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November 16, 2018
Communication is Key

It has come to our attention that a large number of emails are being returned, inhibiting our ability to communicate with you, the members.  If you have not received an email message in the past two weeks, please do the following:

If you have used your USPS email, the system will reject the Union's email. Please use your private email. Rest assured we do not share your email with anyone, especially marketers.

If you have used a private email, make sure that our emails are not being placed in your spam folder. Mark the emails as not spam, or place in the white list.

Check the email in your profile, and make sure it is entered correctly.

Timely communication is integral to our mission, to keep you, the member informed. Please help us help you.

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Updated On: Oct 24, 2018


Thanks to the diligence and perseverance of our APWU representatives, the pay fiasco and resulting confusion has been resolved.  Employees whose pay (overtime) was not properly processed WILL  be able to get a salary advance.  Please note this message from our Industrial Relations Director, Vance Zimmerman:  

Management has informed the APWU that 88,742 APWU represented employees were affected by the USPS-caused problem with pay period 21-2018 pay checks.  Employees affected were across all craft lines—clerk, maintenance, MVS, ITASC, and Nurses—and employee classifications. 

"Management has told the APWU that it appears only overtime pay was affected although the APWU cannot verify if that is completely accurate at this time.  The APWU has had multiple discussions with the Service over the issue since the APWU first learned of the problem.  Previously management had informed us that they had no intention of doing salary advances.  Through continued talks and diligently pressing management, the Postal Service has now agreed to provide salary advances to those employees affected."  The following Stand Up talk should be delivered:

Mandatory Stand-Up Talk

Oct. 18, 2018

Payroll information:  pay period 21

The Postal Service has identified a payroll processing error involving overtime during the September 29 to October 12 pay period, and which will be reflected in paychecks dated October 19.

This has resulted in discrepancies in some employees’ overtime pay.  Those employees have been identified, and most are in APWU (American Postal Workers Union) bargaining positions. Regular-hour pay is not affected, and Postal Service management is working to correct the issue as quickly as possible. 

Adjustments are being made so that missing overtime will be included on the November 2 pay, and other minor adjustments will be on the November 16 pay.

Any employee affected may request a salary advance, which is paid by money order, in accordance with USPS policies. Some policy restrictions on overtime pay advances are being waived for pay period 21 only, to accommodate affected employees. If you wish to request a salary advance, contact your immediate supervisor. Those employees who have access to a postal computer may refer to the Accounting webpage on Blue for more information.

We apologize to all affected employees for any inconvenience.

Thanks for listening, and thank you for all that you do for the Postal Service and our customers.

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