NAPS HQ Addresses USPS Early Out Rumor

NAPS HQ has been receiving calls and emails concerning an article that is being attributed to the Federal Times titled “Early-Out Offer For USPS Management Likely Coming September 16th.” This article quotes supposed comments made by President Louis Atkinson this issue. NAPS HQ has validated with Immediate Past President Louis Atkins that nosuch interview has […]

NAPS: Trump Budget Would Reduce Postal Paychecks, Retirement Benefits

National Association of Postal Supervisors (NAPS) Leg/Reg Update : 5/25/17 The Fiscal Year 2018 budget sent to Congress by President Trump earlier this week proposes legislative changes that would impose dramatic cuts in federal retirement benefits for current and future retirees and potentially erode the current size of postal employee paychecks.  It also would provide […]

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 […]

USPS unclear on impact of Trump’s federal hiring freeze

NAPS received the following statement from USPS Headquarters on January 24, 2017 at 5:38 p.m. ET 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.  In view of our independent status, past Executive Orders […]

NAPS: Could Big Civil Service Changes Lie Ahead?

Could Big Civil Service Changes Lie Ahead?   1/13/17 Sweeping changes (here and here) to civil service rules and employee compensation could come about under plans being prepared by President-elect Trump’s transition team and the GOP-controlled Congress. Last November’s anti-Washington mandate has put a bulls-eye on the federal bureaucracy as part of efforts to “drain […]

NAPS Comments on House Postal Reform Bill

NAPS – 6/29/16 – The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee recently introduced a discussion draft on postal reform legislation, which addresses prefunding, health care benefits, and the MSPB rights of postal supervisors. National Association of Postal Supervisors President Louis Atkins issued a letter to Committee leadership addressing the Association’s concerns as well as the […]

NAPS: USPS OIG to conduct unannounced Financial Control Audits

From the National Association of Postal Supervisors: May 18, 2016 Attention Members, The Office of Inspector General will be starting Financial Control audits at all postal facilities. Teams will show up unannounced with the attached letter. Audits will consist of; *Voyager Cards *Money Orders *Voided Transactions *Excessive Refunds *BMEU Indicators When the OIG performs these […]