USPS Issues Memo on Juneteenth National Independence Day

NPMHU News Release – November 29, 2021 “Beginning in 2022, the Postal Service will recognize the Juneteenth National Independence Day as a holiday eligible to full-time and part-time career employees.” USPS Juneteenth Memo Source: National Postal Mail Handlers Union Related: APWU: Part-Time Flexible (PTF) employees and the Juneteenth Holiday

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NPMHU: Postal Service Revises Face Covering Policy

NPMHU News Release – July, 16, 2021 According to the Postal Service, the face covering policy is revised as follows as result of guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Effective immediately, all postal employees and contractors who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19…

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NPMHU and USPS Reach Agreement to Convert 6,596 MHAs to Career Full-time Regular by August 14, 2021

June 21, 2021 Linked here is a new MOU just signed by the NPMHU and the Postal Service to provide for additional Mail Handler staffing, in large part by converting 6,596 Mail Handler Assistants to full-time regular career employment no later than August 14, 2021. Also attached is a chart listing the 245 facilities in…

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NPMHU-USPS Joint Contract Interpretation Manual (CIM) Version 5 Now Available

June 8, 2021 As provided for in Article 15, Section .3E of the National Agreement between the National Postal Mail Handlers Union and the United States Postal Service, both parties have agreed to jointly produce a Contract Interpretation Manual (CIM), which represents a good faith effort to identify contractual issues on which the National parties…

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NPMHU and USPS Agree to Extend COVID Memorandums

June 3, 2021 The following Memoranda of Understanding between the United States Postal Service and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union have been extended through August 6, 2021. The parties agree to meet and discuss these Memoranda of Understanding prior to August 6, 2021, to determine whether or not further extension is appropriate. Re: Temporary…

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NPMHU: USPS Issues Notification of Secondary Mail Moves for 18 Facilities

April 27, 2021 The National Office has just received the attached notification from the Postal Service regarding their planned implementation of secondary mail moves for 18 facilities. These 18 sites previously had AMP studies conducted and the majority of mail has already been moved in 2015 or before as part of the Phase II Network…

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NPMHU: USPS Challenge to National Arbitration Decision on Hatch Act and LWOP is Dismissed

April 26, 2021 Back in August 2018, we circulated a copy of the National Arbitration Award issued by Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg on August 6, 2018 in a case concerning the use of Union LWOP for political activities under the National Agreement. The matter was heard in June 2018, briefed in July 2018, and decided in…

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NPMHU and USPS Reach Agreement to Convert 865 MHAs to Full-time Career

March 22, 2021 Linked here is a new MOU just signed by the NPMHU and the Postal Service to provide for additional Mail Handler staffing, in large part by converting 865 Mail Handler Assistants to full-time regular career employment no later than May 22, 2021. Also attached is a chart listing the 43 facilities in…

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