USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: Stay home when you are sick

The USPS urges employees to stay home when they are sick. If employees follow this advice, and then face disciplinary action for not coming to work, we can use this in their defense:

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USPS Guidance on China’s virus crisis (January 28 email)

From: Storey, Simon M – Washington, DC Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 11:45 AM To: AREA VICE PRESIDENTS – HQ HR AREA HR MGRS Subject: Coronavirus Information Good Afternoon, RE: Novel Corona Virus 2019-nCV. As discussed at today’s ISC meeting, please find the information shared and more importantly the CDC comments regarding the spread of…

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USPS: Take steps to avoid flu, other illnesses

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing the public with tips to prevent influenza and other contagious respiratory illnesses. Here are some general tips: • Get vaccinated. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season, especially people at high risk, including adults 65 and older, pregnant…

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USPS: Flu season is here – Vaccinations recommended by CDC

Are you ready for flu season? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), individuals 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine each year. All Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) plans cover flu shots at no cost to Postal Service employees. The CDC also encourages people to learn more…

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[UPDATED July 17, 2019] CDC: Summary of Oshkosh, Wisconsin Postal Facility Health Hazard Evaluation

In February 2019, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a union request for a health hazard evaluation (HHE) at a U.S. Postal Service (USPS) facility located at 1025 West 20th Street in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The union was concerned that several employees had been diagnosed with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) cellulitis. The…

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OIG: Impact of Prescribed Opioids on Postal Employees Under the Federal Workers’ Comp Program

Objective Our objective was to determine the impact of opioids being prescribed to U.S. Postal Service employees through the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) program. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, pharmaceutical companies in the 1990s assured the medical community that opioid pain relievers were not addictive. As…

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Postal Bulletin: Work Safely This Winter

During winter, the secrets to preventing injuries and staying safe are preparation for and awareness of potential dangers. The hazards associated with winter weather include exposure to cold temperatures and wet or icy sidewalks and streets. Prevent cold weather-related injuries by dressing appropriately in the following three light layers:  An inner layer for wicking moisture…

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USPS: CDC offers flu recommendations

Have you gotten your flu shot? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends individuals 6 months of age and older get a flu vaccine each year. All Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) plans cover flu shots at no cost to you. The CDC also encourages people to learn more about the flu, which…

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