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Small Office Memorandum of Understanding (LMOU)

 

 

fi nitions ............................................................ 1

1

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

BETWEEN THE

UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE

AND THE

AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION, AFL-CIO

RE: LMOU FOR OFFICES WITHOUT A LOCAL

UNION STRUCTURE

I. PREAMBLE

This Local Memorandum of Understanding (LMOU)

was discussed and developed by the parties pursuant

to the MOU Re: LMOUs for Of

Union Structure, agreed upon in the 2006 National

Agreement. It is entered into by and between the

United States Postal Service (Employer) and the

American Postal Workers Union (Union) and shall

become effective thirty (30) days from the date signed

by the parties and will extend through the life of the

2006-2010 National Agreement.

II. DEFINITIONS

A “local union structure” is de

union local acknowledged by the Union at the national

level, with established of

not limited to, a local president, local vice-president,

secretary-treasurer and properly certi

steward(s).

fi ces Without a Localfi ned as a charteredfi cer structure, including butfi ed shop

2

Ill. APPLICABILITY

This model LMOU shall be applicable to of

the United States Postal Service, wherever located

throughout the nation, where:

1. there is no local union structure; and

2 there are APWU represented employees.

This model LMOU shall not supercede existing

LMOUs currently in effect, unless the local Employer

and State President or National Business Agent

agrees to replace their current LMOU with this model

LMOU. If both parties do not agree to replace the

existing LMOU, then the existing LMOU shall stand for

the duration of the 2006 National Agreement.

fi ces of

3

1. Additional Or Longer Wash Up Periods

(Item 1)

Wash-up time, if applicable, will be administered

in accordance with Article 8.9 of the National

Agreement.

2. Guidelines For Curtailment OR Termination of

Postal Operations (Item 3)

When the decision has been reached to curtail or

terminate postal operations, to the extent possible,

the Employer will notify the Regional APWU

Coordinator or designee of this determination.

The Regional APWU Coordinator or designee

will provide the installation head in writing with

the name and contact information, as soon as

practicable.

3. Formulation Of Local Leave Program

(Item 4)

The local leave program shall be administered in

accordance with Article 10 of the 2006 National

Agreement and Section 510 of the Employee and

Labor Relations Manual (ELM).

4

4. The Duration of The Choice Vacation Period(s)

(Item 5) and Determination Of The Maximum

Number Of Employees Who Shall Receive

Leave Each Week During The Choice Vacation

Period (Item 9)

a. The maximum number of days off during

choice vacation is governed by Article 10,

Sections 3.D.1 and D.2 of the 2006 National

Agreement.

b. A choice vacation calendar will be placed on

the employees’ bulletin board no later than

February 1.

c. Choice vacation selections shall be made

by seniority, among all APWU represented

bargaining unit employees.

d. Choice vacation period shall be from April 1

through November 30.

e. February 15, shall be the

employees to submit their request(s) for

choice vacation period(s). If the employee

desires a copy of the approved leave request,

the employee must submit the request in

duplicate.

fi nal date for

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f. For choice vacation selections only, one (1)

APWU represented bargaining unit employee

will be allowed off each week during the

choice vacation selection period.

g. In order to maintain the ef

operations and to ensure that APWU

represented bargaining unit employees are

afforded maximum opportunity for choice

vacation selections, consistent with Paragraph

4.a above, the APWU and the USPS agree to

back

bargaining unit employees by utilizing the

following pecking order:

1. Quali

employees at the straight-time rate of pay,

in the installation;

2. APWU bargaining unit employees at

the straight-time rate of pay from other

installations pursuant to the Hub Clerk

MOU, if practical;

3. Postmaster Relief (PMR) from other

installations. Note that PMR usage, in this

instance is for the sole purpose of annual

leave coverage during the choice vacation

period and in this limited circumstance

only, may be utilized to work the window

operations. This agreement cannot be

fi ciency of itsfi ll, if deemed necessary, for vacationingfi ed APWU bargaining unit

6

cited in any forum as a basis for arguing

that the PMR position or PMR work is

within or should be within the bargaining

unit and does not in any way change

the de

Section 419.3, modify the national award

in Case No. Q94C-4Q-C 96081517,

acknowledge the duties assigned are

bargaining unit work nor acknowledge

that the PMR position should be in the

bargaining unit.

h. The installation head/designee shall post the

approved vacation schedule no later than

March 1.

i. Upon request, the installation head/designee

will provide the APWU Regional Coordinator/

designee with a copy of the completed

vacation planning schedule.

fi nition of PMR as outlined in ELM

5. The Determination Of The Beginning Day Of

An Employee’s Vacation Period (Item 6)

The choice vacation period shall start on the

day of the employee’s basic work week pursuant

to Section 10.3.E of the 2006 National Agreement.

Exceptions may be granted by agreement among

the employee, the union representative and the

Employer.

fi rst

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6. Whether Employees At Their Option May

Request Two Selections During The Choice

Vacation Period, In Units Of Either 5 Or 10

Days (Item 7)

Employees may request two selections during the

Choice Vacation Period in units of

(10) days or one selection of

pursuant to Section 10.3.D of the 2006 National

Agreement. The total leave approved cannot

exceed the ten or

fi ve (5) and tenfi fteen (15) days,fi fteen days above.

7. Whether Jury Duty And Attendance At National

Or State Conventions Shall Be Charged To The

Choice Vacation Period (Item 8), and Annual

Leave To Attend Union Activities Requested

Prior To Determination Of Choice Vacation

Schedule Is Part Of The Total Choice Vacation

Plan (Item 20)

a. Pursuant to Section 10.3.F of the 2006

National Agreement, an employee who is

called for jury duty during the employee’s

scheduled choice vacation period or who

attends a National, State or Regional

Convention (Assembly) during the choice

vacation period is eligible for another period

provided this does not deprive any other

employee of

vacation and does not interfere with the needs

of the service.

fi rst choice for scheduled

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b. Annual leave approved to attend other union

activities prior to the granting of Choice

Vacation Period will be charged to the Choice

Vacation Period.

8. The Procedures For Submission Of

Applications For Annual Leave During Other

Than The Choice Vacation Period (Item 12)

The remainder of the employee’s accrued annual

leave may be granted at other times during the

year, as requested by the employee, if approved

by the installation head/designee.

9. Light Duty Assignments (Items 15, 16, 17)

Light duty will be administered in accordance with

Article 13 of the 2006 National Agreement.

10. Overtime Desired List (Item 14)

Overtime Desired List (OTDL) shall be established

in accordance with Article 8 of the 2006 National

Agreement.

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11. Employee Parking (Item 19)

If available and authorized by the installation

head, non-designated vehicle parking spaces may

be utilized by APWU bargaining unit employees,

on a

fi rst come, fi rst served basis.

12. Seniority, Reassignments and Posting

(Item 22)

When it is necessary to change, abolish and/

or revert a duty assignment, the installation

head/designee shall notify the APWU Regional

Coordinator/designee, in writing of this

determination.

