How Many Postal Workers Will Consolidations Affect?

From the American Postal Workers Union:

The Postal Service’s recent announcement that it has approved 223 mail processing facilities for consolidation has prompted questions about how many employees in the various crafts and areas will be affected. The chart below shows the numbers — based on current complements.

The numbers will change dramatically over time, however, because, on average, approximately 400 employees leave the Postal Service every pay period. As a result, the number of affected employees will vary from the figures below.

Customer Service

Mail Processing

% of Mail Processing Clerks Percent of Total
Clerks
Career
Clerks

PSEs

Clerks

PSEs

Impact

CAP METRO Total

7,802

530

6,393

933

924

12.61%

5.90%

EASTERN Total

11,040

745

8,958

1,398

3,315

32.01%

14.97%

GREAT LAKES Total

8,753

483

7,856

1,094

1,413

15.79%

7.77%

NORTHEAST Total

13,155

706

9,128

947

2,527

25.08%

10.56%

PACIFIC Total

8,709

405

7,056

682

1,161

15.00%

6.89%

SOUTHWEST Total

13,746

703

10,244

1,275

2,711

23.54%

10.44%

WESTERN Total

12,484

686

9,693

1,079

1,736

16.12%

7.25%

Total

75,689

4,258

59,328

7,408

13,787

20.66%

9.4%

 

Maintenance

Impact

Percent

MVS

Impact

Percent

CAPITAL METRO Total

3,498

104

342

9.49%

1,443

61

72

4.79%

EASTERN Total

5,299

134

1,522

28.01%

1,748

71

275

15.12%

GREAT LAKES Total

4,649

24

710

15.19%

1,568

50

41

2.53%

NORTHEAST Total

5,597

121

1,385

24.22%

2,296

47

336

14.34%

PACIFIC Total

4,033

62

502

12.26%

1,415

54

33

2.25%

SOUTHWEST Total

6,645

180

1,545

22.64%

1,834

93

330

17.13%

WESTERN Total

5,669

113

942

16.29%

1,452

86

27

1.76%

Total

35,390

738

6,948

19.23%

11,756

462

1,114

9.12%

 

via APWU

  • JC

    Harry…………are you really a clerk or just posing as one to print that comment?

  • debbie.stabinaw

    the entire mess will be over May 15th

  • Hmmm

    Remember the APWU urging everyone not to take any offered retirement incentive until a “fair” offer was provided? Then Burrus jumped ship and has spent all his time since micromanaging via criticism of the current folks. It is amazing that employees with purportedly thirty plus years of service holding out for the “grail” of 5 years to age or service plus a $50,000 incentive payout. That is not an option, and even if it were that is not how the agency functions. They grant wishes by making things so untenable you wish you had retired back when it was offered. Even if you are top dog, when most below you are gone or relocated, you will find yourself in a less desirable position. Hell we have some people still working here with over 40 years and you get nothing added retirement wise after forty. They refuse to step away so someone younger can support a family today because they would die without this job.

  • unforgiven

    @Hmmmmm,
    I’m not sure why you think anyone should retired just because they have 40 years in. They don’t owe anyone younger a job. Many of those who don’t walk away enjoy their job or have needs which can only be met by continuing to work. A fers employee in particular has no incentive to retire, considering how poor their retirement options are, at 1% per year followed by a major increase in health insurance costs after they retire. And while I only have 25 years in and am not yet eligible to retire, I actually have a job I enjoy. I see no reason to retire once I’m eligible, as long as I still enjoy the job I have. I definitely will not feel obligated to retire, that’s just a stupid attitude.