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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Documentary that looks at hostile workplaces; Royal Oak

 
'Murder by Proxy'
"...A Congressional committee determined McIlvane was a powder keg ready to blow because of petty, intimidating, even "reprehensible" managers at the Royal Oak Post Office...."
Reference: www.dailytribune.com

 

"Postal Service appears to have a third more workers than it needs..."

 
USPS and Congress trade barbs
"...Some committee members pressed for a downsizing of the USPS' network and labor force. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the ranking member of the full committee, said the Postal Service appears to have a third more workers than it needs. ..."
Reference: www.dmnews.com

 

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

U.S. Postal Service offers commemorative in honor of Crimson Tide's national football championship

Alabama National Championship Envelopes



 
U.S. Postal Service offers commemorative in honor of Crimson Tide's national football championship
"...A portion of each envelope has a section printed on silk and stamped with crimson foil. The University of Alabama postage stamp will be canceled with a special dated April 17 stamp featuring the championship crystal trophy. ..."
Reference: Kent Faulk -- The Birmingham News, April 16, 2010, 6:15AM, blog.al.com.


 

Allegation of a Physical Assault on an Employee In a Southeast Area Carrier Unit (Report Number LM-MA-99-010)

 
Allegation of a Physical Assault on an Employee In a Southeast Area Carrier Unit (Report Number LM-MA-99-010)
"...We determined that the supervisor physically touched the employee in an inappropriate manner, but we found no evidence that the employee was physically assaulted. However, the employee interpreted this inappropriate touching as an assault and filed an assault charge against the supervisor, who was arrested by the Jackson Police Department. The case, however, was dismissed on January 20,1999..."

What became of the case: "Management agrees with (the conclusion that no physical assault occurred in this Instance and agrees with the suggestion that the supervisor be instructed regarding inappropriate physical contact with employees."
Reference: www.uspsoig.gov


 

Monday, April 19, 2010

MSPB threatens to withhold SE Area VP’s salary for delaying back pay award

 
MSPB threatens to withhold SE Area VP’s salary for delaying back pay award
"...The agency has failed to identify the official responsible for compliance. Accordingly, we have determined that Linda J Welch, Acting Vice President, Southeast Area Operations, is the agency official responsible for compliance. If the agency fails to demonstrate compliance, the Board may seek the withholding of the responsible agency official’s pay until the agency demonstrates compliance. ..."
Reference: www.postalnewsblog.com

 

Postmaster general says USPS could cut its workforce

 
Postmaster general says USPS could cut its workforce
"...The proposal also calls for cutting tens of thousands of jobs through attrition and layoffs. The Postal Service stands to lose about $238 billion in the next 10 years if Congress fails to act, Potter said. ..."
Reference: www.washingtonpost.com

 

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Huntsville Union Meeting April 16, 2010

 
Huntsville Union Meeting
The Huntsville P&DF is hosting their union meeting at 11AM, April 16, 2010, at the regular location. State President, Jessie Leonard, will be in attendance, as well as Local Branch President, Alex Dockery. Please join in this informational session.
Reference: npmhu317.blogspot.com

 

Special Retirement Supplement

 
Special Retirement Supplement
"...The Special Retirement Supplement will be added automatically to your annuity. The SRS will be applied to the first full month in which..."
Reference: blogs.federaltimes.com

 

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Postal Service Early Out Voluntary Retirement (VER) 2010

 UNCONFIRMED REPORT

The Postal Reporter News Blog has reported that another voluntary early retirement offer is on the way for selected employees in selected areas. The alleged offer includes mail handlers. We have been unable to confirm the validity of the offer and the Postal Reporter News Blog seems to have the exclusive insider information on this offer. Please note that the same blog had reported this earlier and then retracted it. If you would like to follow the latest news and rumors relating to the alleged 2010 USPS early retirement offer go to the FederalSoup Forum. The cited forum post follows the entire time-line of Postal VER offers all the way back to the original June 2008 announcement of the first postal voluntary retirement offers through the current alleged offer.


 

AFL-CIO President Stresses Important of Labor Movement

 
AFL-CIO President Stresses Important of Labor Movement
"...Our republic must once again offer working people something other than the dead end choice [of] the failed agenda of greed and hatred...."
Reference: www.thecrimson.com

 

FEHB Program Expected to Cover Dependents Until Age 26

 
FEHB Program Expected to Cover Dependents Until Age 26
"...The effective date of this provision is the first day of the plan year that is six months following enactment of the law. For the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, that means January 1, 2011. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is expected to take the necessary actions to comply with the new law by this effective date. OPM will be providing additional information on its website in the near future about this and other changes to FEHBP plans for the 2011 plan year that will occur based on passage of the PPACA, so that mail handlers and other postal and federal employees and retirees will have the necessary information in time for the Open Season, which begins in November 2010...."
Reference: www.npmhu.org

 

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