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PERSONNEL PROMOTION SYSTEM OF THE

POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT

9,1 eripi90-7
Pt. 2

Serial 90-22
(PART III—MORALE PROBLEMS)

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON POSTAL OPERATIONS

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON
POST OFFICE AND CIVIL SERVICE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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COMMITTEE ON POST OFFICE AND CIVIL SERVICE

THADDEUS J. DULSKI, New York, Chairman DAVID N. HENDERSON, North Carolina, ROBERT J. CORBETT, Pennsylvania Vice Chairman

H. R. GROSS, Iowa ARNOLD OLSEN, Montana

GLENN CUNNINGHAM, Nebraska MORRIS K. UDALL, Arizona

EDWARD J. DERWINSKI, Illinois DOMINICK V. DANIELS, New Jersey ALBERT W. JOHNSON, Pennsylvania ROBERT N. C. NIX, Pennsylvania

JAMES T. BROYHILL, North Carolina JOE R. POOL, Texas

DANIEL E. BUTTON, New York WILLIAM J. GREEN, Pennsylvania

WILLIAM L. SCOTT, Virginia JAMES M. HANLEY, New York

PHILIP E. RUPPE, Michigan CHARLES H. WILSON, California

JAMES A. MCCLURE, Idaho JEROME R. WALDIE, California

FLETCHER THOMPSON, Georgis
RICHARD C. WHITE, Texas
WILLIAM D. FORD, Michigan
LEE H, HAMILTON, Indiana
FRANK J. BRASCO, New York

CHARLES E. JOHNSON, Chief Counsel and Staff Director
B. BENTON BRAY, Associate Staf Director

JOHN H. MARTINY, Counsel
WILLIAM A. IRVINE, Assistant Staff Director
THEODORE J. Kazy, Senior Staf Assistant

SUBCOMMITTEE ON POSTAL OPERATIONS

ROBERT N. C. NIX, Pennsylvania, Chairman ARNOLD OLSEN, Montana

GLENN CUNNINGHAM, Nebraska WILLIAM J. GREEN, Pennsylvania

H. R. GROSS, Iowa JEROME R. WALDIE, California

EDWARD J. DERWINSKI, Tlinois RICHARD C. WHITE, Texas

Thomas R. KENNEDY, Subcommittee Counsel

Ex Officio Voting Members THADDEUS J. DULSKI, New York

ROBERT J. CORBETT, Pennsylvania

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CONTENTS

Testimony of

Hallbeck, E. C., president, United Federation of Postal Clerks, AFL-

CIO, accompanied by Patrick Nilan, legislative director.

Jaspan, Daniel, legislative representative, National Association of

Postal Supervisors, accompanied by Donald N. Ledbetter, national

secretary; and Bruce W. Sterling, third vice president and assistant

postmaster of Masontown, Pa.

McAvoy, Harold J., president, National Association of Post Office

Mail Handlers, Watchmen, Messengers, and Group Leaders, AFL-

CIO, accompanied by Andrew W. Carniato, administrative aide...

Murphy, Hon. Richard J., Assistant Postmaster General, Post Office

Department, accompanied by Henry L. Dixon, Special Assistant to

the Assistant Postmaster General, Bureau of Operations; Tony

Ingrassia, Director, Labor Relations Division, Bureau of Personnel;

Adam G. Wenchell, Assistant General Counsel for Legislation; and

Herbert Block, Director, Personnel Programs and Research -

Rademacher, James, vice president, National Association of Letter

Carriers, Washington, D.C., accompanied by J. Stanley Lewis,
secretary-treasurer, and Joseph J. Johnson, field director, and Chad-
wick Adongo, international representative, Postal Telephone and

Telegraph International...

Silvergleid, David, president, National Postal Union, accompanied by

Robert P. Kephart, secretary-treasurer.-

Smith, Ashby, president, National Alliance of Postal and Federal

Employees, accompanied by Wyatt C. Williams, vice president; and

J. Leon Henderson, administrative assistant to the president.--

Statement of -

Kornegay, Hon. Horace R., a Representative in Congress from the

State of North Carolina, with enclosures relating to star route

contract carriers..

McClure, Hon. James A., a Representative in Congress from the

State of Idaho..

Mink, Hon. Patsy T., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Hawaii, letter dated June 27, 1968, with attached statement of
Kenneth R. Freitas, past president of the United Federation of
Postal Clerks, Local 162, Honolulu, Hawaii.--
Murphy, C. Pat, general manager, National Star Route Mail Carriers

Association,
Womack, Henry H., president, National League of Postmasters of the

United States.

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PERSONNEL PROMOTION SYSTEM OF THE POST

OFFICE DEPARTMENT

TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 1968

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
SUBCOMMITTEE ON POSTAL OPERATIONS OF THE
COMMITTEE ON Post OFFICE AND CIVIL SERVICE,

Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 10 a.m., in room 210, Cannon House Office Building, Hon. Robert N. C. Nix (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.

Mr. Nix. The subcommittee will be in order.

Today we will reopen our hearings on the morale problems in the postal service. The hearings have been useful to management and employee organizations in the postal service. It is our hope that disputes that exist can be discussed in the open and a public record made, since the people of the United States are the employers of the postal service and have a right to know about the condition of the postal service.

The hearings which began on March 10, 1967, in Philadelphia were very much concerned with this subject. The Postmaster General, W. Marvin Watson, in a release dated June 12, 1968, announced the beginning of a new equal employment program. This program is an extensive one and involves 23 new contract compliance examiners who will be responsible for reviewing the activities of private companies who do business with the postal service and who will review the equal employment efforts of these Government contractors. A new task force has been appointed to visit post offices and check into the promotion practices of these post offices with authority to make on-the-spot changes where necessary. For the first time a prepromotion supervisory training program will be set up to train 5,000 supervisory candidates of all races and $1.5 million will be spent on this program. In addition, postmasters in first-class offices have been given the special responsibility to see that equal employment opportunity programs work. This is all very encouraging. I hope that the activities of the subcommittee in turn encouraged the Post Office to take these and

Our purpose here is to have the fullest discussion possible on all employee problems. The questions from the chairman and the other members will be directed to this purpose. We are concerned with the entire operation of the Post Office Department. These hearings will be a textbook for the future.

Our first witness this morning is one of my very good friends, one of the outstanding leaders in this field. I am happy to welcome Mr. James Rademacher, vice president, National Association of Letter Carriers.

You may proceed, Mr. Rademacher. First of all, introduce for the record your associates and proceed.

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