With many lengthy disputes that are eventually settled, differences between parties sometimes linger. That seems to be the case with the 40-year-old dispute between Postal Service management and labor over the number of hours a postmaster or supervisor can spend performing work typically reserved for bargaining unit employees. In late 2014, the Postal Service and the American Postal Workers Union reached a settlement in the 1970s case that capped that number at 15 per week.
As the infographic indicates, it was a busy six-month period for us. The number of published reports in this period reflects a return to business as usual after the partial government shutdown in early 2019 delayed release of some reports until the second half of the fiscal year.