A lawmaker wants to remove job security for Federal employees, including postal workers. A key provision of Congressperson Todd Rokita's Promote Accountability and Government Efficiency (PAGE) Act would change the law regarding employees in the civil service so that they would be hired on an at-will basis, according to Postal News
"Such an employee may be removed or suspended, without notice or right to appeal, from service by the head of the agency at which such employee is employed for good cause, bad cause, or no cause at all."
Interestingly, "Mail Carrier" is already the most endangered job in the country according to a Careercast.com survey that analyzed US Department of Labor Statistics, the Herald Bulletin
reported this week.
You may or may not agree with the benefits civil servants have, including their right to unionize. But does the PAGE Act swing too far in the other direction? Can you attract good workers and provide them with an incentive to work hard if they have no confidence in their short-term prospects? What benefits might outweigh any downsides?
Given the importance of the USPS to ecommerce, especially small sellers, it's a question worth considering.
has more on the PAGE Act and what to expect.