Postal supervisors and managers will see their take home pay shrink under the terms of the postal service’s 2011-2015 pay package. Managers will receive no pay increase in the first two years, and the USPS says it will review “economic conditions” before deciding on an increase in the third year. At the same time, employees will have to pay a bigger share of their health insurance premiums. Newly hired managers will also earn less annual and sick leave than current employees.
The pay and benefit cuts do not apply to PCES executives or Officers.
USPS has made its final decision concerning changes to pay and benefits for supervisory and managerial employees. The changes cover the period 2011–2015.
The decision follows completion of the pay consultation process with the National Association of Postal Supervisors (NAPS). It includes the June 14, 2012 recommendations from a neutral fact-finding panel and complies with the Postal Service’s statutory obligations regarding the formulation and implementation of pay policies.
Employees represented by NAPS will not receive salary increases for fiscal year 2011 or 2012. The Postal Service will evaluate economic conditions in determining whether to increase pay in FY 2013.
Over the term of the pay package, employees represented by NAPS will pay a greater share toward their health insurance premiums. The Postal Service also reduced the amount of annual and sick leave employees represented by NAPS who are hired from outside the Postal Service can earn.
NAPS represents approximately 30,000 field Executive Administrative Schedule (EAS) supervisory and managerial employees who work in mail processing, retail and delivery operations and in some administrative positions. NAPS does not represent EAS employees who work at or report to headquarters or area offices.
The consultation process is not collective bargaining. However, the pay consultation process outlined in federal law provides NAPS with a voice in programs that relate to field supervisory and managerial employees.
The consultation process requires the Postal Service to work with the management associations to resolve any differences concerning changes in pay policies and schedules as well as fringe benefits programs proposed by the Postal Service. However, USPS makes the final decision.