Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) set at $2,455

Effective August 27, 2022, all career Mail Handler craft employees are scheduled to receive a cost-of-living (COLA) adjustment as outlined in Article 9.3 of the 2019 National Agreement. This is the last of six possible COLA increases under the terms of the current agreement. This COLA increase is based on the upward change in the relevant Consumer Price Index (CPI) following release of the July 2022 Index, using the July 2019 CPI index as a base.  The increase will appear in paychecks dated September 16, 2022 (Pay Period 19-2022).The resulting calculation provides an annual increase of $2,455 or $1.18 per hour for all Steps in Table 1 and for Step P of Table 2. The remaining Steps in Table 2 will receive the proportional COLA increase percentages as outlined in Article 9.3 of the National Agreement.

Updated pay scales to be available soon.

2022 Contract Update #5

After almost one month, bargaining between the NPMHU and the Postal Service continues in full force. As of now, the NPMHU and USPS have met for five main table bargaining sessions and numerous subcommittee meetings.

While the main table meetings represent the most important part of contract negotiations, the subcommittee meetings remain an invaluable medium for addressing individual issues and topics. At the commencement of contract negotiations, both parties agreed to subcommittees to handle MHA topics, Article 12, Group Leaders and 204Bs, MOUs, Article 32, and Article 11.  Each subcommittee considers relevant proposals and creates a much more productive narrative at the main table.

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Jets Game – Member Event







PARKING PASSES WILL BE AVAILABLE ON-LINE: A link to purchase parking will be sent out the week of the game that will allow you to purchase discounted parking at $35 a pass.










MHA Career Opportunities On Lite Blue

There is a new procedure for MHA Career Canvassing. No service talks will be given. MHAs should check on LiteBlue 2x a month. Career Opportunities for MHAs will be posted on the 1st and 15th of the month and be open for 10 days. These opportunities will be open for all MHAs within 50 miles of the career position. MHAs are advised to look on LiteBlue 2x a month (between 1st to 10th & 15th to 25th).

We will update the Local 300 webpage & smartphone app when career vacancies are available for MHAs within the Local 300 area.

Current career positions below will close on the 15th

  • PART-Time Regular (PTR) position is available in Bridgeport, CT
    • ​Position Schedule: 1430-1830, SUN Day off
    • Weekly hours: 20-29 hours

NPMHU and USPS Reach Agreement to Convert 2,702 MHAs to Career Full-time Regular by September 10, 2022

Attached to this memorandum is a new MOU signed by the NPMHU and the Postal Service to provide for additional Mail Handler staffing by converting 2,702 Mail Handler Assistants to full-time regular career employment no later than September 10, 2022.  Also attached is a chart listing the 197  installations in which these conversions will take place and the number of conversions that will take place in each listed installation. The parties have also agreed in this MOU that the MHA peak season exception period for the 2022 peak season will be expanded by one (1) pay period.

Additionally, the parties have agreed to a Joint Question and Answer document addressing and affirming the parties’ mutual understanding and interpretation of the provisions contained in this MOU, which is also attached.

Local 300 MHA Conversions 

Mid Hudson – 17

Westchester – 33

Bethpage – 22

Brooklyn – 22

Mid Island – 17

NYC (Morgan) – 37

NNJ Metro (Teterboro) – 25

Queens (Flushing) – 11

NJ Parcel Support Annex – 9

Memorandum of Understanding Re: Additional Mail Handler Staffing Q&As on the MOU: Re: Additional Mail Handler Staffing – June 26, 2022 (pdf)

Local 300 Memorial Scholarship Closing Soon

The Local Union Council and members of Local 300 of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union are proud to announce the annual competition for the Bernard Holloway, John A. Orchard, Edward J. Miller, Wally Merwin and Aaron Preston Memorial Scholarship Awards.

We will be awarding five (5) $1,000 scholarships for study at an accredited college, university, or trade school. The scholarships are available for regular members, a legal spouse of a regular member, children, grandchildren, and legal wards of our regular members.

All members are urged to read the “Requirements” for consideration and to urge every eligible applicant (a regular member, or a legal spouse of a regular member, a regular union member’s child, grand-child, or legal ward who meets the scholarship requirements) to apply.

