Is Critical Knowledge Lost When Employees Leave the Postal Service?

Project Title: Postal Service Knowledge Continuity Start Date: Monday, October 4, 2021 Estimated Report Release Date: April 2022 During fall 2020, the Postal Service initiated a series of phased organizational changes to improve its ability to implement strategies and drive success. As a result of these changes, a reduction-in-force occurred in affected areas for several…

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USPS: “Carrier — Leave If No Response” delivery option

August 2, 2021 USPS is reminding employees about a new service that ensures timely deliveries for customers who request expedited packaging supplies (EPS). These supplies — including corrugated containers, envelopes, pressure-sensitive labels and decals — are specially designed for use with domestic and international Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail services, at no additional cost…

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APWU Retiree Virtual Conference – September 27-29, 2021

Schedule Monday, September 27, 2021 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm ET General Session 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm ET Retiree Workshops (Aging Resources OR Alzheimer Disease from A to Z) 2:45 pm – 4:45 pm ET Retiree Workshops (Chapter Newsletters and Communications OR Communicating with your Legislative Representatives) 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm ET Retiree…

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APWU: Bulk Mail Tech and Mailing Requirement Clerk Position Qualification

June 9, 2021 On June 7, 2021, Clerk Craft Director Lamont Brooks reached agreement with the Postal Service to extend the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Re: Bulk Mail Tech and Mailing Requirement Position Qualification. The MOU, which was originally dated April 3, 2020, is extended through August 6, 2021. The MOU was agreed to because…

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APWU: Training Guides for LSSAs Updated

June 9, 2021 The training guides for Lead Sales & Services Associates (LSSAs) were recently revised in May of 2021. The training materials include the following: Lead Sales and Services Associate On-the-Job Training Guide Lead Sales and Services Associate (LSSA) Training – Participant Guide Lead Sales and Services Associate (LSSA) Training – Facilitator Guide Lead…

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USPS: Federal Injury Compensation Training

Basic training on federal injury compensation rules and procedures is now available through the HERO platform. The self-paced tutorial was developed by the Labor Department’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. The training is part of FECA Overview, a curriculum of 26 courses on rights and responsibilities under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act. Topics include: •…

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APWU: February ZOOM Trainings

January 8, 2021 The Research and Education Department is sponsoring a series of Zoom Trainings for local and state officers and shop stewards in February 2021. The link to register is only being sent to local/state presidents. If an officer or steward wishes to attend the Zoom Training, they must contact their president. Special Notes:…

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USPS: Bolger, NCED training and conference properties selling holiday meals

The Postal Service’s training and conference properties in Maryland and Oklahoma are working to recoup lost revenue as result of the coronavirus pandemic. The Bolger Center in Potomac, MD, and the National Center for Employee Development (NCED) in Norman, OK, both have hotels and restaurants, in addition to conference rooms. Before the pandemic, both properties…

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