NJ Congressman Addresses USPS’s Latest Changes

On 6 March at Cherry Hill Public Library, the U.S. Postal Service’s announcement of the potential relocation of operations from the South Jersey Processing and Distribution Center to the Philadelphia P&DC had sparked significant criticism and concern. The poorly timed public meeting and inadequate public notification had highlighted the lack of transparency and inclusivity in the decision-making process. False information regarding the possibilities of job displacement and the lack of substantial evidence to support claims of operational improvements further eroded trust in the USPS’s intentions. Calls for greater transparency and accountability were made to ensure that any changes benefit all customers, employees, and uphold the USPS’s commitment to serving the public interest.

New Jersey House of Reprsentative, Donald Norcross also showed his concerns by reaching out to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy through correspondence. (See Representative Norcross’ letter to Postmaster DeJoy below this article.)

Representative Norcross has also taken to the public on this matter. He wrote:

Dear Friend,

I have many concerns about the Postal Service’s proposed changes to the South Jersey distribution center and the potential impact it may have on delivery times, small businesses, and jobs across the region. From an electric bill or mail-in ballot to a lifesaving prescription or COVID-19 test, we all know how important timely mail delivery is to our daily lives. South Jerseyans deserve more transparency when USPS wants to make significant changes that will impact its services.

Wednesday’s hearing, which was not advertised with adequate notice and is occurring during most people’s normal work hours, is also extremely concerning. Holding one hearing in only one town on the proposal is restrictive on the public’s ability to provide input and is a disservice to our community. The distribution center serves a large region in South Jersey and our community must be allowed to have sufficient input on the proposed changes.  

Through March 21st, you can also submit an online public comment here.

That’s why I wrote to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy urging greater transparency and sharing these concerns. My team and I will continue to monitor this situation and work to ensure that mail services remain timely and reliable for South Jerseyans.


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LiteBlue: A New Look

(This information comes from USPS LINK: https://link.usps.com/2021/09/14/whole-new-liteblue/)

Whole new LiteBlue

LiteBlue has a new look and features as part of an extensive redesign that creates an improved user experience, particularly for those who view the website using mobile devices.

The redesign — LiteBlue’s first major overhaul since 2004 — debuted Sept. 14.

An important resource for Postal Service employees, LiteBlue can be accessed from any computer or mobile device with an internet connection and offers a range of information, including news, information and links to frequently used applications.

To use the site, employees must log in with their ID number and password.

The site has been redesigned to be responsive, so that it adapts to being easily viewed on both computer and mobile device screens.

Mobile device users make up a large portion of LiteBlue users.

Of the 106 million total page views LiteBlue received last year, approximately 81 percent were on mobile devices. Most viewers (73 percent) used iPhones.

The new LiteBlue homepage has been designed with user-friendly features, including several sections:

• Human Resources, which includes links to frequently accessed pages;

• Employee Apps, which links to regularly used applications;

• Featured Topics, which links to new or frequently visited content;

• Area Updates, which links to the latest employee newsletters; and

• Workforce Community, which highlights employee special deals, information security, employee engagement and more.

The site also features a Resource Index to help employees easily find information and services.

Other improvements include Apps, which provides access to frequently used applications; Home, which provides access to regularly used pages; and My HR, a tab featuring Human Resources information, which will be redesigned soon.

Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period

Hello Sisters and Brothers:

In accordance with Article 8 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement the 2019 December Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period which consists of 4 consecutive service weeks has been identified as:

Commencing Pay Period 25-2019, Week 2  (November 30, 2019), and Ending Pay Period 1-2020, week 1 (December 27, 2019).

As always, should you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

In solidarity