• Reply to: Nationwide Wage Uniformity   5 years 5 months ago

    Those on IOD should not be allowed to work overtime. After all they need all the healing time possible.

  • Reply to: Nationwide Wage Uniformity   5 years 5 months ago

    Comparable pay should be the norm. Or you will end up with inferior employees. There clearly should be locality pay.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas to Help the Postal Service   5 years 5 months ago

    ELIMINATE TACS/ERMS!

    What a waste of time for management. USPS is the only Federal agency that reguires employees to punch on a clock. I hear managers/supervisors all the time complaining about all the hours it takes to implement the timekeeping process.

  • Reply to: Nationwide Wage Uniformity   5 years 5 months ago

    OIG,

    Until you been there, done that, why do you put your nose were it doesn't belong?

    Besides, management runs the show (and you see how a wonderful job there doing taking care of themselves) and beating up the customer services I hope, not just suck off top of the revenue's, then want to lay-off the workers!

    First you have to have people whom know and want to make money, understand transportations, and what vehicles you need vs. some slick salesmen (Telling you what to buy)!
    Coming down to the trenches would be a GREAT start and ask the workers, and not by bias employee surveys!
    You might not like what you hear..... but you might learn also and get (1) good idea, but I doubt it?
    Until you get a PMG like Ross Perot, and dump the board of governors, it will keep going down hill.

  • Reply to: Nationwide Wage Uniformity   5 years 5 months ago

    AFTER OVER 30 YEARS IN THE PO AS A CARRIER, MY ARGUEMENT WENT ON DEFT EARS,WE NEED AN AREA COST OF LIVING LIKE UPS FOR WAGES, NOT THE SAME PAY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

  • Reply to: Nationwide Wage Uniformity   5 years 5 months ago

    as a postal employee for many years it would be unfair to anyone to try and change the way the postal employees are compensated for their work. every American had the opportunity to take a civil service test, many did but did not score well enough to get into the postal service. When i took the test and passed high enough to get in, would i have taken the job if i knew down the line my salary would be impacted to match private sector jobs? I could have merely taken a fireman or police test and gotten in.
    i live in a high cost of living state so my postal salary is not as great as some may think, if it wasn't for another job and another income i would not be able to afford to live in the state.
    i feel bad for many people that are out of work or have low paying jobs, but is that the fault of the postal employee?

  • Reply to: Nationwide Wage Uniformity   5 years 5 months ago

    I agree your opinion!

  • Reply to: Nationwide Wage Uniformity   5 years 5 months ago

    Postal carrier jobs are comparable with those at FEDEX and UPS as they are similar in nature., thus the pay scale should be similar. Mail processing and mail handler work is less strenuous and it is somewhat difficult to associate a similar job to determine a comparable wage. Administrative jobs should be fairly easy to compare with those at the GS level and pay should be comparable. However, in all cases, area wages should be included.

    Area wages should be determined by "buying power" rather than by just a dollar figure. As an example, if it takes 50k a year for postal employees in the mid-West to live in a 3 bedroom house, buy a new car every 5 or 6 years, and take his family on a decent vacation every two years, than that should be their salary. If achieving the same lifestyle in California or New York equates to 80k a year, than that should be the salary in those states.

  • Reply to: Nationwide Wage Uniformity   5 years 5 months ago

    Carrier Pay should be in the ball park of UPS.
    General blue collar labor for Mail Handlers and Custodians is really high for my area of the country.
    Clerks seem high too.

  • Reply to: Nationwide Wage Uniformity   5 years 5 months ago

    Since Congress and the President seem to want to charge postal employees a higher percentage for health benefits and life insurance "just like all the other federal agencies" then we should be paid General Schedule "just like all the other federal agencies" and we should get locality pay, yearly raises, COLAs, and MetroChek "just like all the other federal agencies." Since we are all aware of the number of postal employees moving over to OIG (and other agencies) and nobody at all moving from OIG (and other agencies) to USPS, it is clear that there is general agreement with my point within both USPS and OIG.

  • Reply to: Nationwide Wage Uniformity   5 years 5 months ago

    Other federal agency's recieve locality pay while the USPS does not. That additional money makes a big difference in your pay. I have never understood why the USPS does not offer this to there employee's. Can anyone help me to understand why?

  • Reply to: Nationwide Wage Uniformity   5 years 5 months ago

    Yes you are all right the post office should match all the wages of an entity that does exactly what they do, the paper boy, and the garbage man, they are both also into garbage distributation except the garbage man is in the collections, deliver junk, pick up junk i dont get it. buy more equipment to process the trash perhaps a compactor and eliminate the middle man

  • Reply to: Nationwide Wage Uniformity   5 years 5 months ago

    Regional pay is working in other government employees wages and salaries, including our own Military and National Guard. It is about time to pull the Post Office in also.

