MTSC: Updated Cleaning Information AFTER a Confirmed COVID-19 Case

According to the CDC, the risk of exposure to cleaning staff is inherently low. In consultation with the CDC and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), when a COVID-19 case has been confirmed within a facility, the following is now recommended to aid in reducing secondary transmission from work clothes (reminder to…

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USPS ‘Sanitizing Stations’ at Philadelphia P&DC

These “Sanitizing Stations” began springing up this week on the workroom floor throughout the Philadelphia P&DC. At first, I thought this was some sort of joke.  But no, this is USPS Management doing it’s best to show the employees they are the agency’s most valuable asset. [Take note of the properties of the “cleaner” to…

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USPS Guidance on Distillery-made Hand Sanitizer

Due to the rapidly evolving Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, we understand that it is becoming difficult to access alcohol-based hand sanitizers. We are also aware of reports that some companies are producing hand sanitizers for personal use, such as Distilleries. Although the Postal Service lacks information on the methods being used to prepare such…

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USPS OIG Report: Facility Condition Reviews – South Jersey District Post Offices

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of facility conditions at the Belmar (owned), Normandy Beach (leased), and Spring Lake (leased) post offices in the South Jersey District. The Postal Service is required to maintain a safe and healthy environment for both employees and customers in accordance with its internal policies and…

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Trenton Metro Area Local COVID 19 Update – March 22, 2020

Via Trenton Metro Area Local President Bill Lewis: On March 22, 2020, a Trenton P&DC maintenance employee informed the Local Union that they tested positive for COVID 19. They have notified management of their condition. The employee has been instructed by their health care provider to self-quarantine. I have spoken with the plant manager and…

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USPS Travel update: Written approval now required for requests

March 16, 2020 Due to the spread of COVID-19, the disease associated with the new coronavirus, the Postal Service is requiring advanced written approval for business travel for all officers, executives and non-bargaining employees. This precautionary measure, which took effect this week, is consistent with recent guidance from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. USPS…

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APWU Clerk NBA Turney: Thank you Custodians

“The COVID-19 pandemic presents a major challenge to our Union and our Nation, but it’s one I know we’ll get through together. There are so many heroes on the front lines. One that I want to mention is our APWU Custodians. Our custodians are doing extra to keep our offices clean. They are wiping down…

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USPS HQ Maintenance: Using Alcohol as a Disinfectant (3/13/20)

Due to the fact that many of the disinfectants listed in MMO-031-20 are either unavailable or in limited supply, rubbing alcohol can be used as an alternative. Topeka is in the process of procuring alcohol for the field to use in the daily completion of MMO-031-20 until inventories of the products listed in the MMO…

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