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EagleDog  
#1 Posted : Monday, January 6, 2020 11:59:24 AM(UTC)

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Postmaster General Agrees to Delay Retirement
Jan. 6, 2020

WASHINGTON – The Governors of the United States Postal Service are conducting a thorough, nationwide search for a successor to Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan, who announced her intent to retire effective Jan. 31, 2020. To facilitate the search and transition process, the Postmaster General has agreed to delay her retirement date. The Chairman of the Board of Governors, Robert M. “Mike” Duncan said, “We are grateful to the Postmaster General for her continued commitment to the Postal Service, and share her confidence in the Postal Service’s strong leadership team members who will ensure that we continue to deliver for the American people.”

https://about.usps.com/n...-to-delay-retirement.htm
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#2 Posted : Monday, January 6, 2020 12:38:40 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: EagleDog Go to Quoted Post
Postmaster General Agrees to Delay Retirement
Jan. 6, 2020

WASHINGTON – The Governors of the United States Postal Service are conducting a thorough, nationwide search for a successor to Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan, who announced her intent to retire effective Jan. 31, 2020. To facilitate the search and transition process, the Postmaster General has agreed to delay her retirement date. The Chairman of the Board of Governors, Robert M. “Mike” Duncan said, “We are grateful to the Postmaster General for her continued commitment to the Postal Service, and share her confidence in the Postal Service’s strong leadership team members who will ensure that we continue to deliver for the American people.”

https://about.usps.com/n...-to-delay-retirement.htm


How do you feel about her decision?

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#3 Posted : Monday, January 6, 2020 1:21:04 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: PTFPete Go to Quoted Post
Sounds like Brennan was pushed into retirement. Anyone remember if Potter or Donahue “earned” golden parachutes?

Here’s a portion of the article from the link at the bottom of the post:

“On a more positive note, board members said a fond farewell to Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan, who is retiring January 31.

Brennan greeted the huge loss, one of the largest of her five-year tenure as USPS chief executive, with a warning that three steps must be taken to lift the Postal Service from its sea of red ink.

The USPS must seek more revenues, its regulator must give it greater authority to raise prices and Congress must remove some of the costly mandates it has placed on the agency, she said.

The USPS did disclose some good news for Brennan in a financial filing.

The governors voted to grant her a severance bonus equal to her 2019 base pay.

According to a website that tracks postal salaries, Brennan’s current annual salary is $291,650.

Under the bonus agreement, Brennan will receive the pay in four quarterly payments and will receive professional outplacement service, presumably for another job, as well as relocation benefits.

Brennan greeted the huge loss, one of the largest of her five-year tenure as USPS chief executive, with a warning that three steps must be taken to lift the Postal Service from its sea of red ink.

The USPS must seek more revenues, its regulator must give it greater authority to raise prices and Congress must remove some of the costly mandates it has placed on the agency, she said.

The USPS did disclose some good news for Brennan in a financial filing.

The governors voted to grant her a severance bonus equal to her 2019 base pay.

According to a website that tracks postal salaries, Brennan’s current annual salary is $291,650.

Under the bonus agreement, Brennan will receive the pay in four quarterly payments and will receive professional outplacement service, presumably for another job, as well as relocation benefits.”



https://www.linns.com/ne...lar-loss-for-fiscal-2019




Originally Posted by: EagleDog Go to Quoted Post
Postmaster General Agrees to Delay Retirement
Jan. 6, 2020

WASHINGTON – The Governors of the United States Postal Service are conducting a thorough, nationwide search for a successor to Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan, who announced her intent to retire effective Jan. 31, 2020. To facilitate the search and transition process, the Postmaster General has agreed to delay her retirement date. The Chairman of the Board of Governors, Robert M. “Mike” Duncan said, “We are grateful to the Postmaster General for her continued commitment to the Postal Service, and share her confidence in the Postal Service’s strong leadership team members who will ensure that we continue to deliver for the American people.”

https://about.usps.com/n...-to-delay-retirement.htm


guess she was not forced out after all
Postal employee (retired) 38 yrs who helps even if some do not believe me! I was a Steward, officer & trouble maker. Just Sayin'
EagleDog  
#4 Posted : Monday, January 6, 2020 1:47:23 PM(UTC)

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Originally Posted by: postalvet Go to Quoted Post
guess she was not forced out after all


Duncan (current Chairman of the Board of Governors) has a lot of admiration for Brennan.
I don't see it.
She never exuded confidence or strong leadership.
She was tepid and ineffectual in her 5 years.
What do you expect from a former letter carrier :)

A majority of the Board of Governors are now Trump appointees.
The new Postmaster General (with strong support from the Board of Governors) will be an unpredictable game changer.
The disruptor-in-chief may soon have a strong advocate to help implement his Postal Task Force Report.
If so, BIG changes are a coming.
Lower pay, reduced benefits, vastly increased employee contributions to pensions, partial privatization (more subcontracting),
neutered unions, dramatically increased mailing costs (combined with reduced service), etc. will all be on the table.