  • Reply to: Nationwide Wage Uniformity   5 years 5 months ago

    Bad idea. Are you really going to pay people living in the coldest, worst weather areas less money than their fair weather counterparts?
    Sure, the cost of living is lower in say, Wisconsin or Michigan. But they are out braving the worst roads, and walking conditions and cold weather.
    They are out when schools are closed and when other businesses are shut down due to snow storms or below zero conditions.
    They have to buy more expensive equipment, 4 wheel drive vehicles, while the higher cost of living areas need......air conditioning.
    Do you REALLY think they should be paid less when they are out putting their LIVES on the line while the rest of the working population in their area is home, watching the storm from inside the house?

  • Reply to: Nationwide Wage Uniformity   5 years 5 months ago

    I think locality pay is long overdue. Pay what is required in the local markets to get people qualified to do the work required. However, let's get away for this inflated sense of self importance and overly complex position descriptions. The work is pretty routine. If you are a carrier follow the mail and put it in the right box-pretty simple. If you are a clerk, your job is much less complex than a bank teller who makes 50% of what PO clerks make. Most letter carriers and clerks make over 50K - ridiculous!

  • Reply to: Nationwide Wage Uniformity   5 years 5 months ago

    Don't we have a contract,isn't that how we do business.

  • Reply to: Nationwide Wage Uniformity   5 years 5 months ago

    The wages should be different depending on region. I work as a level 10 for the USPS and my wages are just above poverty in california. There should be some type of regional compensation.

  • Reply to: Nationwide Wage Uniformity   5 years 6 months ago

    When discussing pay, the craft employees should not be the only ones brought up. Postal management could be compared to the private sector, also, which would not be a pretty picture. While Postal craft workers could be compared to UPS and FEDEX workers, who are paid more and have better benefits than us, postal supervisors could be compared to managers at fast food places, with salaries in the $20-30,000 range. The Postmaster General, on the other hand, could be compared to a major business CEO, and could be paid millions. Since we are a Federal business, our craft wages are set by negotiated contracts, and the managers are just set accordingly.

  • Reply to: Nationwide Wage Uniformity   5 years 6 months ago

    cool, base my salary as a city letter carrier against that of ups, theyre elivery drivers are up to $29.00/hr, while the nalc top pay is at about $26./hr

  • Reply to: Nationwide Wage Uniformity   5 years 6 months ago

    The fact of the matter is that there is only one pie from which to draw salaries. Why should it be sliced up based on the location of your workplace. We all do the same job...we should receive the same pay. The Postal Service is not going to come up with more money...they will just take it from some and give it to others.

  • Reply to: Nationwide Wage Uniformity   5 years 6 months ago

    I believe that it should be comparable to other govt. jobs. Equal to a GS-7 to a GS-11. Regardless of the Cost of living at local areas, I believe that you should match the Federal Sector ONLY.

  • Reply to: Nationwide Wage Uniformity   5 years 6 months ago

    No one seems to have factored in the job security aspect of working in the PO. In the private sector you can be gone tomorrow for no special reason. So, high risk (fired/laid off) should provide a higher potential gain (better $$$). PO employees are spoiled: overpaid and with new technology generally underemployed. NAPUS, NAPS, and all the unions have one thing in common: featherbedding. Sure, we need PMs in N Sutton, S Sutton, E Sutton and W Sutton....NOT!!!! All within 5 miles of each other!!! Gotta love these one person offices...

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 6 months ago

    I have an idea. Let Potter run the USPS like he was hired to do. Another idea close the OIG it is a total waste of taxpayers money.

  • Reply to: Nationwide Wage Uniformity   5 years 6 months ago

    Mailman are hardworking people, who serve the public regarind rain, snow, or shine. Mailman are consider underpay when you compare the usps mailman to ups driver. Mailman only makes $25 an hour compare to $28 for ups driver. my brother inlaw works for the ups as a driver.

  • Reply to: Nationwide Wage Uniformity   5 years 6 months ago

    As a letter carrier in the great lakes region I cannot think of any job that can be compared to ours. With FSS coming in the spring, and a return to a multiple bundle system with longer routes of approx. 7 hours on the street; relays in excess of 30 minutes long; in the elements collating mail in our hands; up and down snow and ice covered streets and stairs... who do you do a wage comparison with???

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