Postal Employee Ordered to be Removed for Violating Hatch Act

By Ian Smith – August 2, 2018 OSC filed a complaint of Hatch Act violations with the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) in March 2018 after the employee, a postal mail processing clerk, ran in two 2017 partisan elections. According to the complaint, the Hatch Act specifically prohibits USPS employees from running for election to…

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Philadelphia Plant Manager Memo on Cell Phone Usage

Via Philadelphia P&DC’s newest Plant Manager (and recent Chicago transplant), Stephanie N. Harris: Cell phones are a good tool when used appropriately and safely.  In an emergency, a cell phone may mean the difference between life and death.  However, when a cell phone is used unsafely, it poses a safety hazard to the person on…

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USPS – Philadelphia: Attendance Service Talk

Presented by management to workers at the Philadelphia P&DC today: So now, how about a sincere commitment from management to uphold dignity, respect, and safety in the workplace as well as compliance with collective bargaining agreements and federal laws?

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Warning about thieves targeting Philadelphia public mailboxes

Thursday, October 19, 2017 MAYFAIR (WPVI) — Police arrested five people for stealing right out of mailboxes in a Philadelphia neighborhood. The crime was caught on surveillance video exclusively obtained by Action News. It happened along the 7100 block of Frankford Avenue in Mayfair on Tuesday. At first, they stroll by looking like utility workers…

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Not exhausting administrative remedies leads to loss in discrimination suit against USPS

By Nicholas Malfitano – May 11, 2016 PHILADELPHIA – A former mail clerk from the United States Postal Service (USPS) who alleged discrimination and wrongful termination against the agency has had her claim defeated in federal court, due to not exhausting her administrative remedies. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania’s Judge…

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