USPS Issues Memo on Juneteenth National Independence Day

NPMHU News Release – November 29, 2021 “Beginning in 2022, the Postal Service will recognize the Juneteenth National Independence Day as a holiday eligible to full-time and part-time career employees.” USPS Juneteenth Memo Source: National Postal Mail Handlers Union

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Does the USPS OT Administration Tool Help Assign OT More Efficiently and Consistently?

Project Title: Overtime Administration Tool Start Date: Monday, October 4, 2021 Estimated Report Release Date: March 2022 The Overtime Administration System (OT Admin Tool) is a web-based application designed to simplify overtime administration. The OT Admin Tool is used to administer overtime for employees in the carrier, clerk, mail handler, and motor vehicle services crafts….

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USPS OIG Report: Springfield, MO, P&DC Grievances

Objective Our objective was to review and assess grievances paid from October 1, 2017, through March 31, 2021, at the Springfield, MO, Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC). The Postal Service defines a grievance as a dispute, difference, or disagreement between parties or a complaint lodged by a party regarding wages, hours, or conditions of employment….

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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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USPS: Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period

As referenced in Article 8, Sections 4 and 5, of the USPS-NALC and USPS-APWU national agreements, the December period (during which penalty overtime regulations are not applicable) consists of 4 consecutive service weeks. This year, the December period begins Pay Period 26–21, Week 1 (December 4, 2021) and ends Pay Period 01-22, Week 2 (December…

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APWU: COVID MOUs and Liberal Leave Policy Extended until December 31

October 1, 2021 President Dimondstein signed extensions on the COVID MOUs late last night (September 30), through December 31, 2021. The liberal leave policy has also been extended (see letter below). The latest documents can be found below. They are also listed, together with the full archive of MOUs and other resources on the Covid-19…

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APWU: Das Issues Remedy Award on PM End of Day Button Case

September 24, 2021 On December 8, 2017, Arbitrator Shyam Das found that the Postal Service was in violation of the parties’ Article 1.6.B Global Settlement Remedy Agreement (GSRA) in Level 18 offices when it created the Postmaster End of Day (PMEOD) button in the Retail System Software (RSS). The PMEOD button allowed postmasters to enter…

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APWU Research & Education October Zoom Trainings

September 13, 2021 The Research and Education Department is sponsoring Zoom Trainings for APWU Members in October 2021. SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must be an APWU member. No one should attend this training on the Postal Service time clock. Each participant must register individually and not as a group. The deadline to register for all workshops…

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