APWU: Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period, New Leave Year

Reminder, in accordance with Article 8, sections 4 and 5, of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, penalty overtime rules are not applicable for a consecutive four-week period each year during December. This year, the December period begins November 28, 2020 (Pay Period 25-20-Week 2) and ends December 25, 2020 (Pay Period 01-21-Week 1). Related: USPS 2021…

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Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period is Nov. 28 to Dec. 25

As referenced in Article 8, sections 4 and 5, of the USPS-NALC and USPS-APWU national agreements, the December period (during which penalty overtime regulations are not applicable) consists of 4 consecutive service weeks. This year, the December period begins Pay Period 25-20, Week 2 (November 28, 2020) and ends Pay Period 01-21, Week 1 (December…

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USPS OIG Report: Assessment of Overtime Activity

Objectives Our objective was to assess Postal Service controls over managing overtime. Overtime pay is a premium that eligible employees receive when they perform work in excess of eight paid hours in a day, or 40 paid hours in a week. Per union contracts, regular overtime is paid at one and one-half times an employee’s…

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USPS OIG Report: Customer Service, City Delivery and Vehicle Operations – Performance Indicators

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Service Workload and Workforce Performance Indicators for Customer Service, City Delivery, and Vehicle Operations for fiscal years (FY) 2014 to 2018. In FY 2018, the Postal Service delivered more than 140 billion letters and flats and 6 billion packages to more than 158 million delivery points. It…

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Ex-Postmaster charged with trafficking marijuana through Alaska post office

By Leroy Polk – February 22, 2019 ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – The former postmaster of the Kotzebue post office was charged with trafficking marijuana through the mail using the office he ran to facilitate shipments for over three years. Shaun Pete Snyder, 34, is charged with possessing a controlled substance with intent to distribute it, conspiracy…

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D.C. post office allegedly doubled as weed distribution center

By Rachel Weiner – August 18, 2016 The acting manager of two D.C. post offices and two of his employees took bribes in exchange for illegally delivering packages of marijuana, according to an indictment filed Thursday in D.C. federal court. Deenvaughn Rowe is charged, along with letter carriers Kendra Brantley and Alicia Norman, with bribery…

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Sanders Jokes: “Let Postal Service Deliver Marijuana to Raise Revenue” (VIDEO)

By Tom Angell – October 22, 2015 U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders made history last week at a Democratic primary debate by becoming the first major presidential candidate to indicate he’d vote in favor of legalizing marijuana if given the chance. But now, thanks to Jimmy Kimmel, Sanders might have a way to use marijuana to save…

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Legal pot? Not for federal workers

The Hill - Opinion

By Lydia Wheeler – March 10, 2015 Marijuana may be legal now in the District of Columbia, but the hundreds of thousands of federal workers in the nation’s capital and other locales that now allow recreational use of the drug should think twice before sparking up that joint. An executive order dating back to the…

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