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09/17/21

September 17, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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09/10/21

September 10, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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09/03/21

September 3, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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08/31/21

August 2021 transcript of From The President's Desk
Review the transcript of the August 2021 from the President’s Desk video message addressing the latest news including thanking the Postal Service for the speakers and trainers at our national convention, the upcoming Chapter Member Representative training sessions, the pay package received last week and other information of interest to our members Continue Reading 

08/27/21

August 27, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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08/24/21

Pay policies and schedules and fringe benefits for Postmasters through May 20, 2023
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08/23/21

NEWS RELEASE: USPS Issues EAS Pay Decision
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08/20/21

August 20, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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08/13/21

August 13, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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08/09/21

Time Limit on Higher-Level Temporary Assignments
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08/06/21

August 6, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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08/04/21

USPS has extended the Special Exempt pay for Exempt Postmasters that was originally approved on May 20, 2020
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07/30/21

NPA process for Fiscal Year 2021
The US Postal Service has announced the timelines and requirements for the NPA process for Fiscal Year 2021. Please make sure that you follow the timelines as necessary. 
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07/30/21

July 30, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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07/28/21

July 2021 transcript of From The President's Desk
Review the transcript of the July 2021 From the President’s Desk video message addressing the latest news including restructuring continues in the Postal Service, status of Performance Assessment (NPA) and Pay for Performance (PFP) processes for this current fiscal year, UPMA National Convention in Sandusky, Ohio, Pay Talk process Continue Reading 

07/23/21

July 23, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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07/16/21

July 16, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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07/09/21

July 9, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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07/02/21

June 2021 transcript of From The President's Desk
Review the transcript of the June 2021 From the President’s Desk video message addressing the latest news including National Performance Assessment (NPA) and Pay for Performance (PFP), hiring of new employees and restructuring is continuing in the Postal Service Continue Reading 

07/02/21

July 2, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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06/25/21

June 25, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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06/18/21

June 18, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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06/18/21

USPS Memo: Juneteenth National Independence Day
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06/11/21

June 11, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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06/04/21

June 4, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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06/03/21

USPS has extended the Special Exempt pay for Exempt Postmasters that was originally approved on May 20, 2020
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06/03/21

UPMA Seeks Applicants for the Position of Executive Director
UPMA Seeks Applicants for the Position of Executive Director 
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May 28, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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05/27/21

Lateral Request from Field Executive Administrative Schedule (EAS) Employees To HQ Positions
Lateral Request from Field Executive Administrative Schedule (EAS) Employees To HQ Positions Continue Reading 

05/27/21

May 2021 transcript of From The President's Desk
Review the transcript of the May 2021 From the President’s Desk video message addressing the latest news including UPMA Chapter Conventions, the EAS membership promotion that offers EAS employees that join the organization one-year free membership, updates on both the National Convention and Legislative Summit, also restructuring and Reduction in Force (RIF) notices. Continue Reading 



05/21/21

May 21, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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05/19/21

USPS Releases Final FY2021 NPA Targets, Weights, Depths and Scorecards
USPS Releases Final FY2021 NPA Targets, Weights, Depths and Scorecards
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05/14/21

May 14, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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05/10/21

Breaking News—Our Washington, DC team heard from their contacts that Ranking Member James Comer (R-KY) has reached an agreement with House Oversight Chair Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) on postal reform.
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05/07/21

May 7, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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05/04/21

Transforming the Postal Service—Administrative Restructure Update
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04/30/21

April 28, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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04/29/21

Emergency Federal Employee Leave Extended
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04/23/21

April 23, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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04/21/21

April 2021 transcript of From The President's Desk
Review the transcript of the April 2021 From the President’s Desk video message addressing the latest news including UPMA receiving the Postal Service’s version of our new pay package, working on a Sunday to oversee the operations of your Amazon hub, or the neighboring Amazon hub if you are a spoke out of that hub, UPMA Membership incentive, updating your HERO profile and other information of interest to our members. Continue Reading 

04/16/21

April 16, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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04/09/21

April 9, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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04/02/21

April 2, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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03/26/21

March 2021 transcript of From The President's Desk
Review the transcript of the March 2021 From the President’s Desk video message addressing the latest news including the release of the Postmaster General and Board of Governors’ ten-year plan, “Delivering for America – Our Vision and Ten-Year Plan to Achieve Financial Stability and Service Excellence.”, Upcoming UPMA Chapter Conventions, and other information of interest to our members. Continue Reading 

03/26/21

March 26, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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04/01/21

Neal Reintroduces Legislation to Fix Social Security WEP Provision, Improve Public Employees’ Retirement Security
SPRINGFIELD, MA—Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) reintroduced his groundbreaking legislation, the Public Servants Protection and Fairness Act of 2021, to fix the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) for future retirees and provide meaningful relief to current WEP retirees. Continue Reading 



03/25/21

Procedural Overview of the Advisory Opinion Process - PRC
The Postal Service announced a 10-year strategic plan on March 23, 2021. Prior to implementation, some parts of the plan require the Postal Service to request an advisory opinion from the Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission). The law requires the Postal Service to seek such an opinion for changes that generally affect service on a nationwide or substantially nationwide basis. On March 23, the Postal Service filed a notice of pre-filing conference with the Commission Continue Reading 


