MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Benefits of joining UPMA as a Postmaster, Manager or Supervisor

          • UPMA is the only management organization that can represent you at Postal Headquarters on specific Postmaster issues, including the planning and development of pay policies and schedules and fringe benefit programs.
          • All national UPMA leaders and state presidents are current USPS employees.
          • National officers serve one term only in their current positions.
          • As an active member, you have the privilege to vote and hold leadership positions at all levels of the organization.
          • A national website—unitedpma.org—that offers the latest information regarding the organization, legislative issues, interactive training and videos and Postal Service information that affects your career.
          • A national magazine and state publications that contain information important to you in your current position and will help you in your future endeavors.
          • Annual national and chapter conventions that offer training to help you be successful.
          • As a UPMA member you have access to the network of Adverse Action Member reps, should the need arise. As an active EAS member of UPMA for at least one year prior to the date of an initial proposed adverse action you are eligible for the Legal Defense Plan.
          Article Comparing UPMA Legal Defense Plan to the NAPS Disciplinary Defense Fund (PDF)
          • You gain a network of Postmasters and Managers who can assist you in your day-to-day duties and mentor you for future opportunities.

Benefits of joining UPMA as an Associate

          • UPMA wants to help you meet your goals and is the premier management organization that allows you to become a member before being promoted to an EAS position.
          • A network of active postal employees who will help prepare you to take advantage of opportunities for upward mobility.
          • All national UPMA leaders and state presidents are current USPS employees.
          • A national website—unitedpma.org—that offers the latest information regarding the organization, legislative issues, interactive training and videos and Postal Service information that affects your career.
          • A national magazine and state publications that contain information important to you and in your future endeavors.
                                                                                                         
Representation

  • Job protection through legislative action.
  • Consultative sessions with Postal Headquarters about issues that concern you and your job.
  • UPMA listens to the needs and concerns of members and takes those concerns to Postal Headquarters.
  • UPMA gives you the opportunity to take important issues to your representatives on Capitol Hill, where your voice will be heard.
  • Gives you a sense of pride in knowing you belong to an organization that truly cares and does something about the needs of its members.​

Educational

  • Education and information that is important for your job and your future.
  • Educational training and materials provided in The UPMA Leader, on the UPMA website www.UnitedPMA.org and at local, state and national events.
  • 3-digit educational meetings at your local level addressing local, area and national issues affecting your job and your ability to perform effectively.
  • The UPMA gives you opportunities to expand your knowledge, both personally and professionally.
  • A lifeline to assist with the many fast-paced changes in the Postal Service.

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  • The United Postmasters and Managers of America (UPMA) is committed to representing its members in all areas, including adverse actions. Support and representation is provided by the network of UPMA Adverse Action Counselors.  
  • Legal Defense Services. When the decision of the Postal Service in adverse action falls within the jurisdiction of the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), the adverse action representative will immediately contact the UPMA Legal Defense attorney. The sole decision on the scope, extent and means of defense then becomes the responsibility of the attorney, with the agreement of the charged Postmaster/Manager/Supervisor.   Learn More....

Networking

  • Networking on the state and national level, whether at UPMA events or in your home office.
  • UPMA provides you with an entire network of contacts that will help make your job easier.






For more information about the UPMA, how to contact your state chapter, current membership offers, additional benefits of membership and how to join, contact our National Headquarters or visit the website.
United Postmasters and Managers of America
8 Herbert Street
Alexandria, VA 22305
(703) 683-9027