APWU Statement on Mandatory Vaccination for Federal Employees

July 28, 2021 Various media outlets have reported that the White House is considering mandatory COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for federal employees. Maintaining the health and safety of our members is of paramount importance. While the APWU leadership continues to encourage postal workers to voluntarily get vaccinated, it is not the role…

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USPS, GSA team on credentialing services

The Postal Service and the General Services Administration (GSA) have teamed up to assist federal employees with their government credentials. GSA, a federal agency that manages government real estate, typically operates hundreds of USAccess sites that offer federal employees and contractors with credentialing services and support. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, almost 500 USAccess…

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USPS: Employees reminded of Hatch Act prohibitions

The Postal Service wants employees to remember the Hatch Act’s rules regarding participation in political activities. The Hatch Act is a law that prohibits federal employees from engaging in political activity while on duty, while wearing a federal uniform or identification badge, while on federal property or while inside a federal vehicle. Under the law,…

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USPS: Employees reminded of Hatch Act social media rules

The Postal Service is reminding employees that they are required to abide by the Hatch Act, including the guidelines for using social media — even while working from home. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Here’s a quick recap of the law: The Hatch Act exists to keep politics out of federal workplaces. The law, passed in 1939, limits certain political…

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FEEA: COVID Assistance for Postal Workers

Via Joyce Warner, Executive Director, Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund: Greetings, I hope you, your loved ones, and colleagues are well. I’m writing to update you on the Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund’s (FEEA) ongoing programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. First, we have introduced a free cloth mask distribution program for…

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USPS: Explaining Hatch Act’s social media rules

The Postal Service is reminding employees that they are required to abide by the Hatch Act, including the guidelines for using social media. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Here’s a quick recap of the law: • The Hatch Act exists to keep politics out of federal workplaces. The law, passed in 1939, limits certain political activities of federal and postal…

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NALC: Executive orders on federal employees

May 31, 2018 NALC is currently investigating if the executive orders issued by President Trump on Friday May 25 have any impact on the United States Postal Service. We will report our findings as information becomes available. The executive orders: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-developing-efficient-effective-cost-reducing-approaches-federal-sector-collective-bargaining/ https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-ensuring-transparency-accountability-efficiency-taxpayer-funded-union-time-use/ https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-promoting-accountability-streamlining-removal-procedures-consistent-merit-system-principles/ Source: National Association of Letter Carriers AFL-CIO  

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You’ve heard of the Hatch Act, but how much do you know about it?

If you’re unfamiliar with the law, here’s a quick primer — including do’s and don’ts when it comes to social media usage. • First things first: The Hatch Act exists to protect you. The law, which dates to 1939, aims to keep politics out of federal workplaces. Specifically, the Hatch Act establishes rules to prevent…

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