NAPS Chat is a weekly podcast intended to inform NAPS members and others interested in the U.S. Postal Service about the latest legislative and political goings-on within our nation’s capital. Hosted by NAPS Director of Legislative and Political Affairs Bob Levi.
Episode 125 May 7 2021 -- "Postal RIF, EAS Pay Talks and Lunch with Postal Board of Governors" with NAPS President Brian Wagner
National Association of Postal Supervisors President Brian Wagner joins Bob Levi on NAPS Chat to discuss a luncheon meeting held this week with the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors, the recently announced USPS reduction-in-force, the start of EAS Pay talks, and the upcoming 2021 NAPS National Convention in Texas.
Episode 124 April 30 2021 -- "A Congressman's Evaluation of Postal Performance" with Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL)
Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) joins Bob Levi on NAPS Chat to talk about postal performance, legislative efforts to sustain the agency and his perspective on the future of the Postal Service. The congressman introduced H.R. 2230, the so-called DeJoy Act, which is intended to maintain current postal service standards.Rep. Krishnamoorthi is a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, and chairs its Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy.
Episode 123 April 23 2021 -- "Postal Nominees to Senate: Restoration of Service is Priority; and Reflections on NAPS' Virtual Legislative Conference"
NAPS Executive Vice President Ivan Butts joins Bob Levi on NAPS Chat to talk about this week's U.S. Senate confirmation hearing on the three pending presidential nominees to the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors (former Deputy Postmaster General Ron Stroman, former APWU General Counsel Anton Hajjar, and National Vote at Home Institute CEO Amber McReynolds). In addition, Ivan and Bob review the highlights of the recently concluded 2021 NAPS Virtual Legislative Training Seminar, at which time NAPS was addressed by Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chair Gary Peters, House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations Chair Gerry Connolly, and Postal Regulatory Commission Chair Michael Kubayanda.
Episode 122 April 9 2021 -- "Livingroom Lobbying 101 - Preparing for the 2021 NAPS Legislative Training Seminar"
NAPS Legislative Chairs Jimmy Salmon (AZ) and Steve Shawn (MD), NAPS Branch 157 Legislative Chair Angie Hicks (NC), and NAPS member Carl Walton join Bob Levi on NAPS Chat to talk about preparation for NAPS' 2021 Legislative Training Seminar (LTS). The 2021 NAPS LTS will take place on April 18 and will be followed by "living room lobbying" by NAPS members.
Episode 121 April 2 2021 -- "The Postal Service's Mission Shift" with American Enterprise Institute Resident Scholar Kevin Kosar
American Enterprise Institute Resident Scholar Kevin Kosar joins Bob Levi to explore the Postal Service's mission-shift in light of the Postmaster General's and Postal Board of Governors' week-old 10-year strategic plan. Kevin and Bob also discuss a number of the plan's legislative and operational proposals.
Kevin Kosar formerly served as vice president at the R Street Institute and analyst at the Congressional Research Service.
Episode 120 March 26 2021 -- "The Wait is Over for the USPS 10-Year Strategic Plan" with NAPS Secretary Treasurer Chuck Mulidore
National Association of Postal Supervisors Secretary Treasurer Chuck Mulidore joins Bob Levi to review aspects of the recently unveiled USPS Ten-Year Strategic Plan.