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 Dec. 5. USPS will provide limited package delivery service on that day to ensure that the Postal Service network remains fluid and USPS does not experience any impacts to its package delivery operations that might negatively affect customers or business partners during the remainder of the busy holiday season.
All Postal Service facilities - including headquarters in Washington, DC, and area and district administrative offices - are included in the national day of mourning. Local managers will advise employees on staffing levels to maintain operations and prepare for the resumption of regular activities Thursday, Dec. 6.
Pay and leave administration for the national day of observance for affected bargaining unit employees is governed by section 519.4 of the ELM and memorandums of agreement between the Postal Service and the APWU. Memo is attached.
As per the MOU, PSE's are not entitled to Administrative Leave for the National Day of Mourning.
Last Day to use the Admin Leave is 6 months from the date or by the end of the Fiscal Year, whichever is later. End of Fiscal Year is September 30, 2019.