Postmaster Setting Unrealistic Expectations May Serve As Grounds To File EEO Complaint

Connie Williams, a  city carrier at the Hennessey Oklahoma Post Office alleged that she was subjected to discrimination based on her sex, age, and reprisal for prior protected EEO activity when she was harassed by her postmaster. The Postal Service dismissed the complaint claiming that Williams was not harmed. On appeal Williams argued she was harmed, and […]

USPS Pilot Program With UPS Is Underway

The USPS-UPS pilot program extending USPS Parcel Return Service (PRS) to participating UPS business customers (Link, 2/4) is under way. UPS has named the service “UPS Returns Flexible Access.” The pilot lets customers return qualified parcels with UPS or the Postal Service. These parcels have a label that combines elements of the UPS ground and […]

USPS OIG’S Review Of Postal Managers Unnecessary Purchases

From the USPS Office of Inspector General This report presents the results for our fiscal year (FY) 2008 review of U.S. Postal Service imprudent spending using the SmartPay Purchase Card . Employees have made, and are continuing to make, imprudent and unnecessary purchases during a time of severe economic uncertainty in the Postal Service. While […]

USPS Seeking Home-Based Independent Contractors For EEO Investigations

From Federal Business Opportunities website The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is soliciting individuals with the right skill sets and availability to invest numerous hours a week to conduct EEO investigations in accordance with EEOC regulations and USPS quality and timeliness standards. Selected individuals will be home-based independent contractors, located throughout the United States, who will […]

Changes In Store For Postal Bulk Mail Center Network

 From the National Postal Mail Handlers Union Subcontracting Is Off the Table The USPS has informed the NPMHU of changes that they intend to make to the existing BMC network.  According to USPS Headquarters, they intend to move forward with a new network which will utilize the existing BMCs as “Network Distribution Centers” (NDCs) to […]

Statement of NALC President On Compliance with National Agreement

In a recent NALC Bulletin, President Young stated that he encourages cooperation with USPS because “the current financial crisis requires cooperation, where appropriate.” Even so, he declared, “[n]o one, at any level, has any authority to amend or violate the national contract, period.” PMG Potter agrees: “It is up to each one of us to […]

NAPUS Takes Issue With PRC’s “Public Rep” Suggesting USPS Privatize Its Retail Offices

From National Association of Postmasters of the United States (NAPUS) On February 12, 2009 NAPUS filed reply comments with the Postal Regulatory Commission in response to a document that the Commission Public Representative submitted in early February. In this February 2cd document, the Representative suggested that the USPS privatize “most of the Postal Service’s tens […]

No Fourth Cost-Of-Living-Adjustment For Postal Workers

From NALC: Fourth Contract COLA: -0- There will be no fourth cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for letter carriers this period, under the terms of the 2006-2011 National Agreement. That’s because there was no increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) between July 2008 and January 2009, based on figures released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics […]