United Postmasters and Managers of America

United Postmasters and Managers of America United Postmasters and Managers of America (UPMA) exists to assist, mentor, and guide all Postmaste
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UPMA added about 8,000 new members since November 2021, but also saw about 3,000 of its members retire during the same p...
12/24/2023

UPMA added about 8,000 new members since November 2021, but also saw about 3,000 of its members retire during the same period.
“We’re moving the needle, but it’s an uphill struggle. It’s against the wind,” Carley said.

The United Postmasters and Managers Association and National Association of Postal Supervisors agreed to new salary ranges proposed by USPS.

This temporary policy commenced on December 31, 2022, and is now set to end on May 3, 2024.
12/20/2023

This temporary policy commenced on December 31, 2022, and is now set to end on May 3, 2024.

UPMA has agreed to the new salary ranges as attached. The top of the ranges will increase by 4.7%, and, as in the last f...
12/20/2023

UPMA has agreed to the new salary ranges as attached. The top of the ranges will increase by 4.7%, and, as in the last few years, UPMA insisted that the bottom of the range increase by the same dollar amount as the top. Also, the increased AL Carry Over and AL Exchange amounts are now to be codified in the ELM. This is an excellent benefit to UPMA members.

While UPMA is pleased with the continued support of the Postal Service compensation in these changes, we look forward to continued dialogue on the EAS pay structure as a whole in 2024. We believe that together we can create a fairer and more fully representative pay structure for all EAS employees with or without a formal pay package.

Edmund A Carley
National President
United Postmasters and Managers of America
8 Herbert Street
Alexandria, VA 22305

UPMA Legal Defense Plan is the industry standard.
12/19/2023

UPMA Legal Defense Plan is the industry standard.

12/16/2023

Our new mail carrier, Johnny, signed up to deliver our route in Old Town Portland after noticing no other carrier wanted to. As a previous meal guest of our free cafe, he has a unique understanding of and empathy for people suffering on our streets. There can be disturbing and sad scenes as he goes about his mail route.

"When I ate here, I was trying to make my rent and skipping dinners and whatnot before I learned about the cafe. There are a lot of preconceived notions about people who hang out around here or eat here. Now that I've been here I have more empathy for people. It's humbling. Being able to nourish yourself here gives you more time and energy to build yourself in the right direction. It's one less thing to worry about. Now, I'm trying to find ways to return the favor."

Thank you, Johnny! We're so grateful to have you in our community.

12/12/2023

Check out the latest holiday news and Santa Mail updates from the U.S. Postal Service!

There’s something special about receiving a letter around the holidays 📬❄️; there’s something even more special about it...
12/12/2023

There’s something special about receiving a letter around the holidays 📬❄️; there’s something even more special about it being marked with the USPS National Holiday Postmark! 💌☃️ Be on the lookout for the ‘Happy Holidays’ postmark this season. For more info on holiday mailing: usps.com/holidaynews

Check out the latest holiday news and Santa Mail updates from the U.S. Postal Service!

The Hill’s Top Lobbyists 2023Congratulations to our own Chris McCannell
12/06/2023

The Hill’s Top Lobbyists 2023

Congratulations to our own Chris McCannell

In January, Capitol Hill opened its doors to lobbyists once again after pandemic restrictions were lifted. That means corporate lobbyists, hired guns, association leaders and grassroots activists&n…

House Committee on Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee hearing on how Social Security’s Windfall Elimination Pro...
11/20/2023

House Committee on Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee hearing on how Social Security’s Windfall Elimination Provision and
Government Pension Offset affects the benefits of public servants.

The Service paused the mitigation system national mitigations to be entered. End-of-year scorecards have just been made ...
11/17/2023

The Service paused the mitigation system national mitigations to be entered. End-of-year scorecards have just been made available on the NPA page. Individuals should compare the ratings from September to the EOY Scorecard, which will reflect any changes. USPS has reopened the Performance Evaluation System (PES). The updated PES mitigation timeline has been updated due to the delay, and the timeline for submission has been extended.

Please pay close attention to the updated mitigation timeline below. Unit installation head submissions have six days to submit the mitigation, and after those six days, the system will
not allow any mitigations to be submitted, nor will we be accepting any Manual Mitigations. The Lead PCES District/Region Executive has four days to review, approve/disapprove.
If mitigation is disapproved, then the Unit installation head will have three days for the opportunity to resubmit.

Edmund

11/16/2023

H.R. 5995: Federal Retirement Fairness Act

Introduced Oct 19, 2023

The legislation addresses a gap for federal employees who began their careers as temporary workers and were unable to make retirement contributions. The FRFA will allow these workers to make catch-up contributions to ensure they can retire as planned. In the absence of this provision, many face an unfair choice: exit the federal service without complete retirement benefits or delay retirement to achieve full benefits.

