USPS OIG Report: Non-Career Employee Turnover

Background The U.S. Postal Service hires non-career employees to supplement its regular workforce and reduce staffing costs. Non-career employees are temporary workers who do not receive full employee benefits and privileges. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, the Postal Service employed an average of about 130,000 non-career employees. The Postal Service has four crafts that constitute…

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Check It Out: Updated APWU Organization Materials

Web News Article #: 174-2016 08/05/2016 – Updated organizing materials are now available, including a Welcome Book, and PSE Brochure, Organization Director Anna Smith has announced. “The material is easy to read, and offers more information for union members,” Smith explained. “It also covers a few time-sensitive benefits for those who are converted, as well…

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APWU: Deadline Nears for PSEs to Sign Up for Health Benefits

Web News Article #: 126-20160 06/20/2016 – Postal Support Employees (PSEs) represented by the APWU have until June 30, 2016, to enroll in health insurance through the USPS Health Benefits (USPSHB) Plan. Coverage will be effective on July 9, 2016. Under the terms of an agreement between the APWU and management, the Postal Service will…

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USPS OIG: What Can the Postal Service Do to Retain Noncareer Employees?

Project Title: Noncareer Employee Retention Start Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Estimated Report Release Date: October 2016 Employee turnover costs the Postal Service thousands of dollars per employee. Retaining employees within the organization eliminates the administrative costs of hiring new employees, training, and the impacts on performance associated with learning a new job. Although turnover…

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