House Passes FERS Sick Leave Legislation

House Also Passes Thrift Saving Plan Reforms From The National Association of Postmasters of the United States (NAPUS) On Wednesday evening, the House of Representatives passed legislation that would enable Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) employees to credit their unused sick leave towards retirement. Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) employees already have this option. House […]

FERS Sick Leave Reimbursement Moves Forward In Congress

Employees covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) would receive credit for unused sick leave towards their retirement annuities under a bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last night. Added as a provision of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, HR 1108, the bill would treat unused sick leave similarly […]

Union-Busting FedEx CEO On McCain’s VP Short List

Potential McCain VP Pick Fred Smith: Bad For America, Bad For Workers WASHINGTON, DC July 30, 2008 – The following is a statement from Change to Win Chair Anna Burger regarding recent speculation that union-busting FedEx CEO Fred Smith is on presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain’s short list for vice-presidential picks: “Recent reports that […]

USPS Unable to Justify Outsourcing, GAO Finds

APWU News  The Postal Service is unable to demonstrate that it saves money by outsourcing, according to a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, because it has no comprehensive mechanism to measure savings. “Without cost-savings data, postal managers, stakeholders and Congress cannot assess the risk and value of outsourcing,” the GAO concluded. Nonetheless, the USPS […]

NALC President Young: No Decision Yet On Extending Early Out Offer To Letter Carriers

From the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) President Young told delegates at the NALC Convention in Boston last week that “very little has been decided” about the possibility the Postal Service will extend to city letter carriers its pending “Voluntary Early Retirement” program for clerks, mail handlers and their supervisors. Young, who is in […]

Postal Service Explores Options for Green Delivery Fleet

 USPS Press Release IRVINE, CA —The U.S. Postal Service plans to identify new, more environmentally friendly vehicle technologies that are less dependent on petroleum-based fuel sources to replace the 195,000 neighborhood delivery vehicles of its total 220,000 vehicles, the world’s largest civilian fleet. Today’s announcement came during a ceremony in which General Motors presented a […]

Letter Carriers Union Endorses Obama

Press Release from the National Association of Letter Carriers Approves Motion by ‘Honorary Member’ Hillary Clinton Delegates to the 66th Biennial Convention of the National Association of Letter Carriers, acting on a motion by “Honorary NALC member” Hillary Rodham Clinton, voted enthusiastically today to endorse Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) for president in this fall’s general […]

House Subcommittee To Hold Hearing On Postal Network Plan Impact

On Thursday, July 24, 2008, at 2:00p.m. in room 2154 of the Rayburn House Office Building the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service and the District of Columbia will hold a hearing entitled, “The Three R’s of the Postal Network Plan: Realignment, Right-Sizing, and Responsiveness.” The hearing will examine the Network Plan’s potential impact on […]

USPS Names Two Postal Execs To New VP Slots

Two Veteran Postal Service Executives Named OfficersWASHINGTON, DC —Postmaster General John E. Potter has named Pritha Mehra vice president of Business Mail Entry and Payment Technologies and Maura Robinson vice president of Pricing. These newly created positions are the latest in the Postal Service’s reorganization efforts to leverage competitive opportunities resulting from recent changes in […]