Discussions on pay policies, schedules and fringe benefit programs for Postmasters continued this week between top Postal Service officials and leaders of both Postmaster organizations (NAPUS and the League.) The talks were re-opened at the suggestion of Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, during a meeting with NAPUS President Bob Rapoza and League President Mark Strong on December 6, 2011.
On November 17, 2011, the two Postmaster organization presidents requested that the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) convene a factfinding panel to review the Postmaster Pay Package for Fiscal Years 2011-2015. The request came as a result of the Postal Service’s final decision announcement on November 9, 2011, concerning pay policies, schedules, and fringe benefits for Postmasters.
The key discussion items continue to focus on minimum and maximum salary range improvements, health benefits contribution rates and changes to the Performance Evaluation System (PES.)
The pay talks will continue next week in an effort to reach a resolution on Postmaster pay and benefits for FY’s 2011-2015 by January 27, 2012. If the no agreement is reached by the deadline, the factfinding process through the FMCS will resume. Please check the NAPUS website for updates as information is received.
January 13, 2012