USPS is Hiring Temporary COVID-19 Clerks

The USPS has posted lots of temporary “Clerk Assistant” and “Mail Processing Assistant” jobs (aka Casuals) to help out during the COVID-19 pandemic. Very few are being posted for annuitants. Attached are some examples. The MOU Temporary Exception Period – Clerk Craft Staffing says career clerks and PSEs “will be utilized up to the maximum…

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USPS: New guidance issued for retail employees

The Postal Service is providing retail employees with new guidelines to help them practice social distancing on the job during the coronavirus pandemic. The guidelines are based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which advises people to stay at least 6 feet apart from each other in public to help prevent…

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USPS OIG Report: Management of Postal Zones

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the accuracy of Postal Service “zone”-based postage rates. These rates apply to select mail products including Priority Mail, Bound Printed Matter, Parcel Select, First Class Package Service, and Periodicals. The total volume of competitive and market dominant mail that included zone pricing was 10.1 billion of the 142.4 billion…

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USPS: Passport service change implemented 

USPS will conduct all passport application services by appointment only, beginning March 25. Customers can use a computer or mobile device to go to usps.com/scheduler to make appointments. This feature, also known as the Retail Customer Appointment Scheduler, guides users through four easy steps, allowing them to choose a day, location and time, and to…

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APWU: Retail Units Mandatory Stand-up Talk on Social Distancing (3/23/20)

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Monday, March 23, 2020 1:38 PM Subject: Retail Units Stand-up Talk on Social Distancing Please see attached Retail Stand Up Talk on Social Distancing. Please disseminate. Vance Zimmerman Industrial Relations Director American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO 1300 L Street, NW Washington, DC 20005-4128 Tel: 202.842.4273 | Fax: 202.371.0992 Mandatory Retail…

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GAO Report: Expanding Nonpostal Products and Services at Retail Facilities 

Published: Mar 10, 2020 The U.S. Postal Service has over 31,000 retail facilities—a network reaching into almost every community in the nation. As demand for some mail products has declined, USPS has been unable to cover its costs as it is required to do—putting it on our High Risk list. A task force and others…

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USPS: Clerks Care Week is March 9-13

The Postal Service will spotlight its lead-sharing program for retail associates and machine and distribution clerks during Clerks Care Week, which is March 9-13. USPS districts across the country will hold events during the week to thank associates and clerks for contributing to the program, which has generated more than $982 million in estimated annualized…

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APWU Clerk Director Brooks: Do Not Respond to MRC Survey!

From: Lamont Brooks <lbrooks@apwu.org> Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 10:17 PM To: Clerk Division NBAs Cc: Regional Coordinators Subject: MRC Surveys No No No to All Surveys/Focus Groups/Interviews Warning! Warning! Warning! Warning! Subject: Urgent Do Not Respond to MRC Survey Please share with your APWU local/state officers, stewards and mailing requirement clerks. Completing these surveys/interviews…

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