Management Instruction: Additional Wounded Warriors Leave Available

Compensation and Benefits recently published Management Instruction (MI) EL-510-2019-2, Wounded Warriors Leave, which provides details regarding additional leave for eligible Postal Service™ employees for medical treatment that qualifies under the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015. Effective January 5, 2019, in addition to the statutorily mandated leave, the Postal Service will credit eligible employees…

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USPS: Meeting area promotes employee engagement

[maxgallery id=”46705″]Employees at the Pontiac, MI, Metroplex Processing and Distribution Center are more connected because of a new engagement initiative. Supervisors and employees gather each day in the facility’s “meet and greet” area to discuss facility operations. Morning meetings, for example, include a recap of the previous day’s performance and the goals for the next…

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Management Alert – Methane Gas Safety Concern at Michigan Metroplex P&DC

This management alert presents a safety concern of the methane detection system observed at the U.S. Postal Service Michigan Metroplex Processing and Distribution Center (Metroplex), located in Pontiac, MI (Project Number 16RG002HR001). This review was initiated based on safety concerns expressed to us in a complaint which identified five employee deaths during a 14 month…

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USPS OIG Audit Report: Iron Mountain, MI, P&DF Consolidation

Background The U.S. Postal Service uses Area Mail Processing (AMP) guidelines to consolidate mail processing functions and increase productivity through more efficient use of equipment, facilities, staffing, and transportation. These consolidations are intended to reduce costs and maintain quality service. Consolidating mail processing operations from the Iron Mountain, MI, Processing and Distribution Facility (P&DF) into…

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USPS OIG Audit Report: Consolidation of the Kalamazoo, MI, and Lansing, MI, P&DCs

Background The U.S. Postal Service uses Area Mail Processing (AMP) guidelines to consolidate mail processing functions and increase productivity through more efficient use of equipment, facilities, staffing, and transportation. These consolidations are intended to reduce costs and maintain quality service. The Kalamazoo, MI, Processing and Distribution Center’s (P&DC’s) destinating mail moved to the Grand Rapids,…

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USPS job fair slated for April 29, Up to 8 RCA positions available at Ada, MI PO

April 21, 2015 ADA — The U.S. Postal Service will sponsor a free Postal Job Fair at the Ada Post Office, 131 E. 12th Ada, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 29. Applicants should expect to spend approximately one hour to complete the application process. Hands-on assistance with the Postal Service’s online application…

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Cut And Slash Is Not The Way To Save America’s Post Office

By John Greathouse Editor, The Pacer National Postal Press Association American Postal Workers Union Central Michigan Area Local – Lansing, MI In 2010 the Postal Service, under the guise of a financial crisis, began with what is best described as a “Fire Sale”! This financial crisis gave them the reason to begin the closing of…

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USPS OIG: Equipment Transfer From Lansing, MI, P&DC to Grand Rapids, MI, P&DC

Audit Report – NO-AR-14-010 – 09/05/2014 Background The U.S. Postal Service continues to aggressively cut costs. To that end, it is consolidating the mail processing network to align it with reduced mail volume and a smaller workforce. This report responds to a congressional request from Senator Carl Levin of Michigan to review the Postal Service’s…

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