APWU: Update on National Arbitration “End of Day” Case

September 1, 2020 In the July/August 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine, the Clerk Craft reported that the remedy settlement hearing for the Article 1.6.B “End of Day” button (PMEOD) case was scheduled for August 12-13. However, the Postal Service requested a postponement from the arbitrator at the beginning of the August 12…

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USPS: Reminder to display pandemic posters in retail units

Postal Service employees should only display USPS-approved posters in retail spaces —particularly when it comes to posters that explain the organization’s safety protocols in response to the coronavirus pandemic. USPS has created posters related to COVID-19 that address the use of face coverings and masks by customers in postal retail lobbies. These posters can easily…

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USPS: Extended Mail Forwarding test

USPS is testing a service that allows customers to pay a fee to have their permanent Change of Address mail forwarded for up to 18 months. Extended Mail Forwarding is geared toward customers who may be displaced temporarily, on extended assignments, or who may not have updated their mailing contacts within the usual mail forwarding…

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USPS: Some versions of dual-use boxes to be eliminated soon

Beginning Sept. 1, the Postal Service will no longer offer dual-use Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail boxes 1 and 2. The boxes were created to allow customers the option to mail packages using either Priority Mail Express or Priority Mail. The boxes also allowed customers to reduce the space needed to store packaging at…

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USPS OIG Report: Financial Controls Policy for Retail Units

Background During fiscal year (FY) 2019, we issued 32 audit reports related to financial controls at Postal Service retail units. We identified inconsistencies with Postal Service policies for performing financial transactions. The purpose of this report is to bring attention to these issues and make recommendations for corrective action. Our objective was to assess current…

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USPS OIG Report: Stamp and Cash Inventories in Chicago

Background This report presents the results of our audit of all stamp and cash inventories at six postal units in Chicago, IL. These offices were located in the Chicago District of the Great Lakes Area. We conducted this audit in response to concerns raised by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service of potentially lost stamps, cash,…

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Das Award upholds USPS position on Article 37 language

Excerpts: “This interpretive dispute was referred to the national level by the Postal Service. The dispute involves the meaning of the sentence: “Every effort will be made to create desirable duty assignments from all available work hours for career employees to bid.” This sentence was added to Article 37, Section 3.A.1 of the National Agreement…

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Clerk seeks mutual swap from Milwaukee to Flagstaff

Clerk from Milwaukee/South East Wisconsin looking for mutual swap to Flagstaff area, up to an hour away. First Name: Lora Last Name: Jones Email: ljones1723@hotmail.com Union/Local: APWU – Milwaukee

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