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Friday, October 31, 2008

Craft Jurisdiction for Flat Sequencing System (FSS)

 
Craft Jurisdiction for Flat Sequencing System (FSS)
"...As set forth in the attached, the mail handler craft has been determined to be the primary craft to perform most of the work associated with this piece of equipment. In particular, the duties performed at the Automated Bundle Sorting Unit (ABSU), the preparation stations, the dolly maker, the dolly induction unit, as well as the removal of mail containers from the FSS machine and the movement of containers between parts of the FSS, have all been assigned to the mail handler craft. The work at the feed station of the Automatic Induction system has been assigned to the mail processors. Finally, allied duties such as clearing jams have been assigned to whichever craft can perform the work most efficiently and effectively...."
Reference: www.npmhu.org

 

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

National President John Hegarty visits the workroom floor in Birmingham, AL

 
National President John Hegarty visits the workroom floor in Birmingham, AL
"...Visit to Local 317 Branch in Alabama. On September 6, 2008, National President John Hegarty visited Local 317 in Alabama. National President John Hegarty visits the workroom floor in Birmingham, AL..."
Reference: National Postal Mail Handlers Union Local 317 - Birmingham, Alabama

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Book: They Carried the Mail: A Survey of Postal History & Hobbies (Paperback)

 
They Carried the Mail, Mathew J. Bowyer
"...Description: The postal system, from its beginnings in the 17th century, has been a matter of both aggravation and dependability to every man and woman in America. In They Carried the Mail, Mathew J. Bowyer presents the fascinating history of these bearers of ill and joyous tidings. "There is nothing quite like this book when Bowyer writes about the people who move the mail, their attitudes and their jobs, their gripes and their jokes."
-The Washington Star..."
Reference: www.amazon.com

 

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

one-time mail handler here in Lima is now the postmaster general of St Louis Missouri


Former Lima Postal Worker now in Missouri
"...Working your way up the postal ladder can characterize what Robert Cavinder has done over the years. The one-time mail handler here in Lima is now the postmaster general of St Louis Missouri...."
Reference: www.1150wima.com

 

Monday, October 20, 2008

Top Federal Postal Cop Retires in Wake of ABC News Investigation

 
Top Federal Postal Cop Retires in Wake of ABC News Investigation
"...Two weeks after being questioned by ABC News about his travel expenses and gambling habits, the head of the US Postal Service's Inspection Service abruptly announced his retirement...."
Reference: www.abcnews.go.com

 

Postal service cutbacks could affect customers

 
Postal service cutbacks could affect customers
"...The Postal Service estimates that nearly 57,000 clerks, and about 16,000 mail handlers and supervisory employees are eligible. It projects that 6,496 clerks, 1,552 mail handlers, and 693 supervisors will accept the offer...."
Reference: www.pennlive.com

 

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Vet News: Compensation and Benefits Handbook

 
DoD Develops Compensation & Benefits Handbook
DoD announced today it has developed a comprehensive handbook describing compensation and other benefits service members and their families would be entitled to upon separation or retirement as a result of serious injury or illness.

“The Compensation and Benefits Handbook is the one source of information that covers everything a seriously ill and injured service member will need during his or her recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration,” said Ronald A. Winter, principal deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for manpower and reserve affairs.

The handbook was compiled in cooperation with the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and the Social Security Administration. Additionally; there are references to assistance provided by other governmental and non-governmental agencies and organizations.

“The handbook describes the disability eligibility process, various program qualifications, application procedures, and numerous resources with associated contact information,” said Sharon Gunselman, policy and resource analyst for the Department of Defense.

Web sites and toll-free numbers are provided, and the electronic version includes hyperlinks. The electronic version of the handbook will be updated frequently and the hard copy of the compensation and benefits handbook will be updated annually.

The electronic version of the handbook can be found on the five Web sites listed below:

http://turbotap.org
https://www.nko.navy.mil
http://www.npc.navy.mil
https://www.aw2.army.mil
https://www.my.af.mil/gcss-af/USAF/AFP40/d/1073755231/Files/C&BHandbook
Reference: www.defenselink.mil

 

U.S. Postal Service is heavily unionized


Playing Political Hardball
"...the U.S. Postal Service. It is heavily unionized. During the 1950s and 60s, when Congress paid much more attention to feds, the unions, mostly the postal unions, were the political shock troops for the federal workforce...."
Reference: www.federalnewsradio.com
 

Monday, October 6, 2008

At the Postal Service, Talk of Layoffs

 
At the Postal Service, Talk of Layoffs
"...Here's another sad sign of our economic times: Never before has the U.S. Postal Service laid off workers. Now, it's a real possibility. "For the first time in history, that is being considered," said Gerald McKiernan, a USPS spokesman. Already, the Postal Service is not hiring ..."
Reference: www.washingtonpost.com

 

Thursday, October 2, 2008

OPM Announces Open Season for Health Benefits, Dental and Vision Insurance, and Flexible Spending Accounts

 
OPM Announces Open Season for Health Benefits, Dental and Vision Insurance, and Flexible Spending Accounts
"...Enrollees with self-only coverage will pay, on average, $4.83 more each pay period (about $125 per year) next year. Family coverage will cost an average $11.12 more per pay period. FEHB enrollees pay - on average - 30 percent of the total cost of a plan's premium, while the government pays 70 percent. This year's Open Season begins November 10 and runs through December 8, 2008, giving employees the opportunity to change or add to their portfolio of health- and family-care insurance products..."
Reference: www.opm.gov

 

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

No Lay off Protection for 16,000 Postal Employees ...is it coming?

 
USPS’ Bleak Financial Picture
And the Presidential Election

"...In response to the financial crisis, the Postal Service has announced a hiring freeze. And, in a meeting with union leaders and management association presidents, the Postmaster General pointed out that 16,000 USPS employees lack the six years of continuous service required to achieve protection against layoffs. The PMG’s message was clear: For the first time in our history, postal employees may experience layoffs...."   
Reference: www.apwu.org

 

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