APWU: Arbitrator Goldberg Award on APPS Installation

Web News Article #: 109-2017 11/09/2017 – Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg issued an award on November 7, 2017 stating: The work of installing the APPS systems was not bargaining unit work. Hence, the Postal Service did not violate Article 32.1.A or Article 32.1.B in allowing Lockheed to perform that work, rather than assigning it to Maintenance…

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USPS Electronics Technician benefits from military training

Before Todd Farnham was an electronics technician with the Postal Service, he was acquiring the skills to succeed in the Marine Corps. After his four-year enlistment ended in 1984, Farnham transferred to the Marine Corps Reserve and got a job with USPS — joining the organization’s long tradition of hiring veterans. The skills that Farnham…

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APWU: eWHEP BMC Settlement Reached

Web News Article #: 100-2017 10/26/2017 – After several meetings with the Postal Service, we are happy to inform you that we were able to SETTLE the outstanding issue of using the newly created eWHEP in a BMC environment. The attached Step 4 Settlement, N19T20160356, dated October 19, 2017 states: After reviewing this matter the…

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Federal Register: Data Enhancements and Reporting Requirements for Flats

A Proposed Rule by the Postal Regulatory Commission on 10/11/2017 AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: The Commission is initiating a proceeding to explore enhancements to the Postal Service’s data systems and to facilitate the development of consistent reporting requirements. This document informs the public of the filing, invites public…

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USPS OIG: Is the Northeast Area reducing maintenance expenses as planned?

Project Title: Maintenance Optimization – Northeast Area Start Date: Friday, September 22, 2017 Estimated Report Release Date: March 2018 The U.S. Postal Service’s Five-Year Strategic Plan ― Fiscal Year 2017 to 2021 outlines a maintenance optimization initiative to standardize, upgrade, and realign maintenance operations across field offices efficiently and effectively in order to reduce operating…

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