Zero tolerance: USPS committed to safe workplaces

The Postal Service is committed to cultivating a positive and safe work environment that’s free of threats, intimidation, bullying and violence for all employees. To help fulfill this commitment, a threat assessment team is available to respond to threats, assaults and potential violence at all USPS locations. These teams are located at district and area…

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USPS offers social media policy reminder

December 31, 2020 During the coronavirus pandemic, and especially during the holidays, one’s personal social media accounts can be an important way to connect. But USPS wants all workers to remember that it’s best to avoid posting images of postal workplaces online. One reason is that such photos or videos may contain information that isn’t…

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APWU asks Locals for information on two issues related to delayed mail

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 To: Regional Coordinators <RegionalCoordinators@apwu.org>; NBAs <NBAs@apwu.org> Brothers and Sisters I am asking that you reach out today to some of your locals and provide information on two issues related to delayed mail. First, was there a service talk given to the employees concerning talking to the…

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USPS: How to deal with news media inquiries

The Postal Service wants employees to follow proper procedures when interacting with the news media. If an employee is contacted by a reporter or another member of the media, the employee should refer the individual to his or her supervisor or manager. The employee can also direct the reporter to the USPS Newsroom website, which…

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USPS: Social media policy reminder

The Postal Service is reminding employees to avoid taking photos or videos of their workplace to share on social media, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. During this challenging time, employees may want to post images of the inside or outside of the facility where they work, and share workplace stories with friends and loved ones….

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USPS: Hallmark card giveaway aims to lift spirits

Hallmark is giving away 2 million greeting cards that customers can mail to friends and family to spread encouragement as the nation grapples with the coronavirus pandemic. The company is offering a free three-card pack to help people maintain connections in a time of social distancing and self-isolation. In addition to mailing cards to loved…

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Facebook friends with officers of the APWU?

Just paid FULL APWU union dues. Also retain retiree membership. I’ve attempted to become Facebook friends with the top officers of the APWU as they use these sites to disseminate information but have run into a brick wall. Has anyone experienced this discriminatory action? Sadly, the top officers allow Non-Members Facebook friendship. First Name: Michael…

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USPS: Employee suspended after Hatch Act violation

The Postal Service is again educating employees about the Hatch Act by providing examples of co-workers who broke the law. The Hatch Act aims to keep politics out of federal workplaces by prohibiting workers from engaging in political activity while on duty, while wearing a uniform, while on federal property or while inside a federal…

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