03/22/21

USPS has extended the Special Exempt pay for Exempt Postmasters that was originally approved on May 20, 2020
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03/19/21

March 19, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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03/12/21

March 12, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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03/05/21

March 5, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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03/03/21

USPS District Restructuring Information Released
Today, the United States Postal Service has announced a restructuring of the Retail and Delivery Operations and Logistics and Processing Operations Continue Reading 


02/26/21

February 26, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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02/24/21

February 2021 transcript of From The President's Desk
Review the transcript of the February 2021 From the President’s Desk video message covering the latest news including details of Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy addressing the National Executive Board at their meeting in Arlington, Virginia, Doug Tulino, the Chief Human Resources Officer of the Postal Service discussing issues with the Fast Track hiring process, District restructuring and Voluntary Early Retirement Authorization (VERA), Upcoming UPMA Chapter conventions, the just announced limited time new EAS membership offer and other information of interest to our members. Continue Reading 


02/19/21

February 19, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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02/12/21

February 12, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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02/05/21

February 5, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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01/29/21

January 29, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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01/28/21

January 28, 2021 transcript of From The President's Desk

Review the transcript of the January 28, 2021 From the President’s Desk video message addressing the latest news including Post PEAK season, UPMA Pay Talks Team, Voluntary Early Retirement Authorization (VERA), hiring/promotional freeze, 2021 Goals and the NPA and PFP matrix, Training topic for February will be the PS Form 150 and other information of interest to our members. Continue Reading 


01/22/21

January 22, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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01/15/21

January 15, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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House and Senate Legislation to Repeal USPS Prefunding Requirement Introduced
Posted by Frank Augustosky on 02/04/21
The USPS Fairness Act (HR 695/S145) was introduced this week in the US House and US Senate. The bill repeals the requirement to prefund Postal Service health and retirement benefits as mandated under the PAEA of 2006.

In the House the bill is sponsored by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Rep. Peter A. DeFazio (D-OR), Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Rep. Colin Alred (D-TX). It has already garnered 223 cosponsors (218 is a majority). Maloney chairs the House Oversight and Reform Committee that has jurisdiction over postal legislation, increasing the likelihood the bill will come up for consideration. Maloney was quoted on Monday saying, she is “laser-focused on fixing the Postal Service’s financial problems” and that Congress should quickly pass the bill. Rep. DeFazio said the Biden White House could make that happen, as Biden pledged during his campaign to repeal the mandate.

In the Senate the bill is sponsored by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI), Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT), and Kevin Cramer (R-ND). In describing their motivation for the bill Sen. Schatz said, "There is no reason we should be requiring the USPS to pre-fund its future health and retirement benefits.”

Last year, the House passed the USPS Fairness Act by a 309-106 vote. It never received a vote in the Senate.

UPMA believes in repealing the prefunding requirement and continues to fight for reforms that will strengthen the USPS in the long term – while protecting Postmasters and Managers pay and benefits. All postal labor unions expressed their support for the change.



UPMA 2021 Legislative Summit Rescheduled
Posted by Frank Augustosky on 01/12/21
UPMA to Postpone the 2021 Legislative Summit

The United Postmasters and Managers of America National President Daniel Heins announced on January 12, 2021, that the Legislative Summit scheduled for February 21-24, will be postponed until September 26-29, 2021.

This decision was made based on the issues with the COVID-19 Pandemic that continue to plague the nation and the fact that the UPMA members that would attend in February would not have access to the members of Congress on Capitol Hill. This is not a decision that was reached easily; however, Heins felt that this was the best choice for our membership at this time.

In the interim we will be offering some Legislative training classes via ZOOM in the coming weeks. The information on those sessions will be shared with the membership through email and on the national website unitedpma.org.  

We are rescheduling for September because the Government Relations Team and Mr. Heins feel it is very important that we have a presence on Capitol Hill at some time this year, This need is heightened with so many new members and the urgent need to get some type of long term meaningful Postal Reform legislation passed.

President Heins stated that it is his prayer that by the end of September the nation will be able to reopen after the vaccine has been made available to the majority of the country and we will be able to once again walk the halls of Congress. If you have registered for the conference this year your registration will be brought forward for the September dates unless you request a refund. If you choose to receive a refund, you can contact Gerri Swarm at the UPMA National Office and she will see that your fee is returned. Gerri’s email address is gswarm@unitedpma.org.  


January 8, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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January 1, 2021 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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December 25, 2020 Update from Dan Heins, UPMA National President
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Extension of Memo - Modification of Pay Provisions for FLSA-Exempt Postmasters
Posted by Frank Augustosky on 12/23/20

Modification of Pay Provisions for FLSA-Exempt Postmasters extended through March 26, 2021.

Extension of Memo - Modification of Additional Pay for FLSA-Exempt Postmasters 12-23-2020

Response to UPMA Special Exempt Status 5-20-2020


December 24, 2020 transcript of From The President's Desk
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