For the first time in recent history, the NPA Unit and proposed Corporate Indicator targets and thresholds will be available to Postmasters at the beginning of the Fiscal Year (FY-2014.) The files provide the finalized Unit and proposed Corporate Indicators weights and depths for each NPA scorecard, along with a brief description of all Indicator changes. Finalized Corporate Indicators will be provided upon approval by the Board of Governors.
The Performance Evaluation System (PES) for FY 2014 will open on Tuesday, October 1, 2014. Postmasters should confirm their profiles to begin the goal setting process, and evaluators must conduct one-on-one discussions. Information, materials and links pertaining to the PFP process, PES, and NPA can be found on the Blue Page by selecting Human Resources then Pay for Performance.
The above information was announced today by Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice President Jeff Williamson. Mr Williamson led the cooperative effort between USPS groups and management association leaders to establish goals by the beginning of FY 2014. Please see the attachements below.
PFP Prog FY 2014 (3)
NPA 2014 Indicators Targets-Depths-Composite Weights 9-30-13 (3)
NPA FY2014 NPA Planning – Summary (3)
The National Association of Postal Supervisors, representing over 28,000 active and retired supervisory and managerial employees of the United States Postal Service, supports the passage of comprehensive postal reform that ends the financial crisis afflicting the Postal Service and provides a foundation for future stability and growth.
NAPS believes that comprehensive postal reform should embrace short-term and long-term solutions. The immediate crisis facing the Postal Service is largely due to past actions taken by Congress. Short-term solutions should correct those errors and aim at restoring financial solvency. Longer-term solutions, meanwhile, should aim to fortify revenue and provide wider authority to the Postal Service to transform itself and sell innovative products and services. While no single action will solve the Postal Service’s problems, NAPS believes that four key solutions lie at the heart of comprehensive postal reform:
• Repeal or modify the retiree health prefunding requirement
• Return pension overfunding to the Postal Service
• Preserve Saturday delivery and other delivery standards
• Authorize the Postal Service to sell additional products and services
NAPS provides these comments in response to the legislation, entitled the “Postal Reform Act of 2013,” cosponsored by Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), ranking member of the HSGAC. NAPS believes that the legislation falls short of the progress made by the Senate in its passage of S. 1789 during the 112th Congress. While we compliment Chairman Carper and Ranking Member Coburn for their bipartisan efforts, we believe the bill should be revised in conformance with the following comments. Our comments are organized by section of the bill and incorporate descriptions of the provisions contained in the section-by-section summary prepared by HSGAC staff.
Click here to read the NAPS analysis.
Leaders of the three management associations continue to meet with Postal Headquarters officials concerning the Fiscal Year 2014 Unit Goals. Headquarters has committed to work with the associations in an effort to ensure that the Unit Goals will be finalized by the beginning of Fiscal Year 2014. Postmaster Pay For Performance (PFP) ratings wil be applied to salary determinations for FY 2014 and FY 2015. A decision on PFP ratings applications to salaries for FY 2013 has not yet been determined.
Discussions with postal leaders also included OIC opportunities for POStPlan impacted Postmasters to vacant level 18 postions. These assingments should provide the impacted Postmasters with the needed experience to better qualify for vacant level 18 positions prior to the RIF effective date next year. Additonal discussions on POStPlan impacted Postmasters who will face possible RIF separations will continue between the Postmaster organizations and Postal Headquarters.
House Postal Hearing Update
On July 17, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee conducted a hearing on postal relief legislation, at which NAPUS offered testimony. In addition, the Committee intends to vote on a postal bill next Wednesday, July 24.
Additional details on the hearing and the full testimony of all witnesses can be found at the NAPUS Legislative News link – http://www.napus.org/house-committee-tees-up-postal-legislation-for-vote/
July 18, 2013
From the National Association of Postal Supervisors:
This morning, NAPS received a request from Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe to re-open pay consultations between NAPS and the United States Postal Service as a result of the USPS Board of Governor’s decision not to proceed with ending six-day First Class mail delivery. The Resident Officers alerted the PMG this afternoon that NAPS will not consent to reopening pay consultations.
The text of the letter from the Resident Officers to the PMG can be found here.
From the National Association of Postal Supervisors:
The Postal Service’s announcement to move to five-day delivery relies upon a risky gambit. It presumes Congress will stop its three-decade practice of mandating Saturday delivery, leaving the door open for five-day implementation by USPS in August.
The strategy is risky, even confrontational, for several reasons. Continue reading