NALC: Promotion Pay and Hold in Place dispute settled

July 30, 2018 This settlement (M-01893) lifts the hold in place instituted by USPS. The carriers affected by the hold in place will receive their step increases as scheduled prior to being held. These carriers will receive any retroactive pay owed back to the time they should have received their step increase(s). After the November…

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USPS: 6 facts about women letter carriers

November marks the 100th anniversary of women letter carriers in cities. Here are six facts about their contributions to mail delivery. Women began delivering mail in cities during World War I. Women had been rural carriers since at least 1899, but they didn’t deliver in urban areas until the nation experienced wartime workforce shortages. Washington,…

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OIG Report: Delivery and Customer Service Operations – Bronx, NY

Background Delivering high-quality service and providing excellent customer experiences are performance outcome goals the U.S. Postal Service has established to measure corporate strategy success and continuous improvement efforts. Mail delivery and retail services present challenges in large populous areas, such as the Bronx, where many people live in multi-family buildings and high-rise apartments. Owners or…

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USPS hiring hundreds of local mail carriers in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana

By Ally Kraemer – February 23, 2017 CINCINNATI — The United States Post Office is hoping to hire 300 new mail carriers — and fast. “They don’t have to have any type of experience,” said Charlotte Morrow, who works for USPS customer relations. “We’ll train them, we’ll show them what the job is all about…

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USPS: Reflecting safety – Districts use mirrors to encourage seatbelt use

New “safety mirrors” are being deployed throughout the district to remind Postal Service drivers to wear their seatbelts. The mirrors come equipped with seatbelts or tape that mimics belts; when an employee looks at the mirror, their reflection reminds them to buckle up. The district, part of Capital Metro Area, has installed the new mirrors…

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NALC: Contract talks intensify in final week of 2011 National Agreement

May 16, 2016 The full negotiating teams of the National Association of Letter Carriers and the U.S. Postal Service convened this morning in a downtown Washington, DC, hotel to open a final week of collective bargaining prior to the expiration of the 2011-2016 National Agreement this Friday, May 20, at midnight. NALC’s team consists of…

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USPS OIG Report: Package Delivery Scanning in Chicago District

Background The U.S. Postal Service’s goal is to scan all of its barcoded mailpieces (flats, letters, and packages) that enter the mailstream. The Postal Service wants to achieve 100 percent visibility and provide world-class package delivery services to be increasingly competitive. The Postal Service measures package delivery service performance based on its acceptance through the…

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NALC, USPS formally open bargaining talks

February 19, 2016 Here is President Rolando’s opening statement: On behalf of everyone here at NALC, I want to welcome our friends and colleagues from the Postal Service to the Vincent R. Sombrotto Building for the formal opening of collective bargaining negotiations. We are genuinely hopeful that working seriously and diligently together, we will be…

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