NARFE disappointed House Committee approved Postal Reform Bill forcing retirees into Medicare

NARFE Disappointed in Committee Action on USPS Reform Legislation 3/16/17 Alexandria, VA – The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) is deeply disappointed the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform approved the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017, H.R. 756, without addressing the serious concerns of 76,000 postal retirees who would be […]

House Oversight Committee introduces bipartisan postal reform bill, hearing on USPS scheduled Feb 7

The bill resembles last year’s House bill, but with some differences. The MSPB provision has been modified and simplified, in part to add OIG employees.  This will require a closer look, although this is a moving train, and Chaffetz’ strategy will be to get this bill passed early in this session. Although not yet announced […]

Another Congressman requests more info from USPS on cyber attack

It appears that USPS has left Members of Congress, unions, postal employees and customers in the dark on the cyber attack. Congressman Darrell Issa said yesterday that USPS knew of the cyber attack two months ago. American Postal Workers Union president Mark Dimondstein said he found out yesterday. National Association of Letter Carriers president Fredric […]

NAPS Update: USPS Plant Moratorium Misses the Continuing Resolution Train

Hopes for a delay in the closure of 82 mail processing plants dimmed this week as Congressional lawmakers refrained from including the delay in a government catchall spending bill. House and Senate proponents of the one-year delay, however, refused to give up and remained optimistic about inclusion of the moratorium in the next government spending […]

NALC: Six-day mail delivery clears major hurdle

July 16, 2014—The full House of Representatives voted Wednesday to preserve six-day mail delivery appropriations language by passing H.R. 5016, the Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) appropriations bill. The base bill was introduced last month without the six-day provision, which has been part of appropriations bills for decades. But following extensive […]

NALC: 6-day language makes it into House appropriations bill

June 25, 2014—Language mandating six-day mail delivery—intentionally left out of the draft version of the House Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government’s Fiscal Year 2015 spending bill—was successfully reinserted into the measure that was approved on Wednesday by a voice vote of the full House Appropriations committee. “This is a clear victory for letter […]

NAPS: House Panel Adds Saturday Delivery Mandate

The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday added a rider to a government funding measure mandating that the U.S. Postal Service continue to provide Saturday delivery service. NAPS supports the preservation of Saturday mail delivery. The Serrano-Latham amendment added the six-day mail delivery mandate to the House version of the FY 2015 Financial Services and General […]

NALC: Senate Subcommittee retains 6 day delivery mandate but still work to do in House

The Senate Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government has approved a Fiscal Year 2015 appropriations bill that includes, as it has for decades, the language mandating that the Postal Service deliver the mail six days a week. “We applaud this news, and we strongly encourage the senators on the full appropriations committee to vote […]

Issa trying to shift any possible criminal charges from Oakland PO Tree Trimmer to USPS

Issa Looks to Save Tree Trimmer from Criminal Charges after Cutting Limbs for the Oakland, CA Post Office Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on Wednesday launched an investigation into the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s attempt to bring criminal changes against a California tree trimmer. In early May, Ernesto Pulido was hired by the U.S. Postal […]