PRC Denies APWU Request to Halt July 1 Plan

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has denied the APWU’s request [PDF] for an emergency order to stop the Postal Service from implementing its latest plan to consolidate the mail processing network and reduce service standards until after the commission rules on the union’s underlying June 12 complaint. “The decision demonstrates the need to strengthen the […]

Revised PS Form 8190, USPS-NALC Joint Step A Grievance Form

From Postal Bulletin 22340 Effective immediately, PS Form 8190, USPS-NALC Joint Step A Grievance Form, has been revised. The form is used to document Step A of the grievance procedure established between the U.S. Postal Service® and the National Association of Letter Carriers, AFL-CIO. Additions to PS Form 8190 include the following: Sections for Informal […]

Changes in pay and benefits for USPS managers and supervisors

USPS has made its final decision concerning changes to pay and benefits for supervisory and managerial employees. The changes cover the period 2011–2015. The decision follows completion of the pay consultation process with the National Association of Postal Supervisors (NAPS). It includes the June 14, 2012 recommendations from a neutral fact-finding panel and complies with […]

Postal Service Plants Second Green Roof

Postal Service Plants Second Green Roof Sows New Seeds of Sustainability June 28, 2012 SYRACUSE, NY — The U.S. Postal Service today celebrated another example of environmental leadership as local officials joined a ribbon-cutting to announce a green roof atop the Colvin-Elmwood Post Office. The 11,300 square foot green roof will be built at no […]

Mail Handler Contract Update

Contract Headed for Interest Arbitration (June 27, 2012) Collective bargaining between the NPMHU and the Postal Service over the terms of the 2011 National Agreement has reached a new stage in the implementation of dispute resolution procedures adopted by the parties – that is, the parties have initiated the process for starting interest arbitration under […]

Special retirement incentive offer deadline

6.26.12 Postmasters and mail handlers have until Monday, July 2, 2012, at 8:30 p.m. EDT to take advantage of their special incentive offers. The effective date of separation for Postmasters accepting their offer is July 31, 2012. Two alternate separation dates — Aug. 31 and Sept. 30 — also are available to the Postal Service […]

Ethical restrictions on gifts between USPS employees

6.26.12 The Postal Service’s Ethics Office is reminding employees about rules related to gifts between employees. According to federal ethics laws, employees may give a gift with a fair market value of no more than $10 on certain occasions, such as birthdays or the holidays, to a supervisor, manager, or to another employee who earns […]

Picture Permit to Launch June 24

Effective June 24, commercial mailers can begin taking advantage of a new permit indicia designed to assist their marketing efforts. The new Picture Permit offering allows commercial mailers to include logos, trademarks or other brand images in the permit imprint indicia area of their automation presort mailings — increasing the value and visual impact of […]

PMG announces three acting positions

6.21.2012 PMG Pat Donahoe has announced that a serious health condition has forced Chief Information Officer (CIO) Ellis Burgoyne to take a leave of absence. While Burgoyne recovers, Donahoe has appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Joe Corbett to temporarily fill the CIO position. Donahoe said Corbett’s executive skills make him a good choice to temporarily […]