Arbitrator enforces USPS compliance in prior APWU Lead Clerk TACS settlements

Award The Service violated the National Agreement when it failed to comply with the September 5, 2018 Step 4 Settlement Agreement and the September 9, 2021 Settlement Agreement. Accordingly, the Arbitrator issues the following: Remedy 1) The Service is ordered to comply with the National Agreement, specifically, the September 5, 2018 Step 4 Settlement Agreement…

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DOL updates FMLA guidance on Mental Health, Job-Protected Leave

News Release – May 25, 2022 US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR PUBLISHES UPDATED FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT GUIDANCE ON MENTAL HEALTH, JOB-PROTECTED LEAVE FOR WORKERS, EMPLOYERS Law allows leave for mental health treatment for individuals, family members WASHINGTON – The National Institute of Health estimates that nearly one in five U.S. adults – or about…

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APWU: MDD/MIO Timekeeping and Hyper Electronic Badge Reader (HEBR)

From: Lamont Brooks <lbrooks@apwu.org> Sent: Monday, April 4, 2022 Subject: Fwd: MDD/MIO Timekeeping and Hyper Electronic Badge Reader (HEBR) We have requested a meeting on the attached notification and will be actively involved in discussions on this matter. We will share more information at a later date. The APWU brought forward a proposal in negotiations…

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USPS promotes good work attendance (aka Postal Attendance Terrorism)

The Postal Service is reemphasizing the importance of good work attendance in a new informational campaign. The campaign centers on this message: While it is vitally important for employees to stay home when they are ill, it is equally important — for the organization’s success — to have employees report on time for their assigned…

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USPS to replace eAccess – New system to improve security, functionality

The Postal Service will soon introduce ARIS, a state-of-the-art system that will be used to provide employees with secure, easy access to USPS digital resources. ARIS — short for Access Registration and Identity System — will effectively replace eAccess, which was launched 23 years ago and uses legacy technology that is costly to maintain and…

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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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USPS OIG: How does your job keep track of your time?

We all know that some days time goes fast, and other days, it’s slow. But when you work in a postal facility, the relative nature of time isn’t important; it’s the time you actually worked. How does the Postal Service keep track of its workers’ time on the job? Postal employees swipe their identification cards…

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USPS OIG Report: Timecard Administration

Objective Our objective was to assess whether timecard adjustments were made in accordance with Postal Service policy and to assess enhancements to the timecard system. Our fieldwork began before the president of the United States issued the national emergency declaration concerning the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak on March 13, 2020. The results of this…

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