• Reply to: Can the Postal Service Further Consolidate the Area and District Administrative Office Structure?   4 years 10 months ago

    mirco management will never work postmasters have no say anymore they have to call a poom for everything and their answer is always NO go back to the old way the post office was respected and all had service

  • Reply to: Can the Postal Service Further Consolidate the Area and District Administrative Office Structure?   4 years 10 months ago

    I am really not certain what the right move would be. I can only tell you that in my huge district, we have a Plant Manager in charge of 4 plants and 2500 employees. We have a city stations Postmaster in charge of dozens of delivery units, a District manager who needed to come here because the heat was on him where he came from previously.

    Between these guys and a plethora of MPOOs, mixed with the locally housed, grossly bloated numbers of people in Pacific Area, you have an obscene number of high paid executives and EAS people who cannot seem to make a proper decision even by accident.

    While the actual mail movers and delivery unit employees are being axed to the detriment of customer service, the suits and skirts, who crunch numbers and make impulsive and costly mistakes based on their flawed hypotheses, are increasing in numbers.

    There must be a way to streamline PCES and EAS operations the way they streamline (better word, decimate) the bargaining unit employees.

  • Reply to: Can the Postal Service Further Consolidate the Area and District Administrative Office Structure?   4 years 10 months ago

    The only area that has not shrunk is management. It was a real farce in our area when they so called down sized last year. All they did was send them on details, and have since brought them all back. Now, WE have less Clerks, and mail handlers with double the supervisors. All they do is harass the people who actually work. Oh, yea, and I mention that they're is a 204 B for every supervisor. They stand, and watch us work for hours. What a waste. Oh well,keep giving them bonuses until the PO is gone.

  • Reply to: Can the Postal Service Further Consolidate the Area and District Administrative Office Structure?   4 years 10 months ago

    Too many managers managing other managers, managing other managers, managing other managers ad infinitum until you get to the supervisor that actually gets the work done. How many new Presidents, Senior Vice Presidents and Vice Presidents has the current PMG appointed? It seems that every month or two another VP position is created. Someone needs to point out to the PMG that the Postal Service is in danger of toppling over from being way too top heavy. I hope the OIG will come to this conclusion.

    Knowing people that "work" at Area Offices, they have very little real work to do. The Area Offices are of little to no support to the field when called to answer a question. A call with a question usually results in a negative outcome for the caller. Staff at Area Offices take pride in how much discipline they issue, not in creating an atmosphere of achievement in the area they serve.

    Get rid of Area Offices. They are redundant and a waste of precious Postal revenue.

  • Reply to: Can the Postal Service Further Consolidate the Area and District Administrative Office Structure?   4 years 10 months ago

    Severely consolidate both district and area offices. Most Postmasters and employees know what has to be done. The vast majority of decisions lately make no sense at all. Too many auditors, to many safety personal, too many people who do not touch the mail, too many redundant procedures, and I would have to guess there are too many useless and overlapping reports for supervisors. It seems to me that some employees in the area and district offices create new programs and reports to justify their jobs, when in fact they are hurting the PO.

  • Reply to: Can the Postal Service Further Consolidate the Area and District Administrative Office Structure?   4 years 10 months ago

    The United States has a president and one vice president. Then why does USPS need 39, or 34 or even three vice presidents? Is it more important that the entire USA? I think not. Seems that the USPS is too busy justifyin’ it’s own nonsense.

    Eliminate all Area bureaucracy. All of it. No need for this level of management.

    Speakin’ of which, there are 50 states. Then why does the Postal Service need 76 or so districts. It could be a stretch to think that perhaps 50 districts — 50 states. Naw. If the Postal Service could justify 10 districts, that, too, may be a bit too many. How about five districts:

    *Atlantic (All of New England, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, and D.C.)

    *South East (The Carolinas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Puerto Rico)

    *Midwest (Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas)

    *South West (Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Hawaii, Guam and American Samoa)

    *North West (The Dakotas, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska)

    The “Eye” hopes “Eye” didn’t miss any states or possessions.

    This would effectively slice off 80%-85% of upper management. Everythin’ is done electronically so there’s no need for such redundancy. The Postal Service is top heavy with worthless managers all tryin’ to justify their positions, donchathink?

