On July 31, 2020, USPS notified NALC of a new delivery initiative titled the Post Office Sortation Equipment Rationalization (SER). SER was characterized as a “review” which would solicit “feedback” from employees regarding potential consolidation of casing and sortation equipment. However, subsequent documentation revealed the Postal Service had instructed local management to reduce casing equipment and cell sizes causing widespread violations of the handbooks and manuals while making casing more difficult and less efficient. On August 17, 2020, NALC filed a national level grievance on the Postal Service’s unilateral implementation of SER. In the last few days, the SER initiative has been halted pending our discussions with the Postal Service on the program. For more information regarding SER click here.