APWU-USPS MOU on Maintenance Temporary Sub-Contracting

From: Idowu Balogun <ibalogun@apwu.org> Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2020 4:01 PM To: Maintenance Division Officers Subject: Maintenance MOU Temporary Resources for COVID-19 Cleaning Dear All, After several days of meeting between the Postal Service and Maintenance APWU at the HQ level. The parties agreed to the Maintenance Temporary Resources. These are agreed upon required steps…

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USPS-APWU MOU: COVID-19 Emergency Considerations for FY20 MS-47, TL-5 Line H Liabilities

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the parties agree the following conditions will be applied when determining any MS-47, TL-5 Line H liabilities for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20): Related: USPS MTSC: Custodial Team Cleaning update (4/6/20)

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USPS MTSC: Custodial Team Cleaning update (4/6/20)

Please share with plant management, operations, maintenance, and other personnel as needed. Due to staffing shortages resulting from influenza and coronavirus along with newly hired Labor Distribution Code (LDC) 38 Labor Custodians, HQ Maintenance Operations is authorizing a temporary option for Custodial Team Cleaning (CTC) Champions to conduct CTC training via ZOOM. If students are…

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MTSC: Updated Cleaning Information AFTER a Confirmed COVID-19 Case

According to the CDC, the risk of exposure to cleaning staff is inherently low. In consultation with the CDC and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), when a COVID-19 case has been confirmed within a facility, the following is now recommended to aid in reducing secondary transmission from work clothes (reminder to…

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OSHA Makes Surprise Inspection at New Castle, PA Postal Facility

At the New Castle, PA postal facility, the floor scrubbing machines have been broken for months. The asbestos-containing floor tiles have not been safely and properly maintained. After several verbal complaints and a  PS Form 1767 were ignored by Postmaster Brian Mercer, employees got fed up working in filth and called OSHA resulting in OSHA making…

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Cleanliness is essential to USPS customer service

Dennis Rosello says cleanliness is essential to customer service. Rosello, a custodian and 19-year USPS employee, helps keep things neat and tidy at the Santa Ana, CA, Processing and Distribution Center, including its retail lobby. “When the place is really clean, there’s a positive effect on the people on the floor,” he says. “It gives…

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APWU, USPS Settle Custodial Subcontracting Dispute

10/27/2014 – The APWU and Postal Service have reached an agreement that prohibits management from subcontracting cleaning services based on an employee’s voluntarily transfer from an office where USPS custodians are employed. The Oct. 27 agreement settles a Step 4 dispute. The union and management agreed that voluntary transfers are not considered “voluntary attrition,” which…

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