Completed applications must be received at Local 300 headquarters by August 11, 2022

Applications can be obtained from your Local 300 Shop Stewards or by contacting:

2022 Local 300 Scholarship Application

Local 300 Newsletter

Local 300’s Newsletter is back. The Summer 2022 edition is in the mail to all members. We are planning to have a Winter edition in December.

NPMHU Local 300 News – Summer 2022 web

Urge your Representatives and Senators to Support the USPS Shipping Equity Act

The National Postal Mail Handlers Union is joining with the Distilled Spirits Council, other Postal Unions, and brewers and distillers for a day of actino on July 19 to request members of Congress cosponsor the USPS Shipping Equity Act, H.R. 3287/S. 1663. As this legislation overturns Prohibition Era regulations, the USPS will be able to meet the demands customers to ship directly from producers and will generate $190 million annually for the Postal Service.
Please use this link to contact your Representative and Senators to sign onto the USPS Shipping Equity Act: https://www.spiritsunited.org/campaign/41521/
Be Aware of the Hatch Act
All NPMHU members are encouraged to take part in the political process, however, you must remain aware of the restrictions on political activities that are imposed by the Hatch Act. While postal and federal employees are allowed to participate in a wide range of political activities, no political activity can be done while on postal property or on postal time and “.gov” email accounts cannot be used to register. For more information and further guidance on the Hatch Act, please visit the NPMHU website.

2022 Contract Update #4

The concept of collective bargaining is at the heart of organized labor. By the turn of the twentieth century, American laborers utilized their bargaining power as the primary tool for economic justice. Though management utilized vast and powerful resources, the ability to bargain collectively provided labor with a powerful tool to fight back.

In 1935, as a part of the New Deal program, President Franklin D. Roosevelt ensured the passage of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) – sometimes referred to as the Wagner Act. Its passage explicitly granted workers the right to bargain collectively. However, by 1947, the American government had passed the Taft-Hartley Act, which vastly curtailed the collective bargaining power of organized labor…

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2022 Contract Update #3

On June 29, 2022, representatives from the NPMHU Negotiations Team and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) met for the second session of main table bargaining at NPMHU Headquarters in the AFL-CIO building (Washington, DC). Both groups returned to the bargaining table hoping to continue the spirit of positive cooperation that had been established in the first session.

During this second substantive meeting, the NPMHU Negotiations Team presented their first set of proposed changes to the current contractual language in the 2019 National Agreement. Representatives of the USPS were given the opportunity to ask questions and to clarify any points of the NPMHU proposals that they might not have understood. President Hogrogian, acting as chief spokesperson and with the occasional assistance of CAD Representatives and NPMHU Counsel, provided USPS with details about the nature of each proposal.


OPM Data Breach Class Action Settlement

If You Were Subject to the Data Breaches of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and Its Contractor, and You Experienced an Out-of-Pocket Loss After the Breaches, You Could Be Eligible for a Payment from a Class Action Settlement.

A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit about the data breaches of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (“OPM”) and its security contractor that allegedly compromised personal information of then-current and former federal government employees and contractors, as well as certain applicants for federal employment. The Defendants in the case—OPM and its contractor Peraton Risk Decision Inc. (“Peraton”)—deny that they did anything wrong but have agreed to settle the lawsuit.  The Court has not decided who is right.

Who’s in the Settlement? You are receiving this email because you may be a Class Member.  You are a Class Member if your personal information was compromised as a result of the breaches of OPM’s electronic information systems in 2014 and 2015 or the breach of Peraton’s electronic information systems in 2013 and 2014; and if, after May 7, 2014, you suffered an out-of-pocket expense or lost Compensable Time: (1) to purchase a credit monitoring product, credit or identity theft protection product, or other product or service designed to identify or remediate the data breaches at issue in this case; (2) to access, freeze or unfreeze a credit report with a credit reporting agency; or (3) as a result of an identity theft incident or to mitigate an identity theft incident.


2022 Contract Update #2

2022 No. 2 – June 23, 2022

On June 22, 2022, representatives from the NPMHU Negotiations Team and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) met for the first session of main table bargaining at Postal Service Headquarters in Washington, DC.  Both groups entered into the meeting with sincere optimism for positive and productive negotiations in the coming sessions. The purpose of these meetings at this early stage of the proceedings is to introduce and explain all of the parties’ official bargaining proposals.

