USPS, NRLCA extend contract negotiations

USPS and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) have agreed to extend contract negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement. The Postal Service’s contract with the NRLCA expired May 20 at midnight. USPS and the NRLCA have mutually decided to extend negotiations. Source: USPS

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POM Revision: Modes of Delivery

Effective April 26, 2018, the Postal Service™ is revising the Postal Operations Manual (POM), part 631, to update policy related to modes of delivery. Postal Operations Manual (POM) * * * * * 6 Delivery Services * * * * * 63 Modes of Delivery, Mail Receptacles, and Keys 631 Modes of Delivery 631.1 General…

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Postal Bulletin highlights National Dog Bite Prevention Week, April 8–14, 2018

Sponsored by the U.S. Postal Service®, National Dog Bite Prevention Week is a public service campaign that offers safety tips and emphasizes the need for increased owner responsibility in the prevention of dog attacks. From nips and bites to vicious attacks, aggressive dog behavior poses a serious threat to our employees. To emphasize the enormity…

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Oshkosh Teams With Ford On $6-Billion USPS Mail Truck Bid

By Jerry Hirsch – March 06, 2018 Ford Motor Co. is working with Oshkosh Corp. on a bid that could be worth more than $6 billion to develop the next mail truck for the U.S. Postal Service. At least one prototype of the truck, which is based on Ford’s Transit cargo van, was seen undergoing…

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USPS Testing Karsan Plug-in Hybrid Mail Truck

By Carly Schaffner – March 05, 2018 The U.S. Postal Service is testing a prototype of a plug-in hybrid mail truck from Karsan Otomotive, a Turkish truck maker. The truck, one of a series of prototypes from five different manufacturers competing to build the next mail truck, is undergoing tests on pavement and rural dirt…

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USPS: Employees reminded to use updated notices

The Postal Service wants employees to remember to use the re-designed PS Form 3849, which carriers are required to leave when they are unable to deliver an item successfully.  The form — now called “We ReDeliver For You!” — features a simpler format with additional instructions for letter carriers, retail associates and customers. USPS began…

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APWU approves Clerk Craft annuitants to assist with the Rural Mail Count

From: Clint Burelson Sent: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 7:22 AM To: Clint Burelson <cburelson@apwu.org> Subject: Clerk Craft Annuitants Performing Rural Mail Counts Good People, For your information, I gave approval for the USPS to utilize Clerk Craft annuitants to assist with the Rural Carrier Mail Count scheduled to be conducted for twelve (12) working days…

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