USPS: To protect yourself, get vaccinated

The USPS Health and Wellness team is reminding employees that the best way to stay healthy and prevent seasonal influenza is to get vaccinated every year. Getting your flu shot this season will be more important than ever. Flu vaccines don’t prevent the coronavirus, but they help to reduce flu-related illnesses, missed work and school,…

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APWU: COVID-19 MOUs and Liberal Leave Policy extended until December 31, 2020

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 To: APWU Officers Subject: Extension of COVID-19 MOUs and Liberal Leave Policy Please see the attached documents extending the COVID-19 MOUs through the end of 2020 and a letter from VP Doug Tulino extending the liberal leave policy. There is also a document with two clarifying…

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APWU: New MOUs on Annual Leave Carryover and Exchange

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Date: 9/3/20 To: APWU Officers Subject: New MOUs on Annual Leave Carryover and Exchange Please see the attached MOUs regarding maximum Annual Leave carryover and Annual Leave Exchange negotiated by President Dimondstein and Doug Tulino. MOUs are attached for all units (APWU, IT/AS, and NPPN). Please Disseminate Vance Zimmerman Industrial Relations…

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USPS: OPM clarifies pandemic leave effect on retirement deductions

The Postal Service wants employees who took leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to know how it will affect their retirement deductions. The law, also known as the FFCRA, requires some employers to provide employees with emergency paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for child care. The leave benefit went…

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USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: Impacts of New Leave on Retirement and TSP

“Since the introduction of the new leave types, the Office of Personnel Management has provided official guidance that leave payments under the FFCRA are not eligible for retirement and Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) deductions.” Related: USPS: OPM clarifies pandemic leave effect on retirement deductions

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Postal Worker Who Took Knee Lacks Job Retaliation, Bias Claims

By Patrick Dorrian – August 28, 2020 Taking knee in protest protected activity under Title VII But arguing with boss, not kneeling spurred unpaid leave A Black mail handler failed to establish he was placed on leave without pay for protesting his boss’s alleged racial mistreatment by taking a knee during a staff meeting, the…

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APWU: Extension of COVID-19 MOUs

Over the recent weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has raged across the country. Overall cases across the US have increased. The percentage of positives tests are increasing, and it was recently announced the overall COVID-19 caused death rate has increased. In many areas, COVID-19 cases are spiking to all-time highs—higher than even the worst of the…

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USPS: Employee Scheduler tool helps managers plan ahead

The Postal Service has developed a new tool to help managers at mail processing plants prepare for unexpected events — such as the coronavirus pandemic — before they affect mail processing and delivery. The COVID-19 IVES Rest of Day Available Employee Projection Report gathers data from several sources including Time and Attendance Control System information,…

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