Friday, April 12, 2024

Audit reveals issues plaguing facility during USPS mail delays

"An audit report released Thursday found hundreds of thousands of pieces of delayed mail and several safety issues plaguing a U.S. Postal...USPS Office of Inspector General conducted an unannounced site visit at the South Houston Local Mail Processing Center in Missouri City from Jan. 28 to Jan. 30..."    


This Article is From: www.houstonchronicle.com


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Thursday, April 11, 2024

NPMHU puts out NEW 'Contract Interpretation Manual v.6'

"NPMHU-USPS Joint Contract Interpretation Manual (CIM) Version 6 has been completed and is being released..."    


This Article is From: NPMHU 317


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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Inflation | USPS recommends new prices

The changes are slated to take effect in July 2024

"USPS has notified the Postal Regulatory Commission of mailing services price changes to take effect Sunday, July 14.

• The proposed adjustments, approved by the Postal Service governors, would raise mailing services product prices approximately 7.8 percent. ...• Letters (1 ounce): 68 cents (current), 73 cents (planned) • Letters (metered 1 ounce): 64 cents (current), 69 cents (planned)"    


The price adjustments are needed to achieve the financial stability sought by the Postal Service...
This Article is From: usps.com


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Friday, April 5, 2024

UPS to be primary air cargo provider for USPS

"...the USPS said the agreement with UPS will be for a minimum of five and a half years and implementation of the new contract is scheduled to begin on Sept. 30, 2024. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. ..."    


This Article is From: www.usatoday.com


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Thursday, April 4, 2024

USPS crowns a winner in its social media Stamp Showdown

"The Postal Service has a winner in its online Stamp Showdown. ...As in the famous fable, it was Sea Turtles who went the distance, advancing to the top spot..."    


This Article is From: news.usps.com


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Sunday, March 31, 2024

Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) Program Special Enrollment Period (SEP)

"...As part of the new Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) Program, you may be eligible to participate in the PSHB Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for Medicare Part B. The PSHB SEP applies to certain Postal Service annuitants and family members who were entitled to Medicare Part A, but not enrolled in Medicare Part B as of Jan 1, 2024.

During the PSHB SEP, eligible annuitants and family members may enroll in Medicare Part B without paying a late enrollment penalty. The one-time PSHB SEP is from April 1, 2024, to Sept. 30, 2024. Individuals eligible for the PSHB SEP will receive notification by U.S. Mail™ in March 2024.

All required information must be returned in the envelope provided and postmarked by Sept. 30, 2024. ...You can get additional information on the PSHB Program and how it works with Medicare by reviewing the resources available on the PSHB page, viewing the PSHB-Medicare 5 Part video series, or by attending a PSHB Seminar. Additional resources include the Consumers Checkbook Guide and your local State Health Insurance Program office. If you have misplaced the notification letter mailed to you or believe that you are eligible to participate in the PSHB and did not receive notification letter, please contact the PSHB Navigator Help Line’s toll-free number at 833-712-PSHB (7742), or email retirementbenefits@usps.gov."    




This Article is From: www.keepingposted.org


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Friday, March 29, 2024

This employee rescued a co-worker who was choking on a piece of ice

"...Customer Services Supervisor Michael Ray Tibbals saw a co-worker experiencing a medical emergency recently in the break room of the Spokane, WA, Processing and Distribution Center. ..."    


This Article is From: usps.com


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Thursday, March 28, 2024

APWU Contract Negotiations | Union Contract Survey: Open Now through April 16, 2024

"The current contract expires on Sept. 20, 2024, and preparations are already underway with the official negotiation period beginning this June. ...APWU has opened our contract survey so that you can let us know what your priorities are for a new union contract. Please fill out the survey by visiting apwu.org/survey. Alternatively, you can text the word “SURVEY” to 91990 to receive a link to participate in the survey on a mobile device. ..."    


This Article is From: apwu.org


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Monday, March 25, 2024

Madison, Alabama | Get a Postal Job in an Alabama Fast Growing Tech City


"Livescan fingerprints will be available 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Huntsville Main Post Office, 3408 Wall Triana Hwy, Huntsville, AL 35813 Enter the gate to the right of the main building and go to the rear building (Training Annex). You must stop at the gate. Call 256-464-0462 for assistance. ... Rural Carrier Associate (RCA) – At $20.38 per hour, an RCA will have to be able to work a flexible schedule and be available to work throughout the week (Sunday through Saturday). This position could be ideal if one is looking for steady employment with career advancement opportunities. "    


This Article is From: www.rocketcitynow.com


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Sunday, March 24, 2024

Postal Carrier Caught In Workers' Comp Fraud On 'Price Is Right'

"...former North Carolina postal worker Cathy Wrench Cashwell has admitted to doing. On Monday, Cashwell pled guilty to fraud in connection with a workers' compensation claim that she filed in 2004. Cashwell had claimed that a shoulder injury prevented her from lifting mail trays into trucks for the United States Postal Service and, as a result, was collecting benefits since 2005. Then in 2009 she appeared on the game show "The Price is Right," where she used her whole upper body -- shoulders included -- to spin the show's famous "big wheel," twice. ..."    


This Article is From: ca.movies.yahoo.com


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