Membership Overview

Membership Overview


  • Job protection through legislative action

  • Consultative sessions with Postal Headquarters about issues that concern you and your job

  • UPMA listens to the needs and concerns of members and takes those concerns to Postal Headquarters

  • UPMA gives you the opportunity to take important issues to your representatives on Capitol Hill, where your voice will be heard

  • Gives you a sense of pride in knowing you belong to an organization that truly cares and does something about the needs of its members

Membership Overview


  • Education and information that is important for your job and your future

  • Educational training and materials provided in The UPMA Leader, on the UPMA website and at local, state and national events

  • 3-digit educational meetings at your local level addressing local, area and national issues affecting your job and your ability to perform effectively

  • The UPMA gives you opportunities to expand your knowledge, both personally and professionally

  • A lifeline to assist with the many fast-paced changes in the Postal Service

Membership Overview

Adverse Action and Legal Defense Services

  • The United Postmasters and Managers of America (UPMA) is committed to representing its members in all areas, including adverse actions. Support and representation is provided by the network of UPMA Adverse Action Counselors.

  • Legal Defense Services. When the decision of the Postal Service in adverse action falls within the jurisdiction of the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), the adverse action representative will immediately contact the UPMA Legal Defense attorney. The sole decision on the scope, extent and means of defense then becomes the responsibility of the attorney, with the agreement of the charged Postmaster/Manager/Supervisor.

Membership Overview


  • Networking on the state and national level, whether at UPMA events or in your home office.

  • UPMA provides you with an entire network of contacts that will help make your job easier.