APWU Arbitration Award Restores Rules for Employees Using LWOP to Campaign

Web News Article #: 77-2018 08/08/2018 – APWU members can continue to volunteer in political campaigns under the long-standing leave-without-pay rules in the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM). A national arbitrator rejected changes the Postal Service made to the Leave Without Pay (LWOP) rules for how employees request LWOP to participate in political activities…

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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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Repubs dig deeper after Postal Service cited for workers’ Clinton campaign aid

By Brooke Singman – August 22, 2017 Republican lawmakers are casting a wider net in their search for wrongdoing at federal agencies in past election cycles, after learning the Postal Service violated the law by allowing employees to do union-funded work for Hillary Clinton’s campaign while on leave. The lawmakers blasted out letters on Monday to…

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The Postal Service’s Actions During the 2016 Campaign Season: Implications for the Hatch Act

Member Statements Chairman Ron Johnson, R (WI) Opening Statement-Johnson-2017-07-19 (30.1 KB) Ranking Member Claire McCaskill, D (MO) Opening Statement McCaskill 2017-07-19 (141 KB) Witnesses Timm Kopp Letter Carrier U.S. Postal Service Testimony-Kopp-2017-07-19 (57.2 KB) William Siemer Acting Deputy Inspector General Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Postal Service Testimony-Siemer-2017-07-19 (63.4 KB) Background-USPS OIG Audit Report-2017-07-05…

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OIG Report: Carrier Leave Without Pay for Union Activities

Background In late November 2016, Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin requested the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (OIG) review a constituent’s allegation that a select group of postal carriers took leave without pay (LWOP) to participate in union political activities. This report responds to the senator’s request and reviews the use of overtime…

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