Here is a unique way to seek a significant promotion in government service. A federal employee submitted letters from her doctor indicating she could not perform the duties of a lower level job. She argued the agency should therefore give her a promotion to a higher level position.
A federal supervisor who told an employee to work an extra 30 minutes ended up in a scuffle with the employee and the employee was fired. The employee argued his case all the way to federal court but stays fired.
Violence among Postal Service workers has been a big problem for the agency. When a fight involving a deadly weapon erupted at a union picnic, the agency took action. The employee who was fired appealed because the incident did not occur at work.
A Postal Service employee claimed he had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and had trouble filling out forms. The court found this to be plausible and sent the case back to determine the appropriate remedy.
A U.S. Postal Service plan to realign its mail processing and distribution infrastructure due to increased competition, higher costs and declining mail volumes lacks accountability, stakeholder input and performance measures for results, according to GAO.
Will the MSPB consider an agency’s penalty imposed against an employee? Here is an example.
The USPS acted properly when it did not release information about anthrax contamination to employees.
Legislation likely to be approved by Congress may result in delaying the next postal rate increase until 2006.
The future is hard to predict and even harder to conrol. In 1980, representatives of the Postal Service saw the agency retaining control of e-mail just as it does paper mail.
The Postal Service is engaging in more private enterprise ventures to the dismay of competitors.