Tag: Postal Service

Telling Employee to Continue Working Can Be Dangerous

April 19, 2006 8:00 AM

A federal supervisor who told an employee to work an extra 30 minutes ended up in a scuffle with the employee and the employee was fired. The employee argued his case all the way to federal court but stays fired.

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Off-Duty Fight Leads to Firing

April 12, 2006 7:55 AM

Violence among Postal Service workers has been a big problem for the agency. When a fight involving a deadly weapon erupted at a union picnic, the agency took action. The employee who was fired appealed because the incident did not occur at work.

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Knocking Down the Agency's Case

September 8, 2005 8:02 AM

A Postal Service employee claimed he had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and had trouble filling out forms. The court found this to be plausible and sent the case back to determine the appropriate remedy.

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Postal Service Realignment Plan Lacks Accountability, Employee Buy-In And Performance Measurement

May 10, 2005 8:19 AM

A U.S. Postal Service plan to realign its mail processing and distribution infrastructure due to increased competition, higher costs and declining mail volumes lacks accountability, stakeholder input and performance measures for results, according to GAO.

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Firing or Counseling? How Does the MSPB Decide?

January 13, 2005 8:07 AM

Will the MSPB consider an agency’s penalty imposed against an employee? Here is an example.

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Postal Service employees not told about extent of anthrax threat

April 21, 2003 12:00 AM

The USPS acted properly when it did not release information about anthrax contamination to employees.

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Postal Service May Delay Rate Increase

April 7, 2003 12:00 AM

Legislation likely to be approved by Congress may result in delaying the next postal rate increase until 2006.

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Mail Chauvinism: E-Mail and the Postal Service, Circa 1980

November 6, 2002 12:00 AM

The future is hard to predict and even harder to conrol. In 1980, representatives of the Postal Service saw the agency retaining control of e-mail just as it does paper mail.

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When Does An Agency Become A Company?

November 5, 2002 12:00 AM

The Postal Service is engaging in more private enterprise ventures to the dismay of competitors.

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