USPS’ Pay for Performance System Isn’t Rewarding Top Performing Employees

By Eric Katz – August 3, 2017 The U.S. Postal Service is failing to reward its top performers under a pay system designed to recognize excellence, according to a new report, instead relying on group metrics that collectively punish employees for the work of their colleagues. Using the Capital Metro Area as a sample, the…

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USPS OIG Report: Fiscal Year 2015 Pay for Performance Program

Background The U.S. Postal Service pay for performance (PFP) program is the primary pay program for non-bargaining Executive and Administrative Schedule (EAS) employees who work in supervisory, technical, administrative, and managerial positions. The National Performance Assessment, which is a scorecard of performance goals, is the foundation of the PFP program. EAS employees work at Postal…

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Former APWU Des Plaines Local President pleads guilty to embezzling $18,857

via Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) On July 12, 2017, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, Lonzell Moore, former President of American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 1730 (located in Des Plaines, Ill.), pled guilty to one count of embezzling $18,857 in union funds, in violation of…

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USPS: 7 unique Post Office facts

USPS operates more than 35,000 Post Offices across the nation. Here’s a look at seven unique locations, courtesy of Postal Facts. Ochopee, FL, has the smallest Post Office. At about 62 square feet, the office has been housed in a former toolshed since 1953. The largest Post Office can be found — where else? —…

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SEC Files Fraud Charges Against Former Brokers Targeting Federal Retirees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington D.C., July 31, 2017— The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged four former Atlanta-area brokers with fraudulently inducing federal employees to roll over holdings from their federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) retirement accounts into higher-fee, variable annuity products. The SEC’s enforcement action comes at a time when the agency has been…

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Second Circuit Lowers Bar for Causation in FMLA Retaliation Claims

By Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. July 27, 2017 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently ruled that to advance a viable claim for retaliation under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), an employee need only demonstrate that exercising his or her rights under the FMLA, such as taking…

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Postal Fleet Services rolls out SmartDrive video system

By Aaron Huff – July 25, 2017 SmartDrive Systems announced that Postal Fleet Services, Inc., a major mail hauler primarily servicing the United States Postal Service, has adopted the SmartDrive video-based safety system following a competitive review and pilot program. In piloting the SmartDrive program in its St. Louis, MO service area, Postal Fleet Services…

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