USPS OIG Report: Timecard Administration Follow-Up

Background The U.S. Postal Service uses the Time and Attendance Collection System (TACS) as the primary application to collect employee time and attendance data to capture the number of workhours employees spend working various Postal Service operations. This was a follow-up to our Timecard Administration audit issued December 9, 2020. In the prior audit we…

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APWU: Extension of COVID MOUs and Liberal Leave Policy through February 11, 2022

December 21, 2021 Today, President Dimondstein signed extensions on the COVID MOUs through February 11, 2022. The liberal leave policy has also been extended (see letter below). The latest documents can be found below. They are also listed, together with the full archive of MOUs and other resources on the Covid-19 section of the website….

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USPS promotes good work attendance (aka Postal Attendance Terrorism)

The Postal Service is reemphasizing the importance of good work attendance in a new informational campaign. The campaign centers on this message: While it is vitally important for employees to stay home when they are ill, it is equally important — for the organization’s success — to have employees report on time for their assigned…

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Postal Worker West: FFCRA Emergency Leave Update (4/24/20)

USPS ISSUES NEWER VERSION OF EMERGENCY LEAVE GUIDANCE WASHINGTON DC– Postal headquarters has issued an updated Guidance on the Families First Corona-virus Response Act (FFCRA) leave. As reported in the April 12th edition of Postal Worker West the Union anticipated management would be updating their guidance. The ‘new’ guidance issued seems to be more restrictive…

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APWU: FAQs on FFCRA Emergency Sick Leave and Expanded FMLA

APWU’s position – Questions and Answers

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Is USPS doing enough to keep postal employees and customers safe?

Some postal employees have been quarantined for 14 days that came in contact with an infected person. Other employees have refused to work at the window or in delivery jobs that would expose them to dozens of potentially-infected people every day. Instead, they are staying home and taking leave without pay. Supervisors and managers, meanwhile,…

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USPS Philadelphia District: Attendance Control Propaganda Mailing

Postal Workers in the Philadelphia District have begun receiving attendance control propaganda in the mail, most likely signaling the implementation of a new Postal Attendance Terrorism campaign by the Agency.  

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$2M Jury Award to Employee Vacationing While on Medical Leave Highlights Pitfalls for Employers

By McGuireWoods LLP – June 26, 2019 It is no secret that employees sometimes abuse benefits under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Nor is it a secret that pitfalls abound for employers trying to limit such abuse while accommodating legitimate needs for medical leave. A recent decision from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court…

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