USPS: Stay vigilant as pandemic infections rise

The Postal Service urges employees to wear face coverings and adhere to social distancing procedures as coronavirus infections continue to spike across the nation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, face coverings and social distancing of at least 6 feet from others help reduce the spread of the virus, which is transmitted…

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USPS: Bolger, NCED training and conference properties selling holiday meals

The Postal Service’s training and conference properties in Maryland and Oklahoma are working to recoup lost revenue as result of the coronavirus pandemic. The Bolger Center in Potomac, MD, and the National Center for Employee Development (NCED) in Norman, OK, both have hotels and restaurants, in addition to conference rooms. Before the pandemic, both properties…

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USPS OIG Report: Employee Safety – Postal Service COVID-19 Response

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak regarding the safety of its employees. In March 2020, the president of the United States declared the COVID-19 pandemic a national emergency; its impact to the nation’s health and safety has been unprecedented. According to the Centers for…

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USPS: Ordering, reporting COVID-19 supplies

The Postal Service is reminding facilities to have sufficient coronavirus pandemic-related supplies on hand — and to accurately and regularly report their inventories in the organization’s field surveys. Each facility should have a 30-to-45-day supply of COVID-19 materials, including face coverings and gloves; cleaning and disinfectant products; and hand soaps, sanitizer and paper towels. Having…

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USPS Loses Covid-Based Bid to Block In-Person Job Bias Testimony

By Patrick Dorrian – November 4, 2020 USPS sought court order to protect two witnesses But failed to show why CDC guidelines not enough A former U.S. Postal Service employee in South Carolina can depose fact witnesses in-person in her sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit, after a federal court rejected the renewed contention that the…

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USPS has modified measures during pandemic

The Postal Service is reminding employees that new social distancing procedures have been implemented to help protect workers who deliver mail during the coronavirus pandemic. To reduce health risks, the organization has temporarily modified procedures for Mobile Delivery Devices (MDDs); Form 3811, Domestic Return Receipt; Form 3849, We ReDeliver for You; and any hard-copy receipt…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – November 1, 2020

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU In this issue: Final Reminder to Vote Coronavirus Update Virus Causing Problems for the Union Disclaimer – This report is intended as a final reminder about getting out the vote, It will be deposited in the mail stream intended to arrive a…

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USPS: Getting vaccinated especially important this year

The Postal Service is encouraging employees to get a flu shot, which will be more important than ever this season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Flu vaccines don’t prevent the coronavirus, but they help to reduce flu-related illnesses, missed work and school, hospitalizations, deaths and burdens on the health care system. This means more medical…

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