USPS Data On Postal Employees Approved For VER

VOLUNTARY EARLY RETIREMENT The Postal Service has released additional details on the voluntary early retirement (VER) offer recently authorized by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for USPS employees in clerk, mail handler, supervisor of distribution operations, and supervisor of customer services positions. The offer is open to employees in positions that meet the OPM […]

USPS: Changes to the Rehabilitation Act

From USPS via reader  Effective January 1, 2009, the definition of an individual with a “disability” as defined under both the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will be significantly expanded. This is due to the passage of the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) that sets new standards for determining disability status. […]

New Family and Medical Leave Act Poster

From reader A revised Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) poster, reflecting the recently published final rule, is now available for viewing and downloading. Every employer covered by the FMLA is required to post and keep posted on its premises, in conspicuous places where employees are employed, a notice explaining the Act’s provisions.   Employee’s […]

APWU Files ‘Dispute’ Over USPS Plan To Eliminate Tour 2

APWU News The APWU has initiated a Step 4 dispute [PDF] with the Postal Service, protesting management’s nationwide plan to eliminate or drastically reduce Tour 2 assignments and employees. The dispute, filed Dec. 16 by union President William Burrus, is in addition to an Unfair Labor Practice charge filed by the APWU with the National […]

Two Postal Union Officers Plead Guilty To Embezzlement

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) today announced its criminal enforcement data for November 2008 Guilty Pleas Former Letter Carriers Branch 272 Secretary-Treasurer Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $45,000 On Nov. 6, in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, Kevin Sherlock, former secretary-treasurer of the National Association of […]

Olympia APWU Local To Hold Picket for Fired President and Return of Mail Operations

Informational Picket to Call for Return of APWU Union President and Return of Mail Operations to Olympia For Immediate Release 12/2/08        Contact Louie Mackey, Organizer (360) 357-6231 The Olympia Local of the American Postal Workers Union will be holding an informational picket on Monday, January 12, 2009 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Olympia […]