10th Circuit finds no discrimination against Denver postal worker

By Michael Karlik – August 1, 2023 A Denver employee of the U.S. Postal Service failed to show her employer retaliated, discriminated against her or otherwise refused to accommodate her disability, the federal appeals court based in Colorado ruled last month. Melissa M. Goodson held a variety of jobs within the Postal Service since 1997….

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USPS: Dog Bite Awareness Week begins June 4

June 2, 2023 National Dog Bite Awareness Week, an annual USPS public service safety campaign, runs from Sunday, June 4, to Saturday, June 10, this year. “Even good dogs have bad days” is this year’s theme. “When our mail carriers are bitten, it is usually a ‘good dog’ that had not previously behaved in a…

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Federal panel vacates Postal Service heat citations

March 10, 2023 The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission recently vacated four Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) for letter carriers in Benton, Arkansas; Houston and San Antonio, Texas; and Martinsburg, West Virginia, exposed to excessive heat. The commissioners concluded that OSHA failed to identify economically and…

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USPS OIG Report: Safety and Health Program Training

Background The Safety and Health Program is intended to provide guidance through effective training to support and sustain the U.S. Postal Service’s work environment. Industrial accidents involve personal injuries as well as property damage that can include motor vehicle damage under certain conditions. Nationwide, most industrial accidents involved mail carriers assigned to retail and delivery…

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Congresswoman Pressley and Colleagues Urge Extension of COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Postal Workers

Provision enabling clear access to workers’ compensation due to COVID set to expire on January 27, 2023 December 16, 2022 BOSTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), in partnership with Representatives Stephen F. Lynch (MA-08) and Jamie Raskin (MD-08), led their colleagues in calling for the extension of an American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provision…

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USPS Handbook EL-505 name changed from Injury Compensation to “Workers’ Compensation”

Effective June 30, 2022, the Postal Service™ is revising Handbook EL-505, Injury Compensation, to change its name to “Workers’ Compensation” and to update standards in various chapters. Revisions will also include deleting Chapter 2 and the Index. Handbook EL-505 is being revised to reflect changes and updates to applicable U.S. Postal Service® regulations, policies, and…

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USPS Releases Dog Attack National Rankings, National Dog Bite Awareness Week Starts June 5

WASHINGTON — More than 5,400 postal employees were attacked by dogs in the United States in 2021. From nips and bites to vicious attacks, aggressive dog behavior poses a serious threat to postal employees and the public. To highlight the enormity of this serious issue, the U.S. Postal Service is providing information on the do’s…

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APWU: OWCP Regional Resource Assistants for Human Relations Department

From: Liz Powell <epowell@apwu.org> Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2022 Subject: OWCP Regional Resource Assistant Local/State Presidents, APWU Family As per our discussion on Monday’s call, if there is anyone in your local/state who is knowledgeable and actively involved in OWCP matters, that you would like to recommend to serve as a Regional Resource Assistant(s), please…

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