USPS Holiday Newsroom tracks latest mail numbers

December 19, 2023 The Postal Service has a running tally of the holiday season’s mail and packages. The annual online counter returned Nov. 25, displaying the latest number of letters, cards and packages that USPS has accepted since Thanksgiving. The seasonal tab also factors in two of the busiest days of the season — Black…

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Postal Service’s rules for accepting gifts from co-workers and customers

December 11, 2023 The USPS Ethics and Legal Compliance Office has published the latest edition of its annual Holiday Ethics Guide to help employees comply with regulations. The publication explains certain guidelines that apply to receiving gifts from outside sources: • Employees may never accept a cash or cash equivalent gift from an outside source. • Soliciting…

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APWU: Modernization Creating Delayed Mail, Poor Retail Service, and Demise of Postal Service in Our Local Communities

From: Lamont Brooks <lbrooks@apwu.org> Sent: Tuesday, December 5, 2023 Please disseminate to the field. This is total BS and we should be contacting our congressional leaders. I KNOW I AM!!! You can’t help but save money if you don’t schedule the proper staffing, This is the DeJoy announced holiday plan. Supposedly the new technology and…

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U.S. Postal Service Announces Holiday Operating Schedule

Post Offices Will Close for Christmas and New Year’s Day WASHINGTON, DC — The United States Postal Service today announced that all branches will be closed in observance of Christmas and New Year’s Day. This closure affects all postal services, including retail services, mail delivery and blue collection boxes. Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve…

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USPS catalogs are a source of gift ideas

December 5, 2023 USPS offers two catalogs for employees and customers looking for holiday gifts for philatelists and postal aficionados. The Delivering Cheer catalog can be downloaded from the online Postal Store. The 52-page publication offers notecards, stationery, stamps and stamp-inspired products commemorating significant moments in U.S. history. Collectible items — such as official White House Christmas ornaments,…

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USPS Operation Santa letters now available to adopt

November 20, 2023 The season for giving and making wishes come true has arrived. Beginning Nov. 20, Postal Service employees and customers can go to the USPS Operation Santa website where they can make someone’s holiday special in four steps: read, shop, wrap and ship. The site allows visitors to read letters from children and others who…

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APWU: 2023 Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period is December 2 – 29

November 9, 2023 In accordance with Article 8, Sections 4 and 5 of the APWU Collective Bargaining Agreement, penalty overtime rules are not applicable for a consecutive four-week period each year during December. The “Penalty Overtime Exclusion” period for calendar year 2023 will begin Pay Period 26-2023, Week 1 (December 2, 2023) and end Pay…

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Postal Bulletin: USPS Ready to Deliver for America During the Holidays

The United States Postal Service (USPS) and its dedicated employees across the nation are ready to deliver another successful holiday season of outstanding service. “Our 2022 peak season was a tremendous success,” said Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. “We are ready to deliver for the holidays in a superior and routine manner. We have been planning…

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