NAPUS Expresses Outrage Over Retention Payments to USPS Executives

November 18, 2010

NAPUS has received a copy of the recently signed Retention Incentive Agreement between the Postal Service and Anthony Vegliante, Executive VP and Chief Human Resources Officer of the USPS. The agreement which was signed on November 10, 2010 and became effective on November 1, 2010, provides annual payment(s) to Mr Vegliante of twenty five percent (25%) of Mr. Vegliante basic salary, which is currently listed at nearly $237,000. NAPUS is outraged that the Postal Service would offer such lavish retention payments to Mr. Vegliante and other high ranking postal officers at a time when the USPS is facing a financial crisis with plans to close and consolidate post offices and cut services to customers.

Earlier this year Mr Vegliante placed a freeze on all Postmaster vacancies, creating management and service instability in more than 3,000 post offices across the nation. During FY-2009, the Pay-for- Performance ratings for Postmasters were arbitrarily lowered, resulting in a record number of Postmasters receiving no pay increase. NAPUS is opposed to providing financial incentives to retain it’s top paid officers, which is not in the best interest of the Postal Service when we are facing financial turmoil. This new development will be monitored closely as we approach the Postmaster final FY-2010 PFP ratings and the upcoming Management Pay Talks.

3 thoughts on “NAPUS Expresses Outrage Over Retention Payments to USPS Executives

  1. I wonder what the Honorable Congressman Issa has to say about this, but again he only seems to have words when he can use then to denigrate the postal employees who actually get the mail delivered. It would be interesting to know, to whom and how much these postal executives have made political contributions to.

  2. As Maryanne Gibbons, chief counsel for the Postal Service, said during the Bernstock scandal, there are two sets of rules, one for executives and one for employees. Actually, there are three, one for executives, one for postal management, and one (the worst) for the employees.
    Get used to it NAPUS !!

  3. This is no more than what the politicans are during in washington and around the country. My right hand is faster than your left eye and you can`t see the trick.
    One day the polticial police will catch them all and they will share a cell with “Bernie”

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