USPS: Explaining Hatch Act’s social media rules

The Postal Service is reminding employees that they are required to abide by the Hatch Act, including the guidelines for using social media. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Here’s a quick recap of the law: • The Hatch Act exists to keep politics out of federal workplaces. The law, passed in 1939, limits certain political activities of federal and postal…

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USPS: CDC’s coronavirus guidance still being shared

February 24, 2020 The Postal Service is continuing to share the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance regarding the novel coronavirus outbreak. The virus, officially known as COVID-19, began late last year in Wuhan, China. According to CDC, the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus and to…

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NALC and USPS agree to postpone national-level Hatch Act / LWOP grievance

NALC and USPS have mutually agreed to postpone a national-level grievance regarding the delay in implementing Arbitrator Goldberg’s Award in Case No. Q15C-4Q-C 17697250 which was issued August 6, 2018. This agreement (M-01908) provides that the parties will postpone this case pending the disposition of civil action 18-cv-02553, United States Postal Service vs. American Postal…

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APWU Clerk Director Brooks: Do Not Respond to MRC Survey!

From: Lamont Brooks <lbrooks@apwu.org> Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 10:17 PM To: Clerk Division NBAs Cc: Regional Coordinators Subject: MRC Surveys No No No to All Surveys/Focus Groups/Interviews Warning! Warning! Warning! Warning! Subject: Urgent Do Not Respond to MRC Survey Please share with your APWU local/state officers, stewards and mailing requirement clerks. Completing these surveys/interviews…

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USPS OIG: Have You Had Timecard Issues Related to Disallowed Time or Time Charged to Wrong Code?

Project Title: Timecard Administration Start Date: Thursday, January 9, 2020 Estimated Report Release Date: May 2020 The Postal Service uses the Time and Attendance Collection System (TACS) to capture the number of workhours employees spend working various post office operations. Employees record the time and operations they work by swiping electronic timecards on an electronic…

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USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: Stay home when you are sick

The USPS urges employees to stay home when they are sick. If employees follow this advice, and then face disciplinary action for not coming to work, we can use this in their defense:

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APWU: Agreement Reached on POStPlan Award Implementation!

On February 10, 2020, the Maintenance Craft and Postal Service signed off on the implementation of Arbitrator Goldberg’s Award on POstplan Custodial Staffing in (APO/RMPO) Installations in case number Q10T-4Q-C 15206030. The outstanding issue in implementing the Award was the process of returning custodial cleaning in POStPlan Installations to the Maintenance Division. In the settlement,…

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NJ State Postal Workers Union will host Local Negotiations Seminar March 3

Via Bill Lewis, President, New Jersey State Postal Workers Union #130 I am pleased to announce that the New Jersey State Postal Workers Union #130 will be sponsoring a Local Negotiations Seminar to be held on March 3, 2020, I would like to extend an invitation to any one who would like to attend. Local…

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