USPS Statement on Operations after Government Shutdown

USPS operations will not be interrupted due to the Gov’t shutdown, & all Post Offices will remain open for business as usual. Because we are an independent entity that is funded through the sale of our products & services, & not by tax dollars, USPS will not be impacted. — U.S. Postal Service (@USPS) […]

Bill introduced to make federal new hires “at will” employees, limit union official time

7/25/17 Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.) finally re-introduced legislation H. R. 3257 that would classify all new federal hires as “at-will” employees. The harshest provisions would target new hires, but other provisions in the PAGE Act would impact current employees and senior executives. Immediate suspensions Agency heads could choose to immediately suspend a current employee for misconduct […]

Congressional Research Service summary of Postal Service Reform Act of 2017

Sponsor: Rep. Chaffetz, Jason [R-UT-3] Introduced in House (01/31/2017) H.R.756 — 115th Congress (2017-2018) Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 TITLE I–POSTAL SERVICE BENEFITS REFORM This bill requires the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to establish a Postal Service Health Benefits Program within the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program to offer health benefits plans for […]

Printers, Mailers Hit Capitol Hill Urging Support for Postal Reform Bill

RESTON, Va. — March 29, 2017 — “The First 100 Days” NPES-Idealliance 2017 Legislative Conference brought a timely and unified message to Capitol Hill, March 22-23, when nearly 50 printing, imaging and mailing industry executives met with 46 congressional offices urging support for postal reform legislation, immediate 100% expensing of capital investment, and other top […]

APWU: Postal Reform Act of 2017 Moves Forward

03/20/2017 – On March 16, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee “marked-up” and approved the Postal Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756). A mark-up is a formal process where a congressional committee can consider and amend a bill before advancing it to the full House of Representatives or Senate. Recognizing the need to set […]

House may vote on Postal Reform Bill with medicare provisions next month

Postal employee groups, mailers and the Postmaster General declared their support on Tuesday for House postal legislation that would address the declining health of the Postal Service.  The legislation, the Postal Reform Act of 2017, H.R. 756, received multiple endorsements from key House lawmakers at the hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. […]

NALC Postal reform update: A changed political landscape requires a new strategy

February 11, 2017 – Congress returned to business in January to a transformed capitol city. We have a new president and one-party control of the federal government. Fortunately, postal reform has strong bipartisan support and our goals have not changed. Our strategy, of course, will have to change to reflect the new landscape. This week, […]

NALC: All 4 postal unions approve of postal bill which includes forcing postal retirees into Medicare

2/7/17 NALC President Fredric Rolando was among those called to testify at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the recently introduced postal bill, The Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756). Rolando along with USPS Postmaster General Megan Brennan, Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) Chairman Robert Taub, Government Accountability Office (GAO) Director […]

Over 80 Lawmakers Call for Improved Mail Service Protections in Comprehensive Postal Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON D.C. –  A bicameral group of more than 80 legislators from the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives in calling for adding lasting solutions to improve and protect mail delivery and service in comprehensive U.S. Postal Service reform legislation introduced in the House. In the letter, which was led by Senators Heidi Heitkamp […]