US Postal Service Poised to Make Devastating Cuts in Service – Postal Workers to Deliver Message – ‘Stop Delaying America’s Mail’ – At 150 Protests in 50 States

APWU Press Release: 11/13/2014 Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and the USPS Board of Governors, the board that oversees the U.S. Postal Service, are poised to make devastating cuts in service to the American people – cuts so severe that they would forever damage the U.S. Postal Service. On Jan. 5, the USPS is slated to lower […]

The Postal Service’s Union-Busting Law Firm

With negotiations for a new contract set to begin on Feb. 19, 2015, it’s worth noting that in the past, when talks have ended in arbitration, the #USPS has used the anti-union law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius to represent management’s interests. The firm, which has more than 1,400 attorneys in 25 offices, is considered […]

Senate Committee Report on Postal Reform Bill S. 1789

21ST CENTURY POSTAL SERVICE ACT OF 2012 with additional views Some highlights: TITLE I: POSTAL WORKFORCE MATTERS Section 101—Treatment of surplus contributions to Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) This section requires a calculation of the Postal Service’s FERS balance each year, and directs any overpayment to be transferred to the Postal Service, upon request of […]

Sen. Carper Reacts to GAO Report on USPS Efforts to Consolidate Mail Processing Facilities

WASHINGTON – Today, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the subcommittee that oversees the U.S. Postal Service, released the following statement reacting to a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on overcapacity at the U.S. Postal Service and efforts to consolidate its mail processing network. The report was jointly requested by Sen. Carper, Sen. Susan […]

Former Senior Exec For USPS Sentenced To Two Years in Prison for Bribery

Defendant Offered Contracts in Return For Money, Took $15,000 – WASHINGTON – Ron Middlebrooks, a former senior executive with the U.S. Postal Service, was sentenced today to two years of incarceration on a bribery charge stemming from his acceptance of $15,000 in cash from a businessman he promised to reward with government contracts, U.S. Attorney […]

Postal Manager’s Demotion for Dropping His Pants Upheld

The United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit ruled against former EAS-24 Postal Manager for unacceptable conduct. Natty joined the Postal Service in 1990. By June 2010, he served as an EAS-24 Manager of Distribution Operations (MDO), supervising a total workforce of 130 employees, including six subordinate supervisors. On June 19, 2010, the agency demoted […]

USPS Launches New ‘DRIVE’ Approach To Strategy Execution

‘DRIVE’ to Success As the relentless reduction of mail volume continues — fueled primarily by the continuing decline of First-Class Mail — USPS continues to look for ways to more effectively manage its challenges and to forge effective solutions for the future. This process begins at the top of the Postal Service’s leadership, which has […]

National Association of Presort Mailers Hires Retired USPS Manager as Executive Director

The National Association of Presort Mailers announced today that Robert Galaher has accepted the position of Executive Director for the association starting August 1, 2011. Bob recently retired from the United States Postal Service after 37 years of dedicated service. Bob has always been a change agent for the Postal Service. Starting out as distribution […]

District Court Allows Federal Manager to be Sued After Firing Employee

From reader: A recent court decision has many federal managers and supervisors asking serious questions about their exposure and personal liability in civil or ‘personal capacity’ lawsuits for work-related matters and decisions. Court Allows Federal Manager to be Sued After Firing Employee For legal representation of Postal Service employees in civil and criminal cases, […]

Postal Service strives to maintain a deep bench for executive jobs

In the face of budget deficits and a shrinking workforce, the U.S. Postal Service is looking to develop its leaders and recruit new talent, according to an agency official. In an interview with Government Executive, USPS Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice President Anthony Vegliante said having a strong workforce succession planning process to […]