NRLCA: General Wage Increases and Cost-of-Living Raises

The USPS will bring all salary schedules current (both GWI and COLA adjustments) required under the 2018-2021 National Agreement on August 17, 2019 PP 18-2019 and will be reflected in the paycheck received on September 6, 2019. In accordance with Article 9, Section 1.A of the 2018-2021 National Agreement, the basic annual salary schedules (Tables…

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USPS OIG Report: Employee Issues at the Dickinson, North Dakota Post Office

Objective This report responds to a request from Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota about employee issues at the Dickinson Post Office. In response to that request, our objectives were to determine whether the U.S. Postal Service complied with employee payment requirements and assess employee engagement and staffing levels at the Dickinson, ND, Post Office….

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USPS: Instructor teaches employees road rules

When it comes to training employees for delivery positions in Northeast Area’s Westchester District, all roads lead to Paul Gregory. The driver safety instructor has been training new employees — including letter carriers, rural carriers and truck drivers — for the past 10 years. He tells employees, “I was in your shoes, and there isn’t…

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‘Mail goes by us like 2 times before it gets here’: Rural Montana waits for Postal Reform

By Tom Lutey – April 16, 2017 Rosebud School students know the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, which is why the U.S. Postal Service’s mail route to this tiny Eastern Montana town is a head-scratcher. ”The mail goes by us like two times before it gets here,” said Lori Reierson, who…

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NALC President Rolando on Rural Postal Service, Carriers

January 4, 2017 Your readers were well-served by the piece on postal reform that ran Dec. 29. Given the importance of the U.S. Postal Service to residents and businesses in Carlsbad and throughout the large and diverse state of New Mexico, I’d like to take this opportunity to offer some additional information and context. The…

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USPS: Standards approved for larger curbside boxes

[maxgallery id=”40453″]The Postal Service has approved new design standards for curbside mailboxes, a move that will allow customers to purchase bigger boxes than can accommodate packages. Under the new rule, mailboxes must be able to fit a minimum sized mail item 7 inches high by 13 inches wide by 16 inches deep. The rule will…

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A behind-the-scenes look at the USPS

Tracy Goldizen – April 7, 2015 OTTUMWA — When I was a kid, I spent hours sorting baseball cards. There was no shortage of them to go through — my dad was and remains and avid card collector. “First sort, second sort, third sort” is a running family joke. But as Patrick Shelby and I…

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NRLCA, APWU, and USPS go to court over who sorts the mail

(January 8, 2015) Early last fall, the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) filed a labor grievance against the Postal Service concerning who separates and sorts the mail brought back to the post office by rural carriers. Now the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) has filed a lawsuit against the Postal Service and the APWU…

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