USPS OIG Report: COVID-19 Leave Administration

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s management of its employees’ use of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). In March 2020, the president declared COVID-19 pandemic to be a national emergency and signed the FFCRA into law, creating two new types of leave: Up to…

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USPS: Understanding the provisions of Emergency Federal Employee Leave

The Postal Service is continuing its efforts to educate employees about a new form of leave that has been created for federal workers in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The new leave, emergency federal employee leave (EFEL), was established under the American Rescue Plan Act, a law that took effect March 11. Under the American…

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Paid parental leave for USPS employees included in postal reform bills

By Jessie Bur – May 14, 2021 Employees of the U.S. Postal Service could soon be included in federal provisions guaranteeing 12 weeks of paid parental leave under legislation reported favorably out of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee May 13. The committee passed two USPS reform bills — the Postal Service Reform Act…

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USPS offers info on new law’s EFEL provisions

May 10, 2021 The Postal Service wants to you understand a new form of leave that has been created for federal workers, including USPS employees, in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The new leave, emergency federal employee leave (EFEL), was established under the American Rescue Plan Act, a law that took effect March 11. The…

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USPS: Pandemic Leave Update

A federal law that provides workers with emergency paid sick leave and other protections during the coronavirus pandemic will soon expire. The Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) requires employers, including the Postal Service, to provide their workers with emergency paid sick leave and extended family and medical leave for child care expenses. These provisions…

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NALC: COVID-19 Related MOUs Extended Until March 26, 2021

December 22, 2020 By joint agreement (M-01932), several COVID related memorandums of understanding have been further extended through March 26, 2021. These memoranda include: temporary expanded sick leave for dependent care (M-01910); temporary additional paid leave for CCAs (M-01911); temporary use of the 7:01 rule (M-01913); temporary workplace changes to promote social distancing (M-01915); and…

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USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: Taking leave during COVID-19 (4/2/20)

Effective April 1, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) provides employees with two additional types of leave. These new leave entitlements are in addition to leave you are already entitled to under the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) and any applicable Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs). As a postal employee, you have certain…

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Poster for USPS

“The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires the Federal government to provide all of its employees with paid sick leave and, for employees who are covered under Title I of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), with expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will…

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