This year at your Chapter convention you will be voting whether to accept or reject the proposed changes to the UPMA Articles of Incorporation and the UPMA Bylaws.
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United Postmasters and Managers of America supports H.R. 141, the Social Security Fairness Act for the 116th Congress.
As an organization we will continue to monitor the report and we will be awaiting the response from the USPS on what actions they intend to take and how those actions may affect our membership.
Nevertheless, Sen. McCain was a military hero and a passionate and courageous legislator who ably represented his beloved state of Arizona, and sought legislative consensus in the pursuit of making our country and this world a better place.
As you are aware, the FY2018 through 2019 pay package dated June 28, 2018, was sent out to the Field last week. On June 29, Sean and Tony requested to meet with officials at Postal Service Headquarters to continue discussion on several key issues affecting UPMA members
Both bills would integrate FEHBP and Medicare coverage for Medicare-eligible postal retirees in order to reduce the Postal Service’s health care liability. In addition, both include a 3-year USPS premium subsidy for newly enrolled Part B beneficiaries. However, S. 2629 includes three waivers of Medicare Part B coverage: (1) financial hardship, (2) Veterans Administration health coverage and (3) the lack of Medicare providers in the retiree’s area of residence.
The Postal Service has indicated that there will be an exception period for the 20:00 business rule during the peak holiday period.
The FY 2017 NPA End-of-Year report cards were published on November 16, 2017. The Performance Evaluation System (PES) will open today (11-17-17) to start the process for requesting and reviewing consideration for a unit level mitigating factor.
The 2017 UPMA National Convention got underway Monday morning, Aug. 7, in Louisville, KY. Co-Presidents Sean Acord and Tony Leonardi welcomed members. “This convention has been a long time coming,” Leonardi said, “but it’s finally here.” Despite NAPUS and the League finally merging and becoming one organization, he pointed out, the challenge now is to continue building trust and adjusting to change.
Early next week, the White House Office of Management and Budget will unveil President Trump’s detailed fiscal year 2018 budget proposal.
The much anticipated wait is over. United Postmasters and Managers of America (UPMA) is now a reality.
UPMA received the below MOU from USPS Headquarters
UPMA has received notice the Postal Service will temporarily modify the eligible conditions for sick leave dependent care by non-bargaining employees. For details click link to the letter below.
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.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Mitt Romney (R-UT) introduced bipartisan legislation to combat the circulation of opioids, including fentanyl, through the mail.