USPS To Expand National Reassessment Process With New Pilot Program??

From reader: “The Postal Service has announced it intends to expand the National Reassessment Process by implementing a Pilot Program for Limited Duty Modified Assignments. That should mean those who have not met their maximum medical improvement. It will be a “Pilot” program in 4 districts nationwide. USPS has set up a meeting with […]

Bill to Limit Postal Subcontracting Introduced in House

APWU News Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) introduced legislation in the House of Representatives on March 24 that would restrict USPS subcontracting. The Mail Protection Act (H.R. 1686), which is backed by the APWU, is modeled on a bill the Congressman introduced in November 2007 (H.R. 4236). The bill would require the Postal Service to bargain with […]

USPS OIG Finds More Millions Wasted on Fedex Contract

The Postal Service first entered into a contract with FedEx to provide air transportation in 2001 for $6.3 billion. On Aug. 2, 2006, the USPS announced that it had ‘truncated the original contract and signed a new seven-year agreement that included an “immediate price reduction in all contract categories.” The revised contract allowed the Postal […]

NAPS Urges The Postal Service to Cut Top Management Ranks

 Excerpts from the National Association of Postal Supervisors Legislative & Regulatory Update: “NAPS President Keating called upon the Postal Service to strip away top levels of management and take other cost-cutting moves, during testimony before a House subcommittee on Wednesday.     His comments came during a hearing of the House federal workforce and postal oversight […]

USPS Fails To Notify APWU About VERA

APWU News USPS Releases VERA Info, Fails to Notify Union Although the Postal Service has failed to provide official notice to the union as of March 27, management has posted information about Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) on its employee Web site, LiteBlue. According to the posting, VER will be offered to all eligible employees except […]

Oakland APWU Urges Congress To Investigate The Postal Service

The American Postal Workers Union Local in Oakland, California via the following petition is urging Congress to investigate the Postal Service’s business practices : The Honorable Senator Diane Feinstein      United States Senate                                              331 Hart Senate Office Building             Washington, DC 20510                       The Honorable Senator Barbara Boxer United States Senate              112 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510        […]