SOURCE: NAPS.ORG

Heitkamp Statement on President Creating a Postal System Task Force

April 16, 2018

Read below Heitkamp’s Medium Post on her Efforts to Improve Postal Service & Delivery for Rural North Dakotans

Trump launches task force

April 13, 2018

President Trump launches task force to evaluate Postal Service operations

Call to Action on Senate Postal Reform

March 9, 2018

There is a new bipartisan push in the Congress to tack postal reform legislation on to the large omnibus government funding package

CFC Application Deadline Extended

January 30, 2018

OPM has extended the CFC Application (on-line process) deadline to February 16, 2018.

NAPS Condemn Workplace Violence at Dublin Ohio Post Office

January 4, 2018

A senseless act of violence that occurred on December 23, 2017 at the Dublin Ohio Post Office

NAPS and USPS Extend Pay Talks

December 21, 2017

NAPS and the USPS have agreed to extend EAS Pay Talk consultation into January 2018. Please see attached.

NEWS RELEASE – SOCIAL SECURITY

October 13, 2017

Social Security Announces 2.0 Percent Benefit Increase for 2018

HR 3257 – Legislation Introduced to Make Federal Employees “At Will” Employee

July 25, 2017

A bill to provide certain reforms to promote accountability and efficiency in the civil service, and for other purposes.

 

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NEWS:

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Dear NAPS member:

Please call your House Member BEFORE WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, to urge resistance to the dramatic cuts in federal and postal employee retirement benefits proposed early this year in the Administration’s budget. More specific instructions on calling House members are below.

The timing and scheduling of our NAPS calls is part of a larger grassroots campaign undertaken by the federal-postal community to help defeat these disastrous budget proposals.

Next week the House will begin to consider a resolution that could include the following changes and cuts in federal retirement benefits:

  • Increases in employee contributions;
  • COLA reductions for CSRS employees;
  • Elimination of COLAs for FERS employees;
  • A high-five calculation for annuities (instead of the current high-three); and,
  • Elimination of the annuity supplement for those who retire before they are eligible for Social Security.

If enacted, these proposals essentially become a pay cut for current employees and a breach in the promises made to retirees over their benefits.

NAPS members should call their House Members and leave this message with the office receptionist:

 

AS A CONSTITUENT, POSTAL SUPERVISOR, AND A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF POSTAL SUPERVISORS, I ASK THE CONGRESSMAN/WOMAN  OPPOSE ANY CUTS TO FEDERAL RETIREE BENEFITS AS A MEANS OF COST SAVINGS WITHIN THE FY18 HOUSE BUDGET RESOLUTION.

Call your House Representative with this simple message. You can reach their Representative’s office through the Capitol switchboard at202-224-3121. If you need help finding your Representative, that information can be found here:  http://ziplook.house.gov/htbin/findrep?ZIP, by entering your zip code. Please encourage your fellow NAPS members to call. The success of this campaign is dependent on everyone’s participation.

Thank you for your support on this matter. Your efforts strengthen NAPS and the postal community as a whole. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 703-836-9660 or at naps.km@naps.org

Best Regards,

Katie Maddocks
Legislative Representative

National Association of Postal Supervisors

Federal Workforce Bracing for Expected Changes:

 

(Source: http://govmatters.tv/federal-workforce-bracing-for-expected-changes/) Government Matters
Jessica Klement, legislative director at the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, discusses how the executive order on agency reorganization and budget outline will impact federal employees. READ MORE

MEMO’s

Greetings Postal Leaders,

The Postal Pulse survey results will be available no later than noon (EST) today via Gallup On Line. For those with access, in addition to receiving an email directly from Gallup with the link, you may also use the link below.

As this is our third administration of the Postal Pulse survey and we begin to establish trends, there are a few national highlights to point out:

–    Overall participation rate increased to 292,294 employees (49%)

–    National Grand Mean increased to 3.25

–    The increase in percentage engaged represents 23,000 more employees now engaged from Admin 1

–     Number of top quartile teams increased to 549 (up 134%)

–     Non-bargaining engagement achieved top quartile organizational growth (up .29 since Admin 1)

–     Since Admin 1 all crafts have now made meaningful change on multiple elements of engagement

–     Teams of leaders who attended the “Creating An Engaging Workplace” training achieved 60% greater Grand Mean improvement

Thank you individually and collectively for the steady progress we continue to make. Establishing the meaningful conversations, building the relationships, action planning and follow through will ensure continuous improvement. Ultimately, every postal employee benefits, as do our customers.

Please use the link to review your survey results and share them with your team via the State of the Team Conversation (SOTC).

LINK TO GALLUP ONLINE

Thanks again,

Kelvin L. Williams
Executive Director, Employee Engagement

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February 16, 2017 at 6:57:39 PM EST

Subject: FW: PM’s are receiving their Smartphones

All,

I have received inquiries related to the expansion of the use of smartphones to include Level 18 and above postmasters to improve efficiencies.  Headquarters expanded the eligibility for smartphones to include EAS-18 Above Postmasters.    There has been complaints over the years from EAS about having to use their personal smartphones for official business, unable to be reached when out of the office (travelling to RMPOs, business meetings, street observations) or even as simple as being in the lobby assisting customers.

Unfortunately, I have been made aware that some POOMs are instructing Level 18 Postmasters that they must answer their postal smartphone when contacted and respond to emails immediately and up to 24 hours a day.  Although Postmasters manage the operation of a post office and are responsible for meeting service requirements and commitments as well as may be the administrative authority for stations, branches and RMPOs; there’s a practical limit on the expectation that Postmasters must be available 24 hours a day.

It’s also unreasonable for a Postmaster to assume that they are only responsible for the operations of their post office during a 40 hour a week schedule; therefore do not need to be responsive to any issues that may arise in their office while they are not there. There are incidents in which Postmasters should be contacted to discuss matters that may affect the operations of their post office or discuss affects resulting from the operations of their post office.  There have always been emergencies that may arise in post offices and Postmasters provided their home phone number in the past to respond to reports of employee accidents, security alarm notifications, etc.

I attached our notification to UPMA regarding the expansion of smartphones to the EAS-18 and above Postmasters and the purpose for expansion of this program.  I also attached the Management Instruction regarding limited use of office equipment which includes smartphones.

There is no new policy that was established nor was any policy revised resulting from expansion of this program.

I also suggest that any employee inquiring of what is acceptable or prohibited when using a postal smartphone, direct those employees to Handbook AS-805, Chapter 5.

Mark/Website please.

Felicia A. Adamski,
Mgr. Labor Relations
Northeast Area
6 Griffin Road N.
Windsor, Ct 06006
Tel: 860-285-7161

 

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LINKs

Legislation Introduced to Reform Postal Employees’ Benefits
– Feb 1, 2017

Internal Promotions, Postal Service and CIA
Among Trump’s Hiring Freeze Exemptions – Jan 31,
2017

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PDFs
Management Instruction EL-660-2009-10
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Wounded Warrior_11/15/2016 wounded-warriors_fla2015