Post_and_Parcel just tweeted
#USPS is not announcing plans next week to cut jobs by 30,000 this year. They’ve told us it is just 7,500, as announced previously.
According to Federal News Radio, Federal Times has found out about USPS plans to reduce the wordforce
In the Federal Times article:
The positions targeted, which will hit as many as 10 district offices and headquarters, include 3,500 administrative positions, 2,000 front-line supervisor and manager positions, and 2,000 postmasters.
Donahoe said the announcement will be part of a broader effort to trim postal ranks by 30,000 positions this year.
He said the Postal Service will use attrition and early retirement offers to reach that number. He said the Postal Service is still weighing whether to use buyouts as well.
He said that if the Postal Service resorts to using a buyout offer, it will be targeted and not organization-wide.
There is nothing really in the article that we did not already know from 2 months ago. Most of the VERs over the last 9 years have not “organization-wide.” Either craft or managerial groups were left out o the VER offers.
The Postal Service’s goal is to cut 30,000 employees overall for the year, said Federal Times editor Steve Watkins, breaking the news on Your Turn with Mike Causey.
USPS will also announce a drawdown of 7,500 positions on March 25 that include unoccupied positions, administrators, frontline supervisors and managers and postmasters, Watkins said.
Federal Times found out about the plans after an editorial board meeting with Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe.