In determining Postal Service pay rates for its Field Pay Package, there are requirements of the Postal Act that must be met. An appeals court determined USPS did not meet these requirements.
The Postal Act requires that the Postal Service “provide adequate and reasonable differentials in rates of pay between employees in the clerk and carrier grades in the line workforce and supervisory and other managerial personnel.”
As an initial issue, the Postal Service (USPS) argued that the matters in dispute on the Field Pay Package are not subject to judicial review. The Appeals Court disagreed. It concluded the statutory provisions at issue, in this case, are mandatory directives and enforceable through judicial review.