USPS Pilot program: New motor vehicle operator position created

January 6, 2023 The Postal Service and a labor union have begun a pilot program for a new career bargaining unit position to transport mail in vehicles that do not require commercial driver’s licenses. The new postal vehicle operator (PVO) level 6 position and qualification standards were created under a memorandum of understanding between USPS…

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NALC: 11 additional installations added to all-career model

November 22, 2022 Pursuant to the May 24, 2022, Memorandum of Understanding Re: City Delivery Staffing Adjustment – Hiring Part-Time Flexible City Letter Carriers (M-01986), NALC and USPS have agreed to additional memorandums of agreement (M-01988) providing for another 11 installations added to the all-career city letter carrier workforce model. In these installations, the Postal…

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NALC: 163 Installations added to all-career model

October 7, 2022 NALC and USPS have agreed on two additional memorandums of agreement (M-01988) pursuant to the May 24, 2022, Memorandum of Understanding Re: City Delivery Staffing Adjustment – Hiring Part-Time Flexible City Letter Carriers (M-01986), providing an additional 163 installations in which the Postal Service will convert all city carrier assistants to part-time…

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APWU: Bulk Mail and Mailing Requirements Clerk Position Qualification MOU Extended

On May 6, 2022, Clerk Craft Director Lamont Brooks and the Postal Service agreed to extend the MOU, Re: Bulk Mail and Mailing Requirement Clerk Position Qualification. The extension will continue through November 4, 2022. The parties had originally agreed to the MOU on April 3, 2020 in order to provide a virtual learning and…

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APWU: Telework MOU Extended Until June 17, 2022

On May 6, 2022, APWU Clerk Craft Director Lamont Brooks agreed to extend the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding Telework for Clerk Craft Employees at Customer Care Centers, Customer Retention Teams, and the Mailing Shipping Solution Center (MSSC, i.e., Mailing Requirements Clerks) until June 17, 2022. However, the Postal Service would not agree to extend…

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NALC: Maximum Annual Leave Carryover Amount of 520 Hours Extended into Leave Year 2023

March 28, 2022 The NALC and the Postal Service have agreed to a memorandum of understanding (M-01979) that increases the maximum allowable annual leave carryover amounts outlined in the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM). For leave year 2023, regular work force career employees covered by the USPS-NALC National Agreement may carry over 520 hours…

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APWU-USPS MOU: Re. COVID-19 Test Kit Fulfillment Pilot

“APWU President Mark Dimondstein, Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman and Clerk Craft Director Lamont Brooks jointly worked with the Postal Service to secure a Memorandum of Understanding that defines the project as “new work” and ensures that the “fulfillment” work associated with packaging and labeling the packages for this temporary project is determined as clerk…

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APWU: Extension of Bulk Mail Tech and MRC Position Qualification MOU

October 7, 2021 On October 1, 2021, Clerk Craft Director Lamont Brooks signed another extension with the Postal Service of the original April 3, 2020 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Re: Bulk Mail Tech and Mailing Requirements Clerk (MRC) Position Qualification. This MOU was agreed to by the parties in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic…

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