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We Need Congressional Support to Achieve Fairness and Equity for Postal Service Supervisors and Managers
Urge your member of Congress to co-sponsor H.R. 1623 and H.R. 1624! Currently, EAS-level postal employees are denied a fair and timely process for determining pay and benefits. In addition, 7,500 EAS-level postal managers are deprived of the right to appeal adverse actions to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). On March 8, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) introduced two bipartisan bills to address these deficiencies.
H.R. 1623, the “Postal Supervisors and Managers Fairness Act,” would revise the consultative process. Should the initial phase of the consultative process over pay and benefits reach an impasse, the legislation would revise the process to render the findings, conclusions and recommendations of a Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service fact-finding panel binding on the Postal Service. In addition, the measure would ensure the consultative process begins promptly (i.e., prior to the lapse of the existing pay decision). Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL) is the original co-sponsor of H.R. 1623.
H.R. 1624, the “Postal Employee Appeal Rights Amendment Act,” would grant 7,500 EAS-level Postal Headquarters personnel the right to appeal adverse decisions to the MSPB, as is the right of other EAS-level employees. Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) is the original co-sponsor of H.R. 1624.
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Prioritize COVID-19 Vaccines for Postal Service Employees
Employees of the U.S. Postal Service, which include front-line supervisors and managers, have not been prioritized in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine in many states. The vaccines are a key means of protection for front-line essential employees from contracting the coronavirus.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has recommended that postal employees be included among those individuals eligible for the vaccine in Phase 1B of vaccine administration. However, NAPS understands many states have failed to accord postal employees Phase 1B priority. For this reason, NAPS is asking you to contact your governor to ensure that postal employees are prioritized for the COVID-19 vaccine along with other front-line workers who provide essential national services to the American public.
Go to https://www.votervoice.net/NAPS/campaigns/81250/ to respond. Fill out the form on the right and hit “Send Message” to make your voice heard and urge states to prioritize COVID-19 vaccinations for essential Postal Service employees.