Policies, Procedures, and Forms Updates


ELM Revision: Employee Relations

Effective October 1, 2015, the Postal Service™ is revising the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) subchapter 670 to update an obsolete reference and link to Handbook EL-603, Equal Employment Opportunity Complaint Process.

Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM)

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6 Employee Relations

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673 Policy

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673.2 Specific Comments

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673.221 Discrimination

[Revise the text of 673.221 to read as follows:]

The Postal Service is committed to ensuring a workplace that is free of discrimination and to fostering a work climate in which all employees may participate, contribute, and grow to their fullest potential.

Through the EEO Complaint Processing Program, the Postal Service maintains a process of EEO counseling and investigation for addressing and resolving complaints that arise from alleged discriminatory practices. As an alternative to precomplaint EEO counseling, the Postal Service also offers the dispute resolution process titled Resolve Employment Disputes Reach Equitable Solutions Swiftly (REDRESS).

Publication 133, What You Need To Know About EEO, provides an overview of the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws and the EEO complaint process in the Postal Service. Publication 94, REDRESS, provides an introduction to the alternative dispute resolution process.

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We will incorporate these revisions into the next online update of the ELM, which is available on the Postal Service PolicyNet website:

n Go to http://blue.usps.gov.

n In the left-hand column under “Essential Links”, click PolicyNet.

n Click Manuals.

The direct URL for the Postal Service PolicyNet website is http://blue.usps.gov/cpim.