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National Contract Negotiations Begin

The National Postal Mail Handlers Union bargaining team met with representatives of the U.S. Postal Service on June 10, 2022 to mark the official start of the collective bargaining process for a successor agreement to replace the current National Agreement which is scheduled to expire on September 20, 2022.  The NPMHU is committed to making every reasonable effort to reach an agreement that is good for our members, good for the Postal Service, and good for the American mailing public.

NPMHU and USPS Present Opening Statements as National Negotiations Begin in Washington D.C.

2022 Contract Update #1

230 MHAs Converted to Career Full-time Regular

A new MOU signed by the NPMHU and the Postal Service to provide for additional Mail Handler staffing by converting 230 Mail Handler Assistants to full-time regular career employment no later than July 22, 2022.  Also attached is a chart listing the 17 installations in which these conversions will take place and the number of conversions that will take place in each listed installation.

Additionally, the parties have agreed to a Joint Question and Answer document addressing and affirming the parties’ mutual understanding and interpretation of the provisions contained in this MOU.

Memorandum of Understanding Re: Additional Mail Handler Staffing &
Q&As on the MOU: Re: Additional Mail Handler Staffing – June 26, 2022 (pdf)

Extension- COVID-19 Test Kit Fulfillment Pilot

The COVID-19 Test Kit Fulfillment Pilot is scheduled to end on May 27, 2022. Since the Biden administration has made available a third round of free COVID-19 test kits for the public, the parties have agreed to extend this COVID-19 Test Kit Fulfillment Pilot for an additional 63 days ending July 29, 2022.

This pilot provides Mail Handlers with the opportunity to perform an essential Public Health Service to the American Public in our battle against the coronavirus pandemic.  Mail Handlers are proud to be a part of these critical efforts.


Get Free At-⁠Home COVID-⁠19 Test Kits

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order a 3rd round of free at-home tests. Order yours today.

Order Free At-Home Tests

Need help placing an order for your at-⁠home tests?
Call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489).

COVID Command Center Termination Clarification/Modification

May 5, 2022 Memorandum (pdf)

The USPS has decided to cease operations of its COVID Command center effective May 9, 2022.  The Postal Service initially notified the NPMHU it would stop the recording and reporting of COVID-19 cases.  The NPMHU and other postal unions believed that this decision was premature in that COVID-19 numbers and hospitalizations are slowly rising as of early May 2022, and there are many medical experts predicting a summer surge of COVID infections.  The Postal Service has now issued a clarification/modification of its prior announcement:

“Although the COVID Command Team is being disbanded, as issues arise the appropriate stakeholder leadership will be engaged. The Return to Work Protocols and our Close Contact Tracing activities will continue for as long as necessary. All new cases of COVID 19 and Close Contact Quarantine will continue to be monitored and tracked in our HERO COVID 19 Tracker. We can produce the report on a weekly basis.”

The NPMHU will continue to monitor the situation and take any action that may be necessary.

NOTE: All COVID-19 MOUs expire on 5/6/22

Local 300 Endorses Grace Meng

Local 300 is proud to once again endorse NY Congresswoman Grace Meng’s re-election to NY’s 6th Congressional District representing a large part of Queens.

Meng – Endorsement 5-6-22

ALL Employees, required to reset their Self Service Profile (SSP) password after the April 24, 2022

All employees will be required to reset their Self Service Profile (SSP) password after the April 24, 2022 effective date, see the notification below.

If changed prior to April 24, 2022, it will have to be changed again as the system will require a reset of all passwords on April 24th. The Self Service Password is used to access various resources to include: LiteBlue, PostalEase, ePayroll, eRetire, eOPF, eReassign, IdeaSmart and HERO. Employees will not have access to these applications until their password is reset. Once reset, the password will be immediately available to access those applications.

The new password requirements are as follows:

  • *SSP passwords must be 15 characters in length.
  • *The last 5 passwords cannot be reused.
  • *The password cannot contain the employees first name, last name or the Employee Identification Number (EIN).

