National Day of Observance for rural carriers

George Bush, 41st President, Dies at 94

HOUSTON — George Herbert Walker Bush, the president who managed the end of the Cold War and forged a global coalition to oust Iraqi forces from Kuwait, has died at age 94. In a political career that spanned three decades, he lost his bid for re-election and lived to see his son win the Oval Office.

The death of Bush — nicknamed “41” to distinguish himself from son George W. Bush, “43” — was announced in a statement released late Friday.

“Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died,” his son, former President George W. Bush, said in a statement released by family spokesman Jim McGrath. “George H.W. Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for. The entire Bush family is deeply grateful for 41’s life and love, for the compassion of those who have cared and prayed for Dad, and for the condolences of our friends and fellow citizens.”

Bush’s death comes months after the passing of his wife of 73 years, Barbara. The former first lady died in April.

Here is the MOU on a National Day of Observance for rural carriers

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General information on a National Day of Observance from the ELM:

519.4 National Day of Observance

519.41 General

In the event that the postmaster general or designee determines that the Postal Service will participate in a national day of observance (for example, National Day of Mourning) subsequent to the declaration of a national day of observance by Executive Order of the President of the United States, administrative leave is granted to employees.

The policy shown below applies to executive and administrative schedule (EAS) employees, Postal Career Executive Service (PCES) employees, and other employees not covered by union agreements concerning national days of observance and is consistent with the agreements developed for that purpose. Employees in the following unions should refer to the memorandums of agreement or understanding between the Postal Service and their unions regarding regulations for national days of observance:

  1. American Postal Workers Union, AFL–CIO.
  2. National Association of Letter Carriers, AFL–CIO.
  3. National Postal Mail Handlers Union, AFL–CIO.
  4. National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association.
  5. Fraternal Order of Police, National Labor Council, USPS No. 2.

Read more at the ELM

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Good man, now with the love of his life. A day in remembrance is well deserved. Has Brennan announced it too?

So as I understand the info above. It’s up to the Postmaster General if we are going to participate in the National Day of Mourning. Then if managament directs us to work then we must but get a day off later. That’s crazy. How is that going to work when we are in the Xmas Period?

I’m really sorry the man died, but we cannot close this time of year. Absolutely not. We are all barely getting done as is, with little to no auxiliary help. I really hope the PMG makes the sensible call on this. The postal world cannot afford to stop for a day off this close to Christmas. Period.

RIP great man! If we can survive to be off on Christmas we can survive any other day.

Sometimes you have to stop and smell the roses! Busy time of year, however, we can and do more than required everyday of each week we serve the general public. It is worth the time to reflect on the direction we may or may not be heading. Great Americans deserve that time, H. W. was a good man, give him some of your time.

Is the Post Office CLOSED or are relief carriers filling route for regular carriers who get Administrative Leave?

So rca’s only get paid straight time and are required to work amazon?