The following statement from NAPS President Brian Wagner, Executive Vice President Ivan D. Butts and Secretary/Treasurer Chuck Mulidore was presented to the House Oversight and Reform Committee for its Feb. 24 hearing on legislative proposals to put the Postal Service on sustainable financial footing.
Chairwoman Maloney, Ranking Member Comer and members of the committee, thank you for receiving these views of the National Association of Postal Supervisors (NAPS) in connection with your Feb. 24, 2021, hearing regarding legislation to restore the U.S. Postal Service.
NAPS strongly believes that America’s success relies on a high-quality, universal and affordable postal system that provides for the timely delivery of mail. As the foremost representative of the Postal Service’s mid-level management employees, including its more than 45,000 supervisory and managerial personnel, including postmasters covered by the Executive Administrative Schedule (EAS), NAPS members are responsible for operations in mail processing plants, post offices, stations, branches and at USPS Headquarters. Unlike employees represented by unions, EAS employees are not afforded collective-bargaining rights and most are exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act.