20 Comments on "After Dramatic Workforce Reductions, Postal Service Sees Spike in Overtime Hours"

  1. Get employees to come to work and the OT wouldn’t be so high!

    • Management needs to stop denying leave, because there’s a Need if Service.Grant the employees with there respected time off from work. When someone request leave have enough man power on staff. So, the employee can have his respected time off. Many offices are forcing employees to work overtime.

  2. “In spite of mail volume decline” uh, what about the package load increase? Delivering mail,magazines,flyers and average of 150 packages(on a small route) a day isn’t easy, and finding people that actually want to do it is even harder.

  3. Roseland Pete | June 25, 2019 at 9:24 pm | Reply

    If you were salaried they didn’t care how much OT you worked. You didn’t get paid for it anyway and they took full advantage of that.

  4. less workers more overtime kind of a no brainer.

  5. Clayton Norris | June 25, 2019 at 10:02 pm | Reply

    Just put employees on the 60 year old evaluated pay system. You can work 10 hours and be paid for 8 hours.

    • Clayton – apparently the negative voters don’t understand that you are referring to rural carriers.
      Routes have increased and not being properly compensated for the hours truly worked.

  6. When they came in at a reasonable time, they didn’t have that problem!! Mail processing is the main problem, receive the mail later have to work later, you can’t expect people to deliver mail in the dark!! Not only is slower it is a whole harder and not safe either. Maybe if they would consider the safety of their employees, the employees could do a better job deliver without overtime!!

    • As a Mail Processing clerk, our Craft is short with clerks. They’re using RCA’s to perform clerk work of scanning parcels only. They’re not beneficial to the clerk craft, they’re one dimensional to the operation.

  7. Tammy Lybarger | June 26, 2019 at 4:55 am | Reply

    Right, cut the workforce add to management. Mail volume down, parcel volume way up. Continue to not hire and try to get by on just a few backs. This organization bleeds money, just ask an average employee where they see the hemorrhaging, We could point it out

  8. Gail C Short | June 26, 2019 at 5:19 pm | Reply

    New hires now get paid hourly for their ninety day probation and they milk it totally and openly without shame. Really, it is stealing to purposely slow down to get more pay. Just work an honest day for honest pay.

    • That’s not the problem. Incompetent management is the problem combined with too few bodies at important mail chokepoints. Management trying to cut costs by reducing the number of people who actually touch the mail. All the while increasing the number of management peeps and raising their own salaries.

    • Matthew T Scott | June 27, 2019 at 7:17 am | Reply

      90 day pay is fair management that gives you no training and a different route daily . Get your head out of your ass and make it a workplace for the workers.

    • How do you figure that it is being milked?? PSE’s get burnt out working 6 days a week! And trust management will NOT let you milk anything when you are a new hire. You have the lowest seniority so guess who will be selected to maneuver around to other units first!!

  9. Monnie Gamdlin | June 27, 2019 at 12:27 am | Reply

    I sent a greeting card to my grandson 316 miles away. From Richland Hills, Tx to Lubbock TX. It took a month for him to receive it. O also sent him a Valentine’s Day card same distance and it took 8 days to reach him.

  10. MS ANNYVETTE | June 27, 2019 at 12:29 am | Reply

    All this postal chaos due to politicians bucking for votes!
    USPS NEVER designed to DELIVERY MAIL TO HOMES/ CBUS!!!
    “MAIL TO BE DELIVERED TO CENTRALIZED LOCATION FOR PICKUP!”
    CARRIER OPERATION WAS NEVER TO BE ABLE TO BE FUNDED!!!!

    • We were told that we are supposed to be a PO on wheels . We need to start earlier & get a lot more subs in there . STOP micromanage

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