USPS: Post Offices must keep burial flags on hand

USPS wants Post Offices to ensure they have an adequate supply of burial flags on hand for customers who request them. Through the organization’s Burial Flag Program, all retail Post Offices serve as a burial flag repository. Employees must use the eBuyPlus system to order U.S. flags for the program. Flags will be shipped from…

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APWU Secures Third Historic Staffing Agreement

June 21, 2021 Today, the American Postal Workers Union and postal management signed a major new agreement to address longstanding understaffing issues in mail processing functions at the Postal Service. Under the terms of the new agreement the “Function” 1 mail processing staffing will be increased with 3,741 new career positions. The agreement also establishes…

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APWU: Bulk Mail Tech and Mailing Requirement Clerk Position Qualification

June 9, 2021 On June 7, 2021, Clerk Craft Director Lamont Brooks reached agreement with the Postal Service to extend the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Re: Bulk Mail Tech and Mailing Requirement Position Qualification. The MOU, which was originally dated April 3, 2020, is extended through August 6, 2021. The MOU was agreed to because…

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APWU: Training Guides for LSSAs Updated

June 9, 2021 The training guides for Lead Sales & Services Associates (LSSAs) were recently revised in May of 2021. The training materials include the following: Lead Sales and Services Associate On-the-Job Training Guide Lead Sales and Services Associate (LSSA) Training – Participant Guide Lead Sales and Services Associate (LSSA) Training – Facilitator Guide Lead…

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APWU: Clerk Seniority List Issues – Logistics Reorganization

From: Lamont Brooks <lbrooks@apwu.org> Sent: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 Subject: FW: High Importance-Clerk Seniority List Issues – Logistics Reorganization-General Expeditors, Ramp Clerks, and Dock Clerks Importance: High I am sending this document to the field again. It is very important that everyone read and retain these very important documents as they are self-explanatory.

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USPS: Help available when shipping cremated remains

The Postal Service wants employees to remind customers of the many resources available when they ship cremated remains through the mail. Customers who use their own packaging must follow the guidelines detailed in Publication 139, How to Package and Ship Cremated Remains, available on usps.com. The publication provides general instructions, packaging information and Label 139…

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USPS Proceeds with Request for Postal Rate Change

USPS has announced price changes for letters, postcards and flats in alignment with Delivering for America, its 10-year plan to achieve financial stability and service excellence. If favorably reviewed by the Postal Regulatory Commission, the changes would take effect Aug. 29. Here are the current and planned prices: • Letters (1 ounce): 55 cents (current),…

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USPS OIG Report: Stamps, Money Orders, and Cash – Phoenix, AZ 

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of Stamps, Money Orders, and Cash – Phoenix, AZ, Main Office and Northeast Station. Both sites are in the Arizona – New Mexico District of the WestPac Area. This audit was designed to provide U.S. Postal Service management with timely information on potential financial control…

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