USPS OIG: Informal Grievance Oversight

Objective The Postal Service defines a grievance as a dispute, difference, or disagreement between parties or a complaint lodged by a party regarding wages, hours, or conditions of employment. The informal grievance process allows employees to discuss and settle grievances with their immediate supervisor; however, if there is no resolution, the employee or union can…

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USPS OIG Report: Accuracy of Grievances in the Grievance and Arbitration Tracking System – Houston District

Objective Our objective was to assess the accuracy of grievances recorded in the Grievance and Arbitration Tracking System (GATS) for the Houston District. The Postal Service defines a grievance as a dispute, difference or disagreement between parties or a complaint lodged by a party regarding wages, hours or conditions of employment. The grievance process allows…

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USPS OIG Report: Accuracy of Grievance Settlement Payments

Background Under its national agreement with the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), the U.S. Postal Service must make every effort to promptly pay monetary grievance settlements and arbitration awards. The Postal Service uses the Grievance Arbitration Tracking System (GATS) database to manage grievance payments and conduct labor relations activities, such as researching appeals, disputes, and…

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APWU: Settlement Addresses Grievance Numbering Problem

Web News Article #: 211-2014 11/18/2014 – The APWU and USPS reached an agreement in August to address a problem associated with grievance processing, Industrial Relations Director Tony D. McKinnon Sr. has announced. “After hearing countless horror stories of management denying grievances or refusing to discuss them because cases had no grievance number, I began…

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