USPS offers info on new law’s EFEL provisions

May 10, 2021 The Postal Service wants to you understand a new form of leave that has been created for federal workers, including USPS employees, in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The new leave, emergency federal employee leave (EFEL), was established under the American Rescue Plan Act, a law that took effect March 11. The…

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USPS Memo and Documents on EFEL OPM Guidance

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Date: 4/30/21 Subject: USPS Memo and Documents on EFEL OPM Guidance. All, This email is provided as information only as to what the Postal Service has chosen to do based on the guidance issued by OPM in regards to EFEL. The APWU has reached out to the Postal Service to discuss…

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USPS: Enterprise Leave Request Application to include scheduled leave

The Postal Service is updating its Enterprise Leave Request Application to include scheduled leave. The application, also known as eLRA, has been used to request unscheduled leave, such as for illnesses or injuries, personal emergencies, community disaster or Wounded Warrior leave. The change now allows craft employees to use the application to request scheduled leave…

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eLRA Has Been Enhanced to Accept Scheduled Leave Requests

Has your scheduled leave request ever been lost? Employees may now request scheduled leave through the Enterprise Leave Request Application (eLRA) on LiteBlue. Employees can utilize the enhanced eLRA via LiteBlue from their home computer or compatible mobile device. This does not prohibit an employee from manually submitting a PS Form 3971 if they wish….

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APWU Clashes with Management on New 3971 Language

Web News Article #: 116-2017 12/01/2017 – The Postal Service’s Request for or Notification of Absence (Form 3971) has been amended to include a new section applicable to those going on leave without pay (LWOP) for official union business. This new section states: LWOP – Union Official (Required Certification) By signing this form, I certify…

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PS Form 3971 – Request for or Notification of Absence (Oct. 2017 – PDF)

This is the latest version of PS Form 3971 and it includes updated Hatch Act (partisan political activity) and Privacy Act (collection and disclosure) information statements. All earlier versions of this form are outdated and should be recycled. Click Here for the October 2017 PS Form 3971 in a “fillable” PDF

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USPS updates PS Form 3971

Postal Service employees who plan to take leave should use only the October 2017 version of PS Form 3971, Request for or Notification of Absence. All earlier versions of this form are outdated and should be recycled. This change took effect Nov. 1. The current PS Form 3971 forms included updated Hatch Act and Privacy…

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