USPS Files Final Rule On Changes To Regulations For Post Office Closings And Staffing

From the National League of Postmasters: Postal Service files for final rule with regard to 39 CFR Part 241 On Wednesday, October 26 the Postal Service filed a final rule with the Federal Register amending regulations with regard to Post Office closings. This final rule adopts changes to the staffing of Post Offices and to […]

USPS proposes to modify Express Mail waiver of signature procedures

USPS notice in the Federal Register: The Postal Service is proposing to revise Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) throughout various sections to modify the policy for filing claims for domestic Express Mail® refunds from 90 days to 30 days after the date of mailing, and to change the […]

Carry the Rally Cry and protest PMG’s proposed changes to service standards

The following alert was released by Omar M. Gonzalez, APWU Western Region Coordinator: FIGHT THE PMG’S QUEST TO UNDERMINE SERVICE TODAY! The Postmaster General’s dastardly plan to close mail processing plants and postal facilities REQUIRES him to change service standards. Management is “selling” these proposed changes as a good thing. But the documentation required and […]

USPS Proposal to Revise Service Standards for First-Class Mail, Periodicals and Standard Mail

The Postal Service seeks public comment on a proposal to revise the service standard regulations contained in 39 CFR Part 121. Among other things, the proposal involves eliminating the expectation of overnight service for First-Class Mail and Periodicals, and, for each of these classes, narrowing the two-day delivery range and enlarging the three-day delivery range. […]

USPS Revises Group E (free) PO Box service Regulations

The USPS revised its regulations for free Group E PO Box service today, adding new restrictions on who is eligible. “Group E PO Box service is provided free, with restrictions, to customers whose physical addresses are not eligible for any form of USPS carrier delivery service. This service is consistent with the USPS responsibility to […]

USPS To Issue Final Rule On Changes To Procedures in Closing Post Offices

Postal Service Statement:Publication of Final Rule on Retail Discontinuance Actions The Postal Service will publish a final rule in tomorrow’s Federal Register that revises the procedures for discontinuance of Postal Service-operated retail outlets. These regulations enhance transparency and public participation, increase the efficiency of the discontinuance process, and ensure sound business judgment in decisions for […]

Editorial: Postal Service Keeps Employees Disciplinary Records Forever

Stamps are not the only item USPS considers “Forever” The following is an editorial by Don Cheney: USPS Labor Relations keeps a reference copy of an employee’s disciplinary action for the employee’s entire career. Don’t believe it? THEY DO. See the USPS Privacy Act Notice of June 17, 2011 at http://federalregister.gov/a/2011-15038. Labor Relation’s reference copies […]

New Regulations On ADA Amendments Act of 2008 Broadens Definition Of Disability

On March 25, 2011, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new regulations governing the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). The regulations greatly broaden the definition of “disability” under the ADAAA, making clear that to “substantially” limit a major life activity, an impairment need not be “significantly” or “severely” limiting, […]

USPS Proposed Rule To Amend Regulations for Post Office Closing-Consolidating Process

The following is USPS Proposed Rule To Amend Regulations for Closing/Consolidating Post Offices scheduled to be published in Federal Register March 31, 2011. A few highlights: This proposed rule would amend postal regulations to improve the administration of the Post Office closing and consolidation process. In addition, certain procedures employed for the discontinuance of Post […]