Wednesday, December 30, 2009
"...USPS complement. According to the 2009 Comprehensive Statement on Postal Operations, the total USPS complement decreased by 53,043 employees, with career complement decreasing by 40,147. At the end of FY 2009, there were 712,082 employees on the rolls, of which 623,128 were career...."
Postal Service needs patience: It's evolving
"...We know the lines are long, mail is delivered late. And service may not be what you expect. We ask that you don't take your frustrations out on the clerk at the window, the carrier on the sidewalk, the driver on the street or the mail handler on the dock - they are just doing their jobs...."
NPMHU Signs Settlement on National Reassessment Program
"...the settlement specifically addresses the potential impact of the NRP on employees assigned light duty under Article 13 of the National Agreement. On this issue, the parties agreed that “[e]mployees on existing non-workers’ compensation light duty assignments made pursuant to Article 13 . . . will not normally be displaced solely to make new limited duty or rehabilitation assignments unless required by law or regulation.”..."
Monday, December 21, 2009
"...after three years, begin to hit the most popular health care plan within the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) -- ultimately impacting 48 percent of all federal employees..."
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Birmingham post office helps with letters to Santa: 'Every year, I laugh, and I cry'
"...one of at least 1,000 that will come through the downtown Birmingham Post Office en route to the North Pole. It sits among piles of letters, some of which chronicle broken hearts, broken lives and broken dreams. ..."
Santa getting lots of letters from Huntsville post office
"...Santa's getting some help in preparation for his big night, thanks to the help of some special elves at the Huntsville post office. They're busy sorting letters and making sure those letters get to the North Pole for Santa to read...."
Watchdog urges Postal Service managers to support cost-cutting initiative
"...managers must emphasize the importance of the program, under which workers either receive meaningful assignments they can perform despite their injuries or a referral to the Labor Department's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs...."
Monday, December 7, 2009
Federal Times: USPS employee? Filed a grievance?
"...Time for one of my periodic “I’m looking for postal employees…” posts. I’m working on a story about the Postal Service’s labor grievance process, and I’m looking for postal employees who have filed grievances against USPS. Don’t care what the outcome was — whether you won, you lost, or the complaint is still pending.
If you’re interested in talking — anonymously, of course — e-mail me at email@example.com...."
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Here is a recent "Breaking News" article (letter) posted on the NAPUS site. Breaking News? Gearing up for something? Do they know something we do not know? ...or are they simply educating supervisors that there are better ways to correct situations than to put someone off the clock? You be the judge.
Click below to enlarge an excerpt from the posted letter:
Postal Service Making Boxes Tamper-Proof To Thwart Mail 'Fishing' - Postal Service Making Boxes Tamper-Proof To Thwart Mail 'Fishing' "...The U.S. Postal Service is retrofitting its boxes with slots instead of pull-down "sn...1 week ago
Postal Service adding staff to help prevent mail theft - Postal Service adding staff to help prevent mail theft "...when I was there for the first time yesterday, two women in front of me were there picking up th...1 week ago