USPS: Staying safe during hot weather

The Postal Service wants employees to stay safe during hot weather. You should hydrate before, during and after work, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Research shows you should drink at least 8 ounces of water every 20 minutes. Dressing appropriately for the weather is important, too. On warm days, wear light-colored, loose-fitting and breathable…

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Thousands of OSHA investigations already closed during COVID-19 pandemic

By Matt Flener – July 1, 2020 KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Thousands of investigations into working conditions across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic are getting quietly closed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, after complaints of working conditions by employees and the public. What’s left unexplained is why those investigations…

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USPS: Always carry essential service provider letter

USPS wants every employee and contractor to continue to carry the essential service provider letter that the organization issued this year. The letter explains that the Postal Service is part of the nation’s critical infrastructure and is continuing normal operations during the coronavirus pandemic as well as the civil unrest occurring in many communities. Additionally,…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – July 6, 2020

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU In 1945 a movie titled, They Were Expendable, was released. The subject matter was about the PT (Patrol Torpedo) boats that were used in WW II which were expected to be sacrificed in combat with the Japanese enemy. Those small boats and…

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Postal Employee COVID-19 Bonus Pay?

I keep reading and hearing comments from career postal employees saying we should be getting bonuses for being essential employees like Walmart employees are getting. As essential workers, when Congress can’t balance the checkbook and the rest of the federal workforce is furloughed while we get to keep punching the time clock and even earn…

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USPS releases updated CDC posters on Social Distancing and Face Coverings

NPMHU – June 25, 2020 Please find linked below, a copy of the updated documents from the Postal Service relating to Social Distancing and Face Coverings. How to Safely Wear and Take Off A Cloth Face Covering Stop the Spread of Germs – Help Prevent the Spread of Respiratory Diseases Like COVID-19 Please Maintain Social…

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USPS reminds employees face coverings, social distancing required

The Postal Service is reminding employees to continue to practice social distancing and to wear face coverings to protect themselves during the coronavirus pandemic. Employees must always maintain safe distancing of at least 6 feet apart from others when entering, exiting or working at any USPS facility, including Post Offices; processing plants; area and district…

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USPS: Employee Scheduler tool helps managers plan ahead

The Postal Service has developed a new tool to help managers at mail processing plants prepare for unexpected events — such as the coronavirus pandemic — before they affect mail processing and delivery. The COVID-19 IVES Rest of Day Available Employee Projection Report gathers data from several sources including Time and Attendance Control System information,…

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