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Social Security Announces 2.0 Percent Benefit Increase for 2018
A bill to provide certain reforms to promote accountability and efficiency in the civil service, and for other purposes.
NAPS HQ has been receiving calls and emails concerning an article that is being attributed to the Federal Times titled “Early-Out Offer For USPS Management Likely Coming September 16th.” (Click here to read article)
NAPS National President responds to June 14, 2017 senseless act of violence against congressional leadership, community and entire country.
Our participants started contributing to the TSP 30 years ago this month. In recognition of this significant anniversary, the FRTIB’s Office of Communications and Education has launched a special microsite, TSP@30, which tells the story of how our plan has grown and changed over three decades.
The site showcases participants discussing what the TSP means to them, and how they hope it will help them realize their retirement goals. If you have time, I encourage you to check it out. If your organization follows the TSP on Twitter and/or Facebook, please consider sharing the TSP@30 content with your followers/friends.
NAPS is proudly represented on the Postal Employees Relief Fund (PERF) Executive Board. The Federal Employee Education & Assistance (FEEA) organization is looking to partner with PERF on FEEA’s grants and loans. FEEA is asking PERF and its affiliates, such as NAPS, to share information about their upcoming Public Service Charity Walk/Run on May 7, 2017. The overall race site is www.feea.org/5k.
A historic SWCs event took place at the Flushing P&DC on Thursday March 2, 2017. NAPS and the USPS had a kick off meeting for SWCs pilot sites that will conduct a work study of supervisory daily duties. Supervisors in post offices, branches and stations working at six sites in each of the Westchester, Connecticut Valley, Long Island, Triboro, New York and Northern New Jersey Districts will be conducting an actual work study by documenting each one of their daily duties and the time taken to complete. The District Managers, support staff and supervisors from each site participated in the kick off. The study is scheduled to commence on March 18, 2017 and last for the next six months.
In the photo from left to right are Elvin Mercado Triboro District Manager, Steve Hernandez Northern New Jersey District Manager, Tommy Roma NAPS Northeast Regional V.P., Ed Phelan Northeast Area V.P. and Jim Warden NAPS New York Area V.P.
The National Association of Postal Supervisors (NAPS) reviewed H.R. 756, Postal Reform Act of 2017 and is in support of the bill. To read NAPS’s letter to Chairman Chaffetz and Ranking Member Cummings of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform supporting H.R. 756.
The bill and a lot of background info on the HOGR site is here:
The bill resembles last year’s House bill, but with some differences.
The MSPB provision has been modified and simplified, in part to add OIG employees. This will require a closer look, although this is a moving train, and Chaffetz’ strategy will be to get this bill passed early in this session.
Although not yet announced there will be an HOGR hearing on the state of the Postal Service next Tues, Feb. 7. NALC, APWU and USPS will testify.
NAPS HQ received the above memos and is in the process of reviewing them. In addition, NAPS reached out to USPS Headquarters on the potential impact of these memos on the Postal Service NAPS received the following statement from USPS Headquarters on January 24, 2017 at 5:38 p.m. ET regarding the 2017 Hiring Freeze.
“The Postal Service provides an essential service to the people and businesses of the United States, and is a critical part of our nation’s infrastructure. In view of our independent status, past Executive Orders imposing hiring freezes on Executive Departments and Agencies have not applied to the Postal Service. We have reached out to the Administration to discuss this matter.”
NAPS will update information on the Breaking News section and Legislative Center of the NAPS website as additional information becomes available.