Bipartisan Postal Supervisor and Manager Fairness Act, and Postal Employees MSPB Appeal Rights Legislation Introduced

Two key legislative propriorities for the National Association of Postal Supervisors were introduced on Janaury 27. The first bill, H.R. 594, focuses on providing EAS level postal employees with procedural fairness during periodic pay talks. The second bill, H.R. 595, seeks to provide thousands of postal managers with the right to appeal adverse actions to the Merit System Protection Board (MSPB). Continue reading

U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors to Meet Feb. 9

WASHINGTONJan. 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors will meet Feb. 9, 2023, in open session at Postal Service headquarters, 475 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC. The public is welcome to observe the meeting beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET in the Benjamin Franklin Room on the 11th floor. The Board is expected to discuss the following items:

  1. Remarks of the Chairman of the Board of Governors
  2. Remarks of the Postmaster General and CEO
  3. Approval of the Minutes
  4. Committee Reports
  5. Quarterly Financial Report
  6. Quarterly Service Performance Report
  7. Approval of Tentative Agenda for May 9 Meeting

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Postal Service Salutes Author Ernest J. Gaines

LAFAYETTE, La.Jan. 23, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Postal Service today celebrated the life of author Ernest J. Gaines, best known for the novels “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman” and “A Lesson Before Dying,” as the 46th honoree in the Black Heritage Stamp series in a first-day-of-issue ceremony at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

“Dr. Gaines brought worldwide attention to generations of men and women who asserted their human dignity in the face of racial oppression and violence,” said Donald Lee Moak, a member of the USPS Board of Governors, who served as the dedicating official. “His novels would shine a light on individuals who were too often overlooked and remind us of the dignity present in every human being, especially those being oppressed. That is just one reason the United States Postal Service is privileged to honor him with this new stamp.”

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NALC: Thirty-six additional installations added to all-career model

From the National Association of Letter Carriers:

NALC and USPS have agreed to memorandum of agreement (M-01988) pursuant to the May 24, 2022, Memorandum of Understanding Re: City Delivery Staffing Adjustment – Hiring Part-Time Flexible City Letter Carriers (M-01986), providing an additional 36 installations in which the Postal Service will convert all city carrier assistants to part-time flexible (PTF) career status as well as hire new PTF city letter carriers in these installations in order to reach and maintain an identified number of PTF city letter carriers on the rolls for each installation. Continue reading

Women’s Soccer Stamp To Kick Off at the SheBelieves Cup

The U.S. Postal Service will dedicate the Women’s Soccer commemorative Forever stamp at the SheBelieves Cup in Orlando, FL.
This new Forever stamp celebrates women’s soccer in the United States. From youth leagues to the elite world champion U.S. National Team, millions of girls and women throughout the country participate in the fast-paced, competitive sport.

Women’s Soccer StampSoccer, also known as football internationally, is the most popular sport in the world, played by hundreds of millions of players in almost every country. In the United States, women’s soccer has gained a firm foothold in sports and popular culture. From youth leagues to the elite world champion U.S. National Team, millions of girls and women across the country participate in the fast-paced, competitive sport.

The stamp artwork depicts a female soccer player in action, striking a ball with a side volley. Conjuring the aesthetic of mid-century print design, illustrator Noah MacMillan (1988-2022) used simplified shapes and bold colors to convey the high energy and fast motion of the sport. The somewhat grainy rendering lends a timeless quality to the design, evoking not just a single all-star athlete or era, but the entire legacy of women’s soccer.

Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamp.

What:

The U.S. Postal Service will dedicate the Women’s Soccer commemorative Forever stamp at the SheBelieves Cup in Orlando, FL.

The stamp ceremony is free and open to the public. News of the stamp is being shared with the hashtag #WomensSoccerStamp.

Who:

The Honorable Amber McReynolds, member, U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors

When:

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023, at 11 a.m. EST

Where:

Exploria Stadium
618 W. Pine Street
Orlando, FL 32805

RSVP:

Dedication ceremony attendees are encouraged to RSVP at: usps.com/womenssoccer.