USPS OIG Report: Custodial Workhours

Objective In July 2014, the Postal Service and the American Postal Workers Union entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding custodial workhours. The MOU dictated that custodians receive additional compensation when certain facilities fail to use 90 percent of their calculated annual custodial workhours. These hours are based on facility size and designated cleaning…

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USPS OIG Report: Maintenance Optimization – Northeast Area

Objective The objective of our audit was to evaluate the effectiveness of the U.S. Postal Service’s maintenance optimization initiative in the Northeast Area. The Postal Service’s Five-Year Strategic Plan – Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 to 2021 outlines its maintenance optimization initiative to standardize, upgrade, and realign maintenance operations across field offices efficiently and effectively in…

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APWU: First Line H Regional Arbitration Award

Via Idowu Balogun, APWU Maintenance Division, Assistant Director A: We are pleased to share with you a very recent regional arbitration award. This award, J10T-4J-C 15092710, is on the issue of local application of Item 6 of the 7/9/2014 MS-47 T/L-5 MOU. We commonly refer to this as a Line H dispute (Line H is…

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