Next Generation Connectivity: Postal Service Roles in 5G and Broadband Deployment

September 14, 2020 (RISC-WP-20-007) At a time when the Internet has become vital for telework, distance learning, and telehealth, more than 18 million Americans lack access to broadband service. Several potential partnership opportunities would allow the Postal Service to help bring high-quality broadband to unserved and underserved areas in the U.S. The Internet has dramatically…

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USPS: Hatch Act rules apply to teleworking

USPS wants employees to know that the Hatch Act’s rules on politicking in the workplace also apply when working from home. The Hatch Act is a law that prohibits Postal Service and other federal employees from engaging in political activity while on duty. Under the Hatch Act, employees are “on duty” when they are in…

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USPS-APWU MOU: Claims & Inquiry Clerks and Complaints & Inquiry Clerks Telework

Due to safety concerns surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the parties agree that on a temporary basis, and based on operational need as determined by the Postal Service, American Postal Workers Union (APWU) bargaining unit employees are allowed to telework in accordance with the provisions described below.

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APWU: MOUs regarding telework in IT/AS unit, CCCs, and MSSC

As part of our ongoing collective response to the coronavirus pandemic and efforts to protect the health and safety of our members and their families, today the union was able to secure three memoranda of understanding regarding telework with the Postal Service. Please see attached the MOUs regarding telework in the IT/AS unit, in Customer…

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