On Friday, July 26, 2019, the National Association of Postal Supervisors filed a complaint in federal district court seeking declaratory and injunctive relief against the U.S. Postal Service for its failure to pay its supervisors, managers, and other professional and administrative employees in accordance with federal law, which, among other things, requires compensation comparable to the private sector and requires an adequate differential in pay between supervisors and the clerks and carriers they supervise. Continue reading →
Topics: Rep. Connolly’s views about the status of postal legislation, the USPS’ universal service obligation, and the statute that established managerial and supervisory consultations over compensation.
On April 30, 2019, a factfinding panel commissioned by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service issued its Report and Recommendations in response to NAPS’s challenge to the Postal Service’s pay plan for postal managers and supervisors covering fiscal years 2016-19. Continue reading →
On July 6, 2018, the National Association of Postal Supervisors initiated the factfinding process and filed, under the auspices of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), its challenge to the Postal Service’s pay decision for Executive and Administrative Schedule (EAS) employees for the period from 2016 through 2019. Continue reading →
Yesterday, on the 517th day of Donald Trump’s presidency, his Administration called for the restructuring and ultimate privatization of the United States Postal Service. In a wide-ranging plan to reorganize parts of the federal government, the Office of Management and Budget proposed the creation of a “sustainable business model” for the Postal Service that eventually leads to its sale to the private sector. The 132-page OMB blueprint, called “Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century,” also proposes the restructuring of other government departments and agencies, with many actions requiring Congressional approval. Continue reading →
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 →