USPS OIG: Management mishandled Personally Identifiable Information for Veterans

Introduction During the Peak Season Hiring audit (Project Number 20-316), we found that the U.S. Postal Service mishandled personally identifiable information (PII) for veteran employees on an internal system. The purpose of this management alert is to bring these issues to management’s attention and make recommendations for corrective action. PII is any information about an…

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USPS: Caring Letters Program curbs veteran suicides

Mail call has always been a morale-boosting military tradition, but it turns out that mail can do more than improve a service member’s disposition — it can also save their life. Last summer, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched the Caring Letters Program, which mails recurring messages to veterans enrolled in VA health…

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Honoring departed Veterans

As a Korean war veteran, I cannot observe this day and the footage of huge military cemeteries keeping a dry eye. It is only the luck of the draw that those of us alive are not resting in one of those graves. God rest our brothers and sisters. First Name: John Last Name: Richards Email:…

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Military Appreciation Month is May, USPS shows gratitude for veterans

To mark Military Appreciation Month in May, the Postal Service is distributing tokens of appreciation to employees who are veterans. “There are approximately 100,000 former and current service members working for the Postal Service, and we are proud to honor their contributions to our nation in the armed services and their continued service to our…

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APWU seeks clarification on Military Surveys

From: Lynn Pallas-Barber <lpallas@apwu.org> Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2020 3:05 PM To: NBAs, Regional Coordinators, National Officers Subject: Notification No. GCCC202001667 USPS to Ask Employees With Military Experience to Complete Military Survey Importance: High Brothers and Sisters, Please find attached a copy of a notification asking veteran employees and/or their spouses to complete a military…

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USPS wants veterans, spouses to self-identify

The Postal Service is encouraging employees who are military members, veterans or spouses of veterans to complete a voluntary self-identification survey using a new application on HERO. “Completing this survey will allow the Postal Service to update its data, which can help us improve the workplace for veterans, current military members and employees who are…

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USPS: Vets can add military service to retirement

Military veterans employed by the Postal Service, or any other federal agency, may be eligible to have their time in the military credited toward their civilian retirement through the Military Buy Back program. Veterans who served on active duty and received an honorable discharge are permitted to request a “buy back” of their time in…

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USPS: PTSD semipostal stamp arrives Dec. 2

Healing PTSD, a semipostal stamp to raise funds for those diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, will be released Monday, Dec. 2. PTSD develops in some children and adults who have survived a traumatic event. The condition can be triggered by experiences such as a natural disaster, car accident, physical or sexual assault, abuse and combat,…

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