OWCP representation for NALC members

March 2022 “One of the benefits of NALC membership is access to a highly experienced specialist who can advise injured workers on their claims at no expense to the member. While injured workers are not required to have a representative to file or process their claim, they do have the option to request a representative…

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Postal Bulletin: February is Ergonomics Awareness Month

Ergonomic-related injuries, or musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), make up approximately 30 percent of all recordable industrial accidents reported by Postal Service™ employees. MSDs are illnesses or injuries that affect one or more parts of the musculoskeletal system, which is the soft tissue and bone structure of the body. These injuries primarily involve the muscles, tendons, and…

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APWU: Updated USPS COVID-19 Decision Tree

“The decision tree continues to identify close contacts as to be paid administrative leave. Remember, if someone is diagnosed with COVID-19 they have the right to file an OWCP claim and receive COP.” 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 |…

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MTSC Updated Influenza and Coronavirus Cleaning Contingency

Covid-19 Cleaning Update – December 21, 2021 COVID-19 Cleaning Clarification – January 7, 2022 *Date on above file is incorrect. It should be 2022 (see letter below).

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USPS seeks temporary mandate relief; supply chain, legal issues cited

January 4, 2022 The Postal Service is seeking temporary relief from an emergency temporary standard (ETS) issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Nov. 5. The ETS requires that employees in organizations with more than 100 workers either be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be tested weekly and subjected to stricter face covering…

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USPS: Safely sharing the holiday spirit

December 6, 2021 Now that the holiday season is here, some Postal Service teams may be planning festive events that involve employees gathering to share food and drinks in a plant or delivery unit. While there is no evidence that COVID-19 is transmitted by food or drinks, close contact between individuals does increase the risk…

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USPS OIG Report: Accident Reporting

Objective Our objective was to review and assess the effectiveness of management’s controls over reporting accidents. Postal Service management is responsible and accountable for the prevention of accidents and responsible for controlling losses, such as ensuring quality of performance and operating within cost and budget guidelines. Management’s role is to share responsibility for the safety…

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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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