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PSE Health Plan Enrollment

For PSEs eligible to enrol in the Health Plan (over a year on the job or newly converted to career), you must send in the forms to Human Resources, not through Postal Ease at this time. For more information go to the PSE page from the menu on the left side. You must register on the website to get to that page.
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Maintenance Positions

For any career employees seeking to transfer to the maintenance craft, applications for in house transfers are now open. Please consult your managers for the details. You should have received a service talk on this. The applications are open now, and are due January 27, 2020.  If you are interested, act quickly.

Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period

Please Note the Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period.

ABA Scholarship 2019

It is scholarship time! The ABA (Accident Benefit Association) is offering high school students scholarships.
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Retirement Seminar- USPS

A note from our NBA Pete Coradi:  Just a friendly heads up. These Group Retirement Seminars are in fact off-the-clock as management notes in the advertisement. However, what they do not note is that as per ELM 589, individual telephonic retirement counseling is in fact on-the-clock.


Covid-19 Decision Tree

Below are the steps that should be taken in certain cases of possible COVID-19 discovery. You should have the actual poster in your office. For a copy of the poster, click here.

COVID-19 – Initial Decision Tree                                       March 30, 2020

Employee information is protected by the Privacy and Rehabilitation Act and as such must be 
restricted to only those identified in this document.

For more information please contact Loretta Chamberlain at (202)748-2394 or call your Area OHNA and 
Area Human Resources Manager.

CDC or Public Health notification


Notify
•      District or
1.                           Area OHNA

Do you have a federal agency within your


Yes

No

District or Area OHNA
communicates findings with respective

Inform
•      National HR
•      National Occupational Health and


Follow COVID-19 Exposure Checklist and Playbook.
Employee stays home (up to 14


USPS is informed of  COVID-19
positive employee


•      District HR


Notify
•      District or Area OHNA
•      District HR


facility?


agencies’ medical personnel


Medical Services

Confirmed

Confirm OHNA confirms positive COVID-19


days) Administrative Leave

na
Other notification

test

2.
Employee develops
a fever and symptoms such as a cough or difficulty
breathing


Yes

•      Provide surgical mask
•      Send home
•      Advise/ seek medical treatment
•      Leave according to Families First Coronavirus Response Act and ELM Sec. 513

If confirmed positive COVID-19, Go to Step One and follow COVID-19 Exposure Checklist and Playbook. 
Employee stays home (up to 14 days) Administrative Leave

No


3.
Employee has visited level 3
countries or on cruise travel in past
14 days?

No



Yes

Notify District or Area OHNA
District HR Manager

•      Stay home
•      (14 days)
•      Administrative leave


Yes


Did employee later
show symptoms of COVID-19?

No


Go to
Step One.  Employee remains on sick or annual leave until cleared.


•      Return to work

4.
Employee                                

Notify
•      District or Area


•      Stay home (up to 14 days*)

shares household with an individual with positive COVID-19?

Yes

OHNA
•      District HR Manager


•      Administrative leave


*Stay at home (up to 14 days) until household member has had no fever for at least 72 hours (at 
least 3 full days of no
No             fever w/o the use of any fever-reducing medications) AND other symptoms have 
improved (for example, when cough or shortness of breath has improved) AND at least 7 days have 
passed since COVID-19 symptoms first appeared.

5.
Employee
has been exposed, outside of work, to individual with
positive COVID-19?


Yes

Notify
•      District or Area OHNA; then
•      District or Area OHNA contacts Local Health Department for advice


I nform
•      OHNA contacts Local Health Department for advice

Local Health Department reviews and orders Quarantine = 14 days Admin Leave
No Quarantine = Employee returns to work

If Local Health Department does not review, OHNA interviews employee to determine Quarantine = 14 
days Admin Leave
No Quarantine = Employee returns to work


No


6.
Employee  has been exposed
to individual who was exposed to individual with positive
COVID-19?

Yes

•      Cleared to work

Per CDC guidelines, employees exposed to (no COVID- 19 symptoms) individuals with potential 
exposures to COVID-19 (such as in a household), i.e., “contacts of contacts;” are not considered 
exposed.

