USPS OIG Report: COVID-19 Leave Administration

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s management of its employees’ use of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). In March 2020, the president declared COVID-19 pandemic to be a national emergency and signed the FFCRA into law, creating two new types of leave: Up to…

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COVID-19 is an Act of God (Nature)

The USPS COVID-19 decision tree (1-21-2021) says when a non-symptomatic employee shares a household with a COVID-19 positive individual or has been exposed outside of work to a COVID-19 positive individual, they are to be sent home without pay unless they use their own annual or sick leave. The employee that reveals this private information…

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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 Mandatory Stand-Up Talk:  Proof of Concept Temperature Tests

NPMHU – May 13, 2020 Please find linked below, a copy of the above-referenced document from the Postal Service regarding a mandatory Stand-up Talk concerning Proof of Concept Temperature Test to be Conducted in Two Postal Districts. According to the Postal Service, While the acceptance, processing and delivery of the nation’s mail and packages has…

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Is USPS doing enough to keep postal employees and customers safe?

Some postal employees have been quarantined for 14 days that came in contact with an infected person. Other employees have refused to work at the window or in delivery jobs that would expose them to dozens of potentially-infected people every day. Instead, they are staying home and taking leave without pay. Supervisors and managers, meanwhile,…

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Postal Worker West – July 2019 Edition

Via APWU Western Region Coordinator Omar M. Gonzalez: PMG & BoG Plan To Cut Jobs & Benefits Fight Over Contract Leaps Forward Forced Agency Merger Could Affect Health Benefits and Retirement Skewed Data Hurts Workers Day of Mourning Admin Leave Deadline Nears “Where Is My Grievance?” Rights Of Newly Converted PSEs What’s Hot In Safety?…

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