USPS to hire postal retirees from various crafts for “peak” holiday season

Annuitant Holiday Clerk Assistants and Annuitant City Carrier Assistant (Holiday Term) jobs have been posted district-wide. USPS is planning to hire annuitants from various crafts for “the peak” holiday season from November 25, 2017 through January 19, 2018 . The application period varies depending on the position. For some positions the ending date to apply runs from August  […]

USPS seeking supplier to provide Parcel Dimensional Scanner (PDS)

1.8.2015 – USPS is pursuing an initiative to identity revenue discrepancies for shortpaid and underpaid packages. This sounds like a potential new clerk position. REQUEST FOR INFORMATION – PARCEL DIMENSIONAL SCANNER (PDS) TO ALL PROSPECTIVE OFFERORS: The United States Postal Service (USPS) is performing a market survey to evaluate obtaining the supplies and/or services which […]

APWU: USPS Service Cuts Disrupt Postal Workers’ Lives

01/13/2015 – USPS Service Cuts Disrupt Postal Workers’ Lives  When postal officials lowered “service standards” on Jan. 5, they didn’t just slow down America’s mail: They set in motion a process that is causing serious disruption in the lives of thousands of hard-working postal employees. As management reconfigures mail processing, they are also causing massive […]

USPS Re-Issues Policy on Oakland Postal Employees Calling 911 in Emergency

The United States Postal Service changed its 911 policy at the Oakland mail processing facility after an NBC Bay Area investigation exposed the rules that may have caused critical delays in a life and death situation. Vicky Nguyen reports in a story that aired February 25, 2015 USPS EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT/CALLING-911 policy 1/5/2015 – In […]

We Got This! Postal Workers have a handle on sorting packages

12.23.2014 This time of year, the U.S. Postal Service sorting facility in Scarborough, Maine is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The facility has nearly 500 employees, and in the last few days before Christmas, 120,000 to 130,000 items will pass through each night. A domed mirror reflects packages moving along a […]

Video: APWU Mark Dimondstein talks USPS changes scheduled for 2015

APWU ‘Mark Dimondstein’ on Washington Journal Mark Dimondstein, President American Postal Workers Union AFL-CIO, talked about U.S. Postal Service changes scheduled for 2015 which would not only affect delivery but and lead to the reduction of 7,000 jobs. He discussed his efforts to keep these changes from occurring and the future of the postal services as […]

USPS Phase 2 Network Rationalization FAQs includes some answers to service standards, VER, RIFs

As previously reported USPS is moving ahead with Phase 2 Network Rationalization starting in January 2015. USPS quietly made this announcement last week. USPS estimates that approximately 20% of First Class Mail volumes will be delivered overnight and  80% in 2 or 3 days. In August, Megan J. Brennan, USPS Chief  Operating Officer (COO) and […]

Philadelphia City Council Adopts ‘Stop Staples’ Resolution

The Philadelphia City Council voted unanimously on Dec. 11 to adopt a resolution to support the APWU’s efforts “to protect living-wage jobs and its insistence on the highest possible standards of customer services, opposes efforts to privatize postal operations, and calls upon Philadelphians to consider this issue when deciding whether to patronize Staples.” The council […]

USPS National Plan to Eliminate Tour 1 starting in January 2015: Oakland, CA

This is a National Plan The “Realignment” deals with three parts, changing service standards to end overnight and add a day for most first class mail, closing 82 more plants, and changing times and tours for mail processing. The elimination of overnight single-piece First Class mail service in January, means Tour 1 mail processing clerk […]

Postal Heroes – November 2014

Postal Employees without any fanfare go above and beyond in helping customers. People don’t realize postal employees do a lot more than just sell  stamps, sort mail  or deliver mail. Postal Employees are virtually the eyes and ears of many communities across America. Here are some brief stories of Postal Heroes for the month of […]