USPS Suspends Acceptance Of International Mail From Yemen

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service has temporarily suspended acceptance of inbound international mail originating in Yemen effective October 30, 2010.  This service suspension has been issued in response to the potential threat posed by suspicious packages arriving in the U.S. aboard international flights originating in Yemen . The Postal Service has also heightened awareness […]

USPS Changes Instructions On Excessing Supervisors Based On Workload Credit Process

NAPUS has received a copy of a letter from Deputy Postmaster General & COO Patrick Donahoe, with instructions on changes to the way the results of Supervisory Workload Credit (SWC) will be handled when a supervisory staffing reduction is determined. Mr. Donahoe said “Effective immediately, when the SWC worksheet results in a supervisory staffing reduction […]

MSPB: USPS National Reassessment Process Must Find Work For Injured Employees In Commuting Area

More MSPB cases filed by Postal Workers were remanded during the month of October. The cases were remanded because the Postal Service’s job search under the National Reassessment Process was limited to installations within a single district and failed to include the entire commuting area as required by 5 C.F.R. § 353.301(d). Each decision cited […]

Appeals Court Sets Schedule For USPS Appeal Of PRC’s Denial Of Rate Increase

The U.S. Postal Service on October 22, 2010 appealed the Sept. 30 ruling of the Postal Regulatory Commission denying the Postal Service exigent price request. According to court records: The United States Postal Service hereby petitions this Court for review of Order Number 547 of the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), issued on September 30, 2010, […]

USPS Updates Leased and Owned Facilities Data

USPS Leased Facilities Report The Postal Service maintains more than 25,300 leased spaces in its facilities inventory nation wide. Below is the current national listing of leased postal facilities which includes all fifty States and U.S. Territories. USPS Owned Facilities Report The Postal Service maintains more than 8,500 owned facilities in its inventory nationwide. Below […]

Postal First Services Industry to Commit to CO2 Reductions

U.S. Postal Service Improves Score, Surpasses Global Average WASHINGTON — The international postal sector is the first services industry worldwide to commit to reduce its carbon dioxide (CO2 ) emissions, according to the International Post Corporation (IPC). The U.S. Postal Service and 21 other postal operators in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region — […]

USPS Using Temporary Schedule Changes To Avoid Paying Employees Overtime

It appears management officials in many USPS offices across the country are using “temporary schedule changes” to avoid paying Postal Employees overtime. There are also reports that USPS is using Full-time Regular employees like Part-Time Flexibles. Here are two Western Region grievance settlements “Temporary Schedule Changes to Avoid Overtime (PDF)” that may be of interest […]

APWU President: It is Not My Job To Be Fair And Balanced With Anti-Labor Politicians

Ask the President Question from APWU member I really think that the way Burrus Update #16-2010 is written is shameful. The column, which refutes a guest editorial by Rep. Darryl Issa (R-CA), is one sided. The electorate needs to be informed about what is coming out of Congress from both sides of the aisle — […]

NAPUS President Rapoza Requests a Continuance of DUO Moratorium

October 28, 2010 NAPUS President Bob Rapoza has sent a second request to Postal Service headquarters to continue the moratorium on the DUO program until after the December holiday mailing season. Rapoza’s letter to USPS Vice President of Labor Relations stated that NAPUS has not yet received a response to his October 20th request to […]

USPS ranks among brands Americans like best

Feeling the love iPod, Google Search, Nintendo Wii, Disney Parks and JetBlue. In a recent survey, consumers ranked them among the brands they like best. That may not be surprising. But in the 2010 survey — conducted by marketing research firm NewMediaMetrics — consumers say USPS is 15th-ranked among brands they find the most attractive. […]