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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Postal Worker Who Took Knee Lacks Job Retaliation, Bias Claims

By Patrick Dorrian – August 28, 2020 Taking knee in protest protected activity under Title VII But arguing with boss, not kneeling spurred unpaid leave A Black mail handler failed to establish he was placed on leave without pay for protesting his boss’s alleged racial mistreatment by taking a knee during a staff meeting, the…

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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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NPMHU President’s May 15, 2020 Message to the Membership

Brothers and Sisters, Mail Handlers and postal workers from around the country continue to courageously perform essential federal service under the extraordinary circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic. When I last reported to you regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) on May 7, 2020, there were 1,100 postal workers who were confirmed to be COVID-19 positive and…

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