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06/03/20

2020 UPMA National Convention - Cancellation Status

In the best interest of the health and safety of our membership we are cancelling the full convention Continue Reading

05/29/20

May 29, 2020 transcript of From The Presidents Desk

Review the transcript of the May 29, 2020 From the Presidents Desk video message covering the latest news as the country continues to try to reopen (or in the case of the Postal Service and other essential businesses, remain open), what is happening with our 2020 National Convention, the NPA program for Fiscal Year 2020, the new Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy and the Board of Governors Continue Reading

05/29/20

May 29, 2020 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President

With the county in various phases of reopening, remember while at work adhere to regulations have been put in place by Postal Service Headquarters, Questions about the Special Exempt Status, UPMA National Convention and how the unrest that is currently going on in Minneapolis as impacted three USPS stations Continue Reading

05/22/20

May 22, 2020 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President

Memorial Day, Special Exempt Status, National Convention Update, National Office and Legislative updates Continue Reading

05/21/20

Expansion of the Special Exempt authorization to all Postmasters

Letter from Doug Tulino, Vice President Labor Relations at USPS Headquarters dealing with the issue of the expansion of the Special Exempt authorization to all Postmasters. Continue Reading

05/20/20

New United States Postal Service Mission Statement

The latest edition of the United States Postal Service Mission Statement that was adopted by the Postal Service Board of Governors on April 1, 2020 Continue Reading

05/15/20

May 15, 2020 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President

As the pandemic continues we see more and more states and communities that are making the attempts to reopen over the next few weeks. I just want to encourage all of you to remain focused on the requirements where the employees in your post offices are concerned Continue Reading

05/08/20

May 8, 2020 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President

To all of the mothers out there I want to begin by wishing you a very Happy Mother’s Day weekend. If the current pandemic prevents you from getting together with your family at least in most cases Continue Reading

05/08/20

Board of Governors Announces Selection of Louis DeJoy to Serve as Nation’s 75th Postmaster General

Board of Governors Announces Selection of Louis DeJoy to Serve as Nation’s 75th Postmaster General Continue Reading

05/07/20

Reaching out to Congress to make sure the Postal Service is not left behind in the next COVID-19 bill.

The coronavirus crisis is wreaking havoc on the U.S. Postal Service. Without immediate help from Congress and the Administration, the Postal Service—a vital staple of American society since 1775—could cease to function Continue Reading

05/01/20

May 1, 2020 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President

For those of you in the field it may not seem like it, but to me it seems that the weeks sometimes just fly by. As I said in my From the President’s Desk message earlier this week, I cannot thank you enough for all that you are doing out in the field every day. Continue Reading

04/28/20

April 28, 2020 transcript of From The Presidents Desk

Review the transcript of the April 28, 2020 From the Presidents Desk video message covering the latest news regarding mail volumes, the Coronavirus pandemic, contacting your Representative and your Senators to encourage them to support the essential work that is being done by you and your employees every day to continue to bind the nation together and other information of interest to our members. Continue Reading

04/24/20

April 24, 2020 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President

As you are aware, I am sure, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create issues for the United States Postal Service. In order to really deal with this situation Continue Reading

04/17/20

April 17, 2020 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President

As you are all aware all the issues related to COVID-19 continue to dominate what is going on in the Postal world and in the rest of the world Continue Reading

04/15/20

Commentary about April 14, 2020 Administration's daily briefing from Steve LeNoir, SC Chapter President

I don’t watch it every day but last night (Tuesday, April 14th) I watched the Administration’s daily briefing. Around 6:30 PM the President spent around 5 minutes thanking Continue Reading

04/13/20

UPMA Letter to Congressional Leadership April 11 2020

The Postal Service and its employees are essential to the functioning of our country and have remained open for business every day while other businesses and government agencies are closed or working remotely Continue Reading

04/10/20

April 10, 2020 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President

April 10, 2020 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President Continue Reading

04/08/20

Members of Congress request leadership include $25 billion in direct appropriations and debt relief for USPS in the next stimulus package

Members of Congress request leadership include $25 billion in direct appropriations and debt relief for USPS in the next stimulus package Continue Reading

04/07/20

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) - Information that we have received from Postal Service Headquarters Continue Reading

04/03/20

April 3, 2020 Update from Daniel Heins, UPMA National President

It seems like I just sent out the first weekly message and here we are an entire week later. As you have heard many times we are definitely in uncharted waters as far as this current pandemic is concerned. For those of you that have been with the Postal Service for a number of years Continue Reading