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USPS managers accused of doctoring time cards

Posted at 6:33 PM, Nov 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-25 17:19:37-05

Letter carriers from a local United States Postal Office branch are furious after it was discovered managers were falsifying time cards to make it look like the employees worked fewer hours.

"We were working a lot of hours and it didn't seem like it was adding up at all," said former letter carrier, Joshua Smith.

Smith worked for the U.S. Postal Service from 2017 to April of 2019. He quit after he said he injured his back on the job. He's one of 67 carriers whose time cards were allegedly altered by their supervisors.

"We'd have to be back at the station at a certain time and that's what I think they were doing. They were clocking us in earlier," Smith explained. "It's hurtful," he added.

According to the carriers union president, David Grosskopf Jr, the National Association of Letter Carriers investigated after the complaint was brought forward, and found time cards of the carriers had been altered out of the Central Park station.

Grosskopf Jr. told 7 Eyewitness News that over the past year and a half, 125 hours were removed from letter carrier time cards. That amounts to $6,249.

It's unclear whether the managers who falsified the time cards will face disciplinary action.

A spokeswoman for U.S.P.S. would not comment on the matter.