Safety First

It might not surprise you that dog bites are among the top accidents involving postal workers. After all, dog bites get a lot of media attention and even have a week dedicated to their prevention.

But that’s just one type of accident. Others include accidents involving motor vehicles, falls, and repetitive motion injuries. These risks are why the U.S. Postal Service focuses so much attention on reducing accidents in the workplace. It sets an accident frequency rate goal of 15 per year per 100 employees.

 

Strengthening the Change of Address System

Americans are a mobile bunch. Last year, the U.S. Postal Service processed nearly 37 million change of address (COA) requests, with most of them (20.6 million) submitted as hardcopy requests.

With COA service, residential and business customers can have their mail forwarded to a new address when they move. It’s a convenient and reliable service, but it has also generated some long-standing concerns about protecting privacy and personal information. Congress recurrently asks us to review the COA service, as it did earlier this year.

 
Labor Day Blog Art

Happy Labor Day

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer. Before you know it, pumpkin spice lattes will be on the menu. (What?! They already are?)

But before we gear up for pennant races, fall elections, and a new TV season, let’s take one more summer-like day to relax and recognize the social and economic achievements of American workers. Labor Day “constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country,” according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

 

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    I have worked for the USPS for over 23 years. I had a traumatic injury while at work and have been on OWCP Bennifits. My OWCP Bennifits have been terminated. I have Appeal rights and yes am...
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