USPS Updates Guidance for Return to Work of Employees after COVID-19 related absence

NPMHU – September 24, 2020 Please find linked here, a copy of the above reference document from the Postal Service regarding the Criteria for Return to Work for Employees after an absence related to COVID-19. Updated Guidance on Criteria for Return to Work after an Absence Related to COVID-19, as of 8-27-2020 CDC – When…

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APWU: Postal Service “liberal” leave policy in light of school closings

From: Mark Dimondstein <mdimondstein@apwu.org> Sent: Friday, March 13, 2020 12:45 PM Subject: Leave in light of school closings All, This morning we initiated discussion with the Postal Service regarding their leave policy as it relates to new hardships of child/family care placed on many of our members due to school closings in many states. The…

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Next Time You Want to Conduct FMLA Surveillance, Be Sure to Have a Good Reason Why

Franczek Radelet P.C. – March 1, 2018 Porn and the FMLA. This has all the makings of one big, fat men’s soap opera. Johnnie Walker was a longtime police officer with the Pocatello Police Department, and he was tasked with investigating Scott and several other members of the police department’s administrative team because these jokers…

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USPS wants employees to use IVR system to report unscheduled absences

The Postal Service is reminding employees how to report their absences when they take unscheduled leave. You must call the Interactive Voice Response system at 877-477-3273 to report any unscheduled leave as soon as possible. To request unscheduled leave, select option 4 when prompted. Here are some additional tips to remember: • Have your employee…

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Strict Enforcement of Attendance Procedures May Create Liability for Employers under FMLA

By Robert Meyer – March 28, 2017 Many employers include in their attendance policies a specific procedure by which employees must “call-in” to report an absence from work. Such policies typically impose disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment, when an employee fails to follow the employer’s procedure or is otherwise a “no-call,…

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Beware! Postal Attendance Terrorism on the Rise in Western Region

At the Santa Ana P&DC, a new USPS Plant Manager (and former Maintenance Operations Manager), Jeff Vibbert, is apparently ramping up the Postal Attendance Terrorism policy in an effort to impress and please his bosses while laying the groundwork for a new assault on employees who choose to use their earned leave benefits. The following…

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