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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EEOC: Enforcement Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace

EEOC Press Release – April 29, 2024 The guidance, approved by a majority vote of the Commission, reflects the EEOC‚Äôs commitment to protecting persons who are particularly vulnerable and persons from underserved communities from employment discrimination. It includes over 70 examples illustrating unlawful harassment, including situations involving older workers, immigrant workers, and survivors of gender-based…

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Response to APWU RFI on Harassment Phone Line

From: Charlie Cash <CCash@apwu.org> Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 Subject: Response to APWU RFI on Harassment Phone Line Union Family, Previously, the Postal Service announced that they had established an information line employees could call regarding Harassment. I submitted an information request to find out what it was exactly. The line is a recorded line,…

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EEOC: Information for Complainants Who are Not Represented by Attorneys

New EEOC resources help federal government workers and applicants who have filed complaints of discrimination navigate the EEOC hearings process. Hearings A Guide to the Discovery Process for Unrepresented Complainants A Guide to Motions for Unrepresented Complainants Sample Draft Order Appeals Guide to Writing Appeal Briefs for Unrepresented Complainants before the EEOC Office of Federal…

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USPS Memo: Religious Discrimination and Accommodation

Religious Discrimination and Accommodation Memo – August 11, 2023 Related: LISTEN: Supreme Court hears religious freedom case for postal worker required to work on Sunday See: APWU: Supreme Court Raises Standard on Religious Accommodation Cases Also see: The Supreme Court and Seniority: What Groff v. DeJoy Means for Workplaces with Seniority-Based Bidding Systems

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NALC: How to navigate the Reasonable Accommodation process

NALC – June 2023 The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination against qualified employees with disabilities and obliges the Postal Service to provide accommodations. This month’s Postal Record takes a look at how to navigate the reasonable accommodation process. The Postal Record – Reasonable Accommodation Source: NALC

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Postal Service’s Policy on Workplace Harassment (reissued May 1, 2023)

Effective May 1, 2023, the Postal Service reissued its Memorandum of Policy (MOP) HR-05-01-2023-2, Postal Service‚Äôs Policy on Workplace Harassment (see below or blue.usps.gov/cpim/ftp/policy/hr/hr050120232.pdf). The Postal Service‚Äôs Policy on Workplace Harassment was revised to meet the requirements of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission‚Äôs (EEOC‚Äôs) Federal Agencies Management Directive 715 (MD 715), Section I, Element A,…

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Postal worker’s failure to follow rules dooms Discrimination and FMLA lawsuits

By Virginia Lawyers Weekly – April 11, 2023 Where a federal employee must consult with an EEO officer with 45 days of an alleged discriminatory act and must file a formal written complaint within 15 days of receiving notice from the EEO counselor of the right to file a complaint, and a postal employee failed…

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