USPS begins working overtime as Christmas nears

12/5/17 OPA-LOCKA, FLA. (WSVN) – The busiest mailing season of the year has begun, as U.S. Postal Service employees in Opa-locka prepare thousands of packages for shipment. USPS’ Royal Palm Processing and Distribution Center gave 7News a tour of the facility, where workers were seen sorting through packages. “Daily volume we have 500,000 to 750,000 […]

Video: No mail in Santa Clara, CA neighborhood blamed on USPS overtime cuts

(October 31, 2014) SANTA CLARA (KPIX 5) – The U.S. Postal Service goes by the creed “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds,” but one KPIX 5 viewer said that’s not the case in Santa Clara. On the Circle Drive neighborhood […]

Legal: Postal Inspectors 11-year battle for overtime pay ends after Supreme Court rejects petition

The case in nutshell: (August 28, 2014) Postal Inspectors Robert Nigg (now retired) and Keith Lewis claimed that they were entitled to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. The Postal Inspectors alleged that the Postal Service failed to pay their proper wages for (i) hours they worked in excess of forty […]

OIG: South Florida Tops all USPS Districts in Grievance Payout Costs

This report presents the results of our self-initiated review of grievance payout costs in the South Florida District (Project Number 13YG036HR000). Our objective was to determine the cause of high grievance payout costs in this district. See Appendix A for additional information about this review. The U.S. Postal Service has about 490,000 career employees, most […]

USPS and NALC Agree On New MOU For Signing Overtime Lists

New Memorandum of Understanding: NALC and the Postal Service have agreed on a new memorandum Re: Signing Overtime Lists (M-01828), which allows the installation head and branch president or their designees to mutually elect to develop a process that allows employees who transfer from another installation, or part-time flexibles and CCAs converted to full-time status […]

Oakland APWU Wins Over $1M For 24 Former USPS CFS Clerks In Historic Arbitration Award

HISTORIC ARBITRATION AWARD IN CFS CLASS ACTION GRIEVANCE USPS’S RECKLESS VIOLATION OF THE NATIONAL AGREEMENT PROVIDES $1,000,000.00 PLUS WINDFALL FOR 24 FORMER CFS POSTAL CLERKS According to Fredric Jacobs, Oakland, CA Local #78 President–The holiday season will be a lot merrier for 24 former Oakland, CA Computer Forwarding System  (CFS) postal clerks, thanks to an […]

USPS Penalty Overtime Exclusion

As referenced in Article 8, Sections 4 and 5, of the USPS–NALC and USPS–APWU national agreements, the December period (during which penalty overtime regulations are not applicable) consists of four consecutive service weeks. This year, the December period begins Pay Period 26-13 — Week 1 (November 30, 2013) — and ends Pay Period 01-14 — […]

APWU: PSEs Overtime Adjustment Postponed to Pay Period 19

The USPS has notified the APWU that it failed to complete back-pay adjustments for PSE overtime hours, which were expected in Pay Period 17. The adjustments will be made in Pay Period 19, management says. The adjustments are being made because the Department of Labor found that the USPS was paying PSEs for overtime at […]

Audit: Postal Service overtime costs topped $3.5 billion last year

Even as total work hours dropped again last year, the U.S. Postal Service’s overtime costs kept climbing, according to a newly released audit by the agency’s inspector general. Paid overtime costs for fiscal 2012 amounted to $3.53 billion, up almost 7 percent from 2011, the IG found. At one Des Moines, Iowa, distribution center, overtime […]