Working to make Expeditors jobs safer – plexiglass, dry erase boards indicating doors for drivers
Plexiglass installed between APBS consoles
Manual Letter cases were moved back today to ensure social distancing
Applaud management for being receptive to Union’s ideas and to maintenance for being reactive
Hawkeye District OHNA Sara Weller: phone (515)251-2168, fax (515)251-2080
Working on registry room design to ensure safety and to comply with social distancing
Looking at ways to make changes to Pouch Racks to ensure social distancing – please send any ideas to Mike Bates
Pleasant Hill is taking measures to ensure safety and social distancing. Have had 3 carriers on
Admin leave from 3/17/20-3/24/20
Discussed need for management to thank “essential workers” for their service, encouraging no nonsense Investigative Interviews. No need to rule with an iron fist at this time.
Trump is no friend to the USPS. Threw us under the bus in his press conference today
Discussion on USPS running out of money by June as posted on Facebook. Employees will still get paid, but we need to contact legislators to support postal legislation.
Discussed Covid-19 cost to the USPS, people afraid to use the mail
115,000 tests sitting waiting to be used Iowa. Agreed that Iowa needs more/better testing
Discussion on call for licensed medical profession to detail in to OHNA positions to address Covid-19 issues.
Brian Carpe is the District Maintenance Manager. Send safety/social distancing implementation ideas to him as well as supply needs
Members are being misinformed by management regarding the Emergency Sick Leave and Extended FMLA under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). You are allowed to take extended FMLA intermittently if agreed upon with management
We’re proud of what we’re doing as a local and appreciate the hard work during this tragedy
If you have underlying conditions and your health care provider recommends self-quarantine, you qualify for the 80 hours of emergency sick leave.
Reminder to take time for yourself – meditate, walk, family time – whatever helps you relax
There are 55 Hawkeye District employees currently under quarantine.
There are 9 positive cases in St Louis, including the Accounting Service Center
Be sure not to use the 80 hours of Emergency Sick leave too early in case you need it later
You can use the 80 hours of Emergency Sick Leave in conjunction with the Extended FMLA under the FFRCA (Families First Coronavirus Response Act)
Discussed push back on Hazard Pay due to being considered high paid employees
Des Moines Senior Plant Manager is Senior Plant Manager of the Hawkeye District. Implementation should be District-wide such as standardized Sneeze guards/social distancing
Discussed privacy violations in regards to those taking Covid-19 related leave
PTFs in small offices to clean carrier cases
Some clerks expressing safety concerns about working OT at Stations
On Point, NPR radio show, illustrates ways to change after Covid-19, changes that will be around a while
MSNBC Laurence O’Donnell we’re 18 months out on the Coronavirus situation. Be vigilante in distancing and with personal protective equipment. Focus needed on those not taking it seriously
Discussion on notifying employees if they’ve been exposed to someone who has tested positive. CDC rules, the person who tested positive is interviewed by County Health Department and lists everyone they’ve been in contact with. The USPS OHNA is also involved in the process
After someone tests positive, the HR Manager and District Manager will contact the local union representative to notify that test has come back positive in certain offices.