Martin Luther King Jr. Day observed Monday, Jan. 21

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday that commemorates the civil rights leader’s birthday, will be observed Monday, Jan. 21. King (1929-1968) was a Baptist preacher who became a leader in the American civil rights movement. He helped organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech,…

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Management Instruction: Additional Wounded Warriors Leave Available

Compensation and Benefits recently published Management Instruction (MI) EL-510-2019-2, Wounded Warriors Leave, which provides details regarding additional leave for eligible Postal Service™ employees for medical treatment that qualifies under the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015. Effective January 5, 2019, in addition to the statutorily mandated leave, the Postal Service will credit eligible employees…

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APWU 2019 Pay & Holiday Calendar, Leave Chart

12/20/2018 – The 2019 new leave year begins and ends as indicated below: Begins: PP 02-2019, Jan 5, 2019 Ends: PP 01-2020, Jan 3, 2020 2019 Pay & Holiday Calendar 2019 Leave Chart Source: APWU

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USPS: 2019 Pay Dates and Leave Year

The following chart lists the 2019 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 2019 leave year begins…

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NALC Guide to Identifying Intentional False Editing of Clock Rings

The NALC Guide to Identifying Intentional False Editing of Clock Rings was created to assist union representatives when investigating grievances concerning clock ring edits that impact letter carriers’ pay. The guide provides instruction on reading the TACS Employee Everything Report, examples of improperly edited clock rings, and includes a grievance starter to help build successful…

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USPS: CDC offers flu recommendations

Have you gotten your flu shot? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends individuals 6 months of age and older get a flu vaccine each year. All Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) plans cover flu shots at no cost to you. The CDC also encourages people to learn more about the flu, which…

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Former USPS employee alleges he was terminated while on FMLA leave

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella – October 4, 2018 HOUSTON – A Houston man formerly employed by the United States Postal Service alleges he was retaliated against and terminated because he took a medical leave. James Williams filed a complaint on Sept. 14 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against United States Postal…

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APWU: Lead Clerk Duty Assignments and TACS Training and Duties Dispute settled

In this dispute initiated by the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), there were three issues considered. In case Q15C-4Q-C18000314 the issue was, “whether employees occupying Lead Clerk duty assignments and who perform timekeeping duties must be given access to the Enterprise Resource Management System (eRMS).” The issues in case #Q15C-4Q-C18273555 were 1) whether the February…

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