APWU: Arbitrator Goldberg found USPS violated ‘POStPlan’ MOU

APWU Wins Another National Level Arbitration Award 06/07/2017 The APWU scores another victory today, defending postal employees in the union’s bargaining unit. Arbitrator Goldberg issued an award in a national-level case over what remedy was due for the Postal Service’s failure to staff ‘POStPlan’ offices following an original award on September 5, 2014 and a […]

NAPUS Call for Post Office Hour Reduction Moratorium Justified by Recent GAO Report

From NAPUS: 5/4/16 Over the past 18 months, NAPUS has raised concerns about the lack of data to indicate the amount of money the U.S. Postal Service saved as a result of reduced post office hours and post office re-classifications. In fact, one year ago, President Tony Leonardi testified before a Senate forum on rural […]


On August 12, the Postal Service asked the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) to begin a proceeding to change the way in which the agency accounts for certain costs associated with POStPlan-impacted small and rural post offices. On August 17, the Postal Regulatory Commission established a public proceeding to consider the Postal Service’s request. It appears […]

USPS Fiscal Year 2015 Integrated Financial Plan

USPS Fiscal Year 2015 Integrated Financial Plan (excerpts) The FY2015 IFP projects controllable income of $0.5 billion (as shown on the table to the right), versus a controllable income of $1.4 billion in FY2014. Controllable income excludes retiree health benefits (RHB) pre-funding and non-cash adjustments to workers’ compensation. All revenue and controllable income comparisons to […]

APWU: Questions and Answers on the 9,000 New Clerk Craft Jobs

10/30/2014 – The APWU and USPS have agreed to a set of Questions and Answers regarding the establishment of 9,000 new Clerk Craft jobs that will be created as a result of a Sept. 5 arbitration award on the POStPlan and a Sept. 22 union-management agreement on implement of the ruling, Clerk Craft Director Clint […]

APWU, USPS Settle Custodial Subcontracting Dispute

10/27/2014 – The APWU and Postal Service have reached an agreement that prohibits management from subcontracting cleaning services based on an employee’s voluntarily transfer from an office where USPS custodians are employed. The Oct. 27 agreement settles a Step 4 dispute. The union and management agreed that voluntary transfers are not considered “voluntary attrition,” which […]

Next in postal privatization: Goin Postal counters in 2,000 Walmarts

The Goin Postal pack-and-ship company has signed a deal to put small postal stores inside of 2,000 Walmarts.  While the Postmaster General will probably say it’s all about customer convenience, the deal represents yet another step in the privatization of the Postal Service. These postal stores, it should be noted, aren’t exactly the same as […]

APWU: ‘Pecking Order’ Set for Filling New Positions in POStPlan Offices

10/09/2014 – The APWU and USPS have agreed on a “pecking order” for filling newly created positions in POStPlan Installations. A recent arbitration award will result in the creation of 9,000 new Clerk Craft jobs in six-hour and four-hour offices affected by the POStPlan. The pecking order is based on the arbitration award and the subsequent […]

USPS ‘Post Plan’ update: Staffing will change at some Remotely Managed Post Offices

The type of employees who perform work in some Remotely Managed Post Offices (RMPOs) where hours have been adjusted through the Post Plan will change. Post Offices that are open six hours a day will be staffed by career employees who will work six-hour schedules. The employees will replace part-time non-career employees who currently work […]