We were told that no one would lose their job because of the region restructuring. They would be moved to other jobs within the company. The plan is that the excess employees would be reduced through attrition. As employees leave through retirement, resignation etc. they will not be replaced.
I'm not located in the same areas as the consolidations, but the information that I've heard through the grapevine is that they are very concerned with providing the displaced employees with jobs while making long term adjustments to make the regions more efficient and cost effective.
I was involved with many consolidations, not of regions, but of districts and office staff depts. In each and every case, all efforts were made to keep all the affected personnel employed. As was done with the move out of Ct. by the corp. office, only a tiny handful of personnel made the personal decision NOT to relocate. All employment is frozen to accomodate the affected personnel and this has always been company policy.
UPS merges offices in Buffalo, Syracuse
A corporate restructuring will see Buffalo's district office of United Parcel Service merge with its counterpart in Syracuse.
The merger, will not impact the company's location operations save for a handful of managers being assigned to new positions with the UPS system, a company spokesman said.
"In terms of customer service, there will be no negative effects," said Norman Black, UPS spokesman. "No one is losing their job."
UPS is one of the area's largest employers with 1,062 people working out of headquarters on James E. Casey Drive in Buffalo. The company is also one of the anchors of the Air Cargo-Buffalo operations at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
"What is happening now, is we are figuring out the merger of the Buffalo and Syracuse district offices," Black said. "Some of the managers will be transferred to Syracuse. Some may be offered UPS positions elsewhere."
The merger takes effect Jan. 1.
UPS, on Sept. 23, announced a system-wide restructuring of its regional and district offices. The company is going from eight to seven regional offices and from 59 to 55 district offices.
Afups, thanks...I see that there will be no loss of jobs ... getting back to where the organization was when I joined it in 1964....4 regions !!! Good to see that all $$$ spent on technology is finally paying off...
legs: you should not make the statement that started this thread without some facts. If you are a UPSer, then you would know that Regions and Districts get consolidated without the loss of jobs. It doesn't affect union employees at all. UPS simply eliminates staff (management), and they usually find jobs for them through attrition over time.
If anyone cares to remember, UPS eliminated the Midwest Region on 1/1/03......