Important information

Immediate Action Required!

 

NEW APPROVED Retail Safe Guards & Actions to be taken in every office:   

 

Social Distancing

·         Please ensure EVERY PO has lines and sign in place today.  Tape on floor 6’ increments, Lobbies, Q-lines, Counters, Front Doors & even outside on ground (for lobbies that get more than 10 people) where necessary

·         Please ensure we have taken every proactive steps within the operations to ensure social distancing: Cases, Start Times, Breaks, Loading of Dock, Back Office, PO Box, PM Office, Parcel Distribution

 

·         Coughing/ Sneezing guards at retail window is authorized where appropriate, standard work to follow.  Items to consider:

o   Safe and secure installation

o   Plexi glass first option (remember , cough guard , not an air flow shield , maybe 2.5x3 or 3x3)

o   Clear vinyl (shower curtain) as temp option until plexi glass

o   Clear vinyl (shower curtain) as long term where plexi glass can’t be installed

 

Please take all urgent precautions to keep our employees safe while continuing to service our customers. 

 

Frank Calabrese

District Manager / Executive-In-Charge

Long Island District

Statement from President Dimondstein
Statement from President Dimondstein: Postal Workers in a Time of Crisis Mark Dimondstein March 25, 2020 Since the early days of the Postal Service, we postal workers have helped stitch the fabric of the country together.
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Recent and important stand up talks
These are the most recent Stand Up talks. You should have received these talks. If you are not receiving these talks, contact your Union representatives. These are talks, do not let management leave them lying around and saying you should read them.  Enforce what is suggested. Social distancing is not an option, it is vital to protecting yourself.
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Use of Masks In the Post Office
Please note this important message from Director Zimmerman Subject: Use of Masks: Surgical and N95 There have been many questions recently about the use and wearing of masks while at work.  There is no dispute that an employee can wear a mask at work if they choose to do so. A concern was brought to me in regards to the “N95” masks.
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March 19 Service Talk
Postal Service Stand up Talk March 19, 2020 Mandatory Retail Stand-Up Talk COVID-19 Prevention and Response March 19, 2020   On a daily basis, we interact with our customers in the lobby to transact business. The safety and well-being of our employees is our highest priority, especially in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Coronavirus and FECA (Workers Comp)
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Latest Management Coronavirus Instructions
CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) UPDATED SUPERVISOR AND MANAGEMENT GUIDANCE (V.2) March 13, 2020 The Postal Service continues to monitor the spread of COVID-19 across the United States. The following information is provided to assist you as managers and supervisors to communicate with your employees.
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Note!!! Event changes

Please note that the General Membership Meeting and Shop Steward Seminar scheduled for Sunday, March 22, 2020 is canceled. We will reschedule the shop steward seminar. No one will be adversely affected by this cancelation. 

Be safe, stay healthy, take care of family. Stay posted for additional information and schedules.

