APWU: Latest COVID MOUs and Liberal Leave Policy Extensions

March 19, 2021 President Dimondstein signed extensions on the COVID MOUs today (March 19), through June 4, 2021. The liberal leave policy has also been extended (see letter below). He also signed extensions on the annual leave carryover, which will allow 520 hours to be carried into leave year 2022 and career employees can also…

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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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USPS: Pandemic Leave Update

A federal law that provides workers with emergency paid sick leave and other protections during the coronavirus pandemic will soon expire. The Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) requires employers, including the Postal Service, to provide their workers with emergency paid sick leave and extended family and medical leave for child care expenses. These provisions…

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APWU: COVID-19 MOUs and Liberal Leave Policy extended until December 31, 2020

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 To: APWU Officers Subject: Extension of COVID-19 MOUs and Liberal Leave Policy Please see the attached documents extending the COVID-19 MOUs through the end of 2020 and a letter from VP Doug Tulino extending the liberal leave policy. There is also a document with two clarifying…

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NPMHU President’s May 15, 2020 Message to the Membership

Brothers and Sisters, Mail Handlers and postal workers from around the country continue to courageously perform essential federal service under the extraordinary circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic. When I last reported to you regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) on May 7, 2020, there were 1,100 postal workers who were confirmed to be COVID-19 positive and…

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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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APWU: Postal Service “liberal” leave policy in light of school closings

From: Mark Dimondstein <mdimondstein@apwu.org> Sent: Friday, March 13, 2020 12:45 PM Subject: Leave in light of school closings All, This morning we initiated discussion with the Postal Service regarding their leave policy as it relates to new hardships of child/family care placed on many of our members due to school closings in many states. The…

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