OIG Report: Cost Segment 3 – Clerks and Mail Handlers

Background The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 requires the U.S. Postal Service to file an Annual Compliance Report (ACR) with the Postal Regulatory Commission within 90 days of the end of each fiscal year. The report analyzes cost, revenue, rates, and quality of service for all products. Further, it reports whether revenue for…

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USPS: Tray label system to get upgrade

USPS is improving the system it uses to produce and assign tray and sack labels. The system, Web Automated Tray Label Assignment System version 3.0 (WebATLAS3), will now feature a more user-friendly interface. The improved system will be available to employees who use ACE workstations and plant kiosks to create and print 24-digit Intelligent Mail…

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NPMHU and USPS reach tentative agreement on 2016 National Agreement

On December 16, 2016, the NPMHU and the Postal Service announced that they had reached a tentative agreement to establish the terms of their 2016 National Agreement. The agreement is subject to ratification by a majority vote of the Union’s membership. The balloting process will begin no later than early January, with a 30-day period…

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APWU Receives Favorable Arbitration Award: Hundreds of SPSS Clerk Craft Jobs Preserved

Web News Article #: 250-2016 12/09/2016 – The APWU prevailed in an arbitration that keeps hundreds of Clerk Craft jobs in the union’s bargaining unit. The decision clarifies what ability the Postal Service has to change craft work assignments for new machinery. When the new Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS) machines were installed, the Postal…

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NPMHU President Hogrogian Comments on Election Results

November 10, 2016 Tuesday’s election defied expectations and set historical precedents. The results were disappointing, but we recognize democracy in action, and look for ways to move forward. In August at our National Convention, the delegates endorsed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for President. Not only was she on the side of labor, but she…

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Chicago Mail Handler streaks to celebrate Cubs win

This mailman went postal after the Cubs won the World Series. Corpulent Cubs booster DeAndre Barnes stripped down to nothing but his ballcap and joyously streaked in celebration of the Northsiders’ first World Series championship since 1908. “Yeaaaaaaaaaaah baaaaaaaaaaaby the Chicago Cubs are the 2016 World Series champions. And this how I celebrate,” Barnes posted…

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USPS to hire 400 Casual Mail Handlers in Tampa Bay area for holiday season

USPS News Release – October 18, 2016 TAMPA FL – The U.S. Postal Service is accepting applications for Casual Mail Handlers, a temporary seasonal job for the fall mailing season and holiday period. The Postal Service plans to hire a total of 400 Casual Mail Handlers to work in St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Orlando, Lake Mary,…

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NPMHU Contract Update: Expiration Approaches, Bargaining Intensifies

2016 Contract Update #9 – October 11, 2016 With the completion of the 2016 NPMHU National Convention, the National Office and representatives of the U.S. Postal Service have returned to the bargaining table to reach closure on the issues that remain open before an overall settlement can be announced on the terms of the 2016…

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