USPS OIG Report: Changes in Mail Mix – Implications for Carriers’ Physical Health

The U.S. Postal Service’s package volume and weight have increased as First-Class Mail has declined, representing a change in mail mix. The OIG found a correlation between total package weight and letter carrier injuries. The OIG found that the Postal Service has no specific protocols in place outlining how a carrier should deliver a heavy…

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NALC: Eight Additional Installations Convert to All-Career City Carriers

“On Aug. 31, NALC and USPS signed another memorandum of agreement which provides for an additional eight installations in which the Postal Service will convert all city carrier assistants to part-time flexible (PTF) career status.” Attached is the new list of post offices with an all-career city carrier workforce. It keeps growing. Will other postal…

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10th Circuit Says Deaf City Carrier May Not Sue NALC for False Information

By Michael Karlik – August 23, 2022 Even though a Fort Collins letter carrier was unable to sue the U.S. Postal Service for discrimination in time because of false information union leaders allegedly provided her, the federal appeals court based in Denver agreed Lynda Hickey is now barred from suing the union itself for its…

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USPS-NALC partner to train 50 teams to evaluate and adjust delivery routes

July 11, 2022 The Postal Service has started a series of training sessions on how to use technology to better evaluate the work performed on city routes and quickly align route growth and decline to improve customer service. The weeklong training sessions using this technology are part of the Technology Integrated Alternate Route Evaluation and…

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Seattle Hiring Career City Carriers Directly Off the Street, CCAs will be promoted to PTFs

Information received by 21cpw via a contact at NALC has verified current CCAs will be promoted to PTF. Current Seattle Area career entry level City Carrier job openings Related: Many Career Entry Level Positions Are Available Nationwide

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USPS: New uniform items approved for city letter carriers

June 13, 2022 The Postal Service has approved two new uniform items for use by city letter carriers. The Cyberknit polo shirt and cargo-pocket trouser are designed to help carriers maintain a professional image while providing enhanced comfort, safety and utility features. The shirt is made of 100 percent polyester performance fabric and offers moisture…

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NALC and USPS agree to an alternate route evaluation and adjustment process

May 10, 2022 NALC and the Postal Service have agreed to several memorandums of understanding (MOUs) to establish an alternate route evaluation and adjustment process for the remainder of 2022 and all of 2023. MOU Re: Technology Integrated Alternate Route Evaluation and Adjustment Process 2022 – 2023 (TIAREAP) establishes a process that utilizes information made…

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USPS: Stamp Out Hunger returns – Pandemic had forced food drive online

May 6, 2022 The Stamp Out Hunger food drive is back. The annual event, which had to move online for the past two years because of the coronavirus pandemic, resumes in-person collection on Saturday, May 14. This year, both options are available: Customers can follow the traditional route and leave bags of nonperishable food items…

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