APWU: It’s Time to Gear Up!

08/29/2018 – As our struggle for a good contract continues, let’s show management our union strength by rocking APWU gear. Wear APWU T-shirts, Hats, Buttons, Wristbands, etc. every Thursday to show management that we are #APWUnited! Click here to download a Gear Day flyer and spread the word. We’re Fighting for Economic Justice! We are…

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Don’t use USPS email for external sites

The Postal Service wants employees and contractors to remember that USPS email addresses and passwords should be used only for business purposes. A USPS email address and password used on an external site can be compromised if the site is hacked. This is why the Postal Service prohibits employees and contractors from using their USPS…

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USPS: Postal Facts site offers trove of info

Did you know the Postal Service handles almost half the world’s mail volume? Or that 318 employees were honored for their heroism during the previous fiscal year? Or that the organization receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations? If any of…

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You’ve heard of the Hatch Act, but how much do you know about it?

If you’re unfamiliar with the law, here’s a quick primer — including do’s and don’ts when it comes to social media usage. • First things first: The Hatch Act exists to protect you. The law, which dates to 1939, aims to keep politics out of federal workplaces. Specifically, the Hatch Act establishes rules to prevent…

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USPS OIG Report: Assessing Postal Service Employee Engagement Activities

Background In March 2015, February and October 2016, the U.S. Postal Service administered Postal Pulse surveys to evaluate employee engagement. These surveys replaced the Voice of the Employee survey used since 1998 and included Gallup, Inc. Employee Engagement Survey questions as well as one additional question about employee satisfaction. The surveys’ results indicated that postal…

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OIG Report: Social Media Customer Inquiries

Background Social media has revolutionized the world of communication and commerce. It is increasingly used by billions of people around the globe to interact with each other, access information, and recommend products and services. It is now a common practice for companies and organizations to use social media to not only market products and services,…

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USPS OIG Blog: The Social Medium of Mail

Browsing and posting on social media sites is a fun diversion and an easy way to keep up with friends. But have you ever considered how visiting and posting to a site helps keep it alive? Your participation is, in fact, vital for the site’s success, even if you never paid a penny to use…

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Postal Service Agents Will Trawl Facebook, Dating Sites to Root Out Fraud

By Aliya Sternstein – April 11, 2016 A dishonest Postal Service employee, citing a bad back, says she can’t lift a thing, files for workers’ compensation, collects a paycheck and stays home from work. A simple visit to her Facebook page, however, shows the purportedly injured employee lifting weights at a bodybuilding competition. That hypothetical situation…

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