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Bipartisan House Resolution Introduced Opposing Postal Privatization

Representatives Steve Lynch (D-MA) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) introduced H.Res. 993, a resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the U.S. Postal Service should remain a government entity and not be subjected to privatization. Continue Reading


Update - FY2018/2019 Pay Package

Sean and Tony requested to meet with officials at Postal Service Headquarters to continue discussion on several key issues affecting UPMA members. We met again on July 5 and have reached a verbal understanding that addresses our concerns on these key matters. Continue Reading


2018/2019 Pay Package

UPMA is in receipt of the 2018/2019 Pay Package dated June 28, 2018. We are reviewing the package. Updates will be provided when available. Continue Reading


White House Official Under Fire About USPS Privatization at Congressional Hearing

On Wednesday, June 27, the Deputy Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget came under fire by members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, regarding the White House proposal to privatize the U.S. Postal Service. Continue Reading


President Trump Proposes Postal Privatization

Today, President Donald Trump proposed to restructure the United States Postal Service, converting it "from a Government agency into a privately-held corporation." Continue Reading


Office of Personnel Managment Proposes Retirement Cuts and Senate Panel Approves Two USPS Board Of Govenor Nominees

The White House Office of Personnel Management (OPM) proposed $143.5 billion in cuts to federal-postal retirement programs, and the Senate Committee Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approves two nominees to USPS Board of Governors. Continue Reading


President Trump Signs Executive Order Creating Postal Task Force

Last night (4/12/2018), President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order that establishes a White House Task Force on the Postal Service. According to the order, the Task Force is instructed " to evaluate the operations and finances of the USPS." Continue Reading


EEOC class action ruling re USPS Injured on the Job Employees

The U.S. Postal Service will soon have to make a payout to as many as 130,000 current and former employees as part of a class-action lawsuit, with an anti-discrimination oversight body finding the mailing agency created a program to rid its rolls of employees injured on the job under the guise of trying to accommodate them. Continue Reading


Fired vs. Not Fired table

Postmasters HAVE NEVER been fired for… Continue Reading


White House FY 2019 Budget Hits Postal Employees and Retirees

Today, President Donald Trump submitted his $4.4 trillion fiscal year 2019 budget to Congress, which slashes over $155 billion from benefits upon which active and retired postal and federal employee rely. Continue Reading


Executive Administrative Schedule (EAS)

Executive Administrative Schedule (EAS) Annual Salary Effective January 06, 2018 (Day 1, Week 1, PP 02-2018) Continue Reading


PRC Finds Current Rate System Fails to Meet Objectives and Proposes Alternative

On December 1, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) concluded that the postage rate-setting system created in the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act has failed to maintain the financial health of the USPS as intended in the law, has weakened the high quality service standards and has not increased pricing efficiency. As a result, the PRC proposed changes in the way postage rates will be adjusted, in the future, to improve the USPS finances and operations. Continue Reading


President Trump Nominates Three to USPS Board of Governors

On October 26, President Donald Trump made three nomination to the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors. Continue Reading



The Postal Service has announced plans to implement a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) of Postmaster Relief (PMR) employees that are on the rolls in non-authorized positions. Continue Reading


Pay Schedule Increase

As you well known, we have been working without a pay package since the beginning of last year. Title 39 states that the management associations will enter a consultative process with Postal HQ once the largest union has ratified their contract. Continue Reading



September End of Year Corporate NPA results were published October 28, 2016. The Mitigation period is open today for six days only. Continue Reading



The following information was received from Postal Service clarifying PMG, Megan Brennan’s announcement at the National convention regarding implementing Post Office evaluations. Continue Reading