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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

04/01/20

Rep. Joe Neguse from Colorado has introduced the Protect Our Post Offices Act in the House

I wanted to report some good news from Washington, DC. Today Congressman Joe Neguse has introduced the Protect Our Post Offices Act Continue Reading

03/27/20

March 27, 2020 Message from Dan Heins, UPMA National President

March 27, 2020 Message from Dan Heins, UPMA National President Continue Reading

03/25/20

Temporary Exception for Level 18 Postmasters Performing Bargaining Unit Work

Temporary Exception for Level 18 Postmasters Performing Bargaining Unit Work Continue Reading

03/20/20

The US Postal Service will temporarily modify the eligible conditions for sick leave dependent care by non-bargaining employees

The US Postal Service will temporarily modify the eligible conditions for sick leave dependent care by non-bargaining employees. Continue Reading

03/20/20

March 20, 2020 transcript of From The Presidents Desk

Review the transcript of the March 20, 2020 From the Presidents Desk video message covering the latest news regarding the “Capitol Hill Postal Reform Conference”, the Coronavirus pandemic, Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO), the UPMA National Office operational adjustments during the current environment and other information of interest to our members. Continue Reading

03/18/20

Chapter Conventions Conference Call Transcript about Coronavirus Impact

Chapter Conventions Conference Call Transcript about Coronavirus Impact Continue Reading

03/17/20

Update: Chapter Member Representative (CMR) Academies Postponed

Postponed: Chapter Member Representative (CMR) Academies in St. Louis on March 21 and Pittsburgh on March 28 Continue Reading

03/06/20

H.R. 6085 introduced in the US House of Representatives.

Postal Supervisors and Managers Fairness Act of 2020 Continue Reading

02/28/20

February 28, 2020 transcript of From The Presidents Desk

Review the transcript of the February 28, 2020 From the Presidents Desk video message covering the latest news regarding the UPMA 2020 Legislative Summit, UPMA position papers, comments from USPS COO David Williams when meeting with the UPMA Executive Board and an update on the Fast Track Hiring System. Continue Reading