USPS: 2023 Pay Dates and Leave Year

The following chart lists the 2023 pay periods. For the convenience of timekeepers, each biweekly pay period appears as two separate weeks with the beginning and ending dates indicated for each week. The leave year always begins the first day of the first full pay period in the calendar year. The 2023 leave year begins…

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USPS OIG Report: Timecard Administration Follow-Up

Background The U.S. Postal Service uses the Time and Attendance Collection System (TACS) as the primary application to collect employee time and attendance data to capture the number of workhours employees spend working various Postal Service operations. This was a follow-up to our Timecard Administration audit issued December 9, 2020. In the prior audit we…

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APWU: Leave Entry via eRMS Directive in Violation of Lead Clerk and TACS 2018 Settlement Agreement

From: Lamont Brooks <lbrooks@apwu.org> Date: September 1, 2022 Subject: USPS LR RESPONSE to APWU. Fwd: [EXTERNAL] HQ Unilateral 8/11/22 Leave Entry via eRMS Directive in Violation of the Lead Clerk and TACS 9/5/2018 Settlement Agreement Please disseminate to the field. The 9/5/2018 and related documents are still controlling. I will send out that TACS guidance…

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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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