April 26, 2017
The U.S. Postal Service is continuing to shake up the management of postal stations in the Richmond area as the fallout continues from a scandal over overtime pay, sources have told the Free Press.
In the past week, at least five station managers or carrier supervisors at area stations have been removed amid allegations that they altered postal carrier time cards to reduce overtime, the sources said. The specific stations were not identified.
At least 10 others are under investigation, according to the sources.
The sources said the USPS has brought in staff from Northern Virginia, Fredericksburg and North Carolina to fill posts temporarily. The temporary managers are being paid bonuses and are being housed at hotels during the transition, the sources said.
USPS did not respond to a request for comment, but generally does not comment on personnel matters.
The additional moves come as carriers in the Richmond area pursue class action lawsuits seeking to regain pay they lost when supervisors, without permission and in violation of USPS policy, altered time cards.