APWU approves Clerk Craft annuitants to assist with the Rural Mail Count

From: Clint Burelson
Sent: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 7:22 AM
To: Clint Burelson <cburelson@apwu.org>
Subject: Clerk Craft Annuitants Performing Rural Mail Counts

Good People,

For your information, I gave approval for the USPS to utilize Clerk Craft annuitants to assist with the Rural Carrier Mail Count scheduled to be conducted for twelve (12) working days beginning Saturday, February 24, 2018 and ending Friday, March 9, 2018. We checked with the NRLCA and they encouraged Clerk Craft annuitants to perform the mail counts.

The USPS made the request for assistance after not receiving enough volunteers from EAS and Rural Annuitants and PTF volunteers.

A letter from the USPS that went out to Rural and EAS annuitants is attached. A similar letter is expected for the Clerk Craft annuitants. This letter will answer most questions on the conditions for the short term employment.

Per a previous email, the USPS may not involuntarily assign Clerk Craft bargaining unit employees to perform rural mail counts. Volunteers must be career employees detailed to an EAS position and receive training to perform the counts. Also, when detailed, the employees cannot supervise craft employees. Rickey Dean’s letter to the field is attached for your convenience.

Please forward to local and state representatives.

In Solidarity,

Clint Burelson
Director, Clerk Division
American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO

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