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Welcome Postmasters and All EAS Employees to the NAPS Family
By Dee Perez
New York Area Vice President
Happy “peak” holiday season, everyone. And welcome to all our brothers and sisters who hold the title of postmaster. After so many years, NAPS now can represent postmasters in pay and benefits in consultations with the Postal Service.
On NAPS’ website, you can read this breaking news item from February:
“In a landmark decision issued on Feb. 22, 2022, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia recognized the National Association of Postal Supervisors as entitled to represent all United States Postal Service supervisors, managerial personnel and postmasters in consultation with the Postal Service regarding compensation and pay policies. The court held that NAPS’ representation extends to virtually all supervisory and managerial personnel, regardless of whether the Postal Service classifies them as Field, Area or Headquarters employees.”
As postmasters continue to be welcomed into the NAPS family, NAPS is making a concerted effort to communicate regularly with them and asking them to bring more postmasters into our family. We can begin to grow our association, gain more strength and have a louder voice in all matters that concern supervisors and postmasters.
But let’s not forget our roots. For every postmaster, your first promotion was becoming a supervisor. Remember how proud you were of this accomplishment? Every high-level manager—you, too—started as a supervisor. Remember?
We now have one association that truly represents all EAS employees in every form and title under which they work. No other postal management association has mentored and developed current and future leaders from the beginning as NAPS has.
As chair of the NAPS Executive Board Postmaster Committee, I and my colleagues and committee members—Tony Dallojacono, Mideast Area vice president; Kevin Trayer, Michiana Area vice president; Kelly McCartney, MINK Area vice president; and Pam Davis, Texas Area vice president— are a very proactive, five-member group committed to communicating concerns, resolving issues and sharing information with the NAPS Convention Postmaster Committee, led by Chair Jimmy Salmon.
These members will share via email all NAPS-related policy issues and concerns and inform those who work near them of the benefits of being a NAPS family member. I am committed to leading the effort to effect the continued growth of postmaster members.
Some serious concerns are coming soon that will affect supervisors, postmasters and managers. NAPS is ready to address them all and support our EAS members at each level and every turn. These issues include:
1. EAS employees delivering mail
3. Settlement of the NAPS lawsuit with the Postal Service
May you all try and enjoy the upcoming, stressful holiday season, while dealing with the increasing emphasis on the 6-9 play, the beginning of Tour 2 delivery up time, Line “H” responsibilities and Gembas being done by people who never managed an office or ran a floor.
Stay cool and do your job. Be the professional you are expected to be. Always take the high road and wish everyone good cheer. Ho ho ho!
Do your part for membership. I need everyone to sign a postmaster monthly!