USPS to honor employees’ military service

October 16, 2023 The Postal Service will honor active military and veteran employees from all branches of service with a certificate of appreciation to mark Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Employees who have self-identified their veteran status will receive the certificate, signed by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. They will also receive a thank-you card signed by…

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USPS is hiring nationwide, Vets and families get preference

By Tim Hudak – August 17, 2021 There may not be a stoplight in your hometown, but there’s a United States Postal Service® (USPS) post office. Post offices become the hub of many communities because they are reliable. It’s comforting that “neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night” will prevent letter carriers…

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USPS recognizes veterans’ service

This Veterans Day, the Postal Service will honor employees who have served in the armed forces with a special badge and badge clip. The retractable clip reads “USPS Veterans Proudly Serving America,” while the badge features a message of thanks from Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. Additionally, each employee who is a veteran will receive a…

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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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