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#5 Posted : Monday, January 6, 2020 1:58:33 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: postalvet Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: PTFPete Go to Quoted Post
Sounds like Brennan was pushed into retirement. Anyone remember if Potter or Donahue “earned” golden parachutes?

Here’s a portion of the article from the link at the bottom of the post:

“On a more positive note, board members said a fond farewell to Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan, who is retiring January 31.

Brennan greeted the huge loss, one of the largest of her five-year tenure as USPS chief executive, with a warning that three steps must be taken to lift the Postal Service from its sea of red ink.

The USPS must seek more revenues, its regulator must give it greater authority to raise prices and Congress must remove some of the costly mandates it has placed on the agency, she said.

The USPS did disclose some good news for Brennan in a financial filing.

The governors voted to grant her a severance bonus equal to her 2019 base pay.

According to a website that tracks postal salaries, Brennan’s current annual salary is $291,650.

Under the bonus agreement, Brennan will receive the pay in four quarterly payments and will receive professional outplacement service, presumably for another job, as well as relocation benefits.

Brennan greeted the huge loss, one of the largest of her five-year tenure as USPS chief executive, with a warning that three steps must be taken to lift the Postal Service from its sea of red ink.

The USPS must seek more revenues, its regulator must give it greater authority to raise prices and Congress must remove some of the costly mandates it has placed on the agency, she said.

The USPS did disclose some good news for Brennan in a financial filing.

The governors voted to grant her a severance bonus equal to her 2019 base pay.

According to a website that tracks postal salaries, Brennan’s current annual salary is $291,650.

Under the bonus agreement, Brennan will receive the pay in four quarterly payments and will receive professional outplacement service, presumably for another job, as well as relocation benefits.”



https://www.linns.com/ne...lar-loss-for-fiscal-2019




Originally Posted by: EagleDog Go to Quoted Post
Postmaster General Agrees to Delay Retirement
Jan. 6, 2020

WASHINGTON – The Governors of the United States Postal Service are conducting a thorough, nationwide search for a successor to Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan, who announced her intent to retire effective Jan. 31, 2020. To facilitate the search and transition process, the Postmaster General has agreed to delay her retirement date. The Chairman of the Board of Governors, Robert M. “Mike” Duncan said, “We are grateful to the Postmaster General for her continued commitment to the Postal Service, and share her confidence in the Postal Service’s strong leadership team members who will ensure that we continue to deliver for the American people.”

https://about.usps.com/n...-to-delay-retirement.htm


guess she was not forced out after all


You know how rumors and the like is within the postal service. Trust nothing until it actually takes place.
Hannah Blecter  
#6 Posted : Monday, January 6, 2020 2:28:50 PM(UTC)
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Haha. "Former letter carrier"

You could google and find the description of her tenure as a carrier put out there by someone claiming to have worked in that office.

If you don't find it, don't despair. I guarantee every city carrier could have written it just by knowing she became a manager. Your imagination will be correct.
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#7 Posted : Monday, January 6, 2020 2:45:40 PM(UTC)

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She got her golden parachute for her "leadership and devotion to the Postal Service".
$300K plus professional outplacement service and relocation benefits.

Who knows how much she'll receive to keep the PMG seat warm for a few extra months during the search for her replacement?

Hannah Blecter  
#8 Posted : Monday, January 6, 2020 3:26:35 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: EagleDog Go to Quoted Post
She got her golden parachute for her "leadership and devotion to the Postal Service".
$300K plus professional outplacement service and relocation benefits.

Who knows how much she'll receive to keep the PMG seat warm for a few extra months during the search for her replacement?



It is telling that the head of the USPS needs help to get a job outside the USPS.
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#9 Posted : Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:35:04 AM(UTC)

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Originally Posted by: Hannah Blecter Go to Quoted Post
It is telling that the head of the USPS needs help to get a job outside the USPS.


Don’t worry about Meg, she’ll end up with a nice cushy job in the mailing industry.
Just like her predecessor.

