APWU, USPS Agree on New Position Description For Delivery/SSDA Clerk

Delivery/Sales Services and Distribution Associate The Postal Service and the APWU have finalized the position description and qualification standards [PDF] for a new Level 6 Clerk Craft position: the Delivery/Sales Services and Distribution Associate. The new position will be filled by the senior-qualified bidder in the Clerk Craft, and will include the existing duties and […]

USPS May Discipline Employees For Non-Compliance With New Social Media Policy

USPS Reminds Employees They Can Be Fired For Non-Compliance With New Social Media Policy USPS SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY – NAVIGATING A NEW FRONTIER It began in earnest this past summer, when the Postal Service previewed its schedule of 2012 commemorative stamps on Facebook and Twitter (Link, 7/18). Before that, USPS had established a YouTube channel […]

Battle Over USPS Future Enters Critical Period

Union Launches Petition Drive to Protect Post Offices, Mail Processing Centers, Service Standards The battle over the future of the Postal Service — and our jobs — has reached a critical stage: Key senators are meeting behind closed doors in an effort to produce a compromise bill to address the USPS financial crisis. It is […]

NPMHU Contract Update: USPS Suggests Sweeping Operational Changes Are Necessary

In addition to the recent Finance Presentation discussed in last week’s update, the Postal Service has provided the NPMHU bargaining team with an Operations Presentation. During this meeting, the Postal Service highlighted key changes that the agency wants to make to the current operating model in order to reduce costs.

Alaska Lawmakers Question USPS On Possible Closures of Fairbanks Post Offices

Lawmakers say post office closures will have impact on military members and their families…. Asks Postmaster General for explanation of information used to consider Fort Wainwright, Eielson closures The Alaska Congressional Delegation is expressing concern over the decision to move forward on possible closure of the post offices on Alaska’s Fort Wainwright and Eielson Air […]

Military Post Offices in Iraq to Close Nov. 17

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2011 – Because U.S. forces are coming home from Iraq by the end of the year, the U.S. Postal Service will stop accepting mail addressed to military post offices in Iraq starting Nov. 17, Defense Department officials said today. Military post offices in Iraq also will stop processing mail Nov. 17, and […]

Burrus: Questions and Answers Defining the 2011 USPS-APWU National Agreement

Questions and Answers defining the 2011 national agreement will be invaluable in the enforcement of the newly negotiated provisions; however they omit a number of important subjects such as those referenced below. Perhaps the language is sufficiently clear that clarification is not required to explain the agreement that: * Reduces wages up to 60% for […]

California Postal Worker Convicted Of Paying For Money Orders With Counterfeit Bills

OAKLAND, Calif. – Emmanuel Odion Esezobor was convicted by a federal jury yesterday of one count of theft of public money and seven counts of passing counterfeit U.S. obligations, United States Attorney Melinda Haag, Special Agent in Charge Nichole Cooper of the Postal Service Office of Inspector General’s Pacific Area Field Office, and Special Agent […]