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03/12/19

Testimony Submitted for the Record, Daniel Heins, President, UPMA - A Path to Sustainability: Recommendations from the President’s Task Force on the United States Postal Service

Chairman Johnson, Senator Peters, I am Daniel Heins, President of the United Postmasters and Managers of America (UPMA). UPMA represents more than 24,000 active and retired postmasters and senior managers for the United States Postal Service Continue Reading

02/08/19

United Postmasters and Managers of America supports H.R. 141, the Social Security Fairness Act for the 116th Congress.

United Postmasters and Managers of America supports H.R. 141, the Social Security Fairness Act for the 116th Congress. Many UPMA current and future retired members are impacted by the GPO and WEP provision Continue Reading

01/02/19

USPS implements changes to salary ranges for Postmasters as a result of the 7/20/2018 Pay Decision.

USPS implements changes to salary ranges for Postmasters as a result of the 7/20/2018 Pay Decision. Continue Reading

12/06/18

The Presidential Task Force report, “United States Postal Service: A Sustainable Path Forward” has been released.

The Presidential Task Force report, “United States Postal Service: A Sustainable Path Forward” has been released. At this time, UPMA is reviewing the report and the recommendations... Continue Reading

11/20/18

Update on National Convention 2020:

As has been reported elsewhere in UPMA correspondence the National Executive Board has voted to move the location of the 2020 National Convention from Omaha, Nebraska to St. Louis, Missouri. Continue Reading

11/15/18

Update: Level-20 Special Exemption for Postmasters without an authorized supervisor is in effect.

Level-20 Special Exemption for Postmasters without an authorized supervisor is in effect. Continue Reading

11/13/18

United Postmasters and Managers of America Legislative Team

With the Democrats leading the House in the next Congress and the Senate remaining in Republican hands, UPMA has expanded our legislative and political engagement by bringing on a bipartisan team of government relations professionals. With the departure of Bob Levi, UPMA has partnered with two firms, The Eris Group and Imperium Global Advisors, to help UPMA and our members navigate public policy and political affairs in Washington, DC. Continue Reading

As the new UPMA National President I welcome you to our website.

11/06/18

As the new UPMA National President I welcome you to our website.

Welcome to the national website of the United Postmasters and Managers of America (UPMA). The goal of this website is to offer you up to date information on items that are happening within the UPMA organization... Continue Reading

10/29/18

Latest updated SUT that will be given starting 10/26/2018

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10/26/18

The NPA Scores have been posted. The Postal Service has not provided the Mitigation dates yet. Once the dates are determined you will have 6 days to submit your mitigating factors request

The NPA Scores have been posted. The Postal Service has not provided the Mitigation dates yet. Once the dates are determined you will have 6 days to submit your mitigating factors request Continue Reading

09/20/18

UPMA Announcement of Resignation of Bob Levi, Director of Government Relation

It is with a mixture of sadness and gratitude that UPMA announces Bob Levi’s departure as Director of Government Relations Continue Reading

09/18/18

Senate Passes Bill to Reduce Opioid Transport Through International Mail

Last night, the Senate passed H.R. 6, the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 that includes the so-called STOP Act, which strives to prevent the inbound transport of opioids through international mail, requires that electronic manifests be created for inbound U.S. mail shipments and would levy civil fines against the Postal Service for noncompliance. Continue Reading

09/12/18

Congressional Resolution Opposing Postal Privatization Gains Steam

The House of Representatives' resolution that opposes White House efforts to privatize the U.S. Postal Service (H.Res. 993) has gained momentum. The Presidential Task Force on the Postal System report will likely not be unveiled until after the 2018 congressional elections. Continue Reading

09/11/18

PAY DECISION IMPLEMENTATION DELAYED

The Postal Service has notified us of a delay in its implementation their July 20 pay decision concerning changes to pay policies, schedules and fringe benefit program for postmasters Continue Reading

08/29/18

A Survey of Our Contributions to the Mission -- and More

I strongly encourage all EAS Employees to fill out the nationwide survey intended to assess our EAS workload. Don’t exaggerate, but don’t hold back, either. Remember, Continue Reading

08/29/18

Senate Confirms Two Board of Governors; President Nominates Two More

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate confirmed Robert Duncan and David Williams as members of the Postal Service Board of Governors by voice vote. In addition, President Trump nominated Ron Bloom and Roman Martinez IV to the Board of Governors. Continue Reading

08/27/18

UPMA Pays Tribute to Sen. John S. McCain

Sen. John McCain was a military hero and a passionate and courageous legislator who ably represented his beloved state of Arizona, and sought legislative consensus in the pursuit of making our country and this world a better place Continue Reading

08/22/18

House Anti-Privatization Resolution Picks Up Support; Status of Presidential Postal Task Force Report Unknown

H.Res. 993 picked up significant support during the August recess and there is uncertainly about the status of Presidential Task Force on the Postal System. Continue Reading

07/25/18

Senate Likely to Vote on Bipartisan Anti-Postal Privatization Amendment Tommorrow, July 26

Sen. Heitkamp (D-ND) filed an amendment to a pending appropriations bill the would preclude the White House from undermining universal postal services or moving forward with efforts to privatize the federal agency. Continue Reading

07/20/18

Postmasters\EAS Pay Package through Fiscal Year 2019

On June 28th, the Postal Service released the EAS pay package decision letter that was to cover through fiscal year 2019. Immediately upon receipt, Sean Acord and Tony Leonardi requested a meeting with Executive Postal Leadership in an effort to resolve some concerns. Continue Reading