USPS Updates Guidance for Return to Work of Employees after COVID-19 related absence

NPMHU – September 24, 2020 Please find linked here, a copy of the above reference document from the Postal Service regarding the Criteria for Return to Work for Employees after an absence related to COVID-19. Updated Guidance on Criteria for Return to Work after an Absence Related to COVID-19, as of 8-27-2020 CDC – When…

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NPMHU: Report changes in mail processing or transportation operations

PMG DeJoy Issues Responsive Statement Concerning Continuation of Postal Services August 18, 2020 RE: PMG Statement on Continuation of Postal Services (pdf) After many days of non-stop media and congressional attention on cutbacks at the Postal Service, and just days before testifying before the key Senate and House committees with jurisdiction over postal issues, Postmaster…

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NPMHU: USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk on Hold Mail service reminders

According to the Postal Service, the Hold Mail process is a courtesy service designated for customers who plan on being away from their homes or business for up to 30 days. Mail for closed businesses is normally held for 10 days to allow customers to claim their mail at the local Post Office. Products such…

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NPMHU: COVID-19 Test Kits in the Mail

USPS Issues Mandatory Stand Up Talk July 8, 2020 (pdf) Please find linked above, a copy of the above reference document from the Postal Service regarding COVID-19 test kits in the mail. According to the Postal Service, they have partnered with several manufacturers, vendors, and laboratories to ship virus and vaccine test kits to a…

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NPMHU Files National Level Grievance Over Implementation of MHA Health Insurance

JUNE 17, 2020 The 2019 National Agreement contains significant changes in the options for health insurance available to Mail Handler Assistants. As previously discussed during prior conferences, however, the NPMHU finds itself in an ongoing dispute with USPS Headquarters about the timing and implementation of these changes. (The parties continue to discuss these matters, and…

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NPMHU and USPS Agree on Temporary Extensions on Step 3 and Arbitration Appeals

(June 15, 2020) Due to the impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic, the parties have agreed to extend the time limits for appealing grievances to Step 3 and to arbitration for an additional period. This agreement is effective through July 17, 2020. Prior to the expiration of this agreement, the parties will revisit this issue to…

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USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk:  Proof of Concept Temperature Tests

NPMHU – May 13, 2020 Please find linked below, a copy of the above-referenced document from the Postal Service regarding a mandatory Stand-up Talk concerning Proof of Concept Temperature Test to be Conducted in Two Postal Districts. According to the Postal Service, While the acceptance, processing and delivery of the nation’s mail and packages has…

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NPMHU: 2020 Convention Update

As discussed during the recent SAMLU meeting, our preparations for the 2020 Convention are continuing with an eye on the obvious uncertainties given rise by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. We are continuing to plan and prepare knowing that it is very possible that the 2020 Convention may be postponed. This is the nature of our…

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