• Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 8 months ago

    Cut managment we do not need area vice presidents,presidents,there is just way too much middle to upper managment and from what im reading potter and his top people are still making bonuses. ALso nobody else gets hired. Make walking routes curbside when someone retires so that no new position can be made. Keep what people do have a job employeed, rent out the side of postal trucks to advertising.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 8 months ago

    Isn't that what all of the micromanaging is for that we have already?

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 8 months ago

    First, USPS needs to cut down on the redundant management positions. Second, USPS needs to go to an evaluated delivery pay system for City Carriers (Way too much OT being paid out). Third, USPS needs to train management to follow the Union Contracts. USPS pays out way too much money for work that was never performed in settlements. Fourth, Contracts need to be renegotiated. The 8 hour guarantee needs to go. Too many employees sitting around with no work. Employees should pay the same amount as other Feds for health benefits. Finally, offer a VERA with some kind of incentive to cut down the ranks. The USPS does not need to lay anyone off. There is more than enough work for everyone. We just need to be able to move people to where the work is.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 8 months ago

    here! here!

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 8 months ago

    Actually, making customers rent PO Boxes in lieu of rural delivery would save millions. Reinstate the old half mile rule where if you are within a certain distance of an office, you would be required to get a no fee PO Box. There would be roughly a $130 savings per delivery point. It's not like they would travel much farther than many people with CBUs, their mail would be safe, and it would increase the productivity of the level 11/13 offices. I wish that they would give this some serious consideration. Either that or start charging for delivery, which in any other business would be considered the "premium service".

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 8 months ago

    What do postmasters in big offices do anyways? There should be a detailed itenerary mailed to us carriers in the moring from ONE manager in the district that we answer to, not two hundred, which record every petty thing that ammount to nothing but wasted paper and payroll. That kind of nonsense is killing the postal service, not effiency of carriers. Wake up USPS, you are doing this to yourselves because you are too bloated. Streamline managementand we will be bleeding green!

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 8 months ago

    One of the ways to make money would be to have tracking of a package or letter that is sent first class or priority overseas.Many of our customers want this.

  • Reply to: To Cut or Not to Cut: That's the Negotiating Question   5 years 8 months ago

    Its is all about ego, power and compliance. Good ideas are usually treated with disdain. They will require work and possibly make the management appear short sighted. Therefore if your ego comes before your desire to increase efficiency then most ideas will be trashed. There are absolutely no educational requirements for even top level PCES orhigher level EAS 20 and above. Why? Can the Post Office survive with uneducated executives in charge of this so called National Treasure?

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 8 months ago

    Okay if we get rid of the sat. deliver you better prey like hell to get someone to cover your route. No RCA or te are going to stick around hoping and preying for your vaction once a year or the day your too sick to report.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 8 months ago

    1) Do away with the no layoff clause.

    2) Have a single union which would represent the UNIVERSAL Postal Worker (MH/Clerk/Carrier/Salesperson/etc.)

    3) Create a base pay system and incentive plan for continued exceptional performance.

    3) If items 1,2 & 3 are in place then there will be no need to have as many layers of management so both the supervior and admin staffs could be greatly reduced.

    Additional Items:

    - Close small post offices that do not generate enough revenue to support the salary, rent, utilities and supplies spent on having a local Postmaster

    - Focus more efforts on generating NEW revenue

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 8 months ago

    The first question regarding the best choice to improve the po should have the option to choose "all of the above". If you could pick the order of preference of nthe answers, I would pick eliminate Saturday. Yes, it would cost a lot of jobs, but we have too many people, craft and management. We could lose some business, but if done correctly, not too much. Bring in a certain amount of staff to deliver express mail and priority mail parcels. Our office of 70 routes would need about 6 people to do that, with no supervisor, as it is on Sunday. Some carriers lost to the 5 day delivery could be kept on as PTFs to do this and fill in during the week. We will not lose letter or flat mail to other companys, but we nned to protect the other stuff. Before any of us were born, the PO was deliverying mail 7 days a week. No one seems to miss that. Times change. For some reason the po and the unions do not ever change with them. It is almost too late for us to recover. Implement ALL the options in the first question and we may be able to stay afloat

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 8 months ago

    You hear the Postal Service has no money for incentive to retire - do what the state Of New York did, give 1 month for every year of service as an incentive. Push out the CSRS employee with an encentive, so the Postal Service can set up a less costly retiement system for the service in the future. Don't wait till tomorrow do it today

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 8 months ago

    put all the mailboxes back on the corners. keep our visibility. thats what keeps us in business. we are everywhere. keep it that way.. thats what i hear from my customers at the window. cut management big time. keep six day delivery.. if we dont our competitors will.. and its another nail..in the coffin..

