The Postal Service has announced it will postpone Phase 2 of its network consolidation plan set to take effect February 1. USPS said a new date for moving forward with its Network Rationalization initiative would be announced 90 days prior.
USPS, which has not been specific on the reason for the delay, added that it is also delaying the implementation of changes to service standards that are part of the consolidations.
The American Postal Workers Union welcomed the announcement, calling for expanded and enhanced service and vowing that it would “continue the fight for a vibrant public Postal Service.”
USPS meanwhile granted non-bargaining unit employees (mostly supervisors and managers) a 1 percent raise effective last Saturday (January 25), and said pay-for-performance ratings would apply to salary determinations in fiscal 2014 as well.