Before 1989, the Office of Personnel Management permitted federal employees to make catch-up payments, enabling them to compensate for years they didn’t contribute to their retirement accounts. However, this provision was eliminated when the government transitioned to a new federal employee retirement system.

Those who began as temporary employees and later transitioned to full-time positions might have to work extra years compared to their colleagues to achieve equivalent retirement benefits. The FRFA aims to reinstate the option for employees hired post-1989, allowing them to retroactively purchase the time they served as temporary federal employees, mirroring the terms that existed before 1989.

UPMA fully endorses HR 5995

"Together We Can"

“I've been with the post office for 20 years and actually began my career as a rural carrier substitute, and I'm now a p...
11/08/2023

“I've been with the post office for 20 years and actually began my career as a rural carrier substitute, and I'm now a postmaster in Rogers, Arkansas. So it's been great to me,” said Carla Biggerstaff, the Rogers postmaster.

USPS held a job fair in Rogers to fill vacancies with in the office ahead of the holidays

UPMA Legislative Summit March 17-20, 2024, registration and hotel information are now online.
11/06/2023

UPMA Legislative Summit March 17-20, 2024, registration and hotel information are now online.

The 2024 Legislative Summit will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal

Sortation and Delivery Center slated for June 2024 Implementation
10/31/2023

Sortation and Delivery Center slated for June 2024 Implementation

Lawmakers revive bill to let ex-temps make catch-up retirement contributions
10/24/2023

Lawmakers revive bill to let ex-temps make catch-up retirement contributions

Currently, Federal Employees Retirement System employees who began their careers as temporary or seasonal workers must work longer to receive their full retirement benefits.

UPMA is proud to partner with the Postal Service and the Combined Federal Campaign
10/22/2023

UPMA is proud to partner with the Postal Service and the Combined Federal Campaign

Each year, the U.S. Postal Service joins other federal agencies participating in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The CFC is the only authorized solicita...

UPMA Legal Gladiator Tamika Sykes trains Chapter Memebr Reps
10/21/2023

UPMA Legal Gladiator Tamika Sykes trains Chapter Memebr Reps

Also available wherever you get your podcasts
10/19/2023

Also available wherever you get your podcasts

Chris and Joel fill UPMA in on the House Speaker race, exciting news about a field hearing on WEP/GPO, John and Jim promote UPMA PAC and all the good things done with your donations.

UPMA Legislative and PAC Call 10/18/2023Chris and Joel fill UPMA in on the House Speaker race, exciting news about a fie...
10/19/2023

UPMA Legislative and PAC Call 10/18/2023

Chris and Joel fill UPMA in on the House Speaker race, exciting news about a field hearing on WEP/GPO, John and Jim promote UPMA PAC and all the good things done with your donations.

Chris and Joel fill UPMA in on the House Speaker race, exciting news about a field hearing on WEP/GPO, John and Jim promote UPMA PAC and all the good things ...

Announcing the 3rd Annual UPMA Kickoff Meeting and Membership Academy in January 2024. We cannot wait to gather with you...
10/11/2023

Announcing the 3rd Annual UPMA Kickoff Meeting and Membership Academy in January 2024. We cannot wait to gather with you and other UPMA members on Sunday, January 14, 2024, for this excellent training and celebration event.

Event Details
Date: Sunday, January 14, 2024
Time: 0830-1700
Location: Caribe Royal Orlando, FL.
Details: A light breakfast will be available beginning at 7 AM. Lunch and all necessary materials will also be provided on Sunday. The training sessions will start at 8:30 AM and are expected to conclude by 5 PM.
Registration and Hotel Information: https://upma.regfox.com/3rd-annual-membership-academy-and-kickoff-meeting

We hope you'll plan to be a part of this special event! Of course, please reach out if you have questions or need help registering for the event. We look forward to seeing you there!

"Together We Can"

Edmund

Online registration for 3rd Annual Membership Academy and Kickoff Meeting starts on September 27th 2023. Online registration ends January 8th 2024.

10/03/2023

UPMA Chapter Presidents, UPMA National Executive Board

Re: Special Exemption- to deliver mail

HRSSC has cut PS-Form 50s effective 12/31/2022, making all Exempt Postmasters 18-22 and all Exempt
Exempt Station Managers Special-Exempt with a reason code allowing them to be eligible for “additional pay when delivering mail.”

After a long struggle by UPMA, a temporary modification to the Postal pay policy will allow select exempt
non-bargaining employees will be eligible for additional pay when those employees are needed to deliver
mail due to staffing shortages. Based on a UPMA request and conversations at the St. Louis UPMA
National Convention, the Service has decided to temporarily modify policy and allow employees
permanently assigned to the following positions to be eligible for additional pay at the straight-time rate
if authorized to deliver mail.
Title Grade Occ-Code
MGR Customer Services EAS-19 23057064
MGR Customer Services EAS-20 23057039
MGR Customer Services EAS-21 23057091
MGR Customer Services EAS-22 23100002
MGR Customer Services EAS-24 23100010
Postmaster EAS-18 23016118
Postmaster EAS-20 23016120
Postmaster EAS-21 23017121
Postmaster EAS-22 23017122
Postmaster 18 (B) EAS-43 2301621

The policy will provide extra compensation for the time a Manager or Postmaster delivers mail, provided
the total work hours are more than 8.5 on a scheduled day or any hours on a non-scheduled day. This
temporary pay policy is applicable only in those circumstances. Management must meet all contractual
requirements before authorizing non-bargaining employees to deliver mail.

