Postal Bulletin highlights National Preparedness Month

Tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, and floods can strike at almost any time, and are just some of the disasters we face each year. These events can generate fear, frustration, and even depression; yet, planning ahead can help response and recovery, and relieve some of the anxiety and stress caused by unexpected events. Effective planning for emergencies…

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USPS: To protect yourself, get vaccinated

The USPS Health and Wellness team is reminding employees that the best way to stay healthy and prevent seasonal influenza is to get vaccinated every year. Getting your flu shot this season will be more important than ever. Flu vaccines don’t prevent the coronavirus, but they help to reduce flu-related illnesses, missed work and school,…

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USPS OIG Report: Efficiency and Safety of Lift Gates

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the efficiency and safety of lift gates used on U.S. Postal Service cargo vans. The Postal Service owns and operates a fleet of over 227,000 vehicles. The Postal Service has 7- and 11-ton cargo vans that Postal Vehicle Service (PVS) drivers use to transport mail between facilities and to…

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USPS: Travel limits extended until Nov. 16

The Postal Service’s policy limiting business travel during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has been extended to Nov. 16. The policy affects all business trips, including in-person training. Only travel that is deemed critical to the organization’s mission and trips that cannot be postponed will be approved. Some travel will be allowed to maintain the efficiency…

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USPS: New guide, videos available to management for investigating accidents

The Postal Service has introduced two resources to help managers, supervisors and others whose jobs involve investigating workplace accidents. The USPS Accident Investigation Guide is an online publication that explains how to respond to an accident, collect data at the scene and analyze the information to prevent future accidents. Posters, checklists and an analysis template…

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USPS: Tips to keep workplaces secure

During National Preparedness Month in September, the Postal Service is reminding employees and contractors to help keep USPS workplaces safe and secure. Employees should always secure entry points when not in use, wear their postal photo ID badge and watch for individuals not wearing badges. To further protect workspaces: Secure unattended USPS vehicles and trailers….

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USPS responds to Gulf Coast storm

The Postal Service is responding to Hurricane Laura, one of the most powerful storms to strike the Gulf Coast in decades. The hurricane made landfall in Louisiana on Aug. 27, bringing torrential rain and damaging winds to the region. To protect employees and the public, USPS has suspended mail delivery and retail operations at several…

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