The National Association of Postmasters released the following information:
USPS Executive Vice President of Labor Relations, Anthony J. Vegliante today announced promotional salary increase limits for nonbargaining employees. Mr. Vegliante said “The fiscal health of the Postal Service continues to be at risk and, as a result, we must remain focused on opportunities to encourage fiscal restraint.”
Effective immediately, promotional increases must be limited to the following:
- Salary increase of 3 to 5 percent for promotions
- Salary increase of no more than 8 percent if an employee is promoted more than once within 52 weeks.
All promotional increases that exceed the above guidelines must be reviewed and approved by the Chief Human Resources Officer. This applies to all Headquarters and field nonbargaining promotions, except under the following conditions:
- When a higher increase is necessary to bring the salary to the minimum of the new grade.
- For promotions to designated supervisory positions covered under the supervisory differential adjustment provision, when a higher increase is necessary to bring it to the minimum salary rate.
Requests submitted for review must provide clear justification for exceeding the above stated promotional increase amounts.
The above change eliminates the former policy of salary increases from 3 to 10 percent for the promotion of a nonbargaining unit employee and a higher level of approval for increases of more than 8 percent.
June 27, 2011
It’s important to clarify that the above language provides for review of salary determinations and does not suspend or change existing salary-regulations. What does this mean; the provisions in the ELM for salary-regulations still exists but to increase salaries above the 3 to 5 percent for a promotion or 8 percent in a year will require the Chief Human Resource Officers review and approval.