Sick leave is a job benefit not a privilege

Opinion from Federal Times Sick leave is a job benefit, not a privilege While managers may have the legal right to use sick leave restriction letters [“How to fight sick leave abuse,” Ask the Lawyer column, April 19 issue], I could find no guidelines during my career on what constitutes sick leave abuse. There was […]

Advo owner marks 25th year of missing children program

Valassis Communications Inc., and its Windsor operation formerly known as Advo, joined the U.S. Postal Service and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children on Thursday to mark the 25th anniversary of its campaign to find missing children. The “Have You Seen Me?” program distributes photos of missing children through direct-mail advertisements, newspaper inserts, […]

USPS Overcharged for the CSRS Pension Fund by $75 Billion

A study just released by the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) shows that the current system of funding the Postal Service’s Civil Service Retirement System pension responsibility is inequitable and has resulted in the Postal Service overpaying $75 billion to the pension fund. The OIG estimates that if the overcharge was used […]

U.S. Postal Service Celebrates Earth Day

April 22, 2009 U.S. Postal Service Celebrates Earth Day Employees Recycle Thousands of Pounds of Small Electronics WASHINGTON — Postmaster General John Potter today launched a campaign to increase awareness and create results for energy conservation at a “Turning Over a Green Leaf” event in celebration of Earth Day. Building on its history of environmental […]

Postal carrier charged with stealing gift cards from mail

April 21, 2009 MUNCIE, IN – A contract mail carrier and members of his family have been charged with stealing cash and gift cards from holiday and birthday cards sent through the U.S. Postal Service. Investigators from the Postal Office of Inspector General sought warrants Monday in Delaware Circuit Court 4 for Robert M. Skeen, […]

Mail carrier honored for 63 year service

April 20, 2009 CHAPEL HILL, NC — A Chapel Hill mail carrier has been awarded for more than 60 years of service. It was 1946 when Rudy Tempesta got out of the military and World War II and started carrying mail for the U.S. Post Office. “I was driving a tin Lizzy. it’s like a […]

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