NAPS President calls for removal of two senior postal officials

The following is a text copy of letter sent by National Association of Postal Supervisors President Ted Keating to USPS COO Patrick Donahoe

February 11, 2009

Mr. Patrick Donahoe
Deputy Postmaster  General & COO
United States Postal Service
475 L’Enfant Plaza SW
Washington n DC 20260-0050


I am requesting he immediate removal of Western Area Vice President  Sylvester Black and Dakotas District Manager Clem Felchle for inappropriate and inflammatory remarks on Telecons last week.

Those remarks were:

“Some managers ought to be taken out and executed.”

The word “executed” was used more than once.

My question to you today Pat is, what would have happened to a supervisor or postmaster who made similar remarks about craft employees during a service talk? I think we both know the answer to that question.

As we fight for the very survival of the Postal Service, this type of conduct by senior officers cannot be tolerated.

I have on numerous occasions complained to you about the conduct and language used on these Telecons. As Chief Operating Officer of the USPS you have a responsibility to take action.


Ted Keating


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