Federal Manager's Daily Report

A lawsuit has been filed seeking pay increases and back pay for some 50,000 Postal Service managers, supervisors and professional and administrative employees based on findings of a study of their pay.

The National Association of Postal Supervisors filed the suit, citing law that requires that those positions pay compensation comparable to similar jobs in the private sector and that they receive a differential in pay over those they supervisors meeting certain standards.

The organization has been in a long-running dispute with the postal agency over those issues, which led to a factfinding panel convened by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service reporting in 2018 that the 2016-2019 pay package did not meet comparability and finding that the supervisory differential is inadequate. However, the USPS rejected most of the findings and recommendations.

The suit in federal district court seeks increases in pay to the levels deemed comparable to the private sector plus back pay retroactive to October 1, 2015, the start of the pay package at issue.