This LMOU for MAL of

2010.

fi ces expires on November 20,

10

IMPLEMENTATION AGREEMENT

BETWEEN THE

UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE

AND THE

AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION

RE: LMOU FOR OFFICES WITHOUT A LOCAL

UNION STRUCTURE

The parties agree that for the purposes of initial

implementation of the LMOU for of

union structure dated January 25, 2008, the following

dates apply for 2008 only:

• Item 4.b will be changed to March 1

• Item 4.e will be changed to March 15

• Item 4.h will be changed to April 1

This MOU is intended for calendar year 2008 only and

will expire on April 2, 2008.

fi ces without a local

11

 

III. Applicability .......................................................... 1

1. Additional or Longer Wash Up Periods

(Item 1) ................................................................. 3

2. Guidelines for Curtailment OR Termination

of Postal Operations (Item 3) ............................... 3

3. Formulation of Local Leave Program

(Item 4) ................................................................ 3

4. The Duration of the Choice Vacation Period(s)

(Item 5) and Determination of the Maximum

Number of Employees Who Shall Receive

Leave Each Week During the Choice

Vacation Period (Item 9)....................................... 4

5. The Determination of the Beginning Day of

an Employee’s Vacation Period (Item 6) .............. 6

6. Whether Employees at their Option May

Request Two Selections During the Choice

Vacation Period, in Units of Either 5 or 10

Days (Item 7) ....................................................... 7

7. Whether Jury Duty and Attendance at

National or State Conventions Shall be

Charged to the Choice Vacation Period

(Item 8); and Annual Leave to Attend

Union Activities Requested Prior to the

Determination of Choice Vacation Schedule

is Part of the Total Choice Vacation Plan

(Item 20) ............................................................... 7

 

ii

 

LOCAL MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING For Office Without a Local Union Structure

8. The Procedures for Submission of

Applications for Annual Leave During

Other Than the Choice Vacation Period

(Item12) ................................................................ 8

9. Light Duty Assignments

(Items 15, 16, 17) ................................................. 8

10. Overtime Desired List (Item 14) ........................... 8

11. Employee Parking (Item 19) ................................ 9

12. Seniority, Reassignments and

Posting (Item 22) .................................................. 9

Between American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO

U.S. Postal Service

February 24, 2008

November 20, 2010

 

 

LOCAL MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING For Of Local Union Structure

And


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Jun 03, 2008

 

DES MOINES, IOWA AREA LOCAL - 44

 

ALTOONA POST OFFICE

 

50009

 

LOCAL MEMORANDUM

OF UNDERSTANDING

 

 

American Postal Workers Union

AFL-CIO

 

2000-2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 4

 

 

LOCAL LEAVE PROGRAM

  1. The submission deadline for annual leave requests for the current leave year shall be March 15th of the current leave year for the choice vacation period.
  2. If submitted in triplicate, a copy of the Form 3971 (request for, or notification of absence) shall be dated by the supervisor and signed upon receipt and returned to the employee for record receipt. The second copy shall be returned to the employee approved or disapproved on or before April 1 of the current leave year.
  3. No annual leave shall be cancelled due to unscheduled absences or anticipated overtime except serious emergency situations. "Emergency" defined in Article 3 of the National Agreement.
  4. ITEM 5

     

    THE DURATION OF THE CHOICE VACATION PERIOD

    1. The choice vacation period shall be the 3rd Monday of May through the last Friday of September of the current leave year. It shall also include the week of Thanksgiving and the time from December 24th through January 2nd. (This is from the beginning of the day December 25th through the end of the day January 1st. per memo signed March 18th, 1999)
    2. Days off and holidays at the beginning and at the end of the vacation period shall be considered as part of the vacation period unless otherwise stipulated by the employee on the leave request. (This section applies only to all bargaining unit employees when requesting leave in units of 5, 10, or 15 days.)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ITEM 8

     

    CHOICE VACATION PERIOD

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Jury duty shall not be charged to the choice vacation period.
    2. Military service shall not be charged to the choice vacation period.
    3. Attendance at National and State Conventions shall not be charged to the choice vacation period.
    4. All annual leave granted for the purpose of attending a union activity shall not be charged to the choice vacation period.
    5. ITEM 9

       

      DETERMINATION OF THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES WHO SHALL RECEIVE LEAVE EACH WEEK DURING THE CHOICE VACATION PERIOD.

      1. The minimum number of bargaining unit employees to receive leave, if applied for, each week during the choice vacation period, will be 20% (twenty percent) in each craft.
      2. Any percentage rate of .5 or greater, will be rounded off to the next whole number.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      ITEM 11

       

      NOTIFICATION OF THE NEW LEAVE YEAR

      1. Notification of the submission date deadline for choice vacation period leave must be posted on all bulletin boards by January 15th of the current leave year.
      2. Notification of the beginning of the new leave year must be posted on all bulletin boards by November 1st.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      ITEM 12

       

      ANNUAL LEAVE FOR OTHER THAN CHOICE VACATION PERIOD.

      Section 1. Determination of the number of employees who shall receive annual leave outside of the choice vacation period.

        1. Under normal circumstances a minimum in each craft of one bargaining unit employee will be granted annual leave when requested by the employee with a minimum of 14 days advance notice. In unusual circumstances, labor-management consultation will occur and an agreement will be reached.
        2. All annual leave outside the choice vacation period shall be administered on first come, first served basis.

      Section 2. The procedure for submission of annual leave outside the choice vacation period.

        1. If a request for annual leave outside of the choice vacation period is submitted in triplicate to the supervisor at least 5 (five) days prior to the requested leave, a determination on that request must be made within 3 (three) working days of the request.
        2. If the determination has not been made in 3 (three) working days of the employee leave request, the leave request will be automatically granted.

        3. For annual leave submissions with less that 5 (five) days prior notification, the supervisor will notify the employee as soon as possible of approval or disapproval, but no later than the time the leave is to begin.

       

       

       

       

       

       

      ITEM 13

       

      HOLIDAY SCHEDULING

      When there is a need to schedule employees on a holiday, management will solicit volunteers by seniority. If this does not provide sufficient volunteers to meet the needs of the service, employees will be forced to work by juniority among those not having worked the last holiday.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      ITEM 14

       

      OVERTIME

      When there is a need for overtime, the overtime will be scheduled on a rotating basis by seniority of those who are available.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      ITEMS 15, 16, & 17

       

      LIGHT DUTY ASSIGNMENTS

      Light duty assignments will not be made to the detriment of other career employees in the APWU bargaining unit. Light duty assignments will be subject to negotiations at the local level, if the need arises.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

       

      This Memorandum of Understanding constitutes agreement between the Des Moines Iowa Area Local of the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO, and the Management of the United States Postal Service at Altoona, Iowa – 50009.

      This agreement is entered into pursuant to the terms of Article 30 of the National Agreement effective on November 21, 2000, between the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO and the United States Postal Service

      It is understood that those items currently contained in the previous Local Memorandum of Understanding not in conflict, inconsistent with, or varying the terms of the National Agreement shall remain in effect.

      Any violation of this Local Memorandum of Understanding becomes subject to the Grievance-Arbitration Procedure.

       

       

      ___________________________ __________________________

      R. Dale Sikes Lance A Coles

      Postmaster, Altoona. IA. President, DMI – APWU

       

      ___________________________ _________________________

      Date Date

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Ankeny
    Jun 03, 2008

     

    Des Moines

    Iowa Area

    Local - 44

    Ankeny

    Post Office

    50021

    Local Memorandum of Understanding

    American Postal Workers Union

     

    2000 – 2003

     

     

     

     

     

    Table of Contents

     

    Item Issue

    1. Formulation of Local Leave program

    2. Employees Vacation Period

    3. Choice Vacation Period

    1. Determination of the maximum Number

    Of Employees who shall receive leave

    Each week during the choice vacation

    Period

    5. Notification of the new leave year

    6. Annual leave for other than choice vacation

    Period

    7. Procedure for annual leave submission

    For other than choice vacation period

    8. December Leave

    9. Holiday work

    10. Work Schedule

    Recognition

     

     

     

     

    ITEM 1

    FORMULATION OF LOCAL LEAVE PROGRAMS

    Section 1. The procedures for submitting applications for annual leave during the "choice vacation period."

      1. The choice vacation period slips will be available from management by February 1 of the current leave year and are to be returned to management no later than the close of business on March 1. Choice vacation requests shall be calculated and selections shall be posted no later than April 1.
      2. No annual leave shall be cancelled due to unscheduled absences or anticipated overtime except for serious emergency situations. (Emergency is defined in Article 3 of the National Agreement).

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ITEM 2

     

    EMPLOYEES VACATION PERIOD

    Section 1. The "Choice Vacation Period" shall begin on Memorial Day weekend and continue through the Labor Day weekend. It shall also include the 7 days between Christmas and New Years Day.

