Department of Labor Announces New FECA Procedures for COVID-19 Cases

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) expired on January 27. The APWU has opposed the expiration of those provisions of the act that protected federal workers who contracted COVID-19 (COVID). We are providing the following as information to...

Human Relations Rolls Out Regional Resource Assistant Training Program for OWCP

Thanks to you, the membership, for electing me to the position of Human Relations Director. I am honored and humbled by your vote of confidence. I will endeavor to accomplish the goals that I set out to you while I was serving as an appointed...

Human Relations Department Moving Forward

The 26th Biennial Convention was very inspiring and it was a pleasure to see all of those who came out to exercise their constitutional right to a voice and vote, collectively participating in this democracy. The delegates’ votes dictate to the APWU...

Negotiations Still Ongoing As Clock is Stopped

(This article first appeared in the November/December issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) On September 20, 2021, the Collective Bargaining Agreement was set to expire at midnight. As the deadline approached, the Core Negotiating Committee...

Now It Is Easier to File FECA COVID Claims

The recently signed American Rescue Plan of 2021 makes it easier to file Federal Employee Compensation Act (FECA) claims for COVID-19. The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) wants federal and postal employees to know that anyone who is...

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