APWU: Liberal Leave Policy Extension

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:25 AM To: APWU National Officers Subject: Liberal Leave Policy Extension Today, President Mark Dimondstein received an extension on the Liberal Leave Policy. VP of Labor Relations Doug Tulino and HQ Labor Relations informed the field that the Liberal Leave Policy letter dated March 23, 2020…

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Postal Worker West: FFCRA Emergency Leave Update (4/24/20)

USPS ISSUES NEWER VERSION OF EMERGENCY LEAVE GUIDANCE WASHINGTON DC– Postal headquarters has issued an updated Guidance on the Families First Corona-virus Response Act (FFCRA) leave. As reported in the April 12th edition of Postal Worker West the Union anticipated management would be updating their guidance. The ‘new’ guidance issued seems to be more restrictive…

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ELM Revision: acceptable reasons and instructions for LWOP

Effective April 26, 2018, the Postal Service™ is revising the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), section 514.4, to update acceptable reasons and instructions for leave without pay (LWOP). Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) * * * * * 5 Employee Benefits 510 Leave * * * * * 514 Leave Without Pay *…

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USPS OIG: Leaving Traditional Benefits Behind?

Offering workplace benefits such as health and retirement programs and paid vacations is a well established way to attract and retain talented workers. But the structure of these offerings has been changing in the public and private sectors over the past 20 to 30 years for several reasons, including rising pension debts; a more mobile…

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USPS OIG: Leave Benefits and Paid Holidays Benchmarking

White Papers – HR-WP-14-001 – 05/01/2014 Conclusion The Postal Service’s leave benefits have generally remained unchanged for decades, while the leave benefits of the private sector organizations have changed significantly. Although the Postal Service’s leave benefits and paid holidays are comparable in many ways to those offered in the private sector, some differences exist. For…

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