Web News Article #: 031-2015
02/18/2015 – The Postal Service and APWU settled a custodial staffing dispute in July, with staged gradual implementation as one of the requirements.
The USPS and APWU agreed to implement the cleaning procedures as stated in the MS-47 Handbook – Transmittal Letter 5 (MS-47 TL-5) at no more than 15 facilities during Fiscal Year 2014. Note that a “facility” is a single site or location which has its own PS From 4869, PS Form 4839 and PS Form 4852, for the purposes of this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
By the end of FY 2015, no more than 100 facilities can have the MS-47 TL-5 cleaning procedures implemented. This number also includes facilities where the MS-47 TL-5 was implemented in FY 2014.