USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: Stay home when you are sick

The USPS urges employees to stay home when they are sick. If employees follow this advice, and then face disciplinary action for not coming to work, we can use this in their defense:

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USPS App Claims Right to Read and Copy Employees’ Personal Phones and Computers

Brothers and Sisters, We met with the USPS on 12/17/19 on the attached notification and the change to eRMS/eLRA. I have included the previous email sent on 10/24/19 below. We raised concern over the language that is seen by employees should they choose to use this means to report an absence/request unscheduled leave: “All information…

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USPS: Take steps to avoid flu, other illnesses

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing the public with tips to prevent influenza and other contagious respiratory illnesses. Here are some general tips: • Get vaccinated. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season, especially people at high risk, including adults 65 and older, pregnant…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Processing Overtime

Objective The objective of our audit was to assess the Postal Service’s management of mail processing overtime during fiscal year (FY) 2018. The Postal Service had a goal to reduce mail processing staffing costs by about $130.5 million in FY 2018. While the Postal Service uses overtime to provide flexibility and meet its operational requirements,…

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APWU Western Region: Sick Leave Control Is Out of Control

Management’s continuing crack down on sick leave usage is resulting in an increase in leave disapprovals and discipline. The Region continues to provide updates on Attendance issues. Locals who desire to receive the comprehensive Regional Guidebook on Attendance Control and Discipline for Cause may contact Regional Coordinator Omar Gonzalez at (650) 685-7402 or email ogonzalez@apwu.org…

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DOL issues Opinion Letter: FMLA Leave May Not Be Saved For Future Use

The Department of Labor issued an Opinion Letter Thursday that says an employee with a FMLA-qualifying condition may not use paid leave and decline to use FMLA leave to preserve FMLA leave for future use.  This will likely result in employers digging more deeply into employees’ reasons for taking paid leave. Employees will need to…

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USPS: Advanced Annual Leave

The Postal Service wants to ensure employees understand how advanced annual leave works. Advanced annual leave describes the amount of annual leave that the organization “advances” to eligible employees at the beginning of each year. If you’re a full-time, part-time regular or non-traditional full-time career employee, you receive advanced annual leave. This number is shown…

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