NAPS: Trump Budget Would Reduce Postal Paychecks, Retirement Benefits

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

NAPS reiterates opposition to USPS plant closures

From the National Association of Postal Supervisors:

naps-logoThe Postal Service on June 30 announced a major restructuring of its mail processing network with the closure of eighty-two (82) processing facilities throughout the country beginning in January, 2015.

NAPS opposes the Postal Service’s plan because it will slow down the nation’s mail service, further dismantle the distribution network and eliminate middle-class jobs.  The plan will largely eliminate local overnight First Class mail delivery currently the national standard for all local deliveries. Veterans also will be hurt, since nearly twenty percent of the Postal Service’s workforce is comprised of veterans.  Veterans are not entitled to any preference or future employment rights when postal facilities are outright closed.

To read NAPS full media statement, click here.

EAS employees get 1% raise, PFP and awards programs reinstated

From the National Association of Postal Supervisors:

naps-logoThe 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.

Sincerely,

Doug A. Tulino

NAPS requests an end to EAS Pay Freeze

naps-logoLetter outlines the need for the USPS to follow suit with the rest of the Federal Government.

NAPS has sent a letter to the United States Postal Service outlining the need to end the EAS pay freeze and grant the same pay raise that is to be given to those federal employees currently on the General Schedule on January 1, 2014. To read the text of the letter, please go to the forms and documents page on naps.org.

Read more: The National Association of Postal Supervisors.