USPS OIG Report: COVID-19 Leave Administration

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s management of its employees’ use of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). In March 2020, the president declared COVID-19 pandemic to be a national emergency and signed the FFCRA into law, creating two new types of leave: Up to…

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Proposed Expansion Of Paid Leave For Federal Employees

Federal employees would find themselves with a lot more paid leave if a bill introduced this week were to become law. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) has introduced the Comprehensive Paid Leave for Federal Employees Act (S. 1158) which would guarantee 12 weeks of paid family leave for federal employees in all instances covered by the…

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USPS: Pandemic leave FAQs

The Postal Service has updated its FAQs on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a law that requires some employers to provide workers with emergency paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for child care. The update includes child care information that parents and caregivers will find useful for back-to-school season. The FAQs…

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APWU: DOL updates FFCRA Questions and Answers

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 7:42 AM To: APWU National Officers Subject: Department of Labor: FFCRA updated Questions and Answers All, The Department of Labor, the agency tasked with enforcing and interpreting FMLA and FFCRA laws, has recently updated their questions and answers. One of the questions I have received quite…

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Postal Worker West: FFCRA Emergency Leave Update (4/24/20)

USPS ISSUES NEWER VERSION OF EMERGENCY LEAVE GUIDANCE WASHINGTON DC– Postal headquarters has issued an updated Guidance on the Families First Corona-virus Response Act (FFCRA) leave. As reported in the April 12th edition of Postal Worker West the Union anticipated management would be updating their guidance. The ‘new’ guidance issued seems to be more restrictive…

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APWU: FAQs on FFCRA Emergency Sick Leave and Expanded FMLA

APWU’s position – Questions and Answers

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APWU: Families First Coronavirus Recovery Act expands postal leave benefits (4/2/20)

APWU – April 2, 2020 The Families First Coronavirus Recovery Act (FFCRA) extends to postal employees some additional leave benefits due to the Coronavirus and the illness it causes–COVID-19. APWU represented employees, both career and non-career, are entitled to the leave provisions enacted by the FFCRA. Two new leave types are now extended to postal…

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USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: Taking leave during COVID-19 (4/2/20)

Effective April 1, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) provides employees with two additional types of leave. These new leave entitlements are in addition to leave you are already entitled to under the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) and any applicable Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs). As a postal employee, you have certain…

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