    Section 2. Days off and holidays at the beginning and at the end of the vacation period shall be considered as part of the vacation period unless otherwise stipulated by the employee on the leave request. (This Section applies only to all bargaining unit employees when requesting leave in units of 5, 10, or 15 days.).

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ITEM 3

     

    CHOICE VACATION PERIOD

    Section 1. Jury duty shall not be charged to the choice vacation period.

    Section 2. Military service shall not be charged to the choice vacation period.

    Section 3. Attendance at National and State Conventions shall not be charged to the choice vacation period.

    Section 4. All annual leave granted for the purpose of attending a union activity shall not be charged to the choice vacation period.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ITEM 4

     

    DETERMINATION OF THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES WHO SHALL RECEIVE LEAVE EACH WEEK DURING THE CHOICE VACATION PERIOD.

      1. The maximum number of bargaining unit employees to receive leave, if applied for, each week during the choice vacation period, will be twenty (20%) percent.
      2.  

      3. Any percentage rate of .5 or greater, will be rounded off to the next whole number.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ITEM 5

     

    NOTIFICATION OF THE NEW LEAVE YEAR

    Section 1. Notification of the beginning of the new leave year must be available from management by January 15th.

      1. Anytime following January 15, an employee may request annual leave within the current leave year.
      2. Annual leave requests made between January 1 and January 15 shall be considered for approval on its merits.
      1. No leave requests made within this time frame shall be for dates later than February 1.
      1. Leave submitted on the 16 of January will be considered and approved by seniority basis. (Memo dated 1/21/1999)

    D. That if the 16 of January falls on a Sunday or Holiday the submission date will be moved to the first regular scheduled business day after January 16. (Memo dated 1/21/1999)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ITEM 6

     

    ANNUAL LEAVE FOR OTHER THAN CHOICE VACATION PERIOD.

    Section 1. Determination of the number of employees who shall receive annual leave outside of the choice vacation period.

      1. Except for the choice vacation period, annual leave will be considered for twenty (20%) percent of the bargaining unit employees when requested by the employees. The number of employees allowed to be off, will be determined by management who will consider manpower available and current workload.
      2. A minimum of ten (10%) percent of the bargaining unit employees will be granted annual leave when requested by the employees.
      3. With regards to Item 6, Section 1, A and B, annual leave shall also be granted on a day to day basis, or portions of full workdays at any time replacements are available.
      4. Any percentage rate of .5 or greater, will be rounded off to the next whole number.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ITEM 7

     

    PROCEDURE FOR ANNUAL LEAVE SUBMISSION FOR OTHER THAN CHOICE VACATION PERIOD.

    Section 1. The procedure for submission of annual leave outside of the choice vacation period.

      1. If a request for annual leave outside of the choice vacation period is submitted in duplicate to the supervisor five (5) days prior to the requested leave, a determination on that request must be made within three (3) working days of the request.
      2. If the determination has not been made in three (3) working days of the employees leave request; the leave request will be automatically granted.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ITEM 8

     

    DECEMBER LEAVE

    Section 1. Additional requests for annual leave shall be granted by management up until December 8. Any requests after this date shall be given due consideration by management for approval based on availability of manpower and workload.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ITEM 9

     

    HOLIDAY WORK

    Section 1. The employer will determine the number of employees needed for holiday work. A schedule shall be posted by Wednesday of the week proceeding the holiday. As many full-time regulars as can be spared will be excused form duty on a holiday or a day designated as their holiday.

    Section 2. Quarterly overtime desired list is not applicable to holiday scheduling.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ITEM 10

     

    WORK SCHEDULE

    Section 1. To be consistent with the National Agreement, Article 8, Section 2, C, employees within the full-time regular employees will be allowed to have consecutive days off.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    RECOGNITION

     

        Section 1. Determination of the maximum number of employees who shall receive leave each week during the choice vacation period.

        1. This Local Memorandum of Understanding entered into to supplement the nationally negotiated Agreement represents and constitutes and agreement between the Ankeny, Iowa Post Office and the Des Moines Iowa Area Local – 44 APWU called the organization on personnel policies and practices and working conditions.
        2. The Memorandum of Understanding covers all craft or occupational group employees of this Post Office in units established at the local level for which the organization has been certified as the exclusive representative. The employee organization represents only those craft or occupational employees in units established at the local level for which the organization is certified as the exclusive representative.
        3. This memorandum of Understanding has no force and effect with respect to employees in craft units not represented by the organization party to this agreement.
        4.  

         

        ______________________________ __________________________

        John Eilers, Postmaster Lance Coles, President

        Ankeny, Iowa DMI Area Local – 44

        _____________________________ __________________________

        Date Date

         

         

         

        May 22, 2007

         

         

        We the undersigned agree that in order to clarify Article 5 of the Ankeny Local Memorandum of Understanding, the following interpretation is in agreement.

        Leave submitted on the 16th of January will be considered and approved by seniority basis.

        If the 16th of January falls on a Sunday or Holiday the submission date will be moved to the first regular scheduled business day after January 16th.

         

         

         

         

        ______________________ _____________________

        Tim Humpal James Spina

        Postmaster Ankeny, Iowa President, DMI Area Local


        Des Moines BMC
        Jun 03, 2008

        2006

        MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

        BETWEEN THE

        AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION, AFL-CIO

        DES MOINES BULK MAIL CENTER LOCAL, #7027

        AND THE

        UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE

        DES MOINES BULK MAIL CENTER 

         

         

                ITEM 1    ADDITIONAL OR LONGER WASH-UP PERIOD

         

        Article 8, Section 9, provides reasonable wash?up time for an employee who performs dirty work. Any employee should be granted such time as is reasonable and necessary for washing up after performing dirty work and/or handling toxic material. The amount of wash?up time granted each employee shall be subject to the grievance procedure.

         

          ITEM 2    THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A REGULAR WORK WEEK OF FIVE DAYS WITH EITHER FIXED OR ROTATING DAYS OFF

         

         

        A)     There shall be a regular five (5) day workweek with fixed consecutive days off for all full-time regular APWU bargaining unit employees.

         

        B)    There shall be a five (5) day workweek with consecutive days off for all full-time flexible schedule employees, as assigned by management by midnight Tuesday of the preceding service week.

         

         ITEM 3    GUIDELINES FOR THE CURTAILMENT OR TERMINATION OF POSTAL OPERATIONS TO CONFORM TO ORDERS OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES OR AS LOCAL CONDITIONS WARRANT BECAUSE OF EMERGENCY CONDITIONS

         

        All A.P.W.U. Bargaining Unit Employees

         

        A.  Postal operations will not be curtailed or terminated at the Des Moines Bulk Mail Center unless the Manager determines that conditions so warrant.  Such determination shall be reasonable and consideration shall be given to overall conditions, including but not limited to:

         

        (1)   The safety and health of employees

        (2)   Civil disorders

        (3)   Acts of God

        (4)   Hazardous weather conditions

        (5)   Advice of local authorities

        (6)   Curtailment or termination of public transportation

        (7)   Closing of businesses and other offices and public schools

         

        B.  Management shall notify the employees at the earliest possible time of curtailment or termination of postal operations.  Such notification shall be available by public media, such as TV, radio, or other available means.

         

        C.  In these instances where operations are curtailed or terminated, as set forth above, the employer shall apply the U.S. Postal Service administrative leave policy.

         

        D.  All possible consideration shall be given to the recommendation of the A.P.W.U. Local Union.

         

         ITEM 4    FORMULATION OF LOCAL LEAVE PROGRAM 

        Section 1. Leave Granted by Seniority

         

        The granting of annual leave for the choice vacation period:

         

        A. Annual leave for the choice vacation period shall be granted on a craft seniority basis, by tour and unit, as defined in Item 9.

         

        B. The submission deadline for annual leave requests for the choice vacation period for the current leave year shall be March 15th.  These submissions must be in accordance with Item 7.