Coronavirus Update from PMG
USPS News Link News Coronavirus update PMG delivers message to employees March 9 at 3:42 p.m. PLAY 00:00 04:21 PIPENTER FULLSCREEN PLAY In a special “Business Focus” video released this week, Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan updates employees on the new coronavirus.
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We have a contract!!!
We Have a New Union Contract!! Retroactive Back Pay and COLA Awarded March 11, 2020 The big news is in – 200,000 postal workers represented by the APWU have a new union contract.
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Renewed Optimism
Mike - As we started the New Year with the delivery of more than 400,000 petition signatures to the Postmaster General, President Dimondstein had a message for all members. "Let’s enter this year with renewed optimism and energy. I look forward to working with all of you as we continue to advance the cause of postal - and all - workers." Watch the video here.
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Message from President Dimondstein
Dear Sisters and Brothers, Happy New Year to you all. It promises to be an important year in the life of our union and our movement as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Great Postal Strike, anticipate a new contract, engage in vital struggles over the future of the Postal Service and organize for important elections in the fall.
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Welcome 2020!!!
Happy New Year!!! Here's to hoping that everyone had a fantastic, fun filled, and safe holiday season. All of our members toiled hard during this holiday season, working long hours, often starting at midnight to accept Amazon drops. You all deserve a round of applause. 2019 was a challenging year, and 2020 will be no less challenging.
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Contract Now
Show your Union Support and the fight for a fair contract. Wear your contract now stickers, have your kids, family, friends wear the stickers. Support your Union. Fight for a fair contract.
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Greatest Grievance of All
Tom Brimm, Managing Editor, e Kentucky Labor News, June 1981 {t  would  be  the  most  famous  written IEVANCE in the history of man .
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Things a Member Should Do
Members, there are several things you should do periodically to protect yourself, and to assist your Union in protecting your rights. A very important and overlooked task a member should do is periodically review their Official Personnel File.  Know what is in your OPF, and if there is something that should not be in there, take action to have it removed.
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Protect your job!! Call your legislator!!!
Legislation Calls to Repeal Prefunding Mandate WEB NEWS ARTICLE #:  32-2019 05/02/2019 - On Monday, Apr. 29, members of Congress introduced H.R. 2382, the USPS Fairness Act. This legislation would repeal, in full, the onerous prefunding of retiree health care benefits mandate Congress put in place in 2006.
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APWU Contract Statement
Statement from President Mark Dimondstein to APWU on Status of Collective Bargaining WEB NEWS ARTICLE #:  119-2018 12/21/2018 - The Collective Bargaining Agreement (Union Contract) between the American Postal Workers Union and the United States Postal Service initially expired on September 20, 2018.
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It's Your Job, Save It
Reprinted from the Wisconsin Postal Workers Volume 51    No.
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Urgent Safety Alert
Urgent Safety Alert Breaking news: It has just been reported that explosive devices have been sent through the mail addressed to a number of high-profile individuals and corporate entities. APWU leaders condemn such criminal acts. Our members are rightfully deeply concerned for their own well being and that of the public we serve.
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Benefits for PSEs
As if PSEs (or any employee represented by APWU) needed any additional reasons to belong to the American Postal Workers Union, these additional benefits and rights exacted for PSEs demonstrate how hard, and continuous, APWU works for their members.
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Postal Service Unilaterally Changes Safety Program
Not surprisingly, the Postal Service has once again unilaterally changed a program within the job. This time, the Postal Service has changed the safety program, essentially ridding themselves of safety captains, local safety and health committees, and the nuisance (to managers) form 1767 report of safety problems. This action seeks to circumvent the Union's and long standing practices.
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Unions Stand Together Against Postal Service Jobs Attack
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My job is safe. NOT!
So you thought you had a job, eh? A good job. Good days off, good hours.  Seniority has its privileges, eh?  You’re a senior lead clerk, level 7, do the tasks you want to do.  But do TACS? No, I do not want to do that. Station inputs? No, let them find some junior clerk to do that.  In fact, let management do that work.
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NO PULSE
03/02/2015 - The APWU and USPS are facing off over management’s latest scheme: The Postal Pulse, a new employee opinion survey. “The APWU vehemently opposes Postal Pulse – and any other employee opinion survey – despite management notices that say otherwise,” said President Mark Dimondstein.  A Feb.
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Someone Else Died

APWU Stands up for Safe Jobs


The American Postal Workers Union continually fights for safe jobs. The Postal Service, as we all know, is not the safest place to work. Learn what we can do to keep ourselves safe, and what the Union is doing to help keep us safe. For more information, click here.

Money on the table
For those Long Island NY Area Locals who have been paying attention, or have been on the receiving end, the members of this local have won thousands of dollars for various violations of our contract in their offices. Almost quarterly, many of our members receive checks for several hundred dollars to a couple of thousand dollars.
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