Postal Unions Urge Leadership to Support the Postal Service

March 18, 2020 In a document to Senate Democratic leadership, NPMHU, along with NALC, NRLCA, and APWU, urged elected leaders to consider the impact of COVID-19 on the United States Postal Service. As the United States economy is experiencing historical losses, the unions reminded Congress, the Postal Service is a vital communications resource to every…

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Postal Bulletin: Customer Service Includes Removing All Mail Tags from MTE

Fiscal Year 2020 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for the Postal Service™ due to anticipated high mail volumes that will include Election Mail, Political Mail, and Census mail. The Postal Service would like to remind employees that highly visible tags and labels are attached to trays, sacks, and containers to assist with…

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NPMHU: Mail Handlers Reach Tentative Agreement

The following is a summary of the tentative agreement reached between representatives of the NPMHU and the Postal Service to establish the terms of the 2019 National Agreement. Term The 2019 National Agreement will cover a period of three years, and will expire at midnight on September 20, 2022. General Wage Increases All career Mail…

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USPS, NPMHU reach tentative deal on contract

USPS and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union have reached a tentative agreement on a three-year contract that covers more than 43,000 employees represented by the union. “This agreement is balanced. It addresses both parties’ bargaining objectives in a financially responsible manner,” said Labor Relations Vice President Doug Tulino. The tentative agreement is subject to…

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USPS OIG Report: Manual Parcel Processing Operations at Brooklyn P&DC

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of manual parcel processing operations at the Brooklyn Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) in Brooklyn, NY. We conducted this audit to provide U.S. Postal Service management with timely information on operational risks at the Brooklyn P&DC. The Brooklyn P&DC is in the Triboro District of…

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USPS OIG Report: Manual Letter Processing Operations at Industry P&DC

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of manual letter processing operations at the Industry Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) in the City of Industry, CA. We conducted this audit to provide U.S. Postal Service management with timely information on operational risks at the Industry P&DC. The Industry P&DC is in the…

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USPS OIG Report: Manual Parcel Processing Operations at the Harrisburg P&DC

Background The Harrisburg Processing & Distribution Center is in the Central PA District of the Eastern Area. During fiscal year (FY) 2019, it manually processed 86.9 million letters, 11.4 million flats, and 1.6 million parcels. Mail is processed manually when its dimensions or address quality prevent it from being processed on mail processing equipment. It…

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NALC: Decision in Pay Consolidation Case

National Arbitrator Shyam Das has issued his award in a national interpretive dispute involving the memorandum of understanding regarding the consolidation of NALC pay levels. The memorandum, which went into effect on November 24, 2018, elevated all Grade 1 letter carriers to the former Grade 2. Arbitrator Das recognized that the memorandum “provided Carriers with…

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