USPS OIG Report: Effectiveness of Package Shipping Services

Background The U.S. Postal Service‚Äôs Delivering for America plan included offering new competitive products and services for customers. As part of this effort, the Postal Service launched a new package shipping service called USPS Ground Advantage and discontinued its Retail Ground, Parcel Select Ground, and First-Class Package services. Ground Advantage was intended to streamline package…

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USPS OIG Report: Fleet Modernization – Charging Station Construction Design and Deployment

Background As part of its Delivering for America plan, the U.S. Postal Service is purchasing and deploying approximately 66,000 electric vehicles and charging stations to support its delivery fleet modernization. The Postal Service generally combined this rollout with its efforts to convert plants into consolidated sorting and delivery centers. It planned to use excess power…

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Transforming the USPS network: New video showcases processing and distribution changes

July 10, 2024 In a new video, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy discusses the changes underway in the Postal Service‚Äôs processing and distribution network. The video also features comments from employees at the new Atlanta Regional Processing and Distribution Center (RPDC), including a truck driver, mail handler, expediter, surface logistics planner, and supervisors and managers. The…

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USPS OIG Report: Delivery in Northern Minnesota

Background The Bemidji Post Office provides standard delivery and retail operations in a¬†predominantly rural community in Northern Minnesota. The office also has some¬†mail processing operations typically found inside a processing and distribution¬†center. It processes, and subsequently, dispenses mail to 37 other delivery¬†units in the region for delivery. In November 2023, community members and¬†Postal Service employees…

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APWU: Build a Better Post Office Campaign

Please use this document when, for whatever reason, the Post Office closes due to short staffing or failure to staff. You can find additional information on betterpostoffice.org. Lets Build A Better Post Office Petition

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APWU: Global NLRB settlement covering multiple installations with express “time-limit waiver language on all grievances”

From: James Stevenson <jstevenson@apwu.org> Sent: Friday, October 27, 2023 Subject: Global NLRB settlement covering multiple installations with express “time-limit waiver language on all grievances” Please find attached a Global NLRB settlement in which I required as a condition that the employer waive all time limits for the filing of grievances (page 7 paragraph 1 of…

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“Leave My Leave Alone” – article by APWU WR Coordinator Gonzalez

You earn leave, it‚Äôs yours! Pursuant to the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) Articles 3,5,10,19 management must comply with the leave regulations outlined in Chapter 510 of the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM). Far too often, managers ignore or misapply those rules. Here are some common misapplications that must be challenged: THREE ABSENCES IN 90…

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