From the National Association of Postal Supervisors:
The Postal Service has released a directive outlining a 1% salary increase for non-bargaining employees effective on Saturday, January 25, 2014. In addition, PFP ratings will apply for FY 2014 salary determinations and the suspension of the employee awards program has been lifted.
Text of the letter from USPS Labor Relations VP Doug Tulino to NAPS President Louis Atkins:
Dear Mr. Atkins:
The Postal Service has faced unprecedented financial challenges over the last few years. During these difficult times. our organization has continued to provide outstanding service to the American public.
Our supervisory, managerial, Postmaster, and all non-bargaining employees have contributed to the Postal Service’s success during these difficult times. In recognition of their efforts. nonbargaining employees will receive a one percent 1%) salary increase to be implemented effective January 25, 2014. In addition, as provided in the Postal Service’s pay decisions for 2011-2015. Pay-for-Performance (PFP) ratings will apply to salary determinations in fiscal year (FY) 2014.
Effective January 25. 2014. the July 11, 2011, suspension of the employee awards program for non-bargaining employees will be lifted for FY2014. This will provide managers the opportunity to recognize employees for exceptional performance in FY2014.
Lastly, we consulted with you on the issue of adjective descriptions for the PFP Program. The Postal Service will eliminate the four category-descriptions included in the PFP Matrix outlined in the 2011-2015 pay decision. The terms Non-Contributor, Contributor, High Contributor, and Exceptional Contributor will no longer be used in the Performance Evaluation System, but the Postal Service will continue to use four performance levels for reduction-in-force (RIF) purposes. The effects of this change will be implemented to ensure compliance with applicable veterans’ preference laws and regulations.
Doug A. Tulino