APWU: PSE Compliance Report for Pay Period 11 2020

On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 8:59 AM, Lynn Pallas-Barber <lpallas@apwu.org> wrote: Brothers and Sisters, Please find attached the latest PSE compliance report for PP 11 2020 – 05/22/20. The number of PSE has decreased during this pandemic period. The Function 4 NTFT cap is at 5.4%. The Function 3A PTF report and “new work” PSEs…

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APWU MVS: What do you think about the new lift gates?

The USPS Office Inspector General (OIG) recently announced a solicitation for postal employee comments on the lift gates of the latest purchased Peterbilt 18’ and 24’ cargo trucks. On April 30, MVS Director Michael Foster and Assistant Director Javier E. Piñeres teleconferenced with the OIG regarding their concerns with the cargo truck lift gates and…

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APWU: FMCSA Waives Regulations that Includes PVS CDL Holders in Response to COVID-19

April 29, 2020 Due to the COVID-19 national emergency, there is a high public need for transportation professionals. In response, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), recently announced a waiver from certain regulations applicable to all interstate and intrastate commercial driver’s license (CDL) and commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holders and to…

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USPS OIG Report: Accuracy of Surface Visibility Scans and Reporting

Objective The objective of our audit was to evaluate the accuracy of Surface Visibility scans and reporting for Highway Contract Route (HCR) and Postal Vehicle Service (PVS) trips. This audit was requested by the Postal Service’s Surface Logistics group. The U.S. Postal Service’s surface transportation network is managed locally and transports mail and equipment to…

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APWU: DOT Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse for CDL Holders

Congress creates a “Clearinghouse” impacting MVS Operators with CDLs By notice dated, February 20, the USPS informed APWU of its compliance with a recent act of Congress which has established a Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse is a secure online database providing employers, state licensing agencies, and enforcement officers with real-time information about commercial…

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APWU: USPS Warns Employees of CBD Impacts on Drug Testing

USPS Warns Employees to “Use caution when considering whether to use CBD products” On February 20, the MVS Division received a general interest notice regarding the Department of Transportation’s announcement concerning the use of Cannabidiol products. In pertinent part, the letter states, “DOT requires testing for marijuana and not CBD. However, the use of CBD…

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APWU: First Article Testing Concerns for Mercedes Metris Right Hand Drive Van

In mid-January, MVS APWU representatives attended the First Article Testing of the Mercedes Metris Right Hand Drive van resulting in several concerns. The main issue for the testers was visibility. On January 28, MVS Director Michael O. Foster sent a detailed list of issues that must be addressed by the USPS, per Article 39.3.B. The…

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USPS OIG Report: Transportation Cost of Mail Transport Equipment

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s efforts to reduce transportation costs of Mail Transport Equipment (MTE) in the Mail Transport Equipment Service Center (MTESC) network. The MTESC network is a nationwide network of 14 contractor-operated facilities. MTESC facilities process, repair, store, and distribute MTE (containers, sacks, trays, flat tubs, sleeves, and pallets)…

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