APWU: Lead Clerk and TACS Settlements are Final and Binding – Compliance is Mandatory

From: Lamont Brooks <lbrooks@apwu.org> Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Subject: Lead Clerk and TACS and Directive to the Field that Settlements are Final and Binding with Mandatory Compliance SETTLEMENTS ARE FINAL AND BINDING- COMPLIANCE IS MANDATORY Please refer to the July 16, 2021 signoff from the USPS Vice Presidents (first attachment). I commend the USPS…

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USPS to replace eAccess – New system to improve security, functionality

The Postal Service will soon introduce ARIS, a state-of-the-art system that will be used to provide employees with secure, easy access to USPS digital resources. ARIS — short for Access Registration and Identity System — will effectively replace eAccess, which was launched 23 years ago and uses legacy technology that is costly to maintain and…

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APWU: New Leave Under the American Rescue Plan Act

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Friday, March 12, 2021 Subject: New Leave Under the American Rescue Plan (ARPA) Under the new stimulus bill called the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) there was new leave for federal employees added called Emergency Federal Employee Leave (EFEL). Postal employees qualify for this leave. This evening, USPS management shared…

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USPS App Claims Right to Read and Copy Employees’ Personal Phones and Computers

Brothers and Sisters, We met with the USPS on 12/17/19 on the attached notification and the change to eRMS/eLRA. I have included the previous email sent on 10/24/19 below. We raised concern over the language that is seen by employees should they choose to use this means to report an absence/request unscheduled leave: “All information…

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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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