USPS: Hand sanitizer, disposable face masks available

The Postal Service has surplus quantities of hand sanitizer — widely used to prevent transmission of the coronavirus — available to ship to facilities for employees’ use. Supply Management has temporarily removed internal catalog quantity limitations and streamlined the ordering of this product. Facilities can order cases of 8-ounce Purell Gel Instant Pump or 16-ounce…

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USPS OIG Report: Property Condition Reviews – Gateway District

Introduction The Postal Service is required to maintain a safe and healthy environment for both employees and customers in accordance with its internal policies and procedures and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety laws. Our objective was to determine if Postal Service management is adhering to building maintenance, security and safety standards, and employee…

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Zero tolerance: USPS committed to safe workplaces

The Postal Service is committed to cultivating a positive and safe work environment that’s free of threats, intimidation, bullying and violence for all employees. To help fulfill this commitment, a threat assessment team is available to respond to threats, assaults and potential violence at all USPS locations. These teams are located at district and area…

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USPS OIG Report: Elevator Modernization Program

Objective Our objective was to determine whether the U.S. Postal Service is managing its elevator modernization program to minimize equipment downtime and the cost of repairs. The Postal Service operates about 1,200 elevators at over 500 facilities, which includes passenger and freight elevators of various types and sizes. In November 2015, the Postal Service established…

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USPS: Tips for safeguarding facilities, mail

The Postal Service wants you to remember that the safety and security of the U.S. Mail, facilities, vehicles and your co-workers are a shared responsibility. Here are some guidelines to keep in mind: • Positive identification. Postal Service photo IDs should be recent, in good condition and displayed by all employees. Managers and supervisors should…

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What will APWU do to ensure others don’t die from COVID-19 and management’s negligence?

This evening an Electronic Technician at North Metro in Georgia died of COVID-19. This should weigh heavily on USPS’s shoulders and especially those who were directly involved and aware at Metro Georgia. An E.T. lost his life to COVID-19 that he contracted while performing his bid job duties at this plant. OSHA has fined this…

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Mail safety – Remember: Package, People, Plan

The Postal Service wants employees to remain vigilant about mail safety. If you encounter a suspicious mailpiece, remember the three Ps: • Package. Don’t bag it, containerize it or send it to another location. Leave it where it is and isolate the area. • People. Clear people from the area and immediately notify a supervisor….

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USPS OIG Report: Property Condition Reviews – Smithville, Leander, and Kyle Post Offices

Introduction This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of property conditions at the Smithville (owned), Leander (owned), and Kyle (leased) post offices in the Rio Grande District. This audit was designed to provide Postal Service management with timely information on potential risks related to property conditions. The Postal Service is required to maintain…

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