APWU sends USPS letter on COVID-19 and Face Coverings

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Monday, July 26, 2021 Subject: Letter on COVID-19 and Face Coverings Please see the attached letter from President and Myself regarding the ongoing pandemic and face coverings. Please Disseminate. Vance Zimmerman Industrial Relations Director American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO 1300 L Street, NW Washington, DC 20005-4128 Tel: 202.842.4273 | Fax:…

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USPS updates face covering policy for employees, contractors

July 26, 2021 The Postal Service no longer requires employees and contractors who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to wear face coverings, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal or territorial laws, rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. The updated face covering policy, announced July 16, aligns with new guidance from…

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APWU: USPS Issues Contact Tracing Policy Update

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Monday, July 26, 2021 Subject: July 24, 2021 USPS Contact Tracing Policy Update Please see the attached Contact Tracing Policy update the Postal Service issued. There are two changes of significance: On Slide 3 the fourth bullet has added that employees who are close contacts must be identified within three…

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NALC: USPS revises face covering policy

July 20, 2021 On July 16, the Postal Service unilaterally issued a revised face covering policy for employees. Under the revised policy, fully vaccinated employees are not required to wear face coverings. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), people are considered fully vaccinated…

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PMG offers pandemic update (video)

In his latest video message, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy praises employees for helping USPS deliver throughout the coronavirus pandemic. “The credit belongs to the women and men of the Postal Service for being dedicated to our mission in a time of crisis in every community in America. Thank you for your service to the nation,”…

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APWU objects to Unilateral Update to USPS Mask Policy

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Friday, July 16, 2021 Subject: Unilateral Update to USPS Mask Policy Deputy Postmaster General Tulino put out the attached policy. It states in the policy: “This policy update has been shared with the leadership of our national unions and other stakeholders.” There were discussions with the APWU. However, we objected…

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NPMHU: Postal Service Revises Face Covering Policy

NPMHU News Release – July, 16, 2021 According to the Postal Service, the face covering policy is revised as follows as result of guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Effective immediately, all postal employees and contractors who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19…

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USPS OIG: Fighting Opportunistic Crime

USPS OIG Blog – June 28, 2021 As the nation struggled with containing the fast-paced coronavirus outbreak, instances of pandemic-related mail theft and mail fraud were also spreading. Indeed, over the course of a year, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) received 339,747 complaints of mail fraud and mail theft, leading the agency to open…

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