Happy Public Service Recognition Week! As the Washington Post reported, that’s what the head of the Trump Administration’s central personnel agency said on the eve of PSRW last Friday when he sent to Congress a package of unprecedented Office of Personnel Management (OPM) proposals to strip major benefits from the federal and postal employment compensation package. Continue reading →
The U.S. Postal Service and the National Association of Postal Supervisors have been engaged in EAS Pay Consultations for FY2016-2019 since September 21, 2017. Under Title 39, USPS is supposed to provide NAPS with a final pay package within 90 days from the start of pay talks – that is, by today.Continue reading →
Federal and postal employees dodged a bullet aimed at their retirement benefits when the House of Representatives today refrained from including any retirement benefit cuts in the final version of the Fiscal Year 2018 budget resolution (H Con Res 71).
From the National Association of Postal Supervisors:
The Fiscal Year 2018 budget sent to Congress by President Trump earlier this week proposes legislative changes that would impose dramatic cuts in federal retirement benefits for current and future retirees and potentially erode the current size of postal employee paychecks. It also would provide a modest set of reforms to the Postal Service, but rely chiefly on employee compensation cuts to restore financial solvency. Continue reading →
The National Association of Postal Supervisors today announced its support for postal reform legislation championed by a bipartisan group of leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, including Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD). The legislative proposal, the Postal Reform Act of 2017, H.R. 756, is set for a hearingon Tuesday and could be approved by the HOGR Committee by the end of February.
The National Association of Postal Supervisors says it has been in contact with USPS Headquarters over the possible impact of Donald Trump’s hiring freeze. NAPS says the USPS told them that they had “reached out” to the Trump administration to discuss the issue. Continue reading →
When the OIG performs these audits, it is vital that you have all documentation on hand. It remains imperative that all documentation for the retention period is maintained for record keeping purposes.
If there are any issues with the audits, the OIG will contact the specific Financial Unit. As stated earlier this week; District Leadership needs to be included with that process. Once the OIG finishes this audit, the facility will be given recommendations and action items. The turnaround time will be 7 days.
The National Association of Postal Supervisors says the USPS has published its plan to reduce the number of Manager, Post Officer Operations (MPOO or POOM) positions, while increasing the number of Manager, Customer Service Operations (MCSO) positions. MCSOs work in large Post Offices and manage the day to day activities of several stations & branches. MPOOs provide operational oversight to large numbers of post offices within a District.
The plan would scrap the current allocation of MPOOs and MCSOs, which allows one MPOO for every 100 post offices, and 1 MCSO for every ten carrier stations. The new allocations would be based on workload. According to presentations posted by NAPS, the number of MPOOs nationwide would be reduced from 346 to 291, for a net reduction of 54. (Some of the presentation’s numbers don’t actually add up). More than half of the EAS-25 MPOO positions would be eliminated, while there would be an increase in lower level positions. There would no longer be a Senior MPOO position.
The proposal would actually increase the number of MCSO positions from 144 to 162, for a net gain of 18. All MCSOs would be EAS-23, except for 25 EAS-25 positions at offices which have level 24 stations.