USPS: Bolger, NCED training and conference properties selling holiday meals

The Postal Service’s training and conference properties in Maryland and Oklahoma are working to recoup lost revenue as result of the coronavirus pandemic. The Bolger Center in Potomac, MD, and the National Center for Employee Development (NCED) in Norman, OK, both have hotels and restaurants, in addition to conference rooms. Before the pandemic, both properties…

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USPS OIG Management Alert – Property Condition Issues at Spring Garden Station

While conducting a site visit for the Employee Safety – Postal Service COVID-19 Response audit, we identified building maintenance and safety issues at Philadelphia’s Spring Garden Station that were not directly related to the scope of the audit. Specifically, we identified 30 deficiencies ranging from minor to more serious violations. We believe these issues warrant…

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Maintenance Support Clerk job training question

I have a question about the Maintenance Support Clerk job. If you are currently in the position and then take the training in Oklahoma and fail the test are you still able to keep the position? First Name: Tami Last Name: Wilks Email: libra91970@yahoo.com Union/Local: APWU – Johnstown Area Local

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USPS: Pilot test of the Maintenance Bidding System (MBS)

June 5, 2020 Mr. Brian J. Wagner President National Association of Postal Supervisors 1727 King Street, Suite 400 Alexandria, VA 22314-2753 Dear Brian: This letter is in further reference to the pilot test of the Maintenance Bidding System (MBS). Notice of this pilot was provided by letters dated August 21, 2019, March 11, and May…

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APWU: Questions and Answers for Maintenance POStplan Offices

From: Idowu Balogun <ibalogun@apwu.org> Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 4:01 PM To: APWU National Officers Subject: APO and RMPO Q and A’s signed – 6-15-2020 Dear All, Find attached Questions and Answers for Maintenance POStplan Offices. Feel free to share with your list and post. Idowu Balogun, APWU | Director, Maintenance Division American Postal Workers…

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USPS OIG: Postal Service Elevator Repair Program

Project Title: Postal Service Elevator Repair Program Start Date: Monday, May 11, 2020 Estimated Report Release Date: November 2020 The Postal Service operates over 1,400 elevators and escalators in approximately 470 of its owned facilities. These include passenger, service, and freight elevators of various types and sizes, as well as platform lifts and dumbwaiters. Each…

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USPS OIG Report: Leased Facility Maintenance

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of management controls over the Landlord Maintenance Program (LPM). Specifically, the controls in place to ensure compliance with policies and procedures related to leased buildings for which the landlords have repair and maintenance responsibilities. Our fieldwork was completed before the President of the United States issued the…

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USPS: Coronavirus guidance for kiosks issued

USPS wants Post Offices with more than one self-service kiosk to make sure customers can maintain social distancing while conducting transactions. Accessible 24 hours a day in many locations, self-service kiosks allow customers to purchase print-on-demand stamps, ship packages, look up ZIP Codes and renew PO Boxes. USPS, in its role as an essential service,…

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