POStPlan Issues Clarified, Vacancy Postings, & EAS 18 Upgrade Effective Dates
Current Postmaster Vacancy Announcements, Regardless of the Postmaster’s Exit Date (8/31 or 9/30) Must Include All Vacant (Non-PCES) Offices
In response to several inquiries the NAPUS national office has received from Postmasters, the following information was provided by USPS Headquarters.
- All Postmasters who were upgraded to EAS 18 as a result of the 5.75 earned daily workload evaluation process will receive a 2% increase in salary, effective in the first pay period of October, 2012. (The increase may not exceed the maximum of the grade or the amount of increase needed to reach the minimum of the new pay range.)
- Incumbent POStPlan Postmasters in EAS 16 and below that are DUOd after the June 1st, 2012 implementation of POStPlan will not receive the conditional DUO indefinite salary protection.
- Postmasters in EAS 18 who are DUOd after June 1st, 2012 will continue to receive the conditional DUO indefinite salary protection. (These Postmasters will receive the hourly rate for the EAS- 18 position for the number of hours of the office’s evaluation (6 hours.)
- The second round of Postmaster vacancy postings (August 21 through September 5) must include ALL EAS-18 and above vacant (non-PCES) offices, regardless of the Postmaster’s exit date (8/31 or 9/30.) NAPUS received complaints from some chapter officers that some vacant offices were being withheld from the postings, but all offices that are vacant must be posted. If vacant offices aren’t posted, the chapter president should immediately contact their District Manager and if the issue can’t be resolved, immediately notify Charlie Moser at the NAPUS national office.
August 21, 2012