According to reports filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission USPS paid out $964,756,219.13 in overtime during the first quarter of 2012 fiscal year . Last year during the same period USPS paid out over $980 million. USPS attributed the $980 million to reduction in personnel (VERA and attrition) , mail rerouting, and equipment deployment delays and updates.
City Letter Carriers attributed to over 50% ($506,449,078.60) of the total amount. Almost $180 million of that amount was paid out in the month of December.
Clerks attributed to over 20% ($221,667804.86) Over $100 million of that amount was paid out in the month of December.
Mail Handlers over 12% ($117,214,082.93) Almost $50 million of that amount was paid out in the month of December.
See chart below – the second column is the Month Beginning Balance from October and November 2011
As PostalReporter reported last year, the overtime amount could be higher if not for USPS management utilizing involuntary temporary change of schedules.
Also USPS Paid out $28,376,044.47 in Arbitration Awards
Postmasters – $60,099.36
Clerks – $12,749,283.54
MAIL HANDLERS -$1,415,421.14
RURAL Carriers – $459,578.38
CITY Carriers- $10,454,205.26
VEH OP – $192,125.88
BLDG SER -$1,129,078.57
Vehicle Maintenance – $64,797.97