NALC: Annual leave in lieu of holiday pay starts with July 4th holiday

“Beginning with the upcoming 2021 Independence Day holiday, full-time or part-time regular letter carriers and CCAs have another option when they work their holiday. These employees who work their holiday now can, at their option, elect to have their annual leave balance credited with up to eight hours of annual leave in lieu of receiving…

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APWU: Extension of Probationary Language due to COVID-19

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Friday, June 4, 2021 Subject: Extension of Probationary Language due to COVID-19 Please see the attached extension on the probationary language through August 6, 2021. Vance Zimmerman Industrial Relations Director American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO 1300 L Street, NW Washington, DC 20005-4128 Tel: 202.842.4273 | Fax: 202.371.0992 Extension on the…

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NPMHU and USPS Agree to Extend COVID Memorandums

June 3, 2021 The following Memoranda of Understanding between the United States Postal Service and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union have been extended through August 6, 2021. The parties agree to meet and discuss these Memoranda of Understanding prior to August 6, 2021, to determine whether or not further extension is appropriate. Re: Temporary…

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USPS: Understanding the provisions of Emergency Federal Employee Leave

The Postal Service is continuing its efforts to educate employees about a new form of leave that has been created for federal workers in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The new leave, emergency federal employee leave (EFEL), was established under the American Rescue Plan Act, a law that took effect March 11. Under the American…

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USPS OIG Audit Project: How Do AWOL Employees Affect the Postal Service?

Project Title: Unscheduled Leave – AWOL Status Start Date: Monday, November 29, 2021 Estimated Report Release Date: May 2021 Employees who fail to report for duty on scheduled days are considered absent without leave (AWOL), except when emergencies prevent them from obtaining permission in advance. An employee who is absent without permission or who fails…

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Paid parental leave for USPS employees included in postal reform bills

By Jessie Bur – May 14, 2021 Employees of the U.S. Postal Service could soon be included in federal provisions guaranteeing 12 weeks of paid parental leave under legislation reported favorably out of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee May 13. The committee passed two USPS reform bills — the Postal Service Reform Act…

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USPS offers info on new law’s EFEL provisions

May 10, 2021 The Postal Service wants to you understand a new form of leave that has been created for federal workers, including USPS employees, in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The new leave, emergency federal employee leave (EFEL), was established under the American Rescue Plan Act, a law that took effect March 11. The…

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Industrial Relations Director Zimmerman Writes to OPM for Clarification on EFEL Guidelines

May 10, 2021 On May 7, Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman wrote a letter to Kathleen McGettigan, Acting Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), requesting guidance on the interpretation of certain guidelines for Emergency Federal Employment Leave (EFEL). Director Zimmerman’s letter follows OPM’s release of the EFEL guidelines on April 29. Since the…

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