The Postal Service is currently beta testing the online USPS Health Connect Portal, which purports to provide employees with the ability to establish a personal health records profile so the employee can securely collect, store, and manage his or her health records online. The Service promotes the portal as a private and secure method to control and access records and distribution of data. The USPS launched this voluntary online database of employee health records on October 1, 2015, after conducting several small pilot tests. On October 23, 2015, the USPS indicated that beta testing will continue, noting that an official launch date has not been determined.… Keep reading...
The Mail Handlers complement nationwide covering July 11 – 24, 2015 was as follows:
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From the NPMHU website….
Late Thursday, August 13, 2015, the NPMHU National Office filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service, claiming that the USPS breached its binding contractual obligations when it unilaterally announced a reversal of its earlier determination that the primary craft for operating the Small Parcel Sorting System is the Mail Handler craft.
The NPMHU is seeking a declaration that the Postal Service has breached the tripartite agreement on jurisdictional craft assignments, as well as injunctive and monetary relief to remedy this breach. The APWU also has been named in the suit, as a required party to any litigation on this subject. … Keep reading...
On May 27, 2015, the USPS issued the following statement.
The Postal Service will defer most of the plant consolidations that were scheduled to take place this summer as the final stage of its Network Rationalization Initiative.
The Network Rationalization Initiative is the multi-phase, multi-year effort announced in 2011 to balance mail processing infrastructure costs against current and anticipated mail volumes to successfully right-size the postal processing network.
The decision to extend implementation of the next phase of the initiative was based on operational considerations to ensure that the Postal Service will continue to provide prompt, reliable and predictable service consistent with its published service standards. … Keep reading...
During the opening remarks of the Semi-Annual Meeting of the Local Unions, National President John Hegarty announced his intentions to retire effective May 1, 2015. He also announced the National Executive Board unanimously selected Paul Hogrogian of Local 300 and Northeastern Region Vice President to fill the remaining term of office. Hegarty wrote the following Letter to Members as his final President’s Report in the latest issue of The Mail Handler.
I am writing my last article as your National President. At the recent Semi-Annual Meeting of the Local Unions, I announced my intention to retire effective May 1 of this year.… Keep reading...
The 74th Postmaster General is Megan Brennan who was sworn into office on March 6, 2015 after being selected by the Postal Service Board of Governors on November 14, 2014. Brennan began her 29-year Postal Service career as a Letter Carrier in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She is an alumna of Immaculata University in Pennsylvania and has earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Brennan went on to become the Vice President of both the Eastern and Northeast Areas Operations, before becoming Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of the Postal Service.
Her Letter of US Postal Employees follows:
Dear Postal Colleagues:
As I begin my tenure as Postmaster General, I am deeply humbled by the opportunity to serve this organization and the American public.… Keep reading...