Arbitrator Closes Record in Hearing Regarding Hours Postmasters May Work In Small Offices

APWU Web News Article 95-2012, Aug. 2, 2012 APWU President Cliff Guffey testifies at an arbitration hearing regarding the number of hours postmasters in small offices may work. Arbitrator Shyam Das has closed the record of an arbitration hearing regarding the number of hours postmasters in small offices may work. A Memorandum of Understanding in […]

USPS extends Postmaster Retirement incentive decision deadline

USPS is providing Postmasters additional time to take advantage of their Special Incentive Offer. Postmasters who meet the criteria now have until July 2, 2012 to take advantage of the offer. The new timetable gives Postmasters the opportunity to apply for one or more of the approximately 1,600 vacant Postmaster positions posted today on the […]

Kansas Postmaster Convicted Of Embezzlement

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – The former postmaster of the Whiting, Kan., post office has been convicted on charges of embezzling government funds, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today. Terri L. Morris, 50, Holton,, Kan., was convicted in a jury trial on two counts of making a false writing and one count of embezzling public funds. […]

NAPUS: Senate Postal Bill Stalled for Now

From the eNAPUS Legislative and Political Bulletin: Earlier this week, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved H.R. 3813, legislation that would slash postal and federal retirement benefits by $44 billion over the next decade. The provisions included in the Committee-approved bill were hastily inserted in H.R. 7, a highway construction bill, and will […]

Pennsylvania Postmaster Relief Found Guilty Of Misappropriating $2,600 In USPS Funds

PITTSBURGH, Pa – After a non-jury trial tried before Senior United States District Judge Maurice B. Cohill, Terri Oddo was found guilty of one count of misappropriation of postal funds, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today. Oddo, 43, of East Brady, Pennsylvania, was tried in Pittsburgh. According to Assistant United States Attorney Paul […]

Postmasters Continue Discussions with USPS on VER and Incentives for Retirement Eligible Employees

  On December 6, 2011, NAPUS President Bob Rapoza and League President Mark Strong met with Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and agreed to re-open Postmaster pay talks. This agreement was reached in the midst of the selection of a fact-finding panel from a list of panelist received from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. If […]

PRC Issues Order Denying Postmasters Complaint Over Management Of Post Offices

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) issued a decision to deny a complaint by NAPUS and the League of Postmasters to renew an expedited complaint or a request a stay to prevent the Postal Service’s Final Rule from going into effect on December 1, 2011.  The PRC did grant the Postmaster associations the right to re-file […]

Postmasters To Manage More Than One Post Office In Changes To USPS Manuals

USPS revises manuals and handbooks: Employee and Labor Rela­tions Manual (ELM), Handbook PO-101, Administrative Support Manual (ASM) and Postal Operations Man­ual (POM) ELM Revision: Management of Post Offices by Postmasters Effective December 1, 2011, Employee and Labor Rela­tions Manual (ELM), Part 113, Definitions, is revised to clar­ify that a postmaster may be responsible for the […]

NAPUS: A Tale of Two Postal Bills

From The National Association of Postmasters of the United States – eNAPUS Legislative and Political Bulletin Two vastly different postal bills are pending before the House and Senate. The bills, H.R. 2309 and S. 1789, contain numerous divisive provisions; some are common to both. Consequently, they do not seem to be on the fast track. […]