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USPS Headquarters Announces Division Alignment, District Restructurings and a Limited Voluntary Early Retirement
On March 3, the Postal Service notified NAPS Headquarters of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s announcement of a new series of phased organizational changes intended to improve the USPS’ ability to implement strategies and drive success by creating three core business functions and centralizing the administrative support functions at the area and district levels into Postal Headquarters. The USPS is further aligning the core business functions into four areas within Retail and Delivery and two regions within Mail Processing and Logistics.
The USPS announcement does not initiate a reduction-in-force (RIF). Over the next two months, the Postal Service will be engaged in specific activities to complete the staffing changes for the final phase of its restructure. The announcement of the final structure and staffing is planned for May.
However, as a part of its RIF avoidance activities, the Postal Service is offering a voluntary early retirement (VER). The VER offering is for eligible career employees who are Executive and Administrative Schedule (EAS-15 to EAS-26) pay scales working in Headquarters, Headquarters-related facilities and area and district offices.
The VER offering is not offered to employees in the Inspection Service, Vehicle Maintenance or any plant or post office employees. The VER offer will not be incentivized. Employees will be notified of these changes through USPS memos and employee all-hands meetings.
The Postal Service will provide additional information and details to NAPS regarding these organizational changes, including consulting with NAPS on any potential impacts to EAS positions and active NAPS members. As more information becomes available, NAPS will provide timely and relevant updates to the Executive Board and post the same on the NAPS website at naps.org.