  • Reply to: Can the Postal Service Further Consolidate the Area and District Administrative Office Structure?   4 years 10 months ago

    each state a district with the most populatd split no area offices

  • Reply to: Can the Postal Service Further Consolidate the Area and District Administrative Office Structure?   4 years 10 months ago

    Just by getting rid of the 300+ POOM's across the nation. USPS could save $45 million in saarlies and benefits.

  • Reply to: Can the Postal Service Further Consolidate the Area and District Administrative Office Structure?   4 years 10 months ago

    Once Personnel went out the door the PS have become less customer friendly anyway so why not eliminate those layers of managers. We are doomed if it doesn't happen.

  • Reply to: Can the Postal Service Further Consolidate the Area and District Administrative Office Structure?   4 years 10 months ago

    Consolidate the admin functions. have the union members pay the salaries of their stewards.
    change the work rules no more than 1 craft union. Everyone needs to fill in as needed
    Either that or put this horse out of its misery

  • Reply to: Can the Postal Service Further Consolidate the Area and District Administrative Office Structure?   4 years 10 months ago

    Think about what they did with sales...Take and make a bunch of 16's into level 23's and give pay raises across the board. The sales structure is a perfect example of the Postal Service turning it's head on the obvious. 25's, 23's 19's and 17's in most districts. In some the 23's are as many as the 17's. The Postal Service isn't serious about anything as long as it's reorganizations keep going like sales last one did.

  • Reply to: Can the Postal Service Further Consolidate the Area and District Administrative Office Structure?   4 years 10 months ago

    I agree with Justine; the last so-called RIF for management was nothing more than moving chairs around. The craft to management ratio is now 8-1; a healthy organization is 20-1. Micromanagement for the last 15 years has not worked; it's only bloated the number of managers. THIS is where the fat is; cut it now!

  • Reply to: Can the Postal Service Further Consolidate the Area and District Administrative Office Structure?   4 years 10 months ago

    To many chiefs, make available retirement incentives or get rid of them like you are trying to do to those of us that actually work.I've never seen so many people that are moved into management jobs, what a joke, so many clipboards, we need clerks and carrier not any more bosses, get rid of about 1/3 of the whole bunch and have the rest of them jstify exactly what they do. if volume is going down why so much management?

  • Reply to: Can the Postal Service Further Consolidate the Area and District Administrative Office Structure?   4 years 10 months ago

    Areas, districts and offices can be combined. Most paper shufflers can have duties added. Postmasters can be eliminated and replaced with office or station managers. Too many postmasters are seen playing golf during office hours. Supervisors are seen shopping for personal items at Wal Mart. These are the postmasters and supervisors who are promoted. No matter what the OIG does, the OIG will never beat the buddy system in area offices, district offices nor in post offices. Even consolidation just means moving someone to another position or giving their position another name.

  • Reply to: Can the Postal Service Further Consolidate the Area and District Administrative Office Structure?   4 years 10 months ago

    Hundreds of chiefs, only 10 indians.

  • Reply to: Can the Postal Service Further Consolidate the Area and District Administrative Office Structure?   4 years 10 months ago

    Districts should be consolidated. There are way too many Districts in an Area. Consolidation is the only logical thing and cost effective thing to do in this technological age where you can communicate within seconds to any facility or area or Headquarters office. Also, more centralization of functions. Every District does not need the same identical offices, i.e. Finance, Marketing, Personnel, Maintenance, Operations, etc.

  • Reply to: Can the Postal Service Further Consolidate the Area and District Administrative Office Structure?   4 years 10 months ago

    I sent in a consolidation proposal over a year ago that would reduce the number of areas to 5 and districts to 50. Even mapped out the areas of responsibily to include population. Savings would be above $450 million. 30 years ago there were 5 regions that were under-automated so the USPS could easliy absorb 3 more.

