05/01/2018 - (This article first appeared in the May-June 2018 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)
By Clerk Craft Directors
Understaffing is the main reason service to our communities is decreasing and stress on the job is increasing. It is the reason the mail is delayed, the lines are long and overall service is deteriorating. Understaffing is the cause of most of the violations regarding supervisors doing craft work, crossing crafts, overtime, holiday scheduling, leave requests, staffing on the machines, etc.