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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APWU Western Region: Sick Leave Control Is Out of Control

Management’s continuing crack down on sick leave usage is resulting in an increase in leave disapprovals and discipline. The Region continues to provide updates on Attendance issues. Locals who desire to receive the comprehensive Regional Guidebook on Attendance Control and Discipline for Cause may contact Regional Coordinator Omar Gonzalez at (650) 685-7402 or email ogonzalez@apwu.org…

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OIG: Have You Ever Had Time You Worked Disallowed or Taken Away?

Project Title: Timecard Adjustments at Facilities in the Greater Boston District Start Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Estimated Report Release Date: July 2018 The Postal Service uses the Time and Attendance Control System (TACS) to capture work hours employees spend performing various mail processing operations. Employees record their time and the operations they work by…

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USPS OIG Report: Unscheduled Leave in the Baltimore District

Background The U.S. Postal Service categorizes unscheduled leave as any absence from work that is not requested or approved in advance. Unscheduled leave could contribute to increased compensation expenses by requiring management to increase workhours and overtime hours. The OIG developed a Human Resource Risk Model to monitor key Postal Service metrics, including unscheduled leave…

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Beware! Postal Attendance Terrorism on the Rise in Western Region

At the Santa Ana P&DC, a new USPS Plant Manager (and former Maintenance Operations Manager), Jeff Vibbert, is apparently ramping up the Postal Attendance Terrorism policy in an effort to impress and please his bosses while laying the groundwork for a new assault on employees who choose to use their earned leave benefits. The following…

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