DOJ: Former NALC VP Indicted for Operating Overtime Kickback Scheme in the Allentown Post Office

Press Release – April 14, 2021 PHILADELPHIA – Acting United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Joseph Whitbeck, 55, of Tamaqua, PA, was charged by Indictment with wire fraud and honest services wire fraud stemming from his operation of a scheme to defraud fellow union members out of rightfully earned overtime compensation. The Indictment…

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USPS: Limits on travel extended for business and training

The Postal Service has extended its restrictions on business travel, including travel for training, until at least June 7. Exceptions are permitted only in situations of critical importance and for which a physical presence is required and cannot be postponed. Officers should review all travel requests with this policy in mind. When travel is necessary,…

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APWU, USPS sign extension of April 3, 2020 MOU, Re: Bulk Mail Tech and MRC Position Qualifications

On March 23, 2021, Clerk Craft Director Lamont Brooks signed an extension with the Postal Service of the April 3, 2020 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Re: Bulk Mail Tech and Mailing Requirements Clerk (MRC) Position Qualification. This MOU was agreed to by the parties in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to ensure…

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NPMHU and USPS Reach Agreement to Convert 865 MHAs to Full-time Career

March 22, 2021 Linked here is a new MOU just signed by the NPMHU and the Postal Service to provide for additional Mail Handler staffing, in large part by converting 865 Mail Handler Assistants to full-time regular career employment no later than May 22, 2021. Also attached is a chart listing the 43 facilities in…

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APWU: Additional Function 1 Staffing MOU, Q&A and Conversion List

From: Mark Dimondstein <mdimondstein@apwu.org> Sent: Monday, March 22, 2021 Subject: Additional Function 1 Staffing Sisters, Brothers and APWU Family: I hope you are all well in the struggle. Please see the attached MOU regarding an agreement on additional Function 1 staffing. It is another step forward in the right direction on dealing with chronic understaffing…

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USPS Memo Addressing Emergency Federal Employee Leave (EFEL)

NPMHU – March 19, 2021 Please find linked below a copy of the above referenced memorandum from the Postal Service regarding the American Rescue Plan Act – Emergency Federal Employee Leave (EFEL). According to the Postal Service, this memorandum supplements the March 12, 2021, memorandum addressing the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) – Emergency Federal…

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APWU: Latest COVID MOUs and Liberal Leave Policy Extensions

March 19, 2021 President Dimondstein signed extensions on the COVID MOUs today (March 19), through June 4, 2021. The liberal leave policy has also been extended (see letter below). He also signed extensions on the annual leave carryover, which will allow 520 hours to be carried into leave year 2022 and career employees can also…

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2019-2023 NALC-USPS National Agreement

March 15, 2021 The 2019-2023 NALC-USPS National Agreement is now available online by clicking here. The PDF includes bookmarks and hyperlinks to make navigating the document easier. Printed copies will be available in the coming weeks. 2019-2023 NALC-USPS National Agreement Source: National Association of Letter Carriers AFL-CIO

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