July 14, 2015
NAPS is proud to endorse the Rural Postal Act of 2015 (S. 1742) offered by Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota. The legislation restores overnight July 2012 service standards, places a 2-year moratorium on the closure of additional mail processing plants, makes six-day delivery permanent, protects rural post offices from unnecessary closures or reductions in hours, and includes a number of other provisions that ensure that all families and businesses have high-quality mail service, regardless of where they live. In addition, the legislation properly assures that approximately 7,500 midlevel postal managers may appeal adverse personnel actions to the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board and clarifies that changes to pay and/or benefits, including the termination of a benefit, for managers cannot occur outside the designated time period for pay consultation between the managers’ organizations and the Postal Service unless mutually agreed upon.
Read the full endorsement of the legislation here: