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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APWU: MS-1 TL 6 Handbook and related MMOs

Via Idowu Balogun, APWU Maintenance Division Director: Please find attached the book marked version as presented at last week’s Webinar. The current TL 6 and related MMOs are enclosed, published and updated. Based on several requests from the field, we are scheduled to repeat MS 1 Webinar on Friday September 13, 2019 at 3pm EST….

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APWU: New MS-1 Settlement and Implementation

August 12, 2019 On Aug. 8, the Maintenance Craft reached a settlement with the USPS regarding Handbook MS-1, TL-5 and TL-6 Revisions and Related Maintenance Management Orders, originally grieved by current Maintenance Division Director Idowu Balogun. On Sept. 13, 2017, Arbitrator Goldberg remanded the MS-1 revisions case nos. Q10T-4Q-C-14171644/ Q10T-4Q-C-16481407 back to the APWU and…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Processing Facilities Condition Reviews

Background In fiscal year (FY) 2018, the Postal Service had 286 mail processing facilities with over 70 million interior square feet. Between October 2010 and February 2018, mail processing facilities generated more than 46,000 maintenance requests and incurred over $876 million in maintenance costs. The Postal Service is obligated, by both internal policies and federal…

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APWU: Article 19 Maintenance Staffing Arbitration Award

Attached please find the award of Arbitrator Jaffe on whether the Service violated Article 19 when they issued a new maintenance staffing MMO (112-10) for NDCs to replace MMO 022-04, aka BMC-Gold. The posting page included does not go into the Article 19 items in great detail as those are of primary interest mostly to…

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