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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Abusive Pittsburgh postmaster sentenced to probation

By Karen Kane – April 12, 2017 A Pittsburgh postmaster thought he was “preserving public safety” when he violated federal law and opened a suspicious package to check for illegal drugs, according to his attorney. But two women he supervised told the sentencing judge Wednesday that Daniel Davis all but ruined their lives by threatening…

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Pub 552 Revision: Mgr’s Guide to Understanding, Investigating, and Preventing Harassment

Effective January 19, 2017, the Postal Service™ is revising Publication 552, Manager’s Guide to Understanding, Investigating, and Preventing Harassment, to reflect changes to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Management Directive 110 (MD-110) that broadens the language related to sex discrimination. Guidance was added to ensure supervisors and managers are aware that they may consult…

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Fellow employees testify at trial for suspended Pittsburgh postmaster

By Paula Reed Ward – January 7, 2017 Four employees of the U.S. Postal Service testified this week that they never saw another employee open packages looking for drugs or other contraband until suspended Pittsburgh postmaster Daniel Davis arrived here from Toledo, Ohio. Mr. Davis told them he was looking for drugs, and in one…

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“Throwback Thursday” – USPS Station Manager makes employees a Poop Cake (video)

Uploaded on Sep 4, 2010 LEE COUNTY: Workers at the Cape Coral Post Office say their manager baked them a dessert that looked like something you’d find in a toilet. The attempt at bathroom humor backfired in a big way. Workers at the Cape Coral Post Office were not amused by the cake crafted by…

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