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 8 months ago

    Incredible as it is... we need to remember our mandate... Mail delivery to every US citizen at their address. Since we are not funded by tax dollars, we should charge the Federal government 8-10 bucks an address ONE time a year. That would add up to a couple of BILLION dollars... do away with the Areas - allow the districts to provide SUPPORT to the field rather than demanding the PMs do ONE more checklist. Go back to giving the citizens Mail SERVICE.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 8 months ago

    How about getting rid of double Sunday Premium. Employees that come in for Monday but start at 23:00 on Sunday get a full day of Sunday Premium. Actually just get rid of Sunday Premium all together and save. And as long as we are on extra pay might as well drop night differential pay.

    It cost Postal Service a lot of money on fuel. There are electric cars that run well on America roads. Or converting our postal vans to run on electricty.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 8 months ago

    Absolutely! At my office part of the DBCS machines are at one office and some are at the main office. We, who work at the substation, are on idle time much of the night while waiting on trucks to bring our mail from the main office. Absolutely makes no sense when we are trying to save money.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 8 months ago

    I agree, hold those supervisors and upper management accountable for every greivance lost which cost the Postal Service.
    Handle all greivances at the lowest level without upper management intervention.
    This will undoubtedly create a better work environment since the employees Supervisors know the employees best and know what their problems are.
    Hold the Supervisor accountable for failures to comply.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 8 months ago

    I would have to agree get rid of Areas,Districts and Headquartes since they are all not moving mail but creating geivances through redundant paperwork and very stupid ideas.
    Along with their staffs and a great deal of money can and will be saved.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 8 months ago

    It is no different than people that live in new developments to walk a block to pick up their mail or mail letters.
    Door to Door delivery is obsolete and to walk a block or drive to pick up your mail surely will not harm you unless it's the middle of winter and dealing with storms/floods/tornadoes etc...
    Then again mail would not be delivered anyway.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 8 months ago

    there is a need to get rid of some position craft and management example we have 4 VOMA positions and they check oil and do small tags to help VMF out carriers are gone to the street 2 hours after they start so 6 hours of doing nothing yet they want to cut routes and carrier positions these jobs use to be part time some how they became full time makes you wonder what other jobs are like this at my house when moneys tight you cut the things that just aint that important until you are out of the red

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 8 months ago

    Forcing management to follow the contract and cut down on some monetary grievance wins would save a lot. Or to even hold them accountable for the big money grievances WILL save the Postal Service lots of money. Our mid size local has won almost $2 million in the last year and a half due to bad management and the refusal to bargain in good faith.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 8 months ago

    Institute productivity standards for the clerks and carriers and see how much more mail gets processed and delivered with fewer workhours. The company would save billions.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 8 months ago

    Hey manager, why not just require all customers to rent a PO box?

    That way you could eliminate ALL delivery services, and go back to calling us the US Post Office Department since there wold be no need for service.
    You could also change your box up time to 5PM in order to eliminate more distribution clerks.
    One clerk for every 2000 boxes, and one supervisor for each 100 boxes.

    Delivery services are not the problem, it is an overabundance of supervisory positions.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 8 months ago

    OK Let Supervisors supervise, Managers manage and PM's be resonsible for their office. No more calling District, Area or Headquarters in DC to ask if they can buy rubber bands! RIF District, Area and 40 or so VPs. I believe this will cover our revenue shortfall.
    OIG please investigate the redundant levels of upper management.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 8 months ago

    Why not rent out the sides of the 300,000 plus postal vehicles for advertisement? I think epsecially small businesses would jump on the chance to reach the local economy! The space could be small or large and would open up a whole new divison for the PO, advertisement, graphic design, printing,etc... Ive noticed that some cities do this with the local bus transportation system. It's worth a look, but only if the PO is serious about surviving!

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