Notice to All Post Offices with Rural Delivery Service: Rural Carrier Guarantee Period

Postal Service™ managers must effectively manage rural carriers who work under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), section 7(b)(2). Those carriers are paid overtime for all hours actually worked in excess of 2,080, up to 2,240, within the 52-consecutive-week guarantee period. If a carrier works more than 2,240 hours within the guarantee…

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Postal Employee COVID-19 Bonus Pay?

I keep reading and hearing comments from career postal employees saying we should be getting bonuses for being essential employees like Walmart employees are getting. As essential workers, when Congress can’t balance the checkbook and the rest of the federal workforce is furloughed while we get to keep punching the time clock and even earn…

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APWU: Seventh and Final COLA under 2015 CBA Announced

Web News Article #: 78-2018 08/10/2018 – In accordance with the 2015-2018 APWU/USPS Collective Bargaining Agreement (union contract), career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 31 cent per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), effective September 1, 2018. It will appear in paychecks dated September 21, 2018 (Pay Period 19-2018), and will total $645.00 per…

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APWU: First COLA Increase of 2018 will be $520

Web News Article #: 15-2018 02/16/2018 – In accordance with the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement, career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 25 cent per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), effective March 3. The increase is the result of a rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). It will appear in paychecks dated March…

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APWU: Future COLAs depend upon terms of successor CBA

For Employees Covered by the National Agreement In June 2015 the CPI-W unadjusted Index (1967=100) rose to 696.431 after falling for five of the last nine months. No additional COLAs are due under the 2010 National Agreement. Future COLAs will depend upon the terms of a successor collective bargaining agreement. Under the 2010 National Agreement,…

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APWU: Seventh COLA, effective March 7, 2015, likely to be $0.00

For Employees Covered by the National Agreement In December 2014 the CPI-W unadjusted Index (1967=100) fell for the third month in a row (and four out of the last five months) to 684.828 driven largely by falling oil prices. Until the Index rises above 698.58, no COLA will be due. The seventh COLA adjustment under…

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