wednesday in the U.S….

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