Christian Mail Carrier Discharged for Not Delivering Packages on Sunday Files Lawsuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 17, 2020 (LANCASTER, PA) On Friday, February 14, a United States Postal Service (USPS) mailman filed a Motion for Summary Judgement before a federal district judge asking the court to find that the USPS violated his rights when it failed to accommodate his religious beliefs regarding work on Sundays. Gerald Groff…

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USPS OIG: Have You Had Timecard Issues Related to Disallowed Time or Time Charged to Wrong Code?

Project Title: Timecard Administration Start Date: Thursday, January 9, 2020 Estimated Report Release Date: May 2020 The Postal Service uses the Time and Attendance Collection System (TACS) to capture the number of workhours employees spend working various post office operations. Employees record the time and operations they work by swiping electronic timecards on an electronic…

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USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: Stay home when you are sick

The USPS urges employees to stay home when they are sick. If employees follow this advice, and then face disciplinary action for not coming to work, we can use this in their defense:

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USPS: Presidents Day is Monday, Feb. 17

This year, Presidents Day is Monday, Feb. 17. The annual observance honoring U.S. presidents began with celebrations commemorating George Washington during the early 19th century. After Washington’s death in 1799, his birthday was celebrated informally across the young nation. In 1879, Congress declared Feb. 22 — Washington’s birthday — a federal holiday. A 1968 law…

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USPS App Claims Right to Read and Copy Employees’ Personal Phones and Computers

Brothers and Sisters, We met with the USPS on 12/17/19 on the attached notification and the change to eRMS/eLRA. I have included the previous email sent on 10/24/19 below. We raised concern over the language that is seen by employees should they choose to use this means to report an absence/request unscheduled leave: “All information…

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USPS: Take steps to avoid flu, other illnesses

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing the public with tips to prevent influenza and other contagious respiratory illnesses. Here are some general tips: • Get vaccinated. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season, especially people at high risk, including adults 65 and older, pregnant…

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USPS: Martin Luther King Jr. Day observed Monday, Jan 20

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday that commemorates the birthday of the civil rights icon, will be observed Monday, Jan. 20. King, born in 1929, helped organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his landmark “I Have a Dream” speech. He also helped pave the way for enactment of the Civil…

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USPS: Calendar shows 2020 payroll schedule

Want to know when you’ll be paid this year? The calendar image above shows the 26 paycheck dates for Postal Service employees. Every month this year will have two paydays, except for May and October, which will have three each. Source: USPS Related: APWU 2020 Pay & Holiday Calendar, Leave Chart

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