APWU sends USPS letter on COVID-19 and Face Coverings

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Monday, July 26, 2021 Subject: Letter on COVID-19 and Face Coverings Please see the attached letter from President and Myself regarding the ongoing pandemic and face coverings. Please Disseminate. Vance Zimmerman Industrial Relations Director American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO 1300 L Street, NW Washington, DC 20005-4128 Tel: 202.842.4273 | Fax:…

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APWU: USPS Issues Contact Tracing Policy Update

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Monday, July 26, 2021 Subject: July 24, 2021 USPS Contact Tracing Policy Update Please see the attached Contact Tracing Policy update the Postal Service issued. There are two changes of significance: On Slide 3 the fourth bullet has added that employees who are close contacts must be identified within three…

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APWU: Correspondence Concerning Establishment of Package Support Annexes

From: Lamont Brooks <lbrooks@apwu.org> Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Subject: FW: Notification No. GCCC20210288 Further Reference to Correspondence Concerning Establishment of Package Support Annexes HIGH IMPORTANCE – PLEASE READ IN ITS ENTIRETY FOR GUIDANCE Please disseminate to the field, especially the APWU local presidents where the current 46 annexes are located. Please retain a copy…

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APWU objects to Unilateral Update to USPS Mask Policy

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Friday, July 16, 2021 Subject: Unilateral Update to USPS Mask Policy Deputy Postmaster General Tulino put out the attached policy. It states in the policy: “This policy update has been shared with the leadership of our national unions and other stakeholders.” There were discussions with the APWU. However, we objected…

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APWU: Extension of Probationary Language due to COVID-19

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Friday, June 4, 2021 Subject: Extension of Probationary Language due to COVID-19 Please see the attached extension on the probationary language through August 6, 2021. Vance Zimmerman Industrial Relations Director American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO 1300 L Street, NW Washington, DC 20005-4128 Tel: 202.842.4273 | Fax: 202.371.0992 Extension on the…

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Industrial Relations Director Zimmerman Writes to OPM for Clarification on EFEL Guidelines

May 10, 2021 On May 7, Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman wrote a letter to Kathleen McGettigan, Acting Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), requesting guidance on the interpretation of certain guidelines for Emergency Federal Employment Leave (EFEL). Director Zimmerman’s letter follows OPM’s release of the EFEL guidelines on April 29. Since the…

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APWU: Updated procedures for OWCP claims related to COVID-19

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Monday, May 3, 2021 Subject: New OWCP bulletin FECA released a new bulletin on the updated procedures for OWCP claims related to COVID-19. The bulletin is FECA Bulletin No. 21-09 Subject: Processing FECA Claims for COVID-19 under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The bulletin describes new procedures claims…

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USPS provides APWU additional information on Reorganization Structure

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Monday, May 3, 2021 Subject: Additional Information on Reorganization Structure This afternoon management sent the attached documents with the email below: Additional information regarding the Reorganization Structure has been announced today. Attached is a Memo from Doug Tulino regarding the reorg and a presentation that provides flow charts for the…

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