USPS OIG Report: Property Condition Reviews – California

Background The Menlo Park (owned), Excelsior (leased), and Sutter Street (leased) post offices are in the California 1 District. The Postal Service is required to maintain a safe and healthy environment for both employees and customers in accordance with its internal policies and procedures and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety laws. Our objective…

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APWU: Latest COVID MOUs and Liberal Leave Policy Extensions

APWU News Article – August 3, 2021 President Dimondstein signed extensions on the COVID MOUs today (August 3), through September 30, 2021. The liberal leave policy has also been extended (see letter below). The latest documents can be found below. They are also listed, together with the full archive of MOUs and other resources on…

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Thoughts on mail plants closing in Wausau, Wisconsin

First thought Back in 2010 Wausau post office was slated to close. In 2011 or 2012 there was a town hall meeting telling residents of Wausau that mail delivery standards wont be affected. This proved not to be true, but Wausau postal facility stayed open but cancellations and some letter sorting was sent to Green…

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APWU: Deployment of SDUS – Some Delivery Units Will Not Receive the Equipment

From: Lamont Brooks <lbrooks@apwu.org> Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Subject: Notification No. GCCC20210273 Further Reference to Deployment of SDUS – Some Delivery Units Will Not Receive the Equipment Please disseminate to the field and save a copy for future reference. Dear Mark: This is in further reference to the Postal Service’s February 12 correspondence concerning…

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USPS: Goose poop solution saves money, mess

July 12, 2021 Geese used to congregate around the Cincinnati Network Distribution Center the way crows congregated around Tippi Hedren in “The Birds.” Besides dive-bombing workers entering or exiting, the geese were leaving calling cards everywhere, requiring 200-plus hours of pressure-washing at a cost of more than $10,000 a year in overtime and chemical repellents….

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USPS: How to discard used aerosol cans

July 2, 2021 The Postal Service is reminding employees that waste aerosol cans must be stored and disposed of properly. These cans are a potential safety and environmental hazard because they may contain unused chemical products and propellant. Aerosol cans that contain unused liquid or propellants must never be disposed of in the regular trash….

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Labor Custodian Seeks Mutual Swap From Atlanta to Virginia

Hi, my name is Tanesha Roberts and I’m currently a Labor Custodian and a Maintenance Steward at the Atlanta P&DC. I’m looking to do a mutual swap so that I can return to Virginia (Chesapeake, Norfolk, Newport News, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, or Richmond). My seniority date for this office is September 14, 2019. My off…

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USPS OIG Property Condition Reviews – Ohio 

Background The North Royalton, Willoughby, and Jesse C. Owens Post Offices are in the Ohio 1 District. The Postal Service is required to maintain a safe and healthy environment for both employees and customers in accordance with its internal policies and procedures and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety laws. Our objective was to…

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