Editorial: Who is Stephen Crawford and How Will He Affect the Post Office?

By Clint Burelson On 6/6/12, President Barack Obama nominated Stephen Crawford to be a member of the Board of Governors for the United States Postal Service for the remainder of the term ending in December 2015.  The position was formerly held by Alan C. Kessler, who resigned amid controversy regarding the use of his influence […]

FERS & CSRS Disability Retirement & the Postal Service: An Exodus, and the Reasons Why

The following is an editorial by Attorney Robert McGill written exclusively for PostalReporter.com The fox will gnaw its hind leg off in order to escape from the claws of a trap, to go away injured and less of a predator, but to return to survive for another day.  But man – that most unfortunate of […]

Editorial: USPS, NALC and Mail Handlers’ Negotiations

I have been asked to speculate on the breakdown of contract negotiations between the Postal Service, the Letter Carriers and the Mail Handlers. Having received no information directly from the negotiators or from anyone directly associated with the negotiators, I cannot speak with authority on the subjects discussed or the exact points in dispute leading […]

Editorial: FERS & CSRS Disability Retirement – Defending a Necessary Benefit

An exclusive article to PostalReporter.com written by Attorney Robert R. McGill Does the Emperor receive his standing because of his hereditary anointment by the gods, or because of his superior governance abilities?  Or, by giving generously to the lords and vassals and currying favor among them, does he retain power?  Or, by giving lifetime gifts […]

Burrus: From Here to there – Focus is now turned to the hiring of PSEs

My opposition to the new national agreement is well chronicled as I voiced my opinions about the significant changes that would be made to postal employment but the ratification process is now history and focus must be centered on its application and to the issues of the day. Contrary to the opinions of nonunion members, […]

Opinion: Congressmen Issa-Ross Ignores 226 of their colleagues on Postal Reform legislation

Opinion by William Stevens: The United States Postal Service has been vilified by the private sector of our country. Deficit reduction is the order of the day and some politicians are misinforming the citizens of the country into thinking the Postal Service is bankrupt and contributing to our deficit. House Resolution 2309 “The Postal Reform […]

Editorial: Does USPS Workplace Bullying Exist?

A recent article from Government Executive reports that federal job discrimination complaints have increased in 2010 over the previous year. “The federal government should be a model workplace,” said Dexter Brooks, director of EEOC’s federal sector programs. “We are concerned that retaliation is the most common basis of discrimination alleged and we caution all federal […]

Editorial: USPS and Partisan Gridlock

The popular term today used by American citizens is Partisan gridlock. It is unfortunate that the greatest country in the world can’t come together with the best and brightest elected representatives to effectively solve the nation’s ills in a win-win kind of way. The only items that seem to be on the congressional menu are […]

Editorial: Update – Does the Postal Service Really Want Early Retirements?

A year ago I speculated in the PostalReporter News Blog, “In recent VERAs the Postal Service issued FERS annuity estimates that omitted the employee’s FERS annuity supplement.  The FERS annuity supplement is often nearly equal to the basic annuity amount.  Was that to discourage early retirements so they can justify weakening the no-layoff clause in […]