Saturday, September 26, 2009

Union Addresses Concerns About Incentive Offer

Union Addresses Concerns About Incentive Offer
"... If it is anticipated at that time that the 30,000 limit will be reached, we will also decide who among the eligible employees will receive the incentive. Included among the options for consideration will be increasing the number of employees who will receive the incentive or permitting employees to cancel their retirement. ..."   
Reference: www.apwu.org

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

USPS Retirement Incentive Deadline Approaches

USPS Retirement Incentive Deadline Approaches
"... Full-time employees eligible for the 2009 Early Out Incentive Option have until Sept. 25 to let USPS know they want to participate. With a few exceptions, the offer extends to full-time, part-time regular and part-time flexible employees represented by the American Postal Workers Union or the National Postal Mail Handlers Union. This includes employees eligible for retirement or voluntary early retirement, or those who want to voluntarily resign. The early out incentive amount is $15,000 for eligible full-time employees. ..."   
Reference: liteblue.usps.gov

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Postmaster General Addresses Current Climate, Lays Foundation for Future Growth

Postmaster General Addresses Current Climate,
Lays Foundation for Future Growth

"... Potter said the Postal Service is staying focused on its mission to provide universal, affordable service to all Americans. “Service is still our priority. And we’ll continue to improve service as we implement more demanding service measurement systems,” he pledged. ..."   
Reference: www.usps.com

Friday, September 18, 2009

MAINTAINING A SAFE WORKPLACE PERSONAL HYGIENE IS KEY TO REDUCING RISK OF ILLNESS

MAINTAINING A SAFE WORKPLACE PERSONAL HYGIENE IS KEY TO REDUCING RISK OF ILLNESS
"... Don’t spread the flu! If you are sick with flu-like illness, stay home. Symptoms of flu include fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or 38 degrees Celsius) or chills and cough or sore throat. In addition, symptoms of flu can include runny nose, body aches, headache, tiredness, diarrhea or vomiting. The Centers for Disease Control recommends that sick workers stay home if they are sick with flu-like illness until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever without the use of fever-reducing medicines. ..."   
Reference: liteblue.usps.gov

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Alpine Air Signs $72 Million Contract With USPS

Alpine Air Signs $72 Million Contract With USPS
"... a six-year contract with the US Postal Service to move all air mail shipments throughout the states of Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. An integrated service provider, Alpine Air has been moving air mail and other cargo for 17 consecutive years in Montana, and for 8 years in the Dakotas. ..."   
Reference: uk.sys-con.com

Monday, September 14, 2009

CHEATERS BEWARE OIG KICKS OFF WORKERS’ COMP FRAUD CAMPAIGN

CHEATERS BEWARE OIG KICKS OFF WORKERS’ COMP FRAUD CAMPAIGN
"... The message of this campaign is clear — it’s illegal to fake an injury and collect benefits, or work while on workers’ comp without reporting the income. Violators can end up in jail, lose their benefits and may be required to pay back the money they received. ..."   
Reference: liteblue.usps.gov

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Questions and Answers on Incentive Program

Questions and Answers on Incentive Program
"... “We created a new, signed document to respond to the questions,” APWU President William Burrus said, “because it is essential that the union and management provide the same information to employees who are faced with a short time period to make important life-altering decisions.” ..."   
Reference: www.apwu.org