Honoring departed Veterans

As a Korean war veteran, I cannot observe this day and the footage of huge military cemeteries keeping a dry eye. It is only the luck of the draw that those of us alive are not resting in one of those graves. God rest our brothers and sisters. First Name: John Last Name: Richards Email:…

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USPS: Change announced for burial flag program

USPS and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have made a procedural change for replenishment of flags distributed through the Postal Service Burial Flag Program. One of the most powerful symbols recognizing military service, and an enduring memento treasured by many deceased veterans’ families, U.S. flags in the program will now be ordered through…

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APWU seeks clarification on Military Surveys

From: Lynn Pallas-Barber <lpallas@apwu.org> Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2020 3:05 PM To: NBAs, Regional Coordinators, National Officers Subject: Notification No. GCCC202001667 USPS to Ask Employees With Military Experience to Complete Military Survey Importance: High Brothers and Sisters, Please find attached a copy of a notification asking veteran employees and/or their spouses to complete a military…

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USPS: Vets can add military service to retirement

Military veterans employed by the Postal Service, or any other federal agency, may be eligible to have their time in the military credited toward their civilian retirement through the Military Buy Back program. Veterans who served on active duty and received an honorable discharge are permitted to request a “buy back” of their time in…

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OSC Wins Decision for National Guardsman Denied Reinstatement by Postal Service

WASHINGTON, D.C./April 25, 2019 – The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) today announced that it won a legal ruling forcing the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to reinstate a National Guardsman in his civilian job following his post-9/11 military service. Under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) , employers must restore service…

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USPS Electronics Technician benefits from military training

Before Todd Farnham was an electronics technician with the Postal Service, he was acquiring the skills to succeed in the Marine Corps. After his four-year enlistment ended in 1984, Farnham transferred to the Marine Corps Reserve and got a job with USPS — joining the organization’s long tradition of hiring veterans. The skills that Farnham…

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Reminder: USPS Facilities must fly POW-MIA flag Nov. 11

Nov. 11 is Veterans Day, one of six days each year that Postal Service facilities are required to fly the POW-MIA flag. Because Veterans Day is a designated Postal Service holiday, the POW-MIA flag should be raised Nov. 10. The flag honors the sacrifices made by members of the armed forces held as prisoners of…

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OPM: New Leave Policy Gives Disabled Vets More Time to Address Medical Issues

Thursday, August 04, 2016 WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will be issuing final regulations on August 5th to implement the newly created disabled veteran leave category. Established under the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015 (Wounded Warriors Act), disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired…

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