         

        C. A choice vacation schedule based on submissions by March 15th will be posted by March 30th.

         

        D. Employees may submit annual leave requests for unfilled weeks in the choice vacation period from April 1st through April 10th. These submissions must be in accordance with Item 7.

         

        E. The final choice vacation schedule will be posted by April 21st.

         

        F. Requests for incidental leave during the choice vacation period, submitted prior to April 10th, shall be held until completion of the final choice vacation schedule, then acted upon based on seniority.

         

        G. To the maximum extent possible, approved annual leave for the choice vacation period shall be transferable when an employee is assigned within the installation.  This shall also apply to unassigned and detailed employees.

         

        H. Employees becoming ill while on annual leave during the choice vacation period may, upon request, have that period of annual leave charged as sick leave, and shall be granted the opportunity to select an equal amount of leave within the choice vacation period provided the alternate selection does not bump a fellow employee.

         

        Section 2.  Leave Granted ? First Come, First Served (Incidental Annual Leave)

         

        Additional annual leave, above and beyond that previously scheduled for the choice vacation period and requested after the submission deadline of April 10th, shall be considered as follows:

         

        (1) Clerk Craft and Motor Vehicle Craft ? First come, first served by tour and department.

         

        (2) Maintenance Craft ? First come, first served, by tour and within each unit, as defined in Item 9.

         

        A request for incidental annual leave submitted by an employee of a section as defined in Item 9 will be granted, using 14% of the full-time regular employees scheduled on any one day as the maximum, provided the request is submitted at least 4 calendar days in advance.  All pre-scheduled leaves are to be included in the 14%.

         

        Management must act on a submitted PS?3971 within two (2) working days of submission.

         

         

         ITEM 5    THE DURATION OF THE CHOICE VACATION PERIOD 

        The choice vacation period shall consist of 2 (two) periods. The first period will commence on the first Saturday in May and will continue for twenty (20) consecutive weeks.  The second period will consist of the final 2 (two) service weeks in November.

         

         ITEM 6    THE DETERMINATION OF THE BEGINNING DAY OF AN EMPLOYEE'S VACATION PERIOD

        The beginning of an employee's vacation will be the first day of the employee's basic work week.  Exceptions may be granted by agreement between the employee and the employer.  The selection will be counted in the service week in which the majority of the hours fall.

         

         ITEM 7 WHETHER EMPLOYEE'S AT THEIR OPTION MAY REQUEST TWO SELECTIONS DURING THE CHOICE VACATION PERIOD, IN UNITS OF EITHER FIVE (5) OR TEN (10) DAYS 

        All A.P.W.U. bargaining Unit employees may, at their option, request two (2) selections during the choice vacation period as follows:

         

        A. Employees who earn thirteen (13) days of annual leave per year may request two (2) selections in units of five (5) continuous working days each, or one (1) unit of ten (10) continuous working days.  The total selection shall not exceed ten (10) working days.

         

        B. Employees who earn twenty (20) or twenty?six (26) days of annual leave per year may request two (2) selections consisting of either one (1) unit of five (5) continuous working days and one (1) unit of ten (10) continuous working days, or two (2) units of five (5) continuous working days each, or one (1) unit of fifteen (15) continuous working days.  The total selection shall not exceed fifteen (15) continuous working days.

         

         

         ITEM 8    WHETHER JURY DUTY AND ATTENDANCE AT NATIONAL OR STATE CONVENTIONS SHALL BE CHARGED TO THE CHOICE   VACATION PERIOD 

        All A.P.W.U. Bargaining Unit Employees

        A. Jury duty shall not be charged to the choice vacation period.

         

        B. Attendance at National and State Conventions shall not be charged to the choice vacation period.

         

         ITEM 9    DETERMINATION OF THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES WHO SHALL RECEIVE LEAVE EACH WEEK DURING THE CHOICE VACATION PERIOD 

        A. The maximum number of employees allowed leave each week, per tour shall be 15 percent of the authorized positions of each of the following units with a minimum of one.

         

        (1) Primary Distribution Clerks

        Secondary Distribution Clerks

        115 Transit Iowa Clerks

        Raven (LIPS) Sorter

        SPBS

         

        (2) Custodial Group Leaders (SP6-58)

        Custodians (SP6-13)

         

        (3) M.P.E.'s  (SP6?64)

         

        (4) Maintenance Mechanic, PS 5 (SP 6086)

        Maintenance Mechanic, PS 6 (SP 6087)

         

        (5) Maintenance Support Clerks  (SP 6089)

         

        (6) Electronic Technicians  (SP 6088)

         

        (7) Bulk Mail Dock Clerks  (SP2?615)

        Bulk Mail Technicians  (SP2?387)

         

        (8) Secretary ? Stenographers  (SP2?540)

        Secretary ? Typists  (SP2?546)

         

        (9) General Clerks  (SP2?45)

        Procurement, Property & Supply Assistant (SP2?346)

        Time & Attendance Clerks  (SP1?29)

        Data Collection Technicians

         

        B. Fifteen (15) percent of the following units per week of the choice vacation period with a minimum of one (1):

         

        (1) Vehicle Operations Assistants (SP5-66)

        (2) Tractor?Trailer Operators (SP5?22)

         

        C. Any fraction of .5 or greater will be rounded to the next higher whole number.

         

        D. Greater numbers may be authorized by supervision in order to conform with Article 10 of the National Agreement.

         

               ITEM 10  THE ISSUANCE OF OFFICIAL NOTICES TO EACH EMPLOYEE OF THE VACATION SCHEDULE APPROVED FOR SUCH EMPLOYEE

         

        A copy of the approved Form 3971, if submitted in duplicate, shall be returned to the employee.  Approved vacation schedules shall be posted on official bulletin boards in accordance with Item 4, Section 1?c and 1?e.

         

         ITEM 11  DETERMINATION OF THE DATE AND MEANS OF NOTIFYING EMPLOYEES OF THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW LEAVE YEAR 

        The employer shall, no later than October 15th, publicize on bulletin boards and order books the beginning date of the new leave year, which shall begin with the first day of the first full pay period of the calendar year.

         

                ITEM 12  THE PROCEDURES FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICANTS FOR ANNUAL LEAVE DURING OTHER THAN THE CHOICE VACATION PERIOD

         

        A.  Annual leave for other than the choice vacation period, as defined in Item 5, except as provided in Item 12.B (below) shall be given consideration as follows:

         

        (1) Clerk Craft and Motor Vehicle Craft ? First?come, first?served by tour and within each department.

         

        (2) Maintenance Craft ? First?come, first?served, by tour and within each unit as defined in Item 9.

         

        B. Annual leave requests for the weeks that include the Christmas and New Year’s holidays submitted by October 1st shall be considered based on seniority, provided;

         

        (1) The annual leave request is for 32 hours or more, and

         

        (2) The employee maintains sufficient annual leave to cover the leave request.  Failure to maintain sufficient annual leave balance will cause forfeiture of the request.

         

        Management must act on a submitted PS?Form 3971 within two (2) working days of submission

         

         

         

                ITEM 13        THE METHOD OF SELECTING EMPLOYEES TO WORK ON A HOLIDAY

         

        Section 1.

        Two weeks prior to the Tuesday preceding the service week in which a holiday falls, management shall post, by tour, within each pay location, a notice soliciting volunteers to work during the three (3) day holiday period.  Said notice shall remain posted for ten (10) calendar days. 

         

        Employees volunteering to work during the holiday period must sign said notice during the ten (10) day period.  An employee may remove his/her name from the posting at any time prior to the closing of the sign?up period.

         

        Section 2.

        A. Holidays at the beginning, during or at the end of an employee's choice vacation period shall be considered as part of said choice vacation period unless otherwise stipulated, by the employee, on the PS Form 3971.

         

        B.  An employee may request that his/her holiday be considered as part of an annual leave request of 32 hours or more.  Requests of less than 32 hours may be approved providing approval does not require the involuntary scheduling of a senior full?time regular employee to work on his/her holiday or designated holiday.  Said request must be in writing on a PS Form 3971.

