After the union meeting the other night, I went home to check a USA today story that I was told had run on page six, about the time card fraud in New Hampshire. Up came the following story, “5th Person Sentenced in NH Postal Thefts.” Now this story dealt with 5 people that had stolen over $10,000 in Postage Stamps from security packaging. The 5 involved were all fired and received sentences from probation to eight months in prison. So now back to thew time card fraud, here in New Hampshire. About $12,000 to an unknown number has been stolen from letter carrier paychecks. The reason for the unknown is because Postal Management still will not release additional records. My point is that around 5 Postal managers were involved in the large sum of these deductions. Were they Fired? NO! Did they get probation? NO! Did they get prison sentences? NO! In fact three of the office managers are still working the floor as supervisors, supervising the same employees they stole from!
It even gets better, one manager is so arrogant he is mouthing off to employees about how the union is making him famous by going to the congressman. He boasts that nothing is going to happen to him! Absolutely incredible!
I have defended letter carriers that allegedly stole less than 25 cents. I have defended letter carriers that allegedly stole accountable items. The Postal Service has five managers that have stolen over $12,000, and they are laughing at any and all efforts to bring them to justive. This clearly shows me what is wrong with the postal service today. They put up with a low quality postal manager and defend them. This is an absolute disgrace. The day has come when an outside agency needs to come into the Postal Service and clean house. This country club of postal managers need to have their memberships terminate!
An arbitrator has awarded letter carriers in the Milford Post Office all of their back pay and a $1,500 penalty in the “Point Shaving Scandal.” The total may come close to $30,000. Two other PTF Letter Carriers in the facility will be made regular as ordered by the arbitrator.
by NALC Branch President Dan Yianakopolos