USPS National Update: Special COVID-19 Edition

The Postal Service is publishing a special coronavirus pandemic-themed edition of Area Update, its print newsletter for employees. National Update: Special COVID-19 Edition includes a message from Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan, information on coronavirus resources and news about how employees are working through the public health crisis. Expected to begin arriving in homes during…

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APWU: Temperature Screenings at Postal Facilities

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Friday, May 15, 2020 10:50 AM To: APWU National Officers Subject: Temperature Screenings at Postal Facilities The APWU is continuing to make every effort ensure the safety of APWU represented employees. Part of these efforts now include the implementation of employee temperature screening. The screening equipment will first be tested…

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USPS PMG delivers Coronavirus update to employees 

In a special “Business Focus” video released this week, Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan updates employees on the new coronavirus. The virus, also known as COVID-19, was identified late last year in Wuhan, China, and has been spreading around the world, including the United States. “The Postal Service is taking this health threat seriously, but…

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USPS offers tips for keeping postal facilities safe

In recognition of National Preparedness Month, the Postal Service wants employees to make workplace security a high priority. To keep your facility safe, secure entry points when not in use, always wear your USPS photo ID badge and stay vigilant for individuals not wearing badges. Additionally, you should: • Secure unattended USPS vehicles and trailers….

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APWU: Workers Memorial Day is April 28

04/05/2019 – Each year on April 28 we observe Workers Memorial Day. It’s a day when working people throughout the world remember those who were hurt or killed on the job and recommit to the struggle for a safe workplace. On this day in 1971, the Occupational Safety and Health Act became effective and the…

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USPS: Volunteer safety ambassadors receive training

Postal Service employees across the nation are learning how to promote safe workplaces through the organization’s new safety ambassadors program. Safety ambassadors are voluntary positions that help identify and abate hazards, raise awareness of safe work practices, and improve communication on safety matters. USPS is now training the ambassadors who responded to the organization’s call…

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APWU appeals USPS Safety Ambassador Program to arbitration

Web News Article #: 28-2018 03/16/2018 – The APWU was informed on October 26, 2017 of the Postal Service’s intent to roll out a new program called the Safety Ambassador Program. The Postal Service intends to replace the safety captain program, and any other local safety programs, with this “standardized” and nationally controlled program. The…

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PMG discusses efforts to grow USPS (video)

Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan discusses workplace safety, mail and package volumes, and other topics in her latest “Business Focus” video. She urges employees to correct and report unsafe conditions in USPS workplaces. “Eliminating hazardous conditions keeps you and your co-workers safe,” Brennan says. On the operational front, the PMG reports First-Class Mail and Marketing…

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