USPS: Storing de-icing, anti-skidding materials

Postal Service facilities that store large quantities of rock salt, sand and other de-icing and anti-skidding chemical products may be regulated by environmental laws. These regulations could include mandatory chemical reporting, restrictions on the amount stored, permitting and requirements for on-site storage areas. Regardless of location, facilities that order or store de-icing and anti-skidding products…

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Arbitrator Rejects APWU Challenges to Roof Maintenance

01/10/2019 – In a decision issued on Friday, January 4, 2019, Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg ruled that the Postal Service did not violate the National Agreement in 2011 when it decided to subcontract roof maintenance and repair work. The Union contended that the Employer had violated Article 32.1.A by failing to give due consideration to…

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USPS OIG Report: Maintenance Workhour Charges in the Southern Area

Objective Our objective was to determine the accuracy of maintenance employee workhour charges at selected processing facilities in the U.S. Postal Service’s Southern Area. We conducted site visits and reviewed a sample of workhour charges for fiscal year (FY) 2018 at six mail processing facilities selected based on planned versus actual maintenance workhours. The facilities…

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Is USPS Maintaining HVAC Equipment to Ensure Comfortable Working Conditions?

Project Title: Postal Service HVAC Preventive Maintenance Program Start Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Estimated Report Release Date: March 2019 The goal of preventive maintenance is to improve and prolong building and equipment life, avoid unplanned maintenance, and lower overall maintenance costs. An effective and efficient preventive maintenance program must be in place to ensure…

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APWU: Jason Treier Appointed as Eastern Region Maintenance Division NBA

09/04/2018 – In accordance with Article 21 of the American Postal Workers Union Constitution & Bylaws, Jason Treier will serve as Eastern Region Maintenance Division National Business Agent, President Mark Dimondstein announced. The NBA position is located in Sicklerville, NJ. Jason Treier was selected by Brother Balogun and received unanimous concurrence by the Maintenance Council….

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OIG Report: USPS Roofing Preventive Maintenance Program

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of the U.S. Postal Service’s roofing preventive maintenance program. The Postal Service has established a preventive maintenance program to oversee the process of extending roof life, protecting roof warranties, and reducing emergency repair replacement costs. Prior to August 2011, the Postal Service’s Maintenance Operations group was responsible…

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USPS OIG: Is the Postal Service Saving Maintenance Workhours as Planned?

Project Title: Effectiveness of the U.S. Postal Service’s maintenance optimization initiative in the Southern Area Start Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Estimated Report Release Date: November 2018 The Postal Service’s Five-Year Strategic Plan – Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 to 2021 outlines an initiative to evaluate, right-size, and equip the mail-processing infrastructure and transportation networks to…

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Appointments in APWU Maintenance Craft

Web News Article #: 68-2018 07/13/2018 – President Dimondstein has announced in accordance with Article 21 of the American Postal Workers Union Constitution & Bylaws, Idowu Balogun has assumed the position of the Maintenance Division Director, which became effective after the untimely passing of Director Raymer on June 16th.  Brother Balogun has been an activist…

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