USPS sees record mail volume in Idaho

By Stephanie Hale-Lopez – December 13, 2017 Boise, ID – The U.S. Postal Service is in the midst of its busiest time of year — the holiday season. But this year is even busier than normal — record-setting, in fact. From cards to packages, it seems as though every post office in the country is…

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USPS to deliver early in the morning, later in the evening during holidays

December 7, 2017 With the holidays in full swing, the Postal Service is delivering more cards, letters, and packages every day. This means our customers will start to see postal employees delivering packages earlier in the morning, later in the evening, and on Sundays. “The Postal Service is well prepared to meet our customers’ needs…

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USPS tests digital version of Operation Santa

Operation Santa is going digital The popular program, which began in 1912, allows Postal Service employees and customers to help people in need by “adopting” their letters to Santa Claus and granting their holiday wishes. This year, USPS will test a digital version of the program that will allow participants to go online to search,…

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How Do Employers Calculate FMLA Leave Around the Holidays?

By Franczek Radelet P.C. – Nov 21, 2017 Calculating FMLA Leave During A Holiday Week Let’s use Thanksgiving Day as an example. If the employee gets Thanksgiving Day off as an employer holiday and then takes the entire rest of work week off for an FMLA reason, the employer should count the entire workweek as…

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Latest edition of Postal Bulletin highlights holiday returns

The Postal Bulletin’s latest edition highlights an inevitable part of holiday gift giving: returns. USPS expects to deliver 750 million packages during the holidays, up 12 percent from last year. After the holidays, many gifts inside those parcels will be returned. The cover story details how the Postal Service is positioned to be the “returns…

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Christmas Holiday facts for APWU members

Via Bill Lewis, President – Trenton Metro Area Local #1020 The following Christmas Holiday facts are for APWU members and the information contained in the article is from the APWU Collective Bargaining Agreement. I would like to share with everyone some of the questions and my responses to many questions relating to the upcoming Christmas…

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USPS: All decked out – Facilities display festive holiday spirit

[maxgallery id=”43145″]The holiday spirit is on display at Postal Service sites across the nation — including the office of PMG Megan J. Brennan. The Christmas tree in the PMG’s office is decorated with Priority Mail boxes to recognize the growth of the Postal Service’s package business and help promote the USPS brand. Elsewhere, many Post…

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