3-29-22 New Memorandum of Understanding – Annual Leave Carryover for Leave Year 2023 and Annual Leave Exchange Option for Leave Year 2023

COVID-19 Memoranda Extended to 5/6/22

  • MOU: Temporary Expanded Sick Leave for Dependent Care during COVID-19
  • MOU: Temporary Exception Period COVID-19
  • Liberal Changes of Schedule and Leave
  • MOU: Temporary Additional Leave for MHAs
  • Re: Appointment Opportunities for MHAs Separate for Lack of Work
  • Temporary Extension on Step 3 and Arbitration Appeals

Extension of Various COVID Related Memoranda to 5-6-22

New MOU: Annual Leave Carryover for Leave Year 2023 and Annual Leave Exchange Option for Leave Year 2023

The MOU on Annual Leave Carryover allows regular work force employees to carryover 520 hours of accumulated annual leave from Leave Year 2022 to Leave Year 2023.

Annual Leave Exchange Option for Leave Year 2022 will allow career employees to sell back a maximum of 80 hours of annual leave prior to the beginning of the leave year provided criteria is met.

3-29-22 New Memorandum of Understanding – Annual Leave Carryover for Leave Year 2023 and Annual Leave Exchange Option for Leave Year 2023

1,202 MHAs Converted to Career

37 MHAs converted to Career at the NJI-NDC

3-28-22 Memorandum of Understanding Re- Additional Mail Handler Staffing – March 25, 2022 Q&As on the MOU – Additional Mail Handler Staffing – March 25, 2022

COVID-19 Test Kit Fulfillment Pilot Extended

Memorandum of Understanding -Extension-COVID-19 Test Kit Pilot 3-25-22

Local 300 Thanks Senator Schumer for Postal Reform

Schumer PSRA Thanks 3-17-22

Local 300 Thanks Congresswoman Maloney for Postal Reform

Maloney PSRA Thanks 3-17-22

Senate Passes Postal Service Reform Act

We are very pleased to announce the Senate just passed the Postal Service Reform Act, H.R. 3076, with a vote of 79-19, and it now heads to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law. The bill targets two of NPMHU legislative agenda items as it repeals the 2006 mandate to prefund retiree healthcare benefits and calls for Medicare integration for future retirees. According to the Congressional Budget Office, H.R. 3076 will saves $1.5 billion over ten years and will offer fiscal stability to the Postal Service.

Additionally, President Hogrogian issued a statement on its passage:https://www.npmhu.org/media/news/statement-of-national-president-paul-v-hogrogian-on-the-senate-passage-of-the-postal-service-reform-act

This has been a long process, and we thank all of you for your support and input on matter.

Local 300 Celebrates Women’s History Month

The Local 300’s Women’s Caucus has made an excellent newsletter celebrating Women’s History Month.

Women’s Month Newsletter 2022-1

U.S. Department of Labor updates COVID-19 Claims Processing Guidelines Relating to Reinfections and Home Test

US Department of Labor amending previous FECA bulletins. COP for COVID-19

U.S. Department of Labor updates COVID-19 Claims Proccessing Guidelines Relating to Reinfections and Home Test 2-17-22

Postal Service Reform Act Passes House of Representatives

The House of Representatives passed the bill in a bipartisan vote of 342-92. Now it’s being fast tracked in the Senate, with Leadership aiming for a vote on it by the end of next week.

Many of you participated in our Call to Action, sending letters to your Representatives asking them to vote “YES” on the bill. The letter has been updated to reflect the Senate vote. We ask you to reach to your Senators, urging them to vote in favor of the bill.

The letter is already up on the Action Center: https://npmhu.quorum.us/

Again, thank you for your support. We would not be seeing the advancement of this legislation without your help.

Additionally, some of you have reached out to clarify the language on Medicare integration.

Under H.R. 3076, postal employees and annuitants would continue to take part in what would be a postal-only version of their FEHBP plans within FEHBP, the Postal Service Health Benefits Program. All the major plans now available to participants –the Mail Handlers HBP, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Kaiser, etc. – would continue to be offered to postal employees and retirees in this postal-only version of their FEHBP plans. While the benefits would remain the same, the premiums would be significantly reduced because postal participants would be placed in a separate risk pool with new rules related to Medicare enrollment.

The legislation would not change a current postal annuitant’s right to decide whether they want to enroll in Medicare. Nor would this right to decide about Medicare change for any active postal employee who retires before January 1, 2025, or for any active employee at least 64 years of age as of January 1, 2025. Additionally, those who opted not to enroll in Medicare when eligible, but have since changed their mind, they would not be held to the late enrollment fee.

