USPS modifies procedures for carriers

The Postal Service has modified procedures for letter carriers to help them practice social distancing while delivering mail and packages. For example, carriers should avoid ringing a customer’s doorbell when possible. When knocking on a customer’s door, the carrier should avoid areas that may be frequently touched. When a carrier delivers an item that requires…

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APWU: New Retail Directive to District Managers and Postmasters

March 26, 2020 The pdf below includes additional directives to district managers and postmasters. Specifically dealing with retail units. It addresses social distancing, dealing with the hazmat question, increased cleaning frequencies, AND instructions to place/install “cough/sneeze” barriers to protect employees. Source: American Postal Workers Union

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APWU President’s Statement: Postal Workers in a Time of Crisis

Mark Dimondstein – March 25, 2020 Since the early days of the Postal Service, we postal workers have helped stitch the fabric of the country together. Even in times of crisis – whether natural disaster, conflict, or economic calamity – the Postal Service has always been there, steadily reaching every American home and business in…

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USPS: Passport service change implemented 

USPS will conduct all passport application services by appointment only, beginning March 25. Customers can use a computer or mobile device to go to usps.com/scheduler to make appointments. This feature, also known as the Retail Customer Appointment Scheduler, guides users through four easy steps, allowing them to choose a day, location and time, and to…

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APWU: Retail Units Mandatory Stand-up Talk on Social Distancing (3/23/20)

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Monday, March 23, 2020 1:38 PM Subject: Retail Units Stand-up Talk on Social Distancing Please see attached Retail Stand Up Talk on Social Distancing. Please disseminate. Vance Zimmerman Industrial Relations Director American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO 1300 L Street, NW Washington, DC 20005-4128 Tel: 202.842.4273 | Fax: 202.371.0992 Mandatory Retail…

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USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: New Customer Signature Capture Procedures for Letter Carriers

A number of cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) have recently been confirmed across the country. The safety and well-being of our employees is our highest priority. To help ensure the health of our employees, we are continuing to follow recommended guidance and strategies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and…

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