From National League Of Postmasters League President Charley Mapa:
For quite some time now, the Management Associations have challenged Postal Headquarters on the significant number of supervisor vacancies and we are, therefore, gratified that something is finally being done about it.
Please note that this process opens on December 29. Also significant is that it is open to all EAS and career bargaining unit employees. For those of you Postmasters who have been waiting for an opportunity like this, here’s your chance. Others may have identified clerks, carriers and other bargaining unit employees that you thought would make good supervisors.
If you have a supervisor vacancy or think that you qualify for one, do your own SWCs now to prepare for this process.
Excerpt from USPS memo:
Vacant Level EAS-17, Supervisor, Customer Services and Supervisor, Distribution Operations positions may be filled using the abbreviated process for a single posting period beginning December 29. Attached is a brief outline of the short-term supervisor selection process, including a timeline. This timeline include steps for consideration and selection of non-competitive lateral and downgrade requests, as well as a competitive process for employees seeking promotion.