Active employees under the age of 64 as of January 1, 2025, would (when both retired and at least age 65) enroll in Medicare Parts A and B, apart from a few exceptions (those enrolled in TRICARE or Indian Health Services, or those living abroad). Currently, around 90% of postal annuitants enroll in Medicare Part A (hospital services) and around 80% are voluntarily enrolled in Medicare Part B (medical services).

The postal-only plans in FEHBP will be regulated and run in the same way current FEHBP plans are today. There will be an annual Open Season that will allow participants to choose among a range of plans with separate rates for postal and non-postal participants. Indeed, many annuitants use the Open Season to select plans that work best with their Medicare coverage, once they obtain that coverage.

Statement of National President Paul V. Hogrogian on the Passage of the Postal Service Reform Act

After more than a decade of working with our union brothers and sisters, postal management, Democrats, and Republicans, the NPMHU is pleased to announce that the House of Representatives passed the Postal Service Reform Act, H.R. 3076, on February 8, 2022.

Because of dedicated and collaborative work between and among stakeholders, we are now one step closer to fiscal stability for the United States Postal Service.

While the bill is narrow in scope, it addresses the largest financial burdens of the USPS.

First, it repeals the 2006 mandate requiring the Postal Service to prefund its retiree healthcare benefits. No other private sector business or federal agency uses this practice, and it is the cause of annual losses of $5 billion a year for over a decade. In the 116th Congress, members of the House passed a standalone bill to address this onerous issue.

Second, it provides Medicare integration for future postal retirees and their annuitants. The majority of postal retirees already participate in Medicare, and postal employees have contributed $34 billion to the program since 1983. USPS estimates integration as well as the repeal of the prefunding mandate would generate savings of $40 billion over ten years.

Additionally, H.R. 3076 helps to stabilize service and provide avenues for revenue growth by codifying six-day delivery and allowing for agreements with state, local, and tribal governments to provide noncommercial services. Furthermore, the bill offers greater transparency to postal customers to ensure that service meets the demands of American households and businesses.

This bill does not fix every problem with the Postal Service. But it shows the dedicated work of elected officials, recognizing the value of the Postal Service and its dedicated workforce.

I urge the Senate to now act, and take up the House-passed legislation, to protect the viability of this invaluable institution.

NPMHU National President Paul V. Hogrogian Statement on Passage of H.R. 3076, the Postal Service Reform Act (pdf)

USPS and White House Contract to Deliver 500 Million COVID-19 Test Kits to American Households

January 12, 2022 Memorandum of Understanding – COVID-19 Test Kit Fulfillment Pilot (pdf)

The USPS has contracted with the Biden administration to deliver 500 million COVID-19 Test Kits. To facilitate the federal government’s efforts to deliver at-home COVID-19 test kits to American households, the Postal Service will establish 43 fulfillment centers. As part of the contract, the 500 million Test Kits will be packed and labeled in the 43 facilities, which are identified as fulfillment centers in the attached agreement.

The NPMHU and USPS negotiated a Memorandum of Understanding which establish guidelines regarding the staffing of the fulfillment centers. The parties have agreed to extend the exception period for the hiring and continued employment of MHAs in excess of the 24.5% installation cap (up to the number listed in the agreement) in the identified installations. The MHAs, identified as being utilized for the pilot, will be used solely for the purpose of performing the work of the pilot except for a three-week implementation period which began on January 1, 2022. The duration of the pilot will be seventy-five days from January 12, 2022, unless extended by mutual agreement of the parties.

This pilot provides Mail Handlers with the opportunity to perform an essential Public Health Service to the American Public in our battle against the coronavirus pandemic. Mail Handlers are proud to be a part of these critical efforts.

Please find linked here, a copy of this MOU, which was signed today. (pdf)

COVID-19 Positive? FECA OWCP Claims for Pay Compensation



Diagnosis of COVID-19. In order to establish a diagnosis of COVID-19, an employee (or survivor) should submit:

a. A positive Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test result; or

b. A positive Antibody or Antigen COVID-19 test result, together with contemporaneous medical evidence that the claimant had documented symptoms of and/or was treated for COVID-19 by a physician (a notice to quarantine is not sufficient if there was no evidence of illness); or

c. If no positive laboratory test is available, a COVID-19 diagnosis from a physician together with rationalized medical opinion supporting the diagnosis and an explanation as to why a positive test result is not available.