However, if she burns the midnight oil, maybe she can finish the LONG overdue USPS 10 Year
Strategic Business Plan before her successor is named. She told Congress it would be ready
in January 2019. Then July 2019. They're still waiting. Poor Elijah Cummings (chairman of
the committee and strong postal ally) literally died waiting.

Hannah Blecter  
#10 Posted : Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:40:07 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: EagleDog Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Hannah Blecter Go to Quoted Post
It is telling that the head of the USPS needs help to get a job outside the USPS.


Don’t worry about Meg, she’ll end up with a nice cushy job in the mailing industry.
Just like her predecessor.

However, if she burns the midnight oil, maybe she can finish the LONG overdue USPS 10 Year
Strategic Business Plan before her successor is named. She told Congress it would be ready
in January 2019. Then July 2019. They're still waiting. Poor Elijah Cummings (chairman of
the committee and strong postal ally) literally died waiting.



Postal 101--lie and delay and employees and others will die or give up. EEO, grievances, etc.
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#11 Posted : Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7:02:56 PM(UTC)
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This is certainly a relief. I was afraid we might be without the competent steady leadership at the top we as employees have become so accustomed to over the course of our careers. I’ll sleep easier tonight.

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Originally Posted by: Hannah Blector Go to Quoted Post
Haha. "Former letter carrier"

You could google and find the description of her tenure as a carrier put out there by someone claiming to have worked in that office.

If you don't find it, don't despair. I guarantee every city carrier could have written it just by knowing she became a manager. Your imagination will be correct.


HQ can probably bend the ELM whichever way it wants, but as a career postal employee who said she only planned to stay in the position for five years, Brennan doesn’t appear to qualify for severance pay unless of course she was “involuntarily separated.”

https://about.usps.com/m...s/elm/html/elmc4_016.htm

A career Postal Service employee is eligible for severance pay if the following applies:
a. The employee is involuntarily separated.
b. Immediately before the separation, the Postal Service, another federal agency, or both continuously employed the employee for at least 12 consecutive months without a break in service of three or more consecutive days.
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I wonder who she's snuggling up to at night.

"Fear, not clemency, restrains the wicked."


"Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth." Mike Tyson
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#14 Posted : Tuesday, January 7, 2020 8:35:39 PM(UTC)
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Sheree North in her prime...yea buddy!!

But poor Meghan...she should have someone...ME!!!....to hold onto so she knows that someone is just there for her. That she doesn't have to be be a strong all the time. That she can be her little girly self. Giggling and laughing and lovin'.
"Fear, not clemency, restrains the wicked."


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Originally Posted by: PTFPete Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Hannah Blector Go to Quoted Post
Haha. "Former letter carrier"

You could google and find the description of her tenure as a carrier put out there by someone claiming to have worked in that office.

If you don't find it, don't despair. I guarantee every city carrier could have written it just by knowing she became a manager. Your imagination will be correct.


HQ can probably bend the ELM whichever way it wants, but as a career postal employee who said she only planned to stay in the position for five years, Brennan doesn’t appear to qualify for severance pay unless of course she was “involuntarily separated.”

https://about.usps.com/m...s/elm/html/elmc4_016.htm

A career Postal Service employee is eligible for severance pay if the following applies:
a. The employee is involuntarily separated.
b. Immediately before the separation, the Postal Service, another federal agency, or both continuously employed the employee for at least 12 consecutive months without a break in service of three or more consecutive days.


She startedworking for the USPS in 1986.

She could be considered to be in a senior leadership role as of 2005 or 2010.

As you say, management or the BoG can do what ever they want.
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Why'd you delete your post?

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Satan had it TOS'd for defamation.
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Satan had it TOS'd for defamation.


Exactly. I felt I had crossed a line and did not want Satan mad at me. I have enough problems with postal managers. No sense complimenting one of them and ticking off the Devil.
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#20 Posted : Monday, January 13, 2020 11:46:15 PM(UTC)

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Originally Posted by: PTFPete Go to Quoted Post
as a career postal employee who said she only planned to stay in the position for five years, Brennan doesn’t appear to qualify for severance pay unless of course she was “involuntarily separated.”


PMG's are "special". They aren't like us (the great unwashed).
Their compensation is largely guided by the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006.
Bonuses, awards, deferred compensation and many other goodies.

Ex-PMG Potter was entitled to over $800K in deferred compensation when he left in 2010.
He's STILL on the Postal Service payroll.

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