APWU: PMG’s Message Is Clear – Postal Employees May Face Layoffs For First Time In History

16,000 Postal Employees Lack Years Required for Protection Against Layoffs  USPS’ Bleak Financial Picture And the Presidential Election Postmaster General John E. Potter informed the unions and the Postal Regulatory Commission this month that the Postal Service has experienced a 12 percent reduction in mail volume and that in Fiscal Year 2008 (ending Sept. 30), […]

USPS: Challenging Economic Conditions Continue to Reduce Mail Volume

 Press Release from U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors Told Customer Service Remains Top Priority WASHINGTON, DC — As the current economic climate continues to contribute to a decrease in mail volume, and with no reversal in the trend in sight, the Postal Service reported today it expects to end the current fiscal year with […]

Postmaster General Urges Leaders of Employees Organizations To Work With USPS

 From National Association of Postal Supervisors (NAPS): Postmaster General, Jack Potter met today with the leadership of the three management associations and craft unions representing all craft employees and EAS employees of the Postal Service. The meeting was scheduled to brief the leadership of the employee organizations on the current situation in the Postal Service […]

Flashback: Postal 1992 VER Cost $1.01 Billion

Summary: In offering the early-out program in 1992 , Postmaster General Marvin Runyon had hoped that 30,000 managers would retire. Instead, approximately 33,000 mail handlers, clerks and letter carriers took the offer .”For fiscal year 1992 the Service’s cost for the restructuring as reported in its audited financial statements totaled $1.01 billion. About $886 million of […]