Clerk Craft Settlements Impact Jobs,
The USPS acknowledged in a Feb. 25 settlement that its obligation to create desirable new duty assignments from “all available work hours” includes hours worked by Postal Support Employees, Clerk Craft officers report.
The Postal Service asserted in an Oct. 24, 2013, Step 4 Dispute that it was not required to consider PSE hours.
“I am pleased to announce that this dispute has been resolved,” said Assistant Clerk Director Lamont Brooks.
Another Feb. 25 settlement stipulates that newly converted unencumbered regulars will be assigned to residual vacancies, in accordance with Article 37.4 of the contract. The dispute arose with the first conversions
under the 2010-2015 contract, when management converted part-time regulars and part-time flexibles to full time and placed them in Non-Traditional Full-Time work assignments of less than 40 hours per week.
The APWU asserted that the employees should have been assigned to available residual vacancies, positions that remained open at the completion of the voluntary bidding process. The settlement endorsed the union’s position.