NALC: Decision in Pay Consolidation Case

National Arbitrator Shyam Das has issued his award in a national interpretive dispute involving the memorandum of understanding regarding the consolidation of NALC pay levels. The memorandum, which went into effect on November 24, 2018, elevated all Grade 1 letter carriers to the former Grade 2. Arbitrator Das recognized that the memorandum “provided Carriers with…

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NPMHU: Union-Run Appeal Procedure for RI-399 Settlement Payments

October 16, 2019 The National Office has established a union-run appeal procedure for claims to be filed by ineligible mail handlers who believe they should have been listed amongst the eligible and by eligible mail handlers who believe they did not receive the proper number of shares authorized. The decisions made by this appeal procedure…

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APWU: Update on RI-399 Monetary Settlement Distribution

03/02/2019 – As previously reported, in 2018 the APWU, the National Postal Mail Handlers’ Union (NPMHU), and the USPS reached a tripartite agreement updating the RI-399 work jurisdiction process. As part of the agreement on the update to the RI-399 process, all pending RI-399 grievances filed prior to September 1, 2017, were administratively closed with…

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NPMHU, APWU and USPS Come Together for Historic RI399 Training

November 8-9, 2018 – Over 150 mail handlers who serve on their respective Local Dispute Resolution Committees (LDRC) gathered in Las Vegas, NV with an equal number of their USPS and APWU counterparts for the first gathering of two joint training sessions conducted by the members of the National Dispute Resolution Committee (NDRC) on the…

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NPMHU: PMG Megan Brennan Shows Appreciation in Royal Palm P&DC

October 31, 2018 Postmaster General Megan Brennan held several town hall meetings with the mail handlers and all other postal employees at the Royal Palm P&DC in Opa Locka, Florida. The Postmaster gave her thanks and respectful appreciation for the valuable work performed by all during the horrific and dangerous week of October 22nd in…

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OIG Report: Cost Segment 3 – Clerks and Mail Handlers

Background The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 requires the U.S. Postal Service to file an Annual Compliance Report (ACR) with the Postal Regulatory Commission within 90 days of the end of each fiscal year. The report analyzes cost, revenue, rates, and quality of service for all products. Further, it reports whether revenue for…

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OIG: Are Clerk and Mail Handler Costs Correctly Attributed to USPS Products?

Project Title: Cost Segment 3 – Clerks & Mail Handlers Start Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 Estimated Report Release Date: March 2017 We are conducting an audit to verify the accuracy of clerk and mail handler costs attributed to products and services. The Postal Service categorizes all costs as either attributable costs, which are directly…

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