USPS Issues Extraordinary Measures Memorandum

“As we draw closer to the November 3, 2020, general election more information is being provided today to further supplement and reiterate previous guidance. This Memorandum follows those issued on Sept. 21 (Clarifying Operational Instructions), Sept. 25 (Additional Resources), and Oct. 13 (Supplemental Guidance). This series of Memoranda supports the timely and efficient handling of…

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NPMHU Prevails in National Arbitration Regarding MHA Discipline

We are extremely pleased to announce that the NPMHU has prevailed in its National Arbitration against the Postal Service over whether the Postal Service may consider or rely upon discipline issued to an MHA if that employee is later being disciplined after he or she has been converted to career. The key conclusion of Arbitrator…

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USPS has three pandemic-related websites

The Postal Service wants employees to remember that the organization has three websites that offer information about the coronavirus pandemic. The first site, located at about.usps.com/newsroom/covid-19, provides the latest information on how the organization is continuing operations and protecting employees and customers. The site also provides: Information on a variety of postal products and services…

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Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period is Nov. 28 to Dec. 25

As referenced in Article 8, sections 4 and 5, of the USPS-NALC and USPS-APWU national agreements, the December period (during which penalty overtime regulations are not applicable) consists of 4 consecutive service weeks. This year, the December period begins Pay Period 25-20, Week 2 (November 28, 2020) and ends Pay Period 01-21, Week 1 (December…

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eLRA Has Been Enhanced to Accept Scheduled Leave Requests

Has your scheduled leave request ever been lost? Employees may now request scheduled leave through the Enterprise Leave Request Application (eLRA) on LiteBlue. Employees can utilize the enhanced eLRA via LiteBlue from their home computer or compatible mobile device. This does not prohibit an employee from manually submitting a PS Form 3971 if they wish….

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USPS OIG Report: Payments to Injured Employees

Objective Our objective was to determine whether the Postal Service is properly paying its injured employees. Postal Service employees are covered by the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA). The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) administers FECA, determines injured employees’ eligibility for benefits, and pays direct compensation to claimants or…

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USPS: Pandemic leave FAQs

The Postal Service has updated its FAQs on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a law that requires some employers to provide workers with emergency paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for child care. The update includes child care information that parents and caregivers will find useful for back-to-school season. The FAQs…

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NPMHU: USPS Service Talk – Missent Election Mail 

September 29, 2020 According to the Postal Service, Timely redirection of missent mail is always critical to good customer service. During an election year, this becomes even more important due to the time sensitive voting information and ballots in the mail stream. Service Talk: Missent Election Mail Source: National Postal Mail Handlers Union

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