APWU: Major Win for the MVS Craft – POM 1995 Language Restored

09/13/2018 – When the USPS made changes to Chapters 5 and 7 of the Postal Operations Manual (POM) in 1995, APWU challenged the changes as not fair, reasonable, and equitable. While USPS agreed to restore the language in 2007 and again in 2012, they never did. APWU never stopped fighting. On August 28, we reached…

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Postal Operations Manual Revision: Modes of Delivery

Effective December 8, 2016, the Postal Service™ is revising the Postal Operations Manual (POM) to revise the order of sections that cover modes of delivery. Postal Operations Manual (POM) * * * * * 6 Delivery Services * * * * * 63 Modes of Delivery, Mail Receptacles, and Keys 631 Modes of Delivery *…

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NALC: Customer and employee rights when USPS solicits customers to change to centralized delivery

July 15, 2014—NALC is aware of an effort by the Postal Service in different parts of the country to convince customers to agree to change their mode of mail delivery to cluster box or centralized delivery. This page contains the latest information detailing the rights of both postal customers and letter carriers, and we have…

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Postal watchdog files complaint against USPS for reducing hours at post offices

Postal watchdog Douglas Carlson has filed a formal complaint with the Postal Regulatory Commission concerning the Postal Service’s decision to reduce window hours at post offices. According to the complaint, the Postal Service has changed its policies without seeking an advisory opinion, and now it will be reducing hours without seeking customer input. In 2010,…

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