  • Reply to: Can the Postal Service Further Consolidate the Area and District Administrative Office Structure?   4 years 10 months ago

    it is best to watch this fiasco(USPS) daily operations from the outside. daily telecons are a joke. someone somewhere said have them and therefore they exist. can't this organization operate longer than 24 hrs without one?? Has anyone in the position of authority to cancel them for a week ever thought to do that??? I have been around over 25 years and have only seened my PM's boss 3 times. there are problems with the arriving mail on a daily basis. My PM goes with the flow on excuses. I would be making life tough for someone in Toledo on a daily basis if I were the PM.When was the last time the district mgr was in Toledo at 11pm ready to watch the night shift??? Probably afraid of what might be seen> eastern area VP- the old one had never ever been inside an llv or ffv. anyone surprised??????Whatever you do do not ask the people in charge their opinion. they had their chance.

  • Reply to: Can the Postal Service Further Consolidate the Area and District Administrative Office Structure?   4 years 10 months ago

    1) Across the company cuts in management positions, not rearranging the org chart, actual removals, probably 10% is a good start, after all, there are 19K less clerks than a few months ago, who was supervising them before they left? Additionally, if the POOMs are going to hand-manage clerk and carrier hours in their offices, why is there a PM/Manager at the individual facility day to day?

    2) Survey the workforce below the manager level for skills and experiences. I can't be the only clerk with two college educations and experiences with one of our major COMPETITORS in a prior job that could be of value, but being JUST a PTF in a small AO, my experiences and knowledge before joining the USPS are meaningless to the firm.

    3) Find more consolidations of both districts and areas. The Western PA district is essentially still the Pittsburgh district with the Erie District leadership and all the same offices and plants, what changed?

    Thanks.

  • Reply to: Can the Postal Service Further Consolidate the Area and District Administrative Office Structure?   4 years 10 months ago

    I don't know. You tell us. Isn't that the OIG's job?

    One thing I do know is that we don't need districts to oversee individual post offices. Isn't that why post masters are paid? District offices are as useful as tits on a bull. And micro management harms morale and puts too many cooks in the kitchen. Rollin' On

  • Reply to: Can the Postal Service Further Consolidate the Area and District Administrative Office Structure?   4 years 10 months ago

    Hopefully the Postal Rate Commission will use the census data to determine the true mail volume figures.These figures should allow us to get a handle on how much mail is real mail and how much is mail for profit.Postal rates should be tied to the amount of mail delivered, not the amount that is processed. The mail should be barcoded and monitored for acurate delivery.I still get mail that is addressed to my mother who died in 1994.Contracts with independent mail processors last for years.The mail that they process(magazines,circulars and periodicals)is not monitored for delivery and they can store it indefinitly.Full time clerks and carriers don't need to be managed by people.The machines already do that. Also by intruducing the barcode mail theft would be eliminated.When the census data is crunched the Postal Regulatory Commission will have the data that will allow them to truly regulate.We shall see.Everyone knows that there are too many managers and too many middle men.

  • Reply to: Can the Postal Service Further Consolidate the Area and District Administrative Office Structure?   4 years 10 months ago

    VERA

  • Reply to: Can the Postal Service Further Consolidate the Area and District Administrative Office Structure?   4 years 10 months ago

    Everything is telecom now. Instead of having all these extra District people just do telecom with supervisors who will eventually either have to use or answer for the information passed on. In many places including ours Postmaster is a useless puppit so it takes his anger out on employees.

    Instead of contiunuing to cut workers who actually either accept, process,deliver mail, or ensure the cleanliness of the building cut the buracrats that kissed someone's behind to get where they are, and that don't do anything useful. FW district could lose the BME District BME manager and no one would even miss her highness. All she does is tell you to read something, we could figure that out on our own.

  • Reply to: Can the Postal Service Further Consolidate the Area and District Administrative Office Structure?   4 years 10 months ago

    RIF management craft ............ have them leave the payroll...not just move them to another room and call it RIF

  • Reply to: Can the Postal Service Further Consolidate the Area and District Administrative Office Structure?   4 years 10 months ago

    The Postal Service should flatten its administrative structure by eliminating both areas and districts and replacing them by one layer of middle management, area, district, region, call it what you will. There should be be thirty or forty of these management regions. All the management associations have endorse this idea. It would be a much more efficient structure.

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