USPS OIG Report: Non-Career Employee Turnover

Background The U.S. Postal Service hires non-career employees to supplement its regular workforce and reduce staffing costs. Non-career employees are temporary workers who do not receive full employee benefits and privileges. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, the Postal Service employed an average of about 130,000 non-career employees. The Postal Service has four crafts that constitute…

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NPMHU and USPS reach tentative agreement on 2016 National Agreement

On December 16, 2016, the NPMHU and the Postal Service announced that they had reached a tentative agreement to establish the terms of their 2016 National Agreement. The agreement is subject to ratification by a majority vote of the Union’s membership. The balloting process will begin no later than early January, with a 30-day period…

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USPS OIG: What Can the Postal Service Do to Retain Noncareer Employees?

Project Title: Noncareer Employee Retention Start Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Estimated Report Release Date: October 2016 Employee turnover costs the Postal Service thousands of dollars per employee. Retaining employees within the organization eliminates the administrative costs of hiring new employees, training, and the impacts on performance associated with learning a new job. Although turnover…

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Postal Service Revs Up Its Hiring

February 13, 2016 The U.S. Postal Service hopes to bring on 125,000 new employees this year, continuing a recent hiring binge caused by the agency’s blossoming package-delivery business. The agency hired 117,000 new workers during Fiscal Year 2015, virtually all of them into non-career positions, postal officials said Thursday in a document presented to the…

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NALC: Two national-level arbitration cases decided (APWU, NPMHU were Intervenors in one case)

July 09, 2015 C-31979: National Arbitrator Shyam Das issued an award on July 2, 2015, upholding the Postal Service’s position that former City Carrier Assistants must complete a 90-day qualifying period following their conversion to career status before they may be credited with or take annual leave. The Award interprets section 512.313(a) of the ELM,…

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Update on Amazon Fresh and Consolidation in the Santa Ana District

The following was sent to www.21cpw.com for informational purposes. It is from an APWU MVS member (verified) who wishes to remain anonymous: There is a big difference between the 2 offices that are doing the Amazon Fresh in our district.  First off, Orange, Ca., is only averaging 250 orders a day, while Irvine Ca., is averaging…

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U.S. Postal Service to host informational job fair on March 4 for Kalamazoo area

By Al Jones – February 28, 2015 KALAMAZOO, MI — The U.S. Postal Service anticipates job openings in Greater Kalamazoo and Southwest Michigan. With that in mind, the service, which has been in the news in recent months for its plans to close its Kalamazoo Postal Processing Plant on 9th Street in Oshtemo Township, will…

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USPS Struggles With Wave of New Hires

February 15, 2015 The U.S. Postal Service’s shift to a lower-paid workforce comes with a steep price. By the agency’s own admission, the hiring of more non-career employees has led to lower productivity, worse service, higher injury and turnover rates, and increased investment in new training programs. USPS has historically been staffed by long-serving employees,…

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