In certain rare instances, a physician may provide a rationalized opinion with supporting factual and medical background as to why the employee has a diagnosis of COVID-19 notwithstanding a negative or series of negative COVID-19 test results.

Medical reports from nurses or physician assistants are acceptable if a licensed physician cosigns the report.

There is the possibility that Postal Employees can be compensated through OWCP. The hyperlink below has information on this. While the DOL states federal positions that interact with the public, we believe that Mail Handlers can claim similar exposure to other federal employees due to the confined nature of our works areas, since we work in a a high-risk environment.

All federal employees who develop COVID-19 while in the performance of their federal duties are entitled to workers’ compensation coverage pursuant to the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA). See https://www.dol.gov/owcp/dfec/.

DOL acknowledges, however, that it is difficult to determine the precise moment and method of virus transmission. Therefore, when an employee claims FECA benefits due to COVID-19, federal workers who are required to have in-person and close proximity interactions with the public on a frequent basis – such as members of law enforcement, first responders, and front-line medical and public health personnel – will be considered to be in high-risk employment, thereby triggering the application of Chapter 2-0805-6 of the FECA Procedure Manual. In such cases, there is an implicit recognition that a higher likelihood exists of infection due to high-risk employment. Federal workers in such positions routinely encounter situations that may lead to infection by contact with sneezes, droplet infection, bodily secretions, and surfaces on which the COVID-19 virus may reside. Therefore, the employment-related incidence of COVID-19 is more likely to occur among members of law enforcement, first responders and front-line medical and public health personnel, and among those whose employment causes them to come into direct and frequent in-person and close proximity contact with the public.

Accordingly, DOL has created new procedures to specifically address COVID-19 claims. Employees filing a claim for workers’ compensation coverage as a result of COVID-19 should file Form CA-1, Notice of Traumatic Injury through your employer using the Employees’ Compensation Operations & Management Portal. The new procedures will also call the adjudicator’s attention to the type of employment held by the employee, rather than burdening the employee with identifying the exact day or time they contracted the novel coronavirus.

  • If a COVID-19 claim is filed by a person in high-risk employment, the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) DFEC will accept that the exposure to COVID-19 was proximately caused by the nature of the employment. If the employer supports the claim and that the exposure occurred, and the CA-1 is filed within 30 days, the employee is eligible to receive Continuation of Pay for up to 45 days.
  • If a COVID-19 claim is filed by a person whose position is not considered high-risk, OWCP DFEC will require the claimant to provide a factual statement and any available evidence concerning exposure. The employing agency will also be expected to provide OWCP DFEC with any information they have regarding the alleged exposure, and to indicate whether they are supporting or controverting the claim. If the employer supports the claim and that the exposure occurred, and the CA-1 is filed within 30 days, the employee is eligible to receive Continuation of Pay for up to 45 days.

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USPS COVID-19 Close Contact Tracing Program

The USPS Close Contact Tracing Protocol was last updated in July of 2021. There have been many questions regarding COVID-19 positives and Close Contract Tracing. These guidelines followed the CDC recommendations, but that was in July of 2021. We are expecting an updated protocol soon. When we receive a new update, it shall be posted here.

COVID-19 Positive Employee’s Responsibility: 

  • Notify immediate supervisor of positive finding of COVID-19
  • Provide medical documentation from treating physician or public health official to Occupational Health  Nurse (OHNA)

Management’s Responsibility:

  • Assign close contact investigation to either OHNA or Safety
  • Notify Area HR Director of close contact investigation
  • Pull together a timeline of potential close contact days, times & locations
  • Provide names of potential close contact employees based on potential exposure
  • Contact district HR
  • Monitor progress of close contact investigation

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7-20-2021 Updated Close Contact Tracing version 3.0

Local 300 Happy Holidays Card

The Local 300 Happy Holidays card for all members with a 2022 calendar was produced by the printer prior to “Juneteenth” being recognized as a holiday for career employees by the USPS. Please note it as a holiday when you receive your card in the mail.

OIG seeking comments… How USPS Handles Sexual Harassment Complaints

The USPS Office of Inspector General is starting a new audit on the USPS Response to Sexual Harassment complaints which will evaluate the Postal Service’s response to sexual harassment complaints involving postal employees to include how the complaints are investigated, handled and resolved. The OIG has asked us to share this with our members, as they looking for feedback, comments and thoughts from employees. These can be made anonymously.

