Supreme Court rules in favor of former Colorado postmaster in discrimination lawsuit

5/23/16 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is making it easier for federal workers to file employment discrimination lawsuits after quitting their jobs over conditions they consider intolerable. The justices ruled 7-1 Monday that workers who bring so-called “constructive discharge” claims have 45 days from the time they resign to begin the process. The court […]

OIG recommends USPS monitor management performing craft work and vacancies

USPS OIG: Postmasters and Supervisors Performing Bargaining Unit Work, Management Advisory Alert On December 5, 2014, the U.S. Postal Service reached a settlement with the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) for $56 million, resolving a long-standing dispute dating back to the 1970s. This dispute involved the number of hours postmasters and supervisors could devote to […]

NAPUS: Social Security Windfall Elimination Provision Reappears on the Legislative Radar

Windfall Elimination Provision – Social Security January 13, 2016  – More than 30 years ago, Congress enacted legislation to strengthen the Social Security program, in part, at the expense of Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) annuitants who were eligible for Social Security. Since 1983, NAPUS and others, including NARFE, have sought to repeal this discriminatory […]

NAPUS changes rules to allow all USPS management employees to become members

NAPUS APPROVES CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGES EFFECTING MEMBERSHIP On September 1, 2015, at our National Convention in Mobile Alabama, NAPUS voted to allow all EAS employees of the Postal Service to become full, active members of the organization. It had become evident that EAS Supervisors and Managers will be the Postmasters of the future. As full dues […]

NAPUS: Final Hurdle Cleared to Form New Postal Organization

NAPUS members voted unanimously Tuesday morning, Sept. 1, at their national convention in Mobile, AL, to dissolve the NAPUS organization and join with the League to form United Postmasters and Managers of America (UPMA). Linda Gurka, Michigan Chapter president and Postmaster of Suttons Bay, spoke at the mike: “Mr. President: I move that we dissolve […]

National League of Postmasters Takes First Step Towards Consolidation

From NAPUS  July 01, 2015 – The National League of Postmasters of the United States voted on July 1, 2015, to dissolve their 112 year old organization effective October 31, 2016. The historic vote held at the League’s National Convention in Washington DC is contingent upon the adoption of a concurrent resolution at the National […]

NAPUS: USPS ENHANCES NON-BARGAINING PAY POLICIES

From National Association of Postmasters of the United States (NAPUS) – June 16, 2015 – The Postal Service has modified existing pay policy concerning promotion increases when non-bargaining unit employees are promoted to higher grades and when non-bargaining employees voluntarily change to a lower level. As part of the pay policy change, effective January 2016, […]

eNAPUS: Postal, Federal Employees and Retirees Dodge Budget Bullet

Postmasters, Postal Workers, Retirees and the Federal Community Dodge Budget Bullet May 8, 2015 Postmasters may have evaded an early 2015 attack on federal health and retirement programs. Our work to educate Members of Congress during the Leadership Conference and at subsequent political events – particularly regard member of the Senate – paid a meaningful […]

NAPUS: Postmasters concerned about USPS elimination of Scheme Qualification from clerk bids

May 8, 2015 NAPUS  and the LEAGUE recently express our concern upon learning of the elimination of scheme qualification to clerk bid jobs after March 23, 2015. At our request a teleconference was held on April 21, 2015, with operations managers at Postal Service to discuss our concerns.   The Postal Service advised that the business decision […]

USPS creates program to compensate management employees using privately owned vehicle

USPS Privately owned vehicle (POV) Program Announced – Postmasters The below POV Program has been established to increase the use of vehicles by EAS while covering the personnel with insurance. In the current environment, anyone using their POV for postal use has been as risk. The League has been asking for some type of coverage […]