APWU: Lead Clerk Duty Assignments and TACS Training and Duties Dispute settled

In this dispute initiated by the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), there were three issues considered. In case Q15C-4Q-C18000314 the issue was, “whether employees occupying Lead Clerk duty assignments and who perform timekeeping duties must be given access to the Enterprise Resource Management System (eRMS).” The issues in case #Q15C-4Q-C18273555 were 1) whether the February…

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OIG Report: Management of Maintenance Employees’ Sick Leave in the Mid-America District

Background U.S. Postal Service supervisors who have evidence that an employee is abusing sick leave may place the employee on restricted sick leave or use the deems documentation desirable option (deems desirable). When using restricted sick leave, supervisors must provide written notice to employees that their names have been added to the restricted sick leave…

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Bizarre Memo on Postal Attendance Concerning Philadelphia Papal Visit

Apparently, a Papal Visit trumps the collective bargaining agreements of all unions as it relates to seniority, requests for leave and basic employee privacy. The following is a reprint of the memo posted at employee entrances at the Philadelphia P&DC on August 19, 2015 (the picture below is a bit blurred) Date: August 19, 2015…

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USPS: FMLA forms, resources available on Blue

The Postal Service has provided employees with a quick and easy way to find Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) certification forms and other resources on Blue. FMLA is a federal law that entitles eligible employees to take job-protected leave to attend to certain serious health and family matters. The forms and information are available from…

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USPS OIG Audit Report: Unscheduled Leave in the Chicago District

Background Unscheduled leave is any absence from work that is not requested or approved in advance and could require management to replace experienced employees, resulting in additional workhours or overtime.  This could negatively impact workplace productivity and morale. The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (OIG) monitors unscheduled leave using the Human Resources Risk…

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Bonehead Postal Supervisor Chest Thumping Revisited

Excerpt: “Friday we had ten sick calls in our office, ten sick calls out of 25 routes. It actually didn’t turn out as bad as I thought; luckily the mail was pretty light and they called in the CCA Cavalry from all points of the compass to save the day. But when I got back…

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