         

        C.     If an employee cancels any annual leave resulting in less than 32 hours being used, the employee will be subject to working his/her holiday in compliance with Item 13, Section 3.  An employee will not be permitted to cancel a leave request including a holiday, after the holiday schedule is posted.

         

        Section 3.

        The following method will be used to select employees to work on a holiday:

         

        A.  Casual employees, even if the payment of overtime is required.

         

        B.  Part?time flexible employees, even if the payment of overtime is required.

         

        C.  Full-time employees then part-time regular schedule employees who have volunteered to work during the three (3) day holiday period.  Selection will be by craft seniority.

         

        D. Transitional employees, even if the payment of overtime is required.

         

        E.  Part?time regular scheduled and then full?time employees who have not volunteered to work and who will be working on what would otherwise be their scheduled workday.  Selection will be by craft juniority.

         

        F.  Part?time regular scheduled and then full?time employees who have not volunteered to work and who will be working on what would otherwise be their scheduled day off.  Selection will be by craft juniority.

         

         

         

                ITEM 14  WHETHER "OVERTIME DESIRED" LIST IN ARTICLE 8 SHALL BE BY SECTION AND/OR TOUR

         

        A. Overtime Desired Lists for the Clerk Craft and Motor Vehicle Craft shall be by craft and tour, within each group defined in Item 9.

         

        B. Overtime Desired Lists for the Maintenance Craft shall be by tour ? within each occupational group and level.

         

        C. All Overtime Desired Lists shall be administered in the following order:

        1)      Management will maintain separate Overtime Desired Lists (ODL) on each tour for employees desiring to work their normally scheduled days and those desiring to work their Scheduled Days Off (SDO). 

        2)      Employees may volunteer on either list, or both. 

        D.    If the ODL does not provide sufficient personnel, Clerk Craft employees not on the ODL who have signed a “Daily Overtime Volunteers” list (posted in each work area before the end of the 2nd window on each tour), shall be scheduled by seniority (no rotation).

        E.     EAS detailed employees on the ODL may be scheduled for overtime only after all available ODL employees and daily volunteers have been scheduled.  Their inclusion is supplemental to, and therefore has no effect on the rotation schedule.

        F.     When scheduling overtime for the next day, management will attempt to contact absent ODL employees between 12:00 and 14:00 on Tour 2 and between 23:30 and 01:30 on Tour 3, except where employees have indicated, in writing, they do not want to be contacted at home.  The individual placing the calls will be responsible for recording individuals called, date, time and whether contact was made.

        G.    Employees may contact management during those same hours to establish availability.

        H.    In the event of a change from one tour to another, or upon conversion to full time, employees desiring to work overtime shall have up to ten (10) calendar days to sign the Overtime Desired List.

         

                ITEM 15  THE NUMBER OF LIGHT DUTY ASSIGNMENTS WITHIN EACH CRAFT OR OCCUPATIONAL GROUP TO BE RESERVED FOR TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT LIGHT DUTY ASSIGNMENT

         

        The number of light duty assignments reserved for the APWU Crafts shall be as follows: 

        Clerk Craft ? The number reserved shall be three (3) on tour 2, and one (1)   on tour 3.

         

        Maintenance ? The number reserved shall be 1 on each tour.

         

        Motor Vehicle – The number reserved shall be one (1).

         

        The assignment to these positions shall be based upon the employee’s medical restrictions.

         

        Additional light duty assignments shall be provided on an as needed basis under the terms of Article 13.

         

                ITEM 16  THE METHOD TO BE USED IN RESERVING LIGHT DUTY ASSIGNMENTS SO THAT NO REGULARLY ASSIGNED MEMBER OF THE REGULAR WORK FORCE WILL BE ADVERSELY AFFECTED

         

        A. Light duty assignments shall not be to the detriment of full?time or part?time regular employees.

         

        B. Any employee may be assigned light duty in another craft only after all possible areas for light duty have been exhausted in their own craft.  In no case will regular employees be denied preferred hours or tour of duty because of light duty assignments.

         

        C. If it is proposed to assign any employee to a light duty assignment in a craft other than that of their permanent assignment, the President of the local union shall be consulted, and to the maximum extent possible, the union's recommendation shall be followed.

         

                ITEM 17  THE IDENTIFICATION OF ASSIGNMENTS THAT ARE TO BE CONSIDERED LIGHT DUTY WITHIN EACH CRAFT REPRESENTED IN THE OFFICE

         

        On all tours, light duty assignments shall comprise, but not be limited to the following types of work:

         

        A.  CLERK CRAFT

        (1) Circs Keying/Facing ? Secondary

        (2) Non?Zip CRT ? Parcels

        (3) Minor Rewrap in Primary, Secondary and Operation 115

        (4) General Office/Clerical/Label Clerk Duties

         

        B.  MAINTENANCE CRAFT

        (1) General Office/Clerical

        (2) General Maintenance Control

        (3) Storeroom

        (4) Shop Work

         

        C.  MOTOR VEHICLE

        (1) Vehicle Operations Assistant

        (2) General Office/Clerical Duties

         

                ITEM 18 THE IDENTIFICATION OF ASSIGNMENTS COMPRISING A SECTION WHEN IT IS PROPOSED TO REASSIGN WITHIN AN INSTALLATION, EMPLOYEES EXCESS TO THE NEEDS OF A SECTION

         

        Sections, for the purpose of this item will be defined by respective tour as follows:

         

        A.  Maintenance Craft

        (1) MPE Mechanic

        (2) Maintenance Mechanic, PS 4

        (3) Maintenance Mechanic, PS 5

        (4) Maintenance Mechanic, PS 6

        (5) Group Leader ? Custodial

        (6) Custodian

        (7) Electronic Technician

        (8) Maintenance Support Clerk, PS 5

        (9) Maintenance Support Clerk, PS 6

         

         

         

        B.     Clerk Craft

        When it is proposed to excess from one tour to another, the entire tour, within the pay level(s) from which excessing is proposed, shall be considered one (1) section.  Otherwise, sections for the purpose of this Item are defined as follows:

         

        (1)   Distribution Clerk Machine – Secondary

        (2)   Distribution Clerk - Secondary

        (3)   Distribution Clerk Machine – Small Parcel & Bundle Sorter

        (4)   Distribution Clerk – 115

        (5)   Bulk Mail Dock Clerk

        (6)   General Clerk

        (7)   Secretary – Stenographer/Typist

        (8)   Time and Attendance Clerk

        (9)   Procurement, Property & Supply Assistant

        (10)     Data Collection Technician

         

        C.  Motor Vehicle Craft

        (1) Tractor Trailer Operator

        (2) Vehicle Operations Assistant

         

        D. A section shall be the same as the principle duty assignment area, in accordance with the National Agreement. Any additions to the foregoing must be negotiated as per section.

         

                ITEM 19  THE ASSIGNMENT OF EMPLOYEE PARKING SPACES 

        To the maximum extent possible, all parking spaces shall be on a "first come, first served" basis.

         

                ITEM 20  THE DETERMINATION AS TO WHETHER ANNUAL LEAVE TO ATTEND UNION ACTIVITIES REQUESTED PRIOR TODETERMINATION OF THE CHOICE VACATION SCHEDULE IS TO BE PART OF THE TOTAL CHOICE VACATION PLAN

         

        All APWU Bargaining Unit Employees:

        Annual leave and/or LWOP to attend Union activities requested prior to the determination of the choice vacation schedule shall not be part of the total vacation plan.

         

                ITEM 21  THOSE ITEMS WHICH ARE SUBJECT TO LOCAL NEGOTIATIONS AS PROVIDED IN THE CRAFT PROVISIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT

         

        A. The determination of what constitutes a sufficient change to cause an assignment to be re-posted.

        (1) All APWU Bargaining Unit Employees

        (a) A major change from the original posting shall be sufficient reason for reposting an assignment.  What constitutes a major change will be subject to mutual agreement between Management and the Union.

