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.