USPS Handbook EL-312 Revision: Sex Discrimination Policy

Effective January 28, 2021, the Postal Service™ is revising Handbook EL-312, Employment and Placement, Chapters 2, 5, 6, and 7, to change the wording pertaining to USPS® policy prohibiting sex discrimination in personnel hiring and placement so that the handbook is consistent with a U.S. Supreme Court decision issued June 2020. In the decision, the…

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USPS 714 Data Entry test different from sample test

A fellow coworker of mine bid a job requiring the 714 data entry low standard be passed. She was mailed a sample test with instructions. The instructions stated the the test was an alphanumeric test similar to the sample test she was sent. It basically had columns of a word or two and numbers listed…

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USPS Handbook EL-312 Revision: Section 763.22 to update policy on local options for adding tests

Effective February 19, 2015, the Postal Service™ is revising Handbook EL-312, Employment and Placement, section 763.22 to update policy on local options for adding tests: The title of 763.22 is revised from Local Options for Typing and Driving Requirements to Local Options for Basic Computer Skills and Driving Requirements. A new heading, 763.221 General, was…

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Handbook EL-312 Revision: Vacancy Announcements and Veterans’ Preference Claims

Effective February 5, 2015, the Postal Service™ is revising Handbook EL-312, Employment and Placement, section 421, with updates to external vacancy announcement policy: 421 is revised with minor editorial changes. 421.1 is revised with minor editorial changes. 421.2 is revised to state that external announcements must be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days…

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USPS OIG: Management of Detail Assignments Follow-Up

Audit Report – DP-AR-14-007 – 09/26/2014 Background A detail assignment is the temporary placement of a career employee in another established position that is vacant or from which the incumbent is absent. U.S. Postal Service policy requires detail assignments to be made only for the shortest period of time necessary and used to meet emergencies…

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USPS: ASM revision – Personnel Security Clearances

Effective June 12, 2014, the Postal Service™ is revising the Administrative Support Manual (ASM), part 272, Personnel Security Clearances, to incorporate changes related to National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) and Special Agency Check with Inquiries (SACIs) investigations, as follows: 272.23 is revised to delete any reference to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). NACI…

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