NALC: COVID-19 Related MOUs Extended Until March 26, 2021

December 22, 2020 By joint agreement (M-01932), several COVID related memorandums of understanding have been further extended through March 26, 2021. These memoranda include: temporary expanded sick leave for dependent care (M-01910); temporary additional paid leave for CCAs (M-01911); temporary use of the 7:01 rule (M-01913); temporary workplace changes to promote social distancing (M-01915); and…

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USPS OIG Report: Timecard Administration

Objective Our objective was to assess whether timecard adjustments were made in accordance with Postal Service policy and to assess enhancements to the timecard system. Our fieldwork began before the president of the United States issued the national emergency declaration concerning the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak on March 13, 2020. The results of this…

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USPS: Close Contact Tracing Program for COVID-19

From: Dean, Rickey R – Washington, DC Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 9:22 AM To: LR Area Mgrs, HQ HR AREA HR MGRS Subject: Contact Tracing Program All, For your reference information, and as a reminder, attached is the Contact Tracing Program for COVID-19. The HQ COVID group has confirmed the attached is current and…

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USPS: Enterprise Leave Request Application to include scheduled leave

The Postal Service is updating its Enterprise Leave Request Application to include scheduled leave. The application, also known as eLRA, has been used to request unscheduled leave, such as for illnesses or injuries, personal emergencies, community disaster or Wounded Warrior leave. The change now allows craft employees to use the application to request scheduled leave…

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NALC: Reading and understanding your pay stub

It’s important to understand the information on your pay stub so that you can ensure that you’re getting paid properly. Whether you get a paper check or payment by direct deposit, you receive a pay stub every pay period that explains what you’ve earned as well as any deductions from your pay. This article will…

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USPS OIG Report: Employee Safety – Postal Service COVID-19 Response

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak regarding the safety of its employees. In March 2020, the president of the United States declared the COVID-19 pandemic a national emergency; its impact to the nation’s health and safety has been unprecedented. According to the Centers for…

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APWU: Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period, New Leave Year

Reminder, in accordance with Article 8, sections 4 and 5, of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, penalty overtime rules are not applicable for a consecutive four-week period each year during December. This year, the December period begins November 28, 2020 (Pay Period 25-20-Week 2) and ends December 25, 2020 (Pay Period 01-21-Week 1). Related: USPS 2021…

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USPS 2021 Pay Dates and Leave Year

The following chart lists the 2021 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 2021 leave year begins…

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