The U.S. Postal Service is pushing its ability to hire low-paid City Carrier Assistants to the limit – and apparently beyond the limit.
The 2011 contract that created the non-career position capped the number of CCAs in each district at 15% of the total number of full-time career city carriers — plus another 8,000 nationwide to allow “flexible windows which may be necessary to develop and provide new products and services.”
The report shows that USPS had 164,582 City Carriers on its rolls in April. Adding 15% of that number plus another 8,000 yields an apparent cap of 32,687 CCAs. But the same report says the Postal Service had 36,074 CCAs.