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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NALC: Reading and understanding your pay stub

It’s important to understand the information on your pay stub so that you can ensure that you’re getting paid properly. Whether you get a paper check or payment by direct deposit, you receive a pay stub every pay period that explains what you’ve earned as well as any deductions from your pay. This article will…

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USPS: Employee Scheduler tool helps managers plan ahead

The Postal Service has developed a new tool to help managers at mail processing plants prepare for unexpected events — such as the coronavirus pandemic — before they affect mail processing and delivery. The COVID-19 IVES Rest of Day Available Employee Projection Report gathers data from several sources including Time and Attendance Control System information,…

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APWU: USPS COVID-19 guidance on TACS and FFCRA

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:00 AM To: APWU National Officers Subject: TACS information The attached documents are related to TACS and the FFCRA. Please note that these are POSTAL SERVICE documents that they sent out to their Area Human Resources Managers to distribute to the Districts. There are links that…

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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 Philadelphia District: Attendance Control Propaganda Mailing

Postal Workers in the Philadelphia District have begun receiving attendance control propaganda in the mail, most likely signaling the implementation of a new Postal Attendance Terrorism campaign by the Agency.  

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I discovered my clock rings were changed

My PM DISABLED my computer access because I was getting my TACS times by going through the Staffing and Scheduling Tool (SST) off of the Blue Page-My Work-Essential Links-SST. I did not have to ask for access through eaccess or even sign in with my ACE ID & password. Was this proper protocol and did…

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USPS OIG Report: Accuracy of Grievances in the Grievance and Arbitration Tracking System – Houston District

Objective Our objective was to assess the accuracy of grievances recorded in the Grievance and Arbitration Tracking System (GATS) for the Houston District. The Postal Service defines a grievance as a dispute, difference or disagreement between parties or a complaint lodged by a party regarding wages, hours or conditions of employment. The grievance process allows…

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