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National Postal Mail Handlers Union A Division of LIUNA (AFL-CIO)

Media Center / Mail Handler Update

January 2022


Due to the perfect storm of the Omicron variant and holiday gatherings, the COVID-19 numbers are spiking. The system put in place by management to protect employees from the spread of the virus crumbled under the increase of USPS employees testing positive for the virus. After two years of this pandemic, members wonder how they will pay their bills if they are forced to quarantine.

On March 31, 2020, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) Division of Federal Employees
Compensation (DFEC) established certain conditions for federal employees, including postal employees, to qualify for Continuation of Pay (COP) due to contracting COVID-19.

Section 4016 of the ARPA has made it easier for postal employees to receive COP due to contracting COVID-19...

Please read the January 2022 Update for additional information.

2022 January Update (Text version)

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