USPS: Pandemic Leave Update

A federal law that provides workers with emergency paid sick leave and other protections during the coronavirus pandemic will soon expire. The Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) requires employers, including the Postal Service, to provide their workers with emergency paid sick leave and extended family and medical leave for child care expenses. These provisions…

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USPS: Close Contact Tracing Program for COVID-19

From: Dean, Rickey R – Washington, DC Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 9:22 AM To: LR Area Mgrs, HQ HR AREA HR MGRS Subject: Contact Tracing Program All, For your reference information, and as a reminder, attached is the Contact Tracing Program for COVID-19. The HQ COVID group has confirmed the attached is current and…

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USPS: Pandemic leave FAQs

The Postal Service has updated its FAQs on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a law that requires some employers to provide workers with emergency paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for child care. The update includes child care information that parents and caregivers will find useful for back-to-school season. The FAQs…

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USPS: OPM clarifies pandemic leave effect on retirement deductions

The Postal Service wants employees who took leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to know how it will affect their retirement deductions. The law, also known as the FFCRA, requires some employers to provide employees with emergency paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for child care. The leave benefit went…

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Postal Worker West: FFCRA Emergency Leave Update (4/24/20)

USPS ISSUES NEWER VERSION OF EMERGENCY LEAVE GUIDANCE WASHINGTON DC– Postal headquarters has issued an updated Guidance on the Families First Corona-virus Response Act (FFCRA) leave. As reported in the April 12th edition of Postal Worker West the Union anticipated management would be updating their guidance. The ‘new’ guidance issued seems to be more restrictive…

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APWU: FAQs on FFCRA Emergency Sick Leave and Expanded FMLA

APWU’s position – Questions and Answers

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APWU: Families First Coronavirus Recovery Act expands postal leave benefits (4/2/20)

APWU – April 2, 2020 The Families First Coronavirus Recovery Act (FFCRA) extends to postal employees some additional leave benefits due to the Coronavirus and the illness it causes–COVID-19. APWU represented employees, both career and non-career, are entitled to the leave provisions enacted by the FFCRA. Two new leave types are now extended to postal…

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