USPS is installing faster package sorters

The Postal Service is installing new package sorting equipment at 30 facilities across the nation. The automated delivery unit sorters join 22 others that were installed in delivery units earlier this year during the initial phase of the rollout. “By automating package sorting in delivery units, [these] machines will significantly reduce operational costs and improve…

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APWU: MS-1 TL 6 Handbook and related MMOs

Via Idowu Balogun, APWU Maintenance Division Director: Please find attached the book marked version as presented at last week’s Webinar. The current TL 6 and related MMOs are enclosed, published and updated. Based on several requests from the field, we are scheduled to repeat MS 1 Webinar on Friday September 13, 2019 at 3pm EST….

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USPS OIG Report: Postal Service’s HVAC Preventive Maintenance Process

Objective As of February 2018, the Postal Service had 286 mail processing facilities nationwide, including 236 postal-owned and 50 leased facilities. Postal Service policy requires that an effective and efficient preventive maintenance (PM) program be in place to ensure optimum performance, minimum downtime, and appropriate service life of building equipment. Mail processing facilities’ management is…

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APWU: New MS-1 Settlement and Implementation

August 12, 2019 On Aug. 8, the Maintenance Craft reached a settlement with the USPS regarding Handbook MS-1, TL-5 and TL-6 Revisions and Related Maintenance Management Orders, originally grieved by current Maintenance Division Director Idowu Balogun. On Sept. 13, 2017, Arbitrator Goldberg remanded the MS-1 revisions case nos. Q10T-4Q-C-14171644/ Q10T-4Q-C-16481407 back to the APWU and…

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APWU Requests 10 Maintenance Employee Witnesses for Interest Arbitration

A regular Full time Maintenance employee that is not on limited or restricted duties. A Maintenance employee who is not a Steward or Local Officer. A Maintenance employee who will be participating for the first time at the National Level Arbitration. The Individual must be available to Travel to DC within next two weeks to…

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[UPDATED July 17, 2019] CDC: Summary of Oshkosh, Wisconsin Postal Facility Health Hazard Evaluation

In February 2019, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a union request for a health hazard evaluation (HHE) at a U.S. Postal Service (USPS) facility located at 1025 West 20th Street in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The union was concerned that several employees had been diagnosed with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) cellulitis. The…

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