USPS to seal or remove collection boxes during Trump visit to New York City

Neighborhood Collection Boxes Receive Temporary Seal / Removal NEW YORK, NY – In the interest of safety and security, postal officials will seal the Postal Service’s collection boxes in relation to the presidential visit, to remain closed until Wednesday, Aug. 16, in New York City. The familiar blue collection boxes will be sealed, and in […]

Postmasters : 2018 Trump Budget Targets Retirees and Adopts Obama Postal Proposals

Fiscal Year 2018 Trump Budget Targets Retirees and Adopts Obama Postal Proposals 05/24/17 – As anticipated, President Trump’s just-unveiled fiscal year 2018 budget levies significant additional costs on current federal and postal employees, while also reducing the value of their retirement benefits. In addition, the budget suggests a number of postal reform proposals previously made […]

Trump’s budget calls for cuts on federal employee retirement programs

The Washington Post’s Joe Davidson is reporting that Donald Trump’s proposed budget, due to be unveiled on Tuesday, would cut federal workers’ retirement benefits. via the Denver Post  is reportingTrump’s fiscal 2018 budget would: Increase Federal Employees Retirement System contributions from workers by 1 percentage point each year until they equal the government’s contribution. Base […]

USPS Offers Souvenir Envelope to Commemorate The Inauguration Of President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Michael R. Pence

The Postal Service is offering an official souvenir envelope to commemorate the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Michael R. Pence. The 9 1/2-inch by 4 1/8-inch envelope features images of Trump and Pence against a background that shows the White House. The words “58th Presidential Inauguration” are also included, along with […]

Senate confirms Tea Party Congressman Mulvaney as Trump’s budget director

2/16/17 Reuters – The U.S. Senate on Thursday narrowly confirmed South Carolina congressman Mick Mulvaney to serve as White House budget director in a 51-49 vote that largely followed party lines. Underscoring the rocky reception that President Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees have had on Capitol Hill, the vote came as Republican Senator John McCain opposed […]

NALC: Trump’s federal hiring freeze

NALC: It is unclear if Trump’s federal hiring freeze applies to USPS   NAPS received the following statement from USPS Headquarters on January 24, 2017  regarding the 2017 Hiring Freeze. “The Postal Service provides an essential service to the people and businesses of the United States, and is a critical part of our nation’s infrastructure.  […]

Trump freezes hiring of all federal employees

“President Trump’s action will disrupt government programs and services that benefit everyone and actually increase taxpayer costs by forcing agencies to hire more expensive contractors to do work that civilian government employees are already doing for far less,” said American Federation of Government Employees President J. David Cox Sr. “This hiring freeze will mean longer lines […]

Trump’s lease of Washington Old Post Office about to create another conflict of interest

When President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January, he apparently will violate the lease for his new hotel in Washington, adding to the growing list of conflicts of interest between his business enterprises and his duties as president. The lease for the Trump International Hotel, housed in Washington’s historic Old Post Office Pavilion, which is […]