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April 2, 2020
The House and Senate Leadership in concert with congressional allies of the federal workforce are working to secure “hazard pay” for frontline federal employees in danger of being exposed to COVID-19. Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer sent a letter to President Trump urging that the President issue an Executive Order to give hazard pay to all federal workers in harms way (Link to article).
NAPS is deeply engaged with the congressional leadership, in conjunction with NAPS House and Senate allies to ensure that frontline postal employees will also be eligible for “hazard pay.” NAPS has also been working with postal policy-makers to make sure tto hat the Postal Service has access to personal protective equipment and sanitization products to safeguard its employees from COVID-19.
In addition, NAPS communicated to all congressional offices its strong support of H.R. 6425, legislation introduced by Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO) to provide $25 billion in emergency appropriations for the USPS to help sustain the agency through the COVID-19 pandemic. NAPS members should urge their representatives to support the bill.