USPS: Hand sanitizer, disposable face masks available

The Postal Service has surplus quantities of hand sanitizer — widely used to prevent transmission of the coronavirus — available to ship to facilities for employees’ use. Supply Management has temporarily removed internal catalog quantity limitations and streamlined the ordering of this product. Facilities can order cases of 8-ounce Purell Gel Instant Pump or 16-ounce…

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USPS OIG Report: Pandemic Volume and Revenue Projected Scenarios

Objective The Postal Service develops a range of financial projections as part of its financial planning. A financial projection is an estimate or forecast of a future situation or trend based on a study of present and historical trends. The main projection the Postal Service completes is the annual financial plan, which estimates revenue, volume,…

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APWU: COVID-19 and OWCP Claims update, ZOOM training

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 10:59 AM Subject: COVID-19 and OWCP Claims In 2020, the APWU sent out information on OWCP. We are sending out a copy of the letter originally sent to national officers, state, and local presidents. We are also attaching our updated OWCP write up. Also, at the…

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USPS has three websites about COVID-19

The Postal Service wants to remind employees that the organization has three websites that offer information about the coronavirus pandemic. The first site, located at about.usps.com/newsroom/covid-19, provides the latest information on how the organization is continuing operations and protecting employees and customers. This site also provides: • Information on a variety of postal products and…

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NPMHU: USPS Issues COVID-19 Return to Work Instructions

Re: Postal Service Occupational Safety & Health updates COVID-19 Return to Work Instructions. Please find linked below a copy of the above-reference document from the Postal Service regarding COVID-19 Return to Work Instructions. COVID-19 Return to Work Instructions Updated Guidance Source: National Postal Mail Handlers Union

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COVID-19 is an Act of God (Nature)

The USPS COVID-19 decision tree (1-21-2021) says when a non-symptomatic employee shares a household with a COVID-19 positive individual or has been exposed outside of work to a COVID-19 positive individual, they are to be sent home without pay unless they use their own annual or sick leave. The employee that reveals this private information…

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APWU: President Biden issued an Executive Order on Protecting Worker Safety

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 10:53 AM Subject: EXECUTIVE ORDER ON PROTECTING WORKER HEALTH AND SAFETY Union Family, President Biden issued an Executive Order on Protecting Worker Safety. This is a significant executive order as it instructs OSHA to issue and address the COVID-19 issues surrounding worker safety. The USPS is…

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USPS: Disposable masks available through eBuyPlus MDC catalog

Supply Management has modified and expanded the ability of Postal Service facilities and offices to order disposable pleated face masks. The masks (item number 4240180002515) are now available for individual site orders through the Topeka, KS, Materials Distribution Center (MDC) eBuyPlus catalog. Previously, USPS sites were instructed to order masks only through district supplies coordinators….

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