Postmaster General Louis DeJoy today announced a 3% salary increase for all non-bargaining Postal Service personnel in recognition of “the dedication and accomplishments of our management team … in the face of significant challenges” including “a global pandemic and record inflation.”
NAPS welcomes the PMG’s recognition of the tireless contributions of all USPS supervisors, managerial personnel, and postmasters. Their dedication throughout the pandemic to serve the American people has been inspiring. But additional pay relief for EAS personnel will be required to offset the nearly 9% inflation of the past year. Members of USPS bargaining units will receive greater salary increases through their ongoing contractual and cost-of-living adjustments and step increases in the months ahead, and EAS employees should receive additional increases to maintain an adequate salary differential above the craft employees and compensation comparable to the private sector, as required by law.
Finally, the announced salary increase does not settle the ongoing lawsuit brought by NAPS against the Postal Service over the terms of the 2016-2019 pay package.