APWU: Latest COVID MOUs and Liberal Leave Policy Extensions

APWU News Article – August 3, 2021 President Dimondstein signed extensions on the COVID MOUs today (August 3), through September 30, 2021. The liberal leave policy has also been extended (see letter below). The latest documents can be found below. They are also listed, together with the full archive of MOUs and other resources on…

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APWU sends USPS letter on COVID-19 and Face Coverings

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Monday, July 26, 2021 Subject: Letter on COVID-19 and Face Coverings Please see the attached letter from President and Myself regarding the ongoing pandemic and face coverings. Please Disseminate. Vance Zimmerman Industrial Relations Director American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO 1300 L Street, NW Washington, DC 20005-4128 Tel: 202.842.4273 | Fax:…

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USPS updates face covering policy for employees, contractors

July 26, 2021 The Postal Service no longer requires employees and contractors who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to wear face coverings, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal or territorial laws, rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. The updated face covering policy, announced July 16, aligns with new guidance from…

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APWU: Lead Clerk and TACS Settlements are Final and Binding – Compliance is Mandatory

From: Lamont Brooks <lbrooks@apwu.org> Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Subject: Lead Clerk and TACS and Directive to the Field that Settlements are Final and Binding with Mandatory Compliance SETTLEMENTS ARE FINAL AND BINDING- COMPLIANCE IS MANDATORY Please refer to the July 16, 2021 signoff from the USPS Vice Presidents (first attachment). I commend the USPS…

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APWU NBA Locke secures $10M Lead Clerk TACS Settlement in California

It pays to be Union!! The California Area Local received the attached 10 Million Dollar settlement today. National Business Agent Chuck Locke secured the settlement for all Lead Clerks in the state of California. The best thing about this settlement it gives the Locals in the state of California opportunity to demand more Level 7…

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USPS promotes good work attendance (aka Postal Attendance Terrorism)

The Postal Service is reemphasizing the importance of good work attendance in a new informational campaign. The campaign centers on this message: While it is vitally important for employees to stay home when they are ill, it is equally important — for the organization’s success — to have employees report on time for their assigned…

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APWU: Juneteenth Holiday

June 17, 2021 On June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed into law the S. 475 Juneteenth National Independence Day Act. This law establishes June 19th of each year as a Federal holiday. President Biden then declared it would be observed beginning June 18, 2021, as the 19th falls on a Saturday. On June 19,…

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USPS OIG Report: COVID-19 Leave Administration

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s management of its employees’ use of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). In March 2020, the president declared COVID-19 pandemic to be a national emergency and signed the FFCRA into law, creating two new types of leave: Up to…

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