USPS: Mercury Remains Prohibited in The Mail

June 21, 2024 Due to recent mercury spills in the mail, the Postal Service is reminding employees that metallic mercury and items containing metallic mercury are prohibited in the mailstream. Mercury is a toxic chemical that even when exposed in small amounts ‚ÄĒ through inhalation, ingestion or skin contact ‚ÄĒ may cause serious health conditions….

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USPS National Dog Bite Awareness Campaign, June 2‚Äď9, 2024

Don‚Äôt let your dog bite the hand that serves you. (#dogbiteawareness) Sponsored by the United States Postal Service¬ģ, the National Dog Bite Awareness Campaign is a public service campaign that offers safety tips and emphasizes the need for increased owner responsibility in the prevention of dog attacks. The Postal Service™ reports that dog attacks are…

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NALC: Protect Our Letter Carriers Act introduced in Senate

May 17, 2024 On May 16, Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) introduced the Protect Our Letter Carriers Act (H.R. 7629 / S. 4356). The Senate companion bill comes after Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Greg Landsman (D-OH) introduced the bill in the House in March, which currently has 71 cosponsors. The bipartisan…

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Postal Service’s Policy on Workplace Harassment reissued

May 16, 2024 Effective May 1, 2024, the Postal Service™ reissued its Memorandum of Policy (MOP) HR-05-01-2024-2,¬†Postal Service‚Äôs Policy on Workplace Harassment. The¬†Postal Service‚Äôs Policy on Workplace Harassment¬†was revised to meet the requirements of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission‚Äôs (EEOC‚Äôs) Management Directive 715 (MD 715). MOP HR-05-01-2024-2 must be posted prominently in the following locations:…

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USPS: National Dog Bite Awareness Campaign

May 2, 2024 The Postal Service has announced plans for this year‚Äôs National Dog Bite Awareness Campaign. The annual effort, which aims to bring attention to one of the most common safety issues facing mail carriers, will kick off Thursday, May 30, with a news conference in the Philadelphia area. The campaign itself will begin…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Conditions at South Houston Local Processing Center

Background Our objective for this alert was to determine facility opening procedures and mail conditions at the South Houston Local Processing Center. Each year, increased mail volume during the Postal Service‚Äôs peak mailing season ‚ÄĒ Thanksgiving through New Year‚Äôs Eve1 ‚ÄĒ significantly strains the Postal Service‚Äôs processing and distribution network. The Postal Service opens peak…

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USPS reminds employees of zero-tolerance policy

March 29, 2024 The Postal Service is reminding employees that it has a zero-tolerance policy regarding workplace threats and violence. The organization is committed to cultivating a positive and safe work environment that‚Äôs free of threats, intimidation, bullying and violence for all employees. To help fulfill this commitment, a threat assessment team is available to…

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Postal Bulletin covers Heat Illness Prevention Program

March 21, 2024 Postal Bulletin’s latest edition, published March 21, details the Postal Service’s Heat Illness Prevention Program. Updates to the organization’s policies, procedures and forms are also included. Employees can go to usps.com to read and download the latest Postal Bulletin, along with past issues. Postal Bulletin РMarch 21, 2024

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