Postal Employees Rights During Surprise Investigations By USPS OIG

GREG BELL, APWU DIRECTOR, INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS Visits by Postal Inspectors Or OIG Agents- which are usually unannounced – often catch employees by surprise, and sometimes cause them to panic. Our stewards, officers and arbitration advocates are doing an excellent job of defending union members, but this article should remind employees of their rights. After all, […]

NAPS: RIF Avoided – All Impacted EAS Postal Employees To Be Placed In Positions

The NAPS resident officers met on Friday, August 28, 2009 with Douglas A. Tulino, USPS Vice President, Labor Relations at 11:00 a.m. to discuss the final day of the restructuring prior to the implementation of the RIF on the remaining impacted EAS employees. Due to the diligence of the members of the NAPS executive board, […]

Letter Carriers Union Mourns Kennedy Death

WASHINGTON – The National Association of Letter Carriers union today mourned the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-MA, who had championed many causes critical to letter carriers and all working men and women throughout his career. The 300,000 members of our union, and indeed all postal employees, have lost a dedicated champion of workers’ […]

A Letter To All Employees From PMG Jack Potter

While the Postal Service has had its share of challenges since the beginning of the current economic recession, I want to let you all know what an outstanding job you have done to meet those challenges. We have been very successful in implementing unprecedented cost-cutting and efficiency improvements in a relatively short time frame. We […]

Postal Service Continues Cost-Cutting Actions

Negotiated Incentive Plan Designed to Save $500 Million WASHINGTON — In a decision to save hundreds of millions of dollars in labor-related costs, the U.S. Postal Service negotiated an agreement with two of its employee unions to offer select employees a financial incentive to retire or resign before the end of the fiscal year. The […]