U.S. Supreme Court to hear religious bias claim against Postal Service

By Andrew Chung – Jan 13, 2023 Jan 13 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear an appeal by an evangelical Christian former mail carrier in Pennsylvania who accused the U.S. Postal Service of religious bias after being reprimanded for refusing to deliver packages on Sundays. The justices took up Gerald…

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USPS: Calendar shows 2023 payroll schedule

January 3, 2023 Want to know when you’ll be paid this year? The 2023 calendar image that accompanies this article shows the 26 paycheck dates for Postal Service employees. Every month this year will have two paydays, except for March and September, which will have three each. The calendar also shows federal holidays, including Juneteenth…

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USPS: Veterans Roundtable Discussion Sunday, Jan. 22

December 22, 2022 The USPS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team will hold a veterans roundtable discussion Sunday, Jan. 22. The virtual event will provide employees who are in or have served in the military with information and resources beneficial to them and their families. This roundtable will focus on the Wounded Warriors Leave Act, suicide…

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Congresswoman Pressley and Colleagues Urge Extension of COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Postal Workers

Provision enabling clear access to workers’ compensation due to COVID set to expire on January 27, 2023 December 16, 2022 BOSTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), in partnership with Representatives Stephen F. Lynch (MA-08) and Jamie Raskin (MD-08), led their colleagues in calling for the extension of an American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provision…

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USPS: 2023 Pay Dates and Leave Year

The following chart lists the 2023 pay periods. For the convenience of timekeepers, each biweekly pay period appears as two separate weeks with the beginning and ending dates indicated for each week. The leave year always begins the first day of the first full pay period in the calendar year. The 2023 leave year begins…

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USPS: Operations Policy for the Christmas Holiday and the New Year’s Day Holiday

Operations Policy for the Christmas Holiday, Sunday, December 25, 2022 and the New Year’s Day Holiday, Sunday, January 1, 2023 December 7, 2022 This memorandum provides general operating policy and holiday planning guidance for the upcoming 2022 Christmas holiday and 2023 New Year’s Day holiday. Modified Collection Operations described below for these holidays are displayed…

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USPS releases holiday hours for Post Offices and blue collection boxes

December 1, 2022 The Postal Service has announced holiday hours for Post Offices and blue collection boxes. Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve: Some Post Offices may have extended hours leading up to the holidays, while others may have limited hours on Saturday, Dec. 24. There are currently no plans for limited hours on New…

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USPS Releases Updated Official COVID Decision Tree

  The USPS has eliminated administrative leave for COVID-19. Employees that disclose they are infected with COVID-19 will be sent home for five days on Annual Leave, Sick Leave, or Leave Without Pay. Same if they disclose that they were exposed to an individual that was infected with COVID-19. See the attached COVID Decision Tree…

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