APWU: National Agreement Provides Uniform Allowance for Clerks in POStPlan Offices

Web News Article #: 58-2017 06/16/2017 – On June 14, the APWU and the Postal Service reached an agreement resolving a Step 4 National Dispute that career Clerk Craft employees assigned to a POStPlan office are entitled to a uniform allowance. The parties agreed that career Clerk Craft employees who staff POStPlan offices will be…

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APWU: Three New Signoffs in the Clerk Craft

Web News Article #: 157-2016 07/29/2016 – APWU Clerk Craft officers and the Postal Service signed three documents on July 29: They agreed to a new set of Questions & Answers on the POStPlan, Filling Residual Vacancies, and Travel; signed a Step 4 Settlement on Postal Support Employees (PSEs) staffing Level 4 RMPOs (Remotely Managed…

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GAO questions USPS cost savings on POStPlan, USPS questions GAO’s tone

May 3, 2016 The Government Accountability Office has just issued a report about the cost savings the Postal Service may have achieved with POStPlan, the initiative that reduced hours at 13,000 small post offices and eliminated their postmaster positions. As the report makes clear, the plan has not saved the $500 million a year that…

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GAO: Post Office Changes Suggest Cost Savings, but Improved Guidance, Data, and Analysis Recommended

GAO-16-385: Apr 29, 2016. What GAO Found The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) had largely completed Post Office Structure Plan’s (POStPlan) implementation prior to a 2014 POStPlan arbitration decision and expected millions in cost savings. Specifically, under POStPlan, USPS planned to reduce hours at about 13,000 post offices (from 8- to 2-, 4-, or 6-hours of retail…

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No discontinuances, but more post office suspensions and relocations

October 2, 2015 As a result of all the public protest, the Postal Service has stayed away from post office closings over the past two years, and if legislation recently proposed by Senator Tom Carper were to be approved as is, there would be a moratorium on all post office closings for the next five…

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USPS reviews 5,000 more post offices for reduced hours

August 20, 2015 The Postal Service is working on phase two of POStPlan, its initiative to reduce hours and staffing at half the country’s post offices. From September 2012 through February 2015, the Postal Service implemented phase one — 13,000 small post offices had their hours reduced from eight a day to six, four, or…

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PRC Public Rep: Closure of Yantic, CT post office unfounded

By Adam Benson – May 12, 2015 NORWICH – A federal official has suggested regulators remand a Jan. 26 U.S. Postal Service decision to shutter the Yantic Post Office facility, saying the agency “did not consider meaningful community input” during the process – among other criticisms. On Monday night, Elisabeth Shellan, a public representative for…

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