USPS: Bolger, NCED training and conference properties selling holiday meals

The Postal Service’s training and conference properties in Maryland and Oklahoma are working to recoup lost revenue as result of the coronavirus pandemic. The Bolger Center in Potomac, MD, and the National Center for Employee Development (NCED) in Norman, OK, both have hotels and restaurants, in addition to conference rooms. Before the pandemic, both properties…

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USPS: Travel limits extended until Nov. 16

The Postal Service’s policy limiting business travel during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has been extended to Nov. 16. The policy affects all business trips, including in-person training. Only travel that is deemed critical to the organization’s mission and trips that cannot be postponed will be approved. Some travel will be allowed to maintain the efficiency…

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Maintenance Support Clerk job training question

I have a question about the Maintenance Support Clerk job. If you are currently in the position and then take the training in Oklahoma and fail the test are you still able to keep the position? First Name: Tami Last Name: Wilks Email: libra91970@yahoo.com Union/Local: APWU – Johnstown Area Local

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USPS Handbook F-15 Revision: Travel Per Diem Rates for Norman, Oklahoma

Effective April 23, 2020, the Postal Service™ is revising Handbook F-15, Travel and Relocation, to update the travel per diem rates listed in Appendix A. Handbook F-15, Travel and Relocation * * * * * Appendix A – Rates * * * * * A-2 Travel Per Diem Rates [Revise the last paragraph and its…

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USPS Travel update: Written approval now required for requests

March 16, 2020 Due to the spread of COVID-19, the disease associated with the new coronavirus, the Postal Service is requiring advanced written approval for business travel for all officers, executives and non-bargaining employees. This precautionary measure, which took effect this week, is consistent with recent guidance from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. USPS…

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USPS: VMF managers meet in Norman, OK to discuss strategies

[maxgallery id=”42386″] The Postal Service is making major changes in its delivery fleet to better serve customers, USPS leaders told approximately 250 Vehicle Maintenance Facility (VMF) managers and supervisors at a recent conference. “Our goal is to be world class in fleet management,” said Fleet Management Manager Phil Knoll. “We are making the progress we…

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More than 800 USPS Network Operations managers recently met at NCED

More than 800 Network Operations managers from across the country recently met and brainstormed strategies to increase process efficiencies and reduce costs — all while improving service performance. It’s a tall order, but one that Network Operations VP Linda Malone says postal employees are ready for. “Our employees have done a fantastic job improving customer…

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