USPS Begins Issuing Layoff Notices To Some Employees

The U.S. Postal Service is preparing layoff notices that could take effect in September, notifying staff earlier this month of the potential for workforce reductions.

USPS is allowing impacted workers to apply for lateral or downgraded positions, anticipating it can absorb the employees elsewhere. The changes will affect non-union staff in the logistics division serving in management positions. James Lloyd, a USPS director for labor relations policies and programs, said the reductions were developed “based on an evaluation of staffing criteria and manager levels” by headquarters personnel.

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Eric Katz