ELM Revision: Special Circumstances Affecting Health Insurance Coverage

Effective September 12, 2019, the Postal Service™ is revising the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), sections 525.1 and 525.2, to align with updates dictated by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Other revisions include updating references to the Human Resources Shared Service Center (HRSSC) and the Self Plus One enrollment option. Although the Postal…

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USPS: How to update your mailing address

The Postal Service requires all employees to provide a current mailing address. If you need to update your information, five methods are available: • LiteBlue. Use any computer to go to liteblue.usps.gov and enter your employee identification number and password. Select the “Change of Address” option in the rotating carousel in the center of the…

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USPS: Cronkhite appointed acting chief human resources officer

Isaac Cronkhite has been appointed acting chief human resources officer, where he will lead all aspects of workforce management and development for the Postal Service. He’ll oversee labor relations, employee resource management, leadership and career development, compensation and benefits, the HERO platform, the Human Resources Shared Service Center and the Employee Assistance Program, among other…

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USPS: HRSSC offers employees services, info

If you’re a Postal Service employee, you’ve probably heard of the Human Resources Shared Service Center, but do you understand what the HRSSC does — and how it can help you? If not, here’s what you should know: • The HRSSC offers a variety of services and information. The center, based in Greensboro, NC, can…

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USPS OIG Report: Disability Retirement Application Process

Objective Disability retirement is an employee benefit intended for employees who are unable to complete a normal career due to disease or injury. To be eligible for retirement disability, employees must meet prescribed statutory, regulatory, and administrative criteria. The objective of our audit was to assess the Postal Service’s effectiveness in processing disability retirement applications….

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USPS OIG Report: Employee Background Screening in the Pacific Area

Objective Our objective was to assess the U.S. Postal Service’s employee background screening process in the San Francisco, Bay-Valley, and Sierra Coastal districts to determine whether they ensured individuals selected for employment were suitable to maintain the safety and security of the mail and uphold public trust in the Postal Service. We selected the San…

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