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 Announces Final Postmaster Pay Package for 2011-2015

Postmasters to receive an important nationwide announcement this evening, with details to follow tomorrow. Today, the Postal Service announced a final Postmaster Pay Package for FY- 2011-2015.  After spending more time consulting on the extended pay talks than was spent on the original consultation process, improvements to the previously announced package were achieved.  While the […]

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 To Request Fact Finding on USPS 2011-2015 Pay Package Offer

NAPUS Executive Board Unanimously Approves President Rapoza’s Request to Ask the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service to Convene a Factfinding Panel on Postmaster Pay Package In a special telecom tonight, The NAPUS Executive Board unanimously approved President Bob Rapoza’s request to ask the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service to convene a factfinding panel to review […]

USPS Issues Final Decision on Postmaster Pay Package

for Fiscal Years 2011-2015. Postmaster Salary Range Increase of 6.5% from January 2013 through January 2016. “Severe Financial Difficulties” Cited, as PFP Salary Rating Applications are Suspended for FY 2011 and FY 2012. After 4 months of pay talks between representatives from both Postmaster organizations and the Postal Service, today the Postal Service issued a […]

Postmaster to PRC: Financial Challenges That USPS Face Today Are Manufactured

The following are excerpts of comments submitted to the Postal Regulatory Commission regarding the Retail Access Optimization Initiative: The financial challenges that face the Postal Service today are, at heart,manufactured, the result of dysfunctional Congressional oversight and a myopic postal management that seeks at every turn to undermine the very basis for its existence. The […]

NAPUS: We Must Keep Postmasters in Charge of Post Offices

As of Monday morning in San Juan, 568 Postmasters were registered for NAPUS’ 107th National Convention; total registration stood at 1,116. President Bob Rapoza welcomed everyone back to San Juan: 28 years ago, NAPUS held its first convention here. He thanked Convention Chair Reinaldo Ruiz and the Postmasters of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands […]

League of Postmasters Calls on Congress to Stop Closing Post Offices

and to Let USPS Pension Overpayments Prefund Retiree Health Benefits USPS Pension and Retiree Health Benefits Payments Should be Realigned; USPS Should Not Withdraw from the Federal Retiree Health Benefit Plan. ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 6, 2011— “Enough is enough. Congress must act. The time to act is now and the action to take is to […]

Postmasters allege USPS closing POs on Saturday to ‘skew’ numbers to support 5-day delivery

About 40 postmasters from throughout Northwest Missouri gathered at the Old School House in Cameron, Mo., to discuss the proposed closings, what the postal service is doing wrong and what they suggest be done.  Unlike the public Postal Service meetings occurring throughout the state this month to discuss rural post office closings, the meeting consisted […]