USPS Executive Moonlights For Cash From Corporations

USPS Executives Pay For Performance

“The financially troubled U.S. Postal Service pays Robert F. Bernstock a $232,500 salary to oversee its shipping and mailing division, but a little-known hiring provision allows the executive to earn even more money from outside corporate sources. Mr. Bernstock took home more than $270,000 in cash and other compensation combined in fiscal 2008 by serving on the corporate boardsfor weight-loss giant Nutrisystem Inc. and Pantry Inc., which runs the Kangaroo Express convenience store chain, according to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

Postal officials agreed to let Mr. Bernstock retain his paid outside corporate positions even as he works full time for the Postal Service under a special condition of his June 2008 hiring. In addition, the Postal Service further boosted Mr. Bernstock’s finances by awarding him an $85,000 hiring bonus in fiscal 2008 and an $85,000 retention bonus for fiscal 2009.”

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From USPS:
Pay For Performance

“There were 735 executives in 2009, including 42 officers and 83 newly appointed executives. 65 executives participated in one or more of the course offerings for executives.”

“A pay-for-performance program is in place for non-bargaining employees, and managers are compensated in part based on the degree to which their personal accomplishments — and the accomplishment of their unit (e.g., Post Office, plant, and district) contribute to overall success. These employees do not receive automatic salary increases, nor do they receive cost of living increases or locality pay.”

The Postal Service’s Pay-for-Performance (PFP) program continued to drive organizational achievement. (Performance results are highlighted in Chapter 6.) Unlike most government agencies that provide regular, across-the-board pay increases, PFP is the sole source of annual pay adjustments for non-bargaining unit employees.

The award-winning program has been cited by several independent entities as a model for other agencies to emulate. The foundation of the evaluation system is a balanced scorecard of objective, independently verifiable measures of service, workplace environment, productivity, and financial performance. Performance indicators are measured at national, area, district, business unit, and individual levels so that meaningful performance distinctions are made within the line-of-sight of all managers. Individual contributions are linked to organization success through these performance indicators. Core performance requirements and individual results are recorded in the Performance Evaluation System.

New service performance indicators were baselined in 2009 for Standard Mail and Presort First-Class Mail along with other mailing services products.

“Pursuant to §39 U.S.C. 3686(d), the Postal Service hereby reports that during calendar year 2008 the following individuals received compensation in the amounts listed in excess of the rate for level 1 of the Executive Schedule under section 5312 of title 5:”

Kathleen Ainsworth

Robert F. Bernstock

Anita J. Bizzotto

Sylvester Black

Megan J. Brennan

Susan M. Brownell

Ellis A. Burgoyne

Michael J. Daley

Thomas G. Day

Patrick R. Donahoe

Jo Ann Feindt

Steven J. Forte

William P. Galligan, Jr.

Deborah M. Giannoni-Jackson

Mary Anne Gibbons

Dean J. Granholm

Timothy C. Haney

Todd S. Hawkins

Lawrence K. James

Stephen M. Kearney

Linda A. Kingsley

Susan M. LaChance

Jerry D. Lane

B. L. Malcolm

Pritha Mehra

Julie S. Moore

Walter F. O’Tormey

Anthony M. Pajunas

Susan M. Plonkey

John E. Potter

Samuel M. Pulcrano

Gary C. Reblin

Tom A. Samra

Jordan M. Small

Douglas A. Tulino

Gloria E. Tyson

Anthony J. Vegliante

Paul E. Vogel

Harold G. Walker

Terry J. Wilson

George W. Wright

4 thoughts on “USPS Executive Moonlights For Cash From Corporations

  1. when dild the post office become a profit making corporation? Is it soon to be on the the dow or nasdaq?It used to be a public service for the people of this great country of ours. It was and is still the best form of communication on the planet. It covers the entire nation daily,you know door to door. If all other communication were to fail tommorrow,the post office could still deliver the mail and keep the nation informed. It is cheap and reliable, no matter what private industries say that have a vested interest in the failure of the post office. People wake up, this country is in for a rude awakening that will affect our children and generations to come. put and end to the corporate disintergation of our great nation. Of course give bonuses to higher management since they do not consider themselves postal workers. They take a job and get a good salary. that is not enough for them, lets give ourselves a raise and then we can clean out the workers below us. what a great group of leaders we have running this great organization.

  2. divert mail from one facility to another, cut jobs in facility mail was diverted from, bring mail back after targeted percentage is cut…bonus time! Those who do not touch the mail cuts?…?

  3. And they pay their supervisors to make sure during count that we don’t get any (get this) 15 second mark up time that they can cut. They worry about 15 seconds of time on our checks. Yep, I need to vomit too

  4. as a poor craft worker…..pardon me while i vomit…..

    hope they choke on every thing they buy with the workers sweat….

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