How a Broken Pay System Forced Postal Supervisors to Take USPS to Court

In late July, the National Association of Postal Supervisors filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service, challenging its administration of the pay system that covers approximately 50,000 managers and supervisors. It is the first time in nearly 45 years that NAPS, on behalf of the postal managers and supervisors it represents, has sued the Postal Service over pay.

NAPS went to court because the Postal Service has violated the law’s requirement that it pay managers and supervisors a salary comparable to the pay of their private sector counterparts and that it pay them more than the workers they supervise. These managers and supervisors help to assure the prompt and efficient delivery of mail and the reliability of postal operations. Without a “supervisory differential” in pay, the incentive of craft workers to become supervisors is sorely undermined, and without compensation comparable to the private sector, the Postal Service cannot recruit well-qualified supervisors from outside the Service.


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Newsflash!!!!….the organization you’re working for is losing 10 billion a year….you don’t deserve a raise.

Ask Congress why we are 10 billion in the hole. They are the cause of it.

And you sir are an idiot. Way to lump all of them together just because you had a bad one. That’s the problem with people. One and person in any position means obviously all the rest must be bad. What an ignorant joke.

Then all employees should not get a raise… All

thinking supervisors should be paid less than they are now it’s a do nothing job for people that don’t want to work.. they have no trouble finding people to take the job it’s the easiest one there is in the postal service no heavy lifting no dealing with weather or the broken down trucks they send u out in …its only mail it’s gets moved by the mail handlers ..clerks and carriers they never touch it ! only need one to answer phone calls crazy these people think they should be highly paid give me a break !

Problem is…is that less than 1 percent of these clowns could get a job in the private sector… very few of these clowns have college degrees and the ones that do have them from online diploma mills that are worthless.

The supervisors (stupidvisors) that I worked for couldn’t carry a route when they were mail carriers!

Do any of the Postal Service Supervisors have more than a 12th grade education?
They are grossly overpaid as it is now!

I am a retired Postal employee. 15 years as a carrier, NALC steward, NALC State officer, and also served 20 years as a manager and Postmaster. I was a Postmaster in a level 18 office. I regularly (daily) worked 12 hours, got paid for 8. Worked Saturday without pay. Worked my holiday didnt get paid at all, I unloaded trucks, broke down mail, threw parcels, boxed mail, scrubbed toilets, worked the window, and delivered routes when a carrier called in sick, quit, or a vehicle broke down. My salary was good pay,IF I only worked 40 hrs a week, but… Read more »

I agree with some workers will do much more than their job description. I was like that. I do not follow up with mgt position and I passed of a few assignments due to a young family. Now I have a route and maintain it only. Less stress and about the same pay and home to enjoy my family.

I agree, the EAS in the Postal Service work harder and deal with more volume than our counterparts in the private sector.

They need to recruit talent, not just their friends. It’s a broken buddy system. And if a rural goes into mgmt they take a huge hit so yes, they do make less than the people they supervise.

Yes we have that issue in Tacoma Wa, where the manager of transportation uses a driver for acting supervisor( 204B) ,but has no 204 B training then backdoors them into supervisor , even though the position is posted and better qualified people do not get the job.. the driver becomes the supervisor.. cant manage a ham sandwich.. just does what the boss wants them to.. edits times, deletes clock rings, changes departure times etc.. can’t wait until someone comes in and changes it for the better