The House and Senate Leadership in concert with congressional allies of the federal workforce are working to secure “hazard pay” for frontline federal employees in danger of being exposed to COVID-19.
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Consequently, NAPS members recognize the importance of a financially sustainable Postal Service and the necessity for the government agency to provide vital mail services and products to all Americans, no matter where they reside or where they conduct business.
On Sunday, March 15, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommended that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
NAPS focused its comments on requesting that the PRC replace the suffocating CPI-U index with the more appropriate index used to measure inflation within the delivery services industry. Over the past 13 years, the CPI-U increased by 3.9%, while the CPI for Delivery Services increased by 11.4%.
Another new year and another process that simply doesn’t work to the expectations we were told it would: custodial team cleaning (CTC). This new process has a 169-page manual of instructions and a starting cost of nearly $9,000, depending on your office level. This idea is doomed.
On December 20 the Postal Service filed a further pleading in support of its motion to dismiss NAPS’s pay lawsuit. NAPS now awaits the District Court’s decision on the USPS motion. NAPS remains confident that the facts and the law support its position.
On Nov. 7, the United Postmasters and Managers of America (UPMA) moved to intervene in and oppose a portion of NAPS’ lawsuit against the Postal Service, contesting USPS pay decisions and policies covering management personnel.
Postal service asks the court to dismiss NAPS lawsuit
NAPS members cannot afford willful ignorance or relaxed complacency; there’s just too much risk. Front-line postal managers and supervisors must be engaged and out-spoken in ensuring the continued viability of a universal postal operation.
Topics: Rep. Connolly’s views about the status of postal legislation, the USPS’ universal service obligation
NAPS filed for Factfinding on EAS pay for FY2016-2019. NAPS has received the final EAS pay decision from the postal service.
The authors of the previous Congress’ legislation and NAPS believe three factors conspired to undermine the finances and operations of the Postal Service: the evolving composition of the mail mix, the debilitating impact of the 2006 congressional requirement to prefund future retiree health benefits and the lingering after-effects of the 2007-2008 recession.
April 30, 2019, a factfinding panel commissioned by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service issued its Report and Recommendations in response to NAPS’s challenge to the Postal Service’s pay plan for postal managers and supervisors covering fiscal years 2016-19.
Following are USPS responses to written questions and suggestions submitted to PMG Megan Brennan and COO David Williams from NAPS delegates at the 2018 NAPS National Convention at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT.
On July 6, 2018, the National Association of Postal Supervisors initiated thefactﬁnding process and ﬁled, under the auspices of the Federal Mediation andConciliation Service (FMCS), its challenge to the Postal Service’s pay decision forExecutive and Administrative Schedule (EAS) employees for the period from 2016through 2019.
November’s electoral outcome delivers NAPS a crucial opening to school new members of Congress—approximately 100 freshmen House and Senate members—about NAPS and the important role its members play to safeguard a high-quality and accessible mail system.