USPS: Staying safe during hot weather

The Postal Service wants employees to stay safe during hot weather. You should hydrate before, during and after work, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Research shows you should drink at least 8 ounces of water every 20 minutes. Dressing appropriately for the weather is important, too. On warm days, wear light-colored, loose-fitting and breathable…

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USPS releases updated CDC posters on Social Distancing and Face Coverings

NPMHU – June 25, 2020 Please find linked below, a copy of the updated documents from the Postal Service relating to Social Distancing and Face Coverings. How to Safely Wear and Take Off A Cloth Face Covering Stop the Spread of Germs – Help Prevent the Spread of Respiratory Diseases Like COVID-19 Please Maintain Social…

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USPS reminds employees face coverings, social distancing required

The Postal Service is reminding employees to continue to practice social distancing and to wear face coverings to protect themselves during the coronavirus pandemic. Employees must always maintain safe distancing of at least 6 feet apart from others when entering, exiting or working at any USPS facility, including Post Offices; processing plants; area and district…

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USPS revises RCE survey due to social distancing concerns

From: Lamont Brooks <lbrooks@apwu.org> Sent: Friday, June 5, 2020 4:48 PM To: APWU National Officers Subject: HIGH IMPORTANCE Notification No. GCCC20200214 USPS to Resume RCE Shops May 26 – Reassigned PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR APWU LOCAL LEADERS AND RETAIL CLERKS. In anticipation of a national grievance the postal service made revisions under COVID-19 and included…

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USPS: Hatch Act rules apply to teleworking

USPS wants employees to know that the Hatch Act’s rules on politicking in the workplace also apply when working from home. The Hatch Act is a law that prohibits Postal Service and other federal employees from engaging in political activity while on duty. Under the Hatch Act, employees are “on duty” when they are in…

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USPS: Coronavirus guidance for kiosks issued

USPS wants Post Offices with more than one self-service kiosk to make sure customers can maintain social distancing while conducting transactions. Accessible 24 hours a day in many locations, self-service kiosks allow customers to purchase print-on-demand stamps, ship packages, look up ZIP Codes and renew PO Boxes. USPS, in its role as an essential service,…

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Pandemic parallels: Postal workers, mail played key roles in 1918 crisis

The COVID-19 crisis isn’t the first time the nation’s postal system has risen to the occasion during a national health emergency. Postal workers also played a critical role during the 1918-19 influenza pandemic. “Letter carriers then and now were on the front lines,” said Jenny Lynch, the Postal Service’s historian. The 1918-19 flu outbreak was…

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USPS Statement on Coronavirus (4/29/20)

Media Statement – COVID-19 April 29, 2020 The United States Postal Service is proud of the work our more than 600,000 employees play in processing, transporting, and delivering mail and packages for the American public. We provide a vital public service that is a part of this nation’s critical infrastructure. The Postal Service has a…

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