Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Reassigned postal workers facing big financial hardships
"...At the Memphis Processing and Distribution Center on Third Street and the Memphis Bulk Mail Center on Elvis Presley, many postal workers are on edge as workers are being let go or moved. Reassigned workers may be given relocation expenses but they are only reimbursed after they have paid the moving costs, which is an economic hardship for many families...."
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Post Office Cuts 25,000 Jobs This Year
"...The U.S. Postal Service has cut its staff by 25,000 this year as it struggles to reduce massive deficits, Postmaster General John Potter said Monday. Postal employment is now below 635,000, Potter said, down from about 800,000 in 1999. ..."
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Same Office, Very Different Workplace
"...The new OPM Director said he wants to reverse what he said was an adversial relationship between labor and management that grew up during the Bush administration. Starting this summer, he said, their will be a new seminar at OPM Leadership Development Centers where federal officials and union leaders "can start this collaborative process."..."
Banner day honors combat vets
"...Former Navy SEAL José Cabral, 52, of West Lafayette said he served during the Cold War and copes with post-traumatic stress disorder. "I feel uncomfortable being honored, but I am grateful that people remember us," said the soft-spoken Cabral, a mail handler with the Lafayette post office..."
Friday, May 1, 2009
"...Phase 1 RIF avoidance vacancy postings for District Customer Service Offices and mail processing organizational changes opened Tuesday, April 28 and will close May 13. To avoid missing out on a potential job opportunity, log on to eCareer today, create your profile and begin your search for jobs. ..."
See the Organizational Changes website for more details on LACs and timelines of activity.
This Article is From: liteblue.usps.gov
"...The OIG is collecting the data as anecdotal information, and it may be used as part of an ongoing audit on attitudes in the postal service, an OIG spokesperson said. According to the blog, the USPS indentified about 35,000 of its 640,026 employees who had 20 or more unscheduled absences last year, which translates to 5% of employees with nearly one absence for every pay period...."
This Article is From: www.dmnews.com
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