Proposed Expansion Of Paid Leave For Federal Employees

Federal employees would find themselves with a lot more paid leave if a bill introduced this week were to become law. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) has introduced the Comprehensive Paid Leave for Federal Employees Act (S. 1158) which would guarantee 12 weeks of paid family leave for federal employees in all instances covered by the…

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USPS Memo Addressing Emergency Federal Employee Leave (EFEL)

NPMHU – March 19, 2021 Please find linked below a copy of the above referenced memorandum from the Postal Service regarding the American Rescue Plan Act – Emergency Federal Employee Leave (EFEL). According to the Postal Service, this memorandum supplements the March 12, 2021, memorandum addressing the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) – Emergency Federal…

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APWU: Latest COVID MOUs and Liberal Leave Policy Extensions

March 19, 2021 President Dimondstein signed extensions on the COVID MOUs today (March 19), through June 4, 2021. The liberal leave policy has also been extended (see letter below). He also signed extensions on the annual leave carryover, which will allow 520 hours to be carried into leave year 2022 and career employees can also…

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APWU: New Leave Under the American Rescue Plan Act

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Friday, March 12, 2021 Subject: New Leave Under the American Rescue Plan (ARPA) Under the new stimulus bill called the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) there was new leave for federal employees added called Emergency Federal Employee Leave (EFEL). Postal employees qualify for this leave. This evening, USPS management shared…

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USPS: Daylight saving time returns this weekend

Daylight saving time begins Sunday, March 14, at 2 a.m. In areas where the change is observed, people will “spring forward” and set their clocks ahead one hour Saturday, March 13, at bedtime. Clocks will turn back Sunday, Nov. 7, at 2 a.m. Source: USPS

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APWU: Absences due to COVID-19 Vaccine

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 Subject: Absences due to COVID-19 Vaccine The subject of absences occurring due to employees receiving the COVID-19 vaccine has come up a few times. I requested management’s position on these absences. The email message below states these absences would fall under the Liberal Leave Policy. It…

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NPMHU: USPS Issues COVID-19 Return to Work Instructions

Re: Postal Service Occupational Safety & Health updates COVID-19 Return to Work Instructions. Please find linked below a copy of the above-reference document from the Postal Service regarding COVID-19 Return to Work Instructions. COVID-19 Return to Work Instructions Updated Guidance Source: National Postal Mail Handlers Union

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APWU: OWCP Claims for COVID-19 information update

From: Vance Zimmerman Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Subject: COVID-19 and OWCP Claims In 2020, the APWU sent out information on OWCP. We are sending out a copy of the letter originally sent to national officers, state, and local presidents. We are also attaching our updated OWCP write up. APWU: OWCP Claims for COVID-19 Information…

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