USPS Agrees to Slow Down District Consolidations

Update: The USPS provided NAPS with a copy of a revised timeline on April 2, 2009.  NAPS has not agreed with all of the elements of the latest timeline and continues to pursue its consultative rights on this reorganization and downsizing. 04/03/09 .  USPS Revised Timeline, 04/02/09 

The Postal Service, as a result of discussions with the NAPS Executive Board on April 2, has agreed to modify the timing of the consolidation of six district offices, announced on March 20.

The district office consolidations are part of a series of measures responding to the economic recession that has rocked Postal Service revenues.  As a result of the recession, mail volume will likely plunge from 212 billion pieces in 2007 to 180 billion pieces by September 30, the end of the current USPS 2009 fiscal year.

The Postal Service agreed to announce on April 28, 2009 its Phase One postings in connection with the abolishment of District Office positions and to identify all positions available for bidding prior to that date.

The Postal Service also agreed to comply with all legal requirements of the reduction-in-force (RIF) process, including notice to all impacted employees in the RIF- avoidance and RIF processes.  The Postal Service also committed to provide NAPS with sufficient information and briefing as these actions move forward.  

National Association of Postal Supervisors NAPS Legislative & Regulatory Update
April 2, 2009