USPS Mandatory Stand-up Talk: COVID-19 supplies — purchasing updates

If you need to reimburse employees for COVID-19 supplies they provided, use PS Form 2551, Non-Goods and Non-Services — Payment Authorization. It can be found by going to the Accounting home page on Blue and selecting the e-IWS Online Forms Toolkit. On the Toolkit page, scroll down to the PS Form 2551 Job Aid and…

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USPS Guidance on Distillery-made Hand Sanitizer

Due to the rapidly evolving Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, we understand that it is becoming difficult to access alcohol-based hand sanitizers. We are also aware of reports that some companies are producing hand sanitizers for personal use, such as Distilleries. Although the Postal Service lacks information on the methods being used to prepare such…

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USPS: Employees stay upbeat in face of pandemic

As the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic evolves — disrupting daily life from coast to coast — Postal Service employees are continuing to proudly serve their communities, reinforcing the fact that USPS is part of America’s critical infrastructure. “People are depending on us,” said Joseph Kittles, a mail handler at the Northern Virginia Processing…

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USPS: Restrictions for shipping sanitizers, wipes

The Postal Service wants employees to know there are specific shipping restrictions for hand sanitizers and disinfecting wipes that contain alcohol. As result of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the organization is seeing an increase in the number of customers attempting to ship hand sanitizers and disinfecting wipes, which are widely used to help prevent transmission…

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Is USPS doing enough to keep postal employees and customers safe?

Some postal employees have been quarantined for 14 days that came in contact with an infected person. Other employees have refused to work at the window or in delivery jobs that would expose them to dozens of potentially-infected people every day. Instead, they are staying home and taking leave without pay. Supervisors and managers, meanwhile,…

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