This temporary policy commenced on December 31, 2022, and is now set to end on December 29, 2023.

UPMA is hopeful this will continue to stay in place until such time as the staffing shortage is rectified.
UPMA is very thankful for this change and looks forward to further talks with The Service on this and
other issues facing our members. This is another example of what can get done when we work together.
Please share this with your Area/District Managers as needed; no further announcement will come
from the Service.

09/29/2023

Wrap Up for Thursday, September 28, 2023
Roll Call Votes
1. Motion to proceed to Calendar #211, H.R.3935, to amend title 49, United States Code, to reauthorize and improve the Federal Aviation Administration and other civil aviation programs (legislative vehicle for CR); agreed to: 76-22.
2. Veto message re: S.J.Res.9 Lesser-Prairie Chicken CRA; veto sustained: 47-46.
3. Veto message re: S.J.Res.24 Northern Long-Eared Bat CRA; veto sustained: 47-45.

Legislative Business
Adopted S.Res.360, Hazing Awareness Week

Executive Business
Confirmed the following nominations:
POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION
Executive Calendar #300 Robert G. Taub, of New York, to be a Commissioner of the Postal Regulatory Commission for a term expiring October 14, 2028.
Executive Calendar #324 Thomas G. Day, of Virginia, to be a Commissioner of the Postal Regulatory Commission for a term expiring October 14, 2028.

Brad Watt
Senior Floor Assistant
CHARLES E. SCHUMER
United States Senate Majority Leader

Today, The Postal Service formally advised UPMA that these proposed modifications to the PFP payouts for FY 2023 will be...
09/28/2023

Today, The Postal Service formally advised UPMA that these proposed modifications to the PFP payouts for FY 2023 will become official.

UPMA was consulted and agreed with the PFP adjustments as proposed. We want to show our gratitude for the continued collaboration to recognize further the efforts of Postmasters, Supervisors, Managers, and all other EAS covered by this program.

In that vein, we look forward to further discussions on salaries, pay bands, and benefits between now and the end of the year. We believe that together, we can take more steps, like this one, towards fully correlating duties and responsibilities with pay and benefits.

Understanding that pay talks will likely not begin until 2024, we appreciate Postal Leadership’s continued dialogue in this regard.

Edmund

https://link.usps.com/2023/09/28/into-the-future/PMG DeJoy addresses UPMA convention
09/28/2023

https://link.usps.com/2023/09/28/into-the-future/

PMG DeJoy addresses UPMA convention

Into the futureDeJoy addresses UPMA convention Today at 9 a.m. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy addresses the United Postmasters and Managers of America’s seventh national convention, held in Denver. The Delivering for America plan is helping the Postal Service move into a promising future, Postmast...

The Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held a hearing on the nomination of Thomas G. Day as Commiss...
09/21/2023

The Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held a hearing on the nomination of Thomas G. Day as Commissioner of the Postal Regulatory Commission.

The Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs will hold a hearing on the nominations of Thomas G. Day to be a Commissioner, Postal Regulatory Commission, and Katherine E. Oler, Judith E. Pipe, and Charles J. Willoughby, Jr., to be Associate Judges, Superior Court of the District of Col...

NOMINATIONS OF THE HONORABLE ROBERT G. TAUB TO BE A COMMISSIONER, POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION
09/07/2023

NOMINATIONS OF THE HONORABLE ROBERT G. TAUB TO BE A COMMISSIONER, POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs340 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC, 20510(202) 224-2627

Tina Young Becomes the First African American Woman to Serve as Postmaster for Sulphur Springs, TXPostmaster of Carrolto...
08/23/2023

Tina Young Becomes the First African American Woman to Serve as Postmaster for Sulphur Springs, TX

Postmaster of Carrolton, Texas, Darwin Adams, was called to the podium to say a few words about Tina Young. He talked a little bit more about the history of what used to be the post office, City Hall. And then he talked more about her part in history, being the first African American Woman to serve as Postmaster in Sulphur Springs.

August 21, 2023 - On Friday, August 18th, 2023, the community gathered in a courtroom in the Sulphur Springs City Hall to witness history. On this past

Congress dedicates Krakow, WI  Post Office to former long-serving Postmaster Bud Brzezinski
08/17/2023

Congress dedicates Krakow, WI Post Office to former long-serving Postmaster Bud Brzezinski

Shawano County dedicates Krakow Post Office to former long-serving Postmaster

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