Here is the link (and below): How Effectively Does the USPS Respond to Sexual Harassment Complaints? | USPS Office of Inspector General (uspsoig.gov)

 How Effectively Does the USPS Respond to Sexual Harassment Complaints?

The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General is to evaluate the U.S. Postal Service’s response to sexual harassment complaints involving Postal Service employees, including how complaints are reported, investigated, and resolved. In order to conduct a thorough analysis, we are encouraging Postal Service employees to share their experiences on these matters. Any and all feedback is important. Click herehttps://go.usa.gov/xe7Sf to read more and comment on your experience submitting a sexual harassment complaint as a USPS employee.

USPS Non-Career Health Benefit Plan Rates for 2022

The Postal Service has finally posted the non-career health benefit rates for 2022. They can be found at: USPS Health Benefits – Non-career – Human Resources – Liteblue.usps.gov

USPS Recognizes Juneteenth

The USPS shall recognize Juneteenth National Independence Day, effective 2022 for all career (FTR & PTR) employees.

Juneteenth National Independence Day 11-29-21

All Mail Handlers to Receive Wage Increase Effective November 20, 2021

As provided for in Article 9.1 of the NPMHU 2019 National Agreement, the wage scales for all Mail Handler employees will be adjusted upward effective November 20, 2021. This is the third of three guaranteed wage increases provided for in the 2019 contract. Specifically, with regard to career employees: Effective November 20, 2021 – the basic annual salary for each grade and step of Table One and Table Two shall be increased by an amount equal to 1.0% of the basic annual salary for the grade and step in effect on September 20, 2019.

In addition to the general increases provided in Section 9.1 above, MHAs will receive an increase of 1.0% annually, for a total of 2.1% effective November 23, 2019, 2.0% effective November 21, 2020, and 2.0% effective November 20, 2021.

As a result of the negotiated wage increase, and terms of the MOU Re: PAY SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENT, all mail handlers will receive an additional increase of 0.8%. MHA’s will receive a total increase of 2.8%. Career Mail Handlers will receive a 1.8% increase.

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Join The Union, Join The Fight!

On behalf of nearly 50,000 active members of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU), we ask that you take a few minutes to review this brochure, which highlights some of the reasons that we believe you should join the NPMHU. We encourage you to join your fellow mail handlers in the fight to preserve the United States Postal Service, and in the continuing struggle to obtain and secure higher wages, increased benefits, and improved working conditions. (More info to Join the National Postal Mail Handlers Union)

The NPMHU’s new employee orientation video.

Join the Union Form

Standard Form 1187 is used to Join the Union. The form must be complete, the mail handler and union official must sign and date, and the completed document must be submitted Local 300 Headquarters for processing.

Standard Form 1187 PRINT VERSION

Standard Form 1187 FILLABLE

Local 300 has moved! Right behind the Empire State Building.

We have finally completed the move. A project which was begun in 2015, has reached fruition. Please come by and pay your HQ a visit.

20 W 33rd Street,  Suite 8A New York, NY 10001.

NPMHU Local 300 – Smartphone APP now in Apple APP STORE

Local 300 is proud to have completed a smartphone application, only for the members of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union Local 300. We are the first & only NPMHU Local Union in the nation that has developed a smartphone app for its members. The app is available for download to all Local 300 Members via the Google App store, or the Apple App store (NPMHU Local 300). The app will send ‘push notifications’ on breaking news, events, contract information, salary increases, etc. It also contains many other useful resources, such as the National Contract, Contract Interpretation Manual (CIM), etc. To download this member-only app, click on the link for android users:     Google App Store   for iPhone users  APPLE STORE

Or search the Google or Apple APP Store “NPMHU Local 300”
The process for the app download is as follows:
1. Download the app via your iPhone or Android device.
2. Signup as a new user to the app. (Complete all fields)
3. You will first be sent an automatic ‘verification code’ to your email this is verification of your email, and does not give you access to the app.
4. After you enter the code into the app you will be sent an email advising you that have been approved, but pending membership verification. Be aware that you will not have automatic access to the app until we verify that you are a member of Local 300.
5. After the verification of your membership, you will receive a final email message indicating that you are approved. Log in, enter your password and start using the app.