Postal Service Announces RIF Effective Date Change, Career PTF Assignment Option for Remaining Impacted POStPlan Postmasters.

As a result of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) negotiated with the APWU, the Reduction in Force (RIF) separation date for all remaining impacted POStPlan Postmasters in 2, 4 and 6 hour offices has been extended until February 6, 2015.

The effective date of RIF demotions and voluntary reassignments is now February 7, 2015. If you already sent in your acceptance form, you do not need to take further action at this time.

The MOU dated December 31, 2014, will allow impacted Postmasters whose offices have been re-evaluated to a 2 or 4 hour per day Remotely Managed Post Office (RMPO) with an opportunity to volunteer to become career PTF clerks.

A letter providing information about the new option for impacted Postmasters, including how to accept the assignment offer, your pay and work schedule if you accept the offer, will be provided to you in the coming days.

All separations, including optional retirement and RIF separations will be effective Friday, February 6, 2015. If you have submitted a retirement action effective January 9th, the Human Resources Shared Services Center (HRSSC) will reach out to you directly.

Questions should be directed to your District Human Resources Manager or Manager, Post Office Operations.


USPS, Postmasters continue talks on POStPLAN implementation


napusThe Postal Service and NAPUS President, Tony Leonardi along with League President, Mark Strong continue to discuss final POStPLAN implementation.

Post Offices were scheduled to be notified of their daily earned workhours using FY 2013 data by close of PQ II (03/31/2014). The delay in notification by Postal Service was due to ongoing discussions and validation of data.

A determination and timeline on implementation is expected soon. We will update our website when information is finalized.



HQ Issues Clarification on POStPlan Re-evaluations of Level 18 Offices


As the result of a recent meeting between NAPUS President Bob Rapoza and incoming President Tony Leonardi with Postal Service representatives, a clarification has been issued on the effective date of Level 18 offices that would be downgraded in FY 2016. The original statement from Postal Headquarters was that while encumbered EAS-18 offices would continue to be evaluated under POStPlan on an annual basis, none of these offices would be downgraded until FY 2016. During a recent meeting with Postal Service representatives, NAPUS requested that the downgrade of encumbered EAS-18 offices be extended through FY 2016, and that request was approved, with an effective date of the end of September, 2016.

Charlie Moser

December 26, 2016

NAPUS: Postal Service Announces Favorable Change to Performance Evaluation Systems (PES) Ratings for FY2013


Postmasters whose FY 2013 overall numeric rating is 3 or below will receive an adjective rating of contributor.

Following years of management associations (NAPUS, League and NAPS) objections to non-bargaining employee’s performance ratings of non-contributor, most recently during our ongoing pay consultations, the Postal Service has decided to allow non-bargaining employees who received an overall numeric rating of 3 or below to receive an adjective rating of contributor for FY2013. Continue reading

POStPlan Re-evaluations of Level 18 Offices in FY 2014 Won’t Impact Incumbent Postmasters Until FY 2016

POStPlan office evaluations will still take place as originally planned

As announced earlier, encumbered EAS-18 offices that are evaluated under POStPlan in FY 2014, won’t be changed until FY 2016. These offices will be evaluated as originally intended under the POStPlan process in Fiscal Year’s 2014 and 2015, but the results of the evaluations won’t take place until FY-2016. This decision comes as welcome news to Postmasters who were upgraded to EAS-18 under the POStPlan process last year, thus allowing them additional time to remain at their current salary levels.