APWU: New Leave Under the American Rescue Plan Act

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Friday, March 12, 2021 Subject: New Leave Under the American Rescue Plan (ARPA) Under the new stimulus bill called the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) there was new leave for federal employees added called Emergency Federal Employee Leave (EFEL). Postal employees qualify for this leave. This evening, USPS management shared…

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APWU: Absences due to COVID-19 Vaccine

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 Subject: Absences due to COVID-19 Vaccine The subject of absences occurring due to employees receiving the COVID-19 vaccine has come up a few times. I requested management’s position on these absences. The email message below states these absences would fall under the Liberal Leave Policy. It…

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APWU: USPS Notification of Function 4 PSE Retention Survey

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 Subject: PSE Retention Survey All, recently the Postal Service notified the APWU that they would be conducting a survey of PSEs assigned to Function 4. This survey is being referred to as “retention survey for Postal Support Employees (PSEs) currently assigned to Function 4 (Customer Service…

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APWU: COVID-19 and OWCP Claims update, ZOOM training

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 10:59 AM Subject: COVID-19 and OWCP Claims In 2020, the APWU sent out information on OWCP. We are sending out a copy of the letter originally sent to national officers, state, and local presidents. We are also attaching our updated OWCP write up. Also, at the…

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APWU: President Biden issued an Executive Order on Protecting Worker Safety

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 10:53 AM Subject: EXECUTIVE ORDER ON PROTECTING WORKER HEALTH AND SAFETY Union Family, President Biden issued an Executive Order on Protecting Worker Safety. This is a significant executive order as it instructs OSHA to issue and address the COVID-19 issues surrounding worker safety. The USPS is…

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APWU vehemently opposes USPS COVID-19 Decision Tree

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Friday, January 22, 2021 1:33 PM Subject: USPS COVID-19 Decision Tree Sisters and Brothers, Attached is the new USPS “Decision Tree”-a management generated flow chart for managers and supervisors to follow when an employee is reported as exposed to or is positive with COVID-19. THE APWU IS VEHEMENTLY OPPOSED TO…

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APWU: Vaccine Stand-up Talk and Vaccine Letters

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2021 8:50 AM Subject: Vaccine Stand-up Talk and Vaccine Letters Sisters and Brothers, Please see the attached documents. The first is the most recent stand-up talk that the USPS released on January 20, 2021 in regards to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. As the stand-up notes, the Centers…

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APWU: Fake OIG Letter

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2021 6:04 PM Subject: Fake OIG Letter Sisters and Brothers, Please take a look at the attached document. One of our members received this letter in the mail indicating they were the target of an OIG investigation. It had the employee’s name, EIN, and location of work…

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