RURAL CARRIERS LABOR DEAL RATIFIED: Copied USPS Link
The National Rural Letter Carriers' Association (NRLCA) membership has ratified a new three-year labor contract with the Postal Service. The contract covers approximately 131,000 employees
represented by the union. Highlights of the agreement include annual general wage increases, a reduction in the employer share of health premiums, additional operational flexibility to use rural
carrier associates, and enhanced health benefits for eligible non-career rural carrier employees. In addition, the agreement includes a comprehensive memo of understanding on the implementation of a
rural carrier standards study. The new agreement runs through May 20, 2021. For more info: https://link.usps.com/2019/08/06/labor-deal-ratified-2/
Plans are in place to create survays and action plans to help reduce
our redundant reporting requirements. Stay tuned aand keep your fingers crossed.
A project from the Eastern Area Level will be looking to see how we can
reduce some of the organizational drag that meetings/telecoms, emails, and reports have on our day-to-day operations. This project is being sponsored at a national level by Mr. Dave Williams,
our Chief Operating Officer, and in the Eastern Area by Dr. Joshua Colin, our Area Vice President, and Ms. Angela Curtis, our Area Manager of Operations Support.
The plan is to identify Non-Value Added (NVA) meetings, emails, and reports that ultimately take time away from engaging our employees and our customers.
Please contact Mari Beth Kirkland at 440-821-4667 or
email at: firstname.lastname@example.org to give candid feedback. This is the only way that we can truly identify root causes to our organizational drag. Thank you advance for your
Headquarters developed a Lean Communication Team. Their mission is to reduce emails, telecoms, programs, and
Mr. David Williams, COO, heads this up. Each district in the country has one UPMA member and one NAPS member.
A survey went out for all EAS employees. We received hundreds of responses. This included alot of comments and suggestions. David Williams, COO,
has determined that we spend 2 hours a day on emails, 2 hours a day on programs, and 2 hours a day on telecoms.
Northern Ohio District Manager, Sharon Young has been very receptive to this. She has instucted, all departments to quit sending out emails, except
Safety. They will send emails to the POOMS, and the POOM'S determine what to send out. To date, on an average, Northern Ohio EAS employees are receiving 41 less emails a day.
The next project is eliminating surveys and survey content. We do not need to certify completion of duties a second time.
In the future I will be working on reducing telecoms.
Ohio Valley District team members are Karen Garber for UPMA and Chris Bruno for NAPS.
Mari Beth Kirkland
Have you tried Informed Delivery ?
Once again at our National Convention we heard the PMG ask how many had signed up for Informed Delivery. She was
encouraging everyone to get and use it. Check out www.usps.com today to learn more.