A union rep said a ‘stationary event’ is a lack-of-productivity infraction. Eugene Gates Jr. died delivering mail shortly after getting the warning — his first ever.
Eugene Gates Jr., was disciplined on May 2 for a “stationary event,” according to the National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 132 President Kimetra Lewis.
A stationary event is when a letter carrier’s scanner reads as idle on a tracker. In these instances, carriers are questioned about inefficiencies in their performance and potentially penalized for stopping along their route.
Lewis said USPS started monitoring stationary events in May. She described the discipline as an infraction for lack of productivity.
A letter of discipline obtained by WFAA, which was sent to Gates, stated he was issued the letter for “unacceptable performance – expanding street time.” The letter states that Gates stopped by the USPS office twice – once in the morning and again in the …