Postmasters Request Meeting With USPS to Discuss RIF Avoidance Strategies

On Monday, League President Mark Strong and NAPUS President Bob Rapoza sent a joint letter to USPS Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Megan Brennan, requesting a meeting to discuss the impact that the Retail Access Optimization Initiative (RAOI) may have on Postmasters whose offices are on the study list. Specifically, the leaders of […]

USPS Responds to NAPUS on DUO, RIF and Staffing Issues

Postal Headquarters officials met with NAPUS leaders to respond to questions concerning Postmaster FLSA status when they are downgraded as a result of DUO implemetation.  The meeting also included discussions on RIF procedures for Postmasters who may be impacted by the discontinuance study process and questions about PSE staffing issues.  Listed below are the questions […]

USPS To Send RIF Notices To Postmasters Impacted By DUO

Postmasters Receive Second RIF Notice On August 2nd Areas sent another RIF notice to Postmasters impacted by DUO. Many Postmasters had received a RIF notice when their office was going through the DUO process. This RIF notice apparently was just a notice of a possible RIF. The August 2 RIF letter was a General Notice […]

USPS Updates Reduction In Force FAQs

USPS CHANGES FAQs ONLINE USPS has posted several updates to the FAQs posted on the Organizational Changes website on Blue and LiteBlue. Updates include changes in the “Preference Eligible Employees,” “Non-Preference Eligible Employees,” and “Grade and Pay Retention” sections of the Organizational Change/RIF FAQs. A key update is a change in the saved grade and […]

Postal Service sends out 2,400 Reduction-in-force notices

Federal Times – More than 2,400 U.S. Postal Service management-level employees could lose their jobs or end up in new positions under a reduction in force set to conclude by early September. The RIF is part of a nationwide reorganization aimed at streamlining the ranks of postmasters, front-line supervisors and administrators by 7,500 positions.  Federal […]

RIF Competitive Areas for the Postal Service Updated

The Postal Service divides its organizational structure into multiple competitive areas for reduction in force (RIF) purposes. Competitive areas are established based on organizational factors (separate operation, work function, staff, and personnel management authority) and geographical location factors. During the RIF process, an employee can be assigned only to a position in his or her […]

General Notices sent to Postal Employees affected by Possible Reduction in Force

Last week marked two critical milestones in the 2011 Organizational Redesign process. Monday, April 25, was the deadline for employees who accepted the Postal Service’s 2011 Special Incentive Offer. And Thursday, April 28, General Reduction in Force (RIF) Notices were sent to employees who could be affected by a potential RIF in their competitive area.

NAPS: RIF Avoided – All Impacted EAS Postal Employees To Be Placed In Positions

The NAPS resident officers met on Friday, August 28, 2009 with Douglas A. Tulino, USPS Vice President, Labor Relations at 11:00 a.m. to discuss the final day of the restructuring prior to the implementation of the RIF on the remaining impacted EAS employees. Due to the diligence of the members of the NAPS executive board, […]