5 thoughts on “What is a Full-Time NTFT Flex Position and is it dangerous?

  1. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    San Antonio Alamo Area Local
    Is it true that once the schedule is posted which happens to be on a Wed and later that day changed the schedule completely around and I am a NTFT this cannot be done? Also we have PSE’s that are getting 40 hours when I am only getting 36. Can this be done as well?

  2. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    APWU/Tri County Area Local
    Past or current office held, if any
    Director of Human Relations (EMCAL #2233) and Steward (Tri-County)

    So, is it my understanding than that if I am to bid on a NTFT job which is to be posted for our RMPO with 39 hours, that I will be considered Part-time since it is under the 40 hours, to the extent that I would earn less annual, sick leave and years credit for retirement?

  3. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    Red Bank Local

    Thank you for the responses.

    Of course I am a dues paying member.

    No, had no idea about the shitstorm when this was ratified.

    Does not look like a good deal at all and I am glad I checked it out with you guys first.

    Thank You

  4. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    APWU Philadelphia, PA Area Local #89 - Retiree Chapter
    Past or current office held, if any
    Member / Rogue Rank and File Activist and Advocate

    “OPM has determined that such designated service, to the extent that it involves tours of duty of less than 40 hours per week or 80 hours per two-week pay period, will be treated as part-time regular service for retirement purposes.”

    See: OPM’s response to Freedom Of Information Act request – November 30, 2012

  5. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    Sacramento Area Local, APWU (Retired)
    Past or current office held, if any
    Chief Steward

    Ron,
    I am taking it on faith (and because Randy allowed you to post this) that you pay your dues, so I will point out a few things:

    Under our last contract 30 is considered full-time. But, it is considered “Non-Traditional Full Time (NTFT). After 28 years and being from the local (I hope) you belong to, I don’t understand how you didn’t know about this or the utter shitstorm it caused both while it was up for ratification and the result of it being ratified.

    What you have to be wary of is the “flex” part. That means your schedule can and likely will change from week to week and pay period to pay period due to the “needs of the service” as long as your 30-hour schedule is posted by the Wednesday prior. I’m not sure if this is the Wednesday before each week or before each pay period. Ask a local steward/officer.

    The other thing to be aware of is that as a federal employee working 30 hours per week, you will only get 3/4 of a years worth of work credit when it comes time to calculate your pension. For some reason, the Office of Personnel Management did not have the foresight and wisdom to agree with the APWU and USPS that 30 hours/week was “full time.” So your “four more years!” will only count as three when your years of service is calculated.
    Good luck in your business venture.

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