USPS: Disability Employment Awareness Month begins

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and the Postal Service is joining agencies across the nation to recognize the contributions and talents of employees with disabilities and to raise awareness about disability employment. The theme for this year’s campaign is “The Right Talent, Right Now.” You can learn more on the U.S. Department of…

 Continue reading

DOL Issues Three New Wage and Hour Opinion Letters

September 10, 2019 WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that it has issued three new opinion letters that address compliance issues related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA). An opinion letter is an official, written opinion…

 Continue reading

USPS: Labor Day Holiday honoring workers is Sept. 2

Monday, Sept. 2, is Labor Day, the holiday celebrating the contributions of workers to the fabric of American life. The holiday was first celebrated in New York City in 1882. As unions expanded throughout the nation, Labor Day events grew in popularity, and in 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed the bill declaring the first Monday…

 Continue reading

Lawsuit seeks to nullify APWU Manchester Local’s election of officers

2019 OLMS Civil Enforcement Actions (updated 7-1-19) On June 17, 2019, in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, the Department filed suit against American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 230 (located in Manchester, N.H.). The lawsuit seeks to nullify the union’s March 2, 2019 election of the offices of president,…

 Continue reading

DOL Investigation Finds Mail Hauler Failed to Pay Employees Prevailing Wages and Fringe Benefits

U.S. Department of Labor News Release April 22, 2019 ATLANTA, GA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Postal Fleet Services Inc. – based in Saint Augustine, Florida – will pay $329,057 in back wages and benefits to 53 employees for violating requirements of the Fair Labor…

 Continue reading

OSHA: USPS Cited For Repeat Safety Violations at Austin Facility

OSHA News Release- Region 6 U.S. Department of Labor October 2, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Cites U.S. Postal Service For Repeat Safety Violations at Austin Facility AUSTIN, TX – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) for safety hazards after receiving a complaint…

 Continue reading

DOL Announces New Office of Compliance Initiatives

NASHVILLE, TN – U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced the U.S. Department of Labor’s new Office of Compliance Initiatives (OCI) during a speech today at the Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association’s 2018 Safety+ National Symposium. Coordinated by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, this cross-agency effort complements the Department’s enforcement activities by…

 Continue reading

USPS: October marks National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the cornerstone of a national campaign to raise awareness about disability employment issues and to celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities. The Postal Service is joining other organizations across the United States in recognizing the contributions of employees with disabilities within its workforce. The theme for this…

 Continue reading