USPS: Collection boxes receive clean-up, restoration

Greater Indiana District is sprucing up one of the Postal Service’s most recognizable symbols — its blue collection boxes. Employees recently inspected boxes throughout the district and identified about 500 that need to be restored or replaced. “The seasons are hard on them leaving faded paint and rust over time,” said Indianapolis Maintenance Operations Manager…

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USPS: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Pilot Project at Washington NDC in Southern MD

The U.S. Postal Service® is piloting a new way to power our material handling equipment (MHE) at the Washington National Distribution Center in southern Maryland. MHE is essential equipment for USPS® processing plants. This equipment, which includes forklifts, tow motors and pallet jacks, is used to move mail and empty equipment throughout USPS facilities. Currently,…

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USPS OIG Report: Hiring Custodians in Des Moines Post Offices

Background The Veterans’ Preference Act of 1944 mandates that federal government agencies give eligible veterans preference for custodian positions. Consequently, the U.S. Postal Service has designated four custodian positions for eligible veteran applicants: building maintenance custodian, custodian laborer, custodian, and laborer custodian. The veterans’ preference requirement only applies to external hiring. The Postal Service’s Human…

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USPS OIG: Management Advisory – Environmental Conditions at Michigan Metroplex P&DC

Background This report presents the results of our follow-up to the management alert issued February 22, 2016, regarding the malfunction of the methane detection system observed at the U.S. Postal Service Michigan Metroplex (Metroplex) Processing and Distribution Center in Pontiac, MI. The Metroplex is built on privately owned property that formerly contained a foundry, manufacturing…

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R.I.P. Ray Glasser – APWU Maintenance Craft Director of Red Bank Local

Very saddened and shocked to hear of the sudden passing of my union brother and friend Ray Glasser yesterday, December 14, 2016. Ray was the Maintenance Craft Director for the Red Bank Local APWU. He worked at the Monmouth P&DC located in Eatontown, NJ. He started working for the US Postal Service in 1990. He…

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APWU / NLRB Settlement on AOI Arbitration Award payments

Web News Article #: 252-2016 – December 14, 2016 Source: APWU See: NLRB Orders Postal Union to Pay Back Members Related: APWU to answer labor charges of $1 million being withheld from AOI Settlement  

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