Postmasters : Is Mail Service At Risk?
According to the National Association of Postmasters of the U.S. (NAPUS)
“This is the title of a letter that went out to Congress during our Leadership Conference a couple of weeks ago by our National President Dale Goff. A few excerpts from the letter are as follows: The 41,000 members of the National Association of Postmasters of the U.S. (NAPUS) know that Congress has a deep commitment to quality postal services. Now that Postal Reform legislation has been enacted (PL 109-435), NAPUS believes Congress must reassert appropriate “oversight” regarding the Postal Service. Your nation’s Postmasters are concerned that the USPS is compromising the quality and reliability of mail service, by understaffing local post offices and overburdening the Postmasters who manage them. Chronic understaffing and overburden Postmasters create an unhealthy work environment and has a deleterious effect on the quality of mail service. Late mail deliveries, long lines, reduced window hours, and contentious labor relations are symptomatic of unacceptable understaffing. The three presidents of the management associations will be testifying before Congress on April 17, 2007 to the Postal Oversight Committee.”
A couple of weeks ago, NAPUS reported on hostile work environment in the postal service:
The three presidents of NAPUS, Postmasters League, NAPS wrote to PMG Potter requesting a meeting (held on March 21) concerning the deteriorating work climate that Postmasters, Managers and Supervisors are experiencing in the field. In a letter to PMG Potter they wrote :” Postmasters, Managers and Supervisors are under tremendous pressure, with more requirements, reports, and unrealistic expectations. We are concerned these conditions, if not reviewed at our level, could result in serious consequences. NAPUS also pointed out that “We have a lot of info now on threats, intimidation and retaliation that we will bring forward but we need to aggressively work to stop this form of violence in the work place… ” Letter to PMG (GIF) | President Goff’s Update After Meeting with PMG