June 2, 2021 Clerk Craft Award Notice
Clerk Craft Award Notice for June 2, 2021 have been posted on the Bid Results page of this website.
May 28, 2021 Clerk Craft Award Notice
Clerk Craft Award Notice for May 28, 2021 have been posted on the Bid Results page of this website.
Now It Is Easier To File FECA COVID Claims
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 that President Biden signed on March 11, 2021, makes it much easier for federal workers diagnosed with COVID-19 to establish coverage under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act. To establish a COVID-19 claim, you simply need to establish that you are a “covered employee,” meaning that:
1. You were diagnosed with COVID-19. Specifically, you were diagnosed with COVID-19 while employed in the Federal service at any time during the period of January 27, 2020 to January 27, 2023; and,
2. Your duties include any risk of exposure. Specifically, within 21 days of your diagnosis of COVID-19, you carried out duties that—
a. required contact with patients, members of the public, or co-workers; or
b. included a risk of exposure to the novel coronavirus.
For more information, and a PDF version of this announcement, click here.
April 2021 Postal Worker West Newsletter
The latest April 2021 edition of the Postal Worker West Newsletter has been published.
The featured article is titled OPM Issues Long Awaited EFEL Guidance.
May 7 2021 Clerk Craft Vacancy Notice
The May 7, 2021 Clerk Vacancy Notice has been posted on the Bid Postings page of this website.
Joint Area and District Safety and Health Committees
Dear Committee Chair:
The United States Postal Service and the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO, are committed to the premise that every postal employee must have a safe and healthy workplace. Article 14 of our Collective Bargaining Agreement states that it is management’s responsibility to provide safe working conditions and that the Union will cooperate with and assist management to live up to this responsibility.
To this end, the Postal Service and the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) want to remind you of the importance of having functioning District and Area Joint Safety and Health Committees, which includes holding regular committee meetings. However, it is more than just having a meeting. District and Area Management and Union Leaders must be committed to making these meetings productive where safety issues can be freely shared, properly addressed, and safety issues jointly resolved. Management and the Union must be open to listening and working together. The goal is that we jointly cooperate on providing safe working conditions that ensure each employee will go home uninjured and healthy at the end of the day. Workplace injuries and illnesses take large tolls on the injured whether it be physical, mental, or in their familial and personal relationships. The financial costs to both the individual and Postal Service are large as well.
The parties at the national level are committed to helping you make your District and Area Joint Safety and Health Committees as effective as possible. In order to accomplish this, we are requesting that the committee let the parties at headquarters know whether or not your District or Area Joint Safety and Health Committees are functioning and meeting regularly. Additionally, we would like your input on what types of training you believe would be beneficial to both management and union safety officials. Do not limit your suggestions to just postal training. Look beyond that to possible OSHA training, the various safety council trainings, or even training other industries and businesses conduct.
We are requesting that you provide your ideas no later than (30 days of the date of letter). Please send your responses via email to: Linda DeCarlo (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Charlie Cash (email@example.com)].
We look forward to cooperating with you to improve workplace safety and the United States Postal Service, so everyone goes home safe at the end of each workday.
Linda Decarlo & Vance Zimmerman
For the original PDF version of this announcement, click here.
April 27, 2021 Clerk Craft Award Notice
Clerk Craft Award Notice for April 27, 2021 have been posted on the Bid Results page of this website.
Vacancy Notice – Best Qualified Assignment – Statistical Program Data Collection Tech
STATISTICAL PROGRAMS DATA COLLECTION TECHNICIAN – LEVEL 7
Domiciled at Oakland P&DC, 1675 7th St.
The position is open to Clerk Craft in Oakland Bid Center
Selection Criteria – Best Qualified
NOTICE: This bid requires heavy lifting, frequent driving and work hours may change depending on statistical sampling assignment. Read the position comments carefully before applying.
For the full description & application, please go to the Best Qualified Positions page.
April 9, 2021 Clerk Craft Vacancy Notice
The April 9, 2021 Clerk Craft Vacancy Notice has been posted on the Bid Postings page of this website.
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