APWU: Improving Your Workplace Environment Booklet

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Monday, November 29, 2021 Subject: Improving Your Workplace Environment Booklet Sisters and Brothers, You will find attached the final version of the “Improving your Workplace Environment” booklet. We will be mailing a copy to directly to each member-at-large and will send a supply to each local to distribute to members…

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Postal Service Policy on Workplace Harassment

Effective March 26, 2020, the Postal Service™ reissued its Memorandum of Policy (MOP) HR-03-26-2020-2, Postal Service Policy on Workplace Harassment (see page 1 and page 2). This policy reaffirms the Postal Service’s commitment to providing a work environment free of harassment and supersedes MOP HR-03-14-2019-2. The reissued Postal Service Policy on Workplace Harassment will soon…

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APWU Clerk NBA Turney: Proper Use of Social Media

From: Linda J. Turney <lturney@apwu.org> Sent: March 26, 2020 11:53 AM Subject: Proper Use of Social Media (see attached) Can I use my personal social media accounts to talk about the Postal Service? Many postal employees have personal social media accounts and use these platforms to connect with their family, friends and co-workers. When using…

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Pub. 553 Revision: Employee’s Guide to Understanding, Preventing, and Reporting Harassment

Effective November 2018, the Postal Service™ revised Publication 553, Employee’s Guide to Understanding, Preventing, and Reporting Harassment, to reflect the termination of support from the current vendor of the Centralized Intake System for initiating requests for Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) counseling. This service has been replaced by an online efile application. The revision to Publication…

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USPS issues Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

Effective March 29, 2018, the Postal Service™ issued its Memorandum of Policy (MOP) HR-03-29-2018-1, Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement (see below). In accordance with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Management Directive 715, the policy will be updated annually and prominently posted in the following locations: All personnel offices; Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) offices; On the…

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St. Louis mail carrier says she was bullied at work

By Kiya Edwards – January 26, 2018 ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis mail carrier claims she was bullied on the job for months. Now, she’s on a leave of absence as USPS investigates the allegations. The woman asked 5 On Your Side to hide her identity out of fear of retaliation. She said she…

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Letter Carrier’s Two-Day Suspension Not Enough to Prove Retaliation

By Jeffrey Rhodes – May 17, 2017 A postal employee who was put on unpaid leave for two days but was subsequently paid for the days missed cannot show that he suffered an adverse action necessary to prove retaliation, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. Javier Cabral is a letter carrier for the…

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New England postal workers protest working conditions at VT post office

By Stephen Mills – April 29, 2017 BARRE— Postal workers from across New England picketed in the Granite City on Friday, protesting working conditions at the Barre Post Office. Union officials representing workers said they were protesting on behalf of their Barre colleagues who had complained about harassment and staffing problems under Postmaster Lori Brochu….

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