January 22, 2021
A settlement has been reached between NALC and USPS regarding national-level grievance Q11N-4Q-14270600 concerning whether the holiday schedule pecking order is applicable to the assignment of personnel to complete parcel delivery on holidays in installations that have Sunday parcel delivery.
The parties agree that the Employer determines the number and categories of employees needed for holiday work. In instances where there are eight or more hours of work available, the normal holiday pecking order is used to schedule employees to work on a holiday.
In instances where the holiday pecking order applies and a parcel delivery hub and spoke model is utilized, employees of the installation where the carriers report and from where delivery originates on the holiday or designated holiday will be scheduled pursuant to the holiday pecking order, and existing local memorandum of understanding (LMOU) provisions regarding the holiday pecking order in that installation will apply. This does not preclude the scheduling of CCAs from other Post Offices consistent with existing contractual provisions.
The agreement, M-01937 in NALC’s Materials Reference System, does not alter existing local memorandum of understanding provisions regarding the holiday pecking order or holiday scheduling in any installation. Any grievance held pending the outcome of this national case will be processed with the understanding of the settlement in accordance with Article 15 of the National Agreement.
Source: National Association of Letter Carriers AFL-CIO