Day of Mourning to Be Observed December 5

December 3, 2018

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President Donald Trump proclaimed Dec. 5 as a national day of mourning upon the death of President George H. W. Bush, the Postal Service announced today.

“Out of respect for President Bush, the nation’s 41st commander-in-chief, and to honor his vast contributions to the United States during his lifetime, and consistent with the presidential proclamation, the Postal Service will observe the national day of mourning.”

The Postal Service will suspend regular mail delivery and retail service on December 5.  However, some delivery, sortation and transportation operations will continue December 5 so the “the Postal Service network remains fluid” and to “prepare for the resumption of regular activities Thursday, Dec. 6.”   

Career employees in APWU bargaining units will receive Administrative Leave in accordance with 519.4 of the Employee and Labor Relations Manual and the May 4, 2000 Memorandum Re Clarification of Regulations for National Day of Observance.

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