         

        (b) Failure to reach an agreement will cause the bid to be reposted.

         

        (2) All APWU Bargaining Unit Employees

        (a) A change in starting time from the original posting, that does not exceed two hours, or cumulative changes that do not exceed two hours shall be sufficient reason for the reposting of an assignment except that the incumbent shall have the option of accepting the new starting time.  If the incumbent accepts the new starting time, the assignment will not be reposted.

         

        (b) Any change, or cumulative changes, in start time from the original posting exceeding two (2) hours shall cause the assignment to be reposted unless the parties mutually agree otherwise.

         

        B.  The length of time duty assignments must be posted for bid.

         

        (1) Clerk Craft - The notice shall remain posted for ten (10) days.

         

        (2) Motor Vehicle Craft - The notice shall remain posted for ten (10) days.

         

         

        C.  The length of time during which a successful bidder must be placed in the new assignment

         

        All APWU Bargaining Unit Employees

        The successful bidder must be placed in the new assignment within fourteen (14) days after the successful bidder is determined, except during the month of December.

         

         

                ITEM 22  LOCAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS AGREEMENT RELATING TO SENIORITY, REASSIGNMENTS AND POSTING

         

        Copies of all APWU bids and successful bidders shall be sent to the APWU Local.

         

        Management shall post APWU Craft seniority lists on official bulletin boards quarterly with copies sent to the APWU Local.

         

         

        ADDENDUM

        To

        2006 LMOU

         

         It is agreed that Local 7027 will continue to be notified of changes involving APWU Bargaining Unit personnel including, but not limited to, those items listed on page 325 of the 2000-2006 Collective Bargaining Agreement.

         

         

        It is agreed that where the Local Memorandum of Understanding makes reference to “Craft Seniority” such reference is defined as: Total, continuous service in the same craft and installation (e.g. 1 year Custodial/Laborer + 5 years MPE + 4 years ET = 10 years Craft Seniority).

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

              

         

         

         

        ADDENDUM

        To

        2006 LMOU

         

         

         

         It is agreed that Local 7027 will continue to be notified of changes involving APWU Bargaining Unit personnel including, but not limited to, those items listed on page 325 of the 2000-2006 Collective Bargaining Agreement.

         

         

        It is agreed that where the Local Memorandum of Understanding makes reference to “Craft Seniority” such reference is defined as: Total, continuous service in the same craft and installation (e.g. 1 year Custodial/Laborer + 5 years MPE + 4 years ET = 10 years Craft Seniority).

         

         


        Fort Dodge
        Jun 27, 2011

        Fort Dodge LMOU


        DMI Area Local
        Nov 02, 2011

         

        DMI LMOU 2011

         

        LOCAL MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

         

        between

         

         

        DES MOINES POST OFFICE

         

        and

         

        DES MOINES IOWA LOCAL

         

        AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION

         

        AFL-CIO

         

         

         

         

        2006

         

        RECOGNITION

         

        1. This local Memorandum of Understanding entered into to supplement the nationally negotiated Agreement represents and constitutes an Agreement between the Des Moines, Iowa, Post Office and the Des Moines, Iowa Area Local A.P.W.U., called the Organization on personnel policies and practices and working conditions.

        2. The Memorandum of Understanding covers all craft or occupational group employees of this Post Office in units established at the local level for which the Organization has been certified as the exclusive representative. The employee organization represents only those craft or occupational employees in units established at the local level for which the Organization is certified as the exclusive representative.

        3. This Memorandum of Understanding has no force and effect with respect to employees in craft units not represented by the Organization party to this Agreement.

         

        ITEM 1

         

        WASH-UP PERIODS

        Installation heads shall grant reasonable wash-up time to those employees who perform dirty work or work with toxic materials. The amount of wash-up time granted each employee shall be subject to the grievance procedure.

         

        ITEM 2

         

        HOURS OF WORK

        Section 1. All A.P.W.U. Bargaining Unit Employees.

        A. Non-Work Days.

        1. As far as practicable non-work days shall not be split except as the needs of the service require after meaningful consultation with the Local A.P.W.U.

        2. There shall be a regular five (5) day work week with fixed days off for all full and part-time regular A.P.W.U. bargaining unit employees; "fixed" defined as stated days off as bid.

        3. There shall not be any full or part-time regular A.P.W.U. bargaining unit employees with rotating days off.

        Section 2. All A.P.W.U. Bargaining Unit Employees.

        A. Basic Work Week (Training).

        The basic work week shall be that which each employee has bid, with exception of Tour I employees leaving for and returning from any location of training. Those employees who have bid positions which require them to work Saturday and Sunday shall, at their option, have their basic work week altered to Saturday and Sunday off the first week they are scheduled to begin the course and the week following completion or termination of the course, provided a properly completed request for temporary schedule change for personal convenience is submitted and approved by the Union representative and supervisor, with one copy to each.

        Section 3. All A.P.W.U. Bargaining Unit Employees.

        A. Changes in Basic Work Week.

        Military obligations and jury duty will be sufficient reason for a change in an A.P.W.U. Bargaining Unit Employee’s basic work week, if said employee makes a personal request to do so, as outlined in Item 2, Section 2.A of this Local Memorandum of Understanding.

         

        ITEM 3

         

        POSTAL OPERATIONS CURTAILMENT

        A. All A.P.W.U. Bargaining Unit Employees.

        1. Postal operations will not be curtailed or terminated at the Post Office, Des Moines P & DC (including AMF and MVS), or District Office, unless the Postmaster, Senior Plant Manager, District Manager, or their designee determines that conditions so warrant. Such determination shall be reasonable and consideration shall be given to overall conditions including but not limited to:

        a. The safety and health of employees.

        b. Civil disorders.

        c. Acts of God.

        d. Hazardous weather conditions.

        e. Advice of local authorities.

        f. Curtailment or termination of public transportation.

        2. Management shall notify the employees at the earliest possible time of curtailment or termination of Postal Operations. Such notification shall be given by public media, such as T.V., radio, or other available means.

        3. In these instances, where operations are curtailed or terminated as set forth above, the employer shall apply the then current pay provisions.

        4. All possible consideration shall be given to the recommendation of the A.P.W.U. Local Union.

         

        ITEM 4

         

         

        FORMULATION OF LOCAL LEAVE PROGRAM

        Section 1. The procedures for submission of applications for Annual Leave during the Choice Vacation period.

        A. All A.P.W.U. Bargaining Unit Employees.

        The submission deadline for annual leave requests for the current leave year shall be March 15th of the current leave year for the choice vacation period.

        Section 2. Canceled Annual Leave.

        A. All A.P.W.U. Bargaining Unit Employees.

        1. No annual leave shall be canceled due to unscheduled absences or anticipated overtime except serious emergency situations. "Emergency" defined in Article 3 of the 2000 National Agreement.

        Section 3. Granting of Annual Leave.

        A. All A.P.W.U. Bargaining Unit Employees.

        1. All annual leave will be granted by section, by tour, as defined in Item 18 of the Local Memorandum of Understanding.

        Section 4. Turning Back Approved Annual Leave.

        A. Clerk Craft Employees only.

        When one day or more of approved annual leave is turned back 72 hours in advance of the first day of leave, the leave will be offered to other employees in the same section who were previously denied leave during that time period.

        When an employee turns back previous approved annual leave, they must do so 72 hours in advance of the approved leave.

         

         

         

        ITEM 5

         

         

        THE DURATION OF THE CHOICE VACATION PERIOD

        Section 1. All APWU Bargaining Unit Employees.

        The choice vacation period shall be May 1 through September 15 of the current leave year.

         

        ITEM 6

         

         

        EMPLOYEE’S VACATION PERIOD

        A. Days off and holidays at the beginning and at the end of the vacation period shall be considered as part of the vacation period unless otherwise stipulated by the employee on the leave request. This provision applies only to regular employees when requesting leave in units of 5, 10, or 15 days.

         

        ITEM 7

         

         

        CHOICE VACATION PERIOD

         

        Section 1. All A.P.W.U. Bargaining Unit Employees.

        A. As per the 2000 National Agreement, depending upon the number of days of annual leave earned, employees may at their option request one (1) or two (2) selections during the choice vacation period as follows:

        1. Employees who earn twenty (20) or twenty-six (26) days of annual leave per year shall be granted a total not to exceed fifteen (15) days during the choice vacation period.

        2. Employees who earn thirteen (13) days of annual leave per year shall be granted a total not to exceed ten (10) days during the choice vacation period.

         

        ITEM 8

        CHOICE VACATION PERIOD

        A. Jury duty shall not be charged to the choice vacation period.

        B. Military Service shall not be charged to the choice vacation period.

        C. Attendance at National and State Conventions shall not be charged to the choice vacation period.

        D. All annual leave granted for the purpose of attending a Union activity shall not be charged to the choice vacation period.

         

        ITEM 9

         

        DETERMINATION OF THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES WHO SHALL RECEIVE LEAVE EACH WEEK DURING THE CHOICE VACATION PERIOD.

        A. The number of APWU bargaining unit employees who must at least receive leave if applied for each week during the choice vacation period must be 10% of each section, of each tour as established by Item 18, except for June, July and August when a maximum of 14% will be allowed leave.

        In sections of less than ten (10) positions, at least one (1) employee must be allowed Annual Leave each week if applied for.

        Any percentage number of .5 or greater will be rounded to the next whole number.

        A greater number should be authorized by the supervisor to assure every employee a vacation as intended by Article 10 of the National Agreement.

        B. The number of employees who shall receive leave each week during the choice vacation period shall be determined by applying the percentages in Paragraph A above to the greater of:

        1. The number of authorized regular positions in the section as of March 15; or

        2. The total number of employees assigned in the section as of March 15. This number of employees to include those with regular bid assignments in the section and part-time regulars, part-time flexibles, unassigned regulars, light & limited duty employees, rehab. employees, etc., excluding those on jury & military schedule changes from another section or tour, who are detailed into the section as of March 15. Such detailed employees would be counted in the area where they are detailed. Such detailed employees nor their bid shall be counted in more than one section.

        C. The formula shall apply to those employees who have submitted choice vacation period leave requests on or before March 15 of the current leave year.

         

        ITEM 10

         

        REQUEST FOR ANNUAL LEAVE FOR CHOICE VACATION PERIOD

        A. If submitted in triplicate, a copy of the Form 3971 (Request for, or Notification of Absence) shall be dated by the supervisor and signed upon receipt and returned to the employee for record receipt. The second copy shall be returned to the employee (who submits said Form 3971 within the proper time limits for choice vacation period) on or before April 8 of the current leave year.

        B. To assure choice vacation, Form 3971 should be submitted for more than one choice. Seniority shall prevail.

         

        ITEM 11

         

         

        NOTIFICATION OF THE NEW LEAVE YEAR

        A. Notification of the beginning of the new leave year must be posted on all bulletin boards by November 1.

        B. Notification of the submission date deadline for choice vacation period leave must be posted on all bulletin boards by January 15, of the current leave year.

         

        ITEM 12

         

        THE PROCEDURES FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS FOR ANNUAL LEAVE DURING OTHER THAN CHOICE VACATION PERIOD

        Section 1. All A.P.W.U. Bargaining Unit Employees

         

        A. If a request for annual leave outside the choice vacation period is submitted in triplicate and handed to the supervisor at least five (5) working days prior to the first day of the requested leave, the third copy of PS Form 3971 shall be signed and dated by the supervisor to show submission by the employee. The second copy of the PS Form 3971 will be returned to the employee upon determination by the supervisor. A determination must be made on such request within two (2) working days of the submission of the request.

         

        If after the two (2) working day period, no denial or approval of the requested leave is received, the GMF Clerk requesting the leave will submit it to the Manager of Distribution (MDO), who must act upon it within twenty-four (24) hours. At the stations and branches the employee requesting the leave will submit it to the Station Manager, with a copy to the Manager, Customer Service Operations. The Station Manager must act upon it within twenty-four (24) hours upon receipt. District Office employees and Maintenance, Vehicle Service, and Special Delivery employees will submit to the manager in charge of the functional area, who must act upon it within twenty-four (24) hours upon receipt.

        B. Seniority shall prevail outside the choice vacation period for leave beginning after May 1, if the application has been submitted by March 15 of the current leave year.

        C. In addition to the provisions of Item 12.1B, from April 9 through May 1 of the current leave year, employees may submit requests for annual leave for the period between the first day of the following leave year through April 30 of that leave year. These leave requests will be considered on a seniority basis.

        All other annual leave shall be administered on a first come, first served basis.

        D. Eight percent (8%) of the employees in a section shall be allowed to take annual leave for periods outside primetime and outside choice vacation periods. In making this calculation all decimals shall be dropped. Management has the discretion to approve annual leave above this percentage. The parties expressly agree that approval of annual leave above this percentage is discretionary and is not required under this provision.

         

        ITEM 13

         

        THE METHOD OF SELECTING EMPLOYEES TO WORK ON A HOLIDAY

        Section 1. Holidays – Overtime – All A.P.W.U. Bargaining Units

        A. Management shall, two weeks prior to the Tuesday preceding the service week in which the holiday falls, post a list of the number of employees needed and the skills required in each section as established in Item 18 to establish a list of regular employees desiring to work their non-scheduled day for overtime.

        B. Two (2) weeks prior to Tuesday preceding the service week of the holiday, Management shall post a list of the number of employees needed and the skills required in each section. The list shall remain posted for seven (7) days affording employees the opportunity to volunteer to work the holiday or designated holiday by signing the list. At the request of the Union president, or his/her designee, the Manager, General Mail Facility, or his/her designee shall jointly review APWU holiday schedules prior to final posting. After a holiday schedule has been reviewed, the APWU designee will be given an opportunity to review and initial any changes to the schedule. The Union will be provided a new copy of the schedule. The holiday work list shall be posted not later than one (1) hour prior to the end of tour of the first scheduled employee, in the section, of that tour, the Tuesday preceding the holiday.

        C. When a section has insufficient volunteers to fill holiday needs, volunteers from other sections, possessing the necessary skills, on the same tour will be used on a senior qualified basis provided sufficient volunteers were obtained in the employees bid section.

        Volunteers will not be scheduled for holiday work on other than their scheduled tour, except for relief and pool employees who provide relief coverage on different tours.

        Relief and pool volunteers, who provide coverage on other tours, may be utilized on other tours if all volunteers on that tour are utilized and no one is involuntarily required to work on the tour of the relief and pool employee.

        The previously agreed to format will continue to be used to solicit volunteers. For the Maintenance Craft, the agreed to format is attached as Appendix A.

        ITEM 13 (Continued)

        HOLIDAY DATE WORK LOCATION

         

         

        METHOD OF SELECTING EMPLOYEES TO WORK ON A HOLIDAY

        D. It will be the responsibility of employees on leave to notify their supervisor of their desire to work.

        E. For purposes of holiday scheduling, the parties agree that part-time regulars are a separate category for scheduling purposes under Article 11. Section 6 of the 1994 National Agreement.

        Section 2. Priority for Establishing Holiday Scheduling.

        1. Casual employees.

        2. Part-time flexible employees.

        3. All regular employees who have volunteered to work on their holiday or day designated as their holiday.

        4. All regular employees who have volunteered to work on what would otherwise be their non-scheduled work day.

        5. All regular employees who have not volunteered to work on their holiday, day designated as their holiday or in an overtime status, by juniority.

         

        ITEM 14

        OVERTIME - ALL APWU BARGAINING UNIT EMPLOYEES

        This language to be utilized in full accord with provisions of Article 8.5, applicable Article 8 Memorandum, of the 2000 National Agreement and any future nationally agreed to modifications.

        Section A.

        Management shall two weeks prior to the start of each calendar quarter establish a list of full-time regular employees desiring to work overtime for that quarter. It will be the responsibility of employees on leave to notify their supervisor if they desire to be on the list. The overtime desired list will be closed at the end of the two week period. Additions and deletions shall be allowed upon confirmed request when an employee changes his/her section and/or tour and Article 8, Section 5.E of the National Agreement shall apply in cases of exceptions to C and D of the National Agreement (e.g., illness, deaths, personal hardships). Part-time flexible employees in all crafts, who are changed to full-time employees during the quarter will be allowed to voluntarily have their name placed on the quarterly overtime desired list in the order of their seniority. This voluntary overtime list shall be established by section, tour, and skills required (Section as defined in Item 18). When during this quarter, the need for overtime arises, the supervisor in the section and the tour requiring the overtime shall inform the employees in his/her section who have placed their names on this list that they shall work overtime. Opportunities to work overtime from this list will be selected by skills required, by seniority, on a rotating basis.

        If this does not produce the required number of employees, those employees with the necessary skills on the same tour as the section requiring the overtime, having placed their names on the list, shall be informed that they shall work overtime. Opportunities to work overtime shall be selected by skills required, by seniority, on a rotating basis.

        If this still does not produce the required number of employees, then non-volunteers may be required to work overtime. Selection of non-volunteers will be made by necessary skills, by inverse seniority, on a rotating basis, selecting first those employees of the section requiring overtime, then employees on the same tour.

        Section B.

        Any employee unable to call home due to required overtime shall be allowed to do so before overtime starts.

         

         

        Item 14 (Continued)

        Section C.

        An employee who has been contacted to work overtime and is excused by management and thus does not work overtime, shall be credited as if he did work overtime.

         

        ITEMS 15, 16 & 17

        LIGHT DUTY ASSIGNMENTS

        Section A.

        Light duty assignments will be considered only after compliance with Article 13 of the National Agreement

        Upon request, the Manager, Safety and Health Services, and the Manager, Labor Relations, will meet with the President, Des Moines, Iowa Local to review temporary light duty assignments. The Union's input will be considered.

        For temporary light duty, the employer will give first consideration to minor modifications of the employee's current duty assignment, provided the work can be efficiently performed within the employee's limitations.

        Light duty for APWU Bargaining Unit Employees will consist of the following:

        1. Clerks:

        A. Outgoing – Outgoing letter section and culling mail, all tours.

        B. Incoming – Incoming letters, federal building, firm cases, state house, box section primary, postage due, culling mail, all tours.

        C. Transit Iowa – Letter circs primary, flat primary and culling letters, all tours.

        D. Culling mail assignments listed above shall be at employee option.

        E. Computer forwarding systems for CFS Clerks.

        2. Maintenance:

        A. Stockroom work – All tours.

        B. Plant Maintenance offices, Maintenance Control – All tours.

        C. Plant Maintenance shop work, All tours.

        3. Motor Vehicle Service:

        A. Clerical duties in MVS Office.

         

         

        Items 15, 16 & 17, Section B (Continued)

        Section B. Administration of Light Duty Assignments.

        If the applicant must be assigned light duty in another craft, a representative of the union having exclusive recognition for the gaining craft shall be consulted. In no case will regular employees in the gaining craft be denied preferred hours or tour of duty because an employee has been assigned to light duty in that craft.

        1. Permanent light duty assignments shall be Nixie Section, Postage Due, Box Section Primary, and Sign Shop.

        2. Any employee may be assigned light duty in another craft only after all possible areas for light duty have been exhausted in their own craft. These employees shall be assigned to Tour III unless otherwise stipulated by the attending physician.

        3. All additional permanent light duty assignments shall be the subject of meaningful consultation between the Union and Management as necessitated.

         

        ITEM 18

        DEFINITION OF A SECTION

        When used in this Local Memorandum of Understanding, tours are defined as follows:

        Tour 1 - Any reporting time between 2000 – 0399

        (8:00 p.m. – 3:59 a.m.)

        Tour 2 - Any reporting time between 0400 – 1199

        (4:00 a.m. – 11:59 a.m.)

        Tour 3 - Any reporting time between 1200 – 1999

        (Noon – 7:59 p.m.)

        For permanent reassignment purposes sections will be identified by tour as follows:

        SECTION A. CLERK

        1. Outgoing Outgoing and Transit Iowa, including letters, flats and newspapers, register room, COD, label clerk, general expediters, card shack clerks, Clerk Messenger.

        2. Incoming Incoming, including letters, flats, newspapers, postage due, one-day station clerk, parcel post, tour superintendent office clerk, nixie, review clerk, revenue protection.

        3. SPBS

        4. Main Office and a. For permanent reassignment, including excessing,

        Stations abolishment and reduction, section definition will be all stations and branches within the jurisdiction of the D. M. Post office including window services, utilities, mark-up, relief & pool, part-tour stations, station distribution, senior mail processor, and SSPC clerks.

        b. For annual leave, overtime and holiday scheduling purposes sections shall be defined as:

        1. Main Office, Capital Square & East Des Moines

        2. Metro Annex

        3. Beaverdale Station

        4. University Station

        5. East Point Retail and Highland Park Station and Eastside Carrier Annex.

        ITEM 18, Section A (Continued)

        6. South Des Moines Station

        7. Pleasant Hill Branch

        8. Urbandale Station

        9. Morgan Street

        10. West Des Moines Station

        11. West Suburban Station

        12. Ash Creek Station

        5. Accounting

        6. Mailing Requirements (a) Mailing Requirements office clerks in one section.

        (b) Acceptance/verification clerks, full-time and relief and pool, BMAU and DMUS.

        7. Truck Terminal Sack sorter, expediter, Meredith Books.

        8. AMF AMF general expeditors, AMF relief and pool clerks, transfer clerks, ramp clerk.

        9. PEDC Training technician.

        10. PSDS Postal source data technician, relief and pool.

        11. ODIS Data collection technician, relief and pool.

        12. C.F.S

        13. Automation Letters located in GMF

        14. MPFSM

        15. Procurement Sign shop, supply clerk, property and supply clerk, clerk-steno, contract technician (District), procurement and material management assistant.

        16a. In-Plant Support Clerk support staff and contract technician (Plant).

        16b. Transportation/Networks

         

        ITEM 18, Section A (Continued)

         

        EMPLOYEES

        NUMBER

        NEEDED

        SKILLS

        VOLUNTEERS TO WORK ON DESIGNATED HOLIDAY SIGN BELOW

        VOLUNTEERS TO WORK ON NON-SCHEDULED WORK DAY SIGN BELOW

         

         

         

         

             
               
         

        SKILLS

        VOLUNTEERS FOR ANY WORK LOCATION

        SIGN BELOW

         

         

         

         

         

             

         

         

        METHOD OF SELECTING EMPLOYEES TO WORK ON A HOLIDAY

        D. It will be the responsibility of employees on leave to notify their supervisor of their desire to work.

        E. For purposes of holiday scheduling, the parties agree that part-time regulars are a separate category for scheduling purposes under Article 11. Section 6 of the 1994 National Agreement.

        Section 2. Priority for Establishing Holiday Scheduling.

        1. Casual employees.

        2. Part-time flexible employees.

        3. All regular employees who have volunteered to work on their holiday or day designated as their holiday.

        4. All regular employees who have volunteered to work on what would otherwise be their non-scheduled work day.

        5. All regular employees who have not volunteered to work on their holiday, day designated as their holiday or in an overtime status, by juniority.

         

        ITEM 14

        OVERTIME - ALL APWU BARGAINING UNIT EMPLOYEES

        This language to be utilized in full accord with provisions of Article 8.5, applicable Article 8 Memorandum, of the 2000 National Agreement and any future nationally agreed to modifications.

        Section A.

        Management shall two weeks prior to the start