USPS ELM Revision: Sex Discrimination Policy

Effective February 25, 2021, the Postal Service™ is revising the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), Chapters 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8, to update USPS® policy prohibiting sex discrimination in personnel hiring and placement, so that the ELM is consistent with a U.S. Supreme Court decision issued June 2020. In the decision, the Court…

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APWU: USPS Notification on rewrite of entire ELM Chapter 7 – Training and Development

From: Lynn Pallas-Barber <lpallas@apwu.org> Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Subject: USPS notification on the rewrite of the entire Chapter 7 of the ELM – Training and Development To all APWU family, On December 21, 2020 the APWU received notification the USPS intended to rewrite in its entirety Chapter Seven (7) of the Employee Labor Relations…

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ELM Revision: Special Circumstances Affecting Health Insurance Coverage

Effective September 12, 2019, the Postal Service™ is revising the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), sections 525.1 and 525.2, to align with updates dictated by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Other revisions include updating references to the Human Resources Shared Service Center (HRSSC) and the Self Plus One enrollment option. Although the Postal…

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ELM Revision: Uniform Requirements

Effective February 14, 2019, the Postal Service™ is revising the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), sections 932.11g and 932.22b, to reflect changes in uniform requirements. Under revised section 932.11g, the type of postal retail personnel required to wear the prescribed uniform while performing work duties now includes postmasters at Cost Ascertainment Group (CAG) A-K…

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ELM Revision: Drivers’ Phone Use Policy

Effective February 14, 2019, the Postal Service™ is revising the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), section 831.332, to include the policy that Postal Service employees must not use a cell phone while driving on duty. Adding the cell phone policy to the ELM will put the manual in line with the policy in section…

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ELM Revision: Update to Definition of Basic Pay

Effective January 4, 2018, the Postal Service™ is revising the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), sections 532, 538.3, 566.252, 586.252, and 592.1, to remove outdated references to “Cost of Living Allowances” from definitions of basic pay. Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) * * * * * 5 Employee Benefits * * * *…

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ELM Revision: Whistleblower Protection

Effective October 12, 2017, the Postal Service is revising the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), section 666.32, to update how the Office of Inspector General handles allegations of reprisal for the release of infomation. Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) 6 Employee Relations 666 Prohibited Personnel Practices 666.3 Whistleblower Protection [Revise the text of…

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USPS ELM Revision: Intoxicating Beverages

Effective July 20, 2017, the Postal Service™ is revising the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), section 665.26, to amend the regulations concerning the possession and consumption of intoxicating beverages. Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) * * * * * 6 Employee Relations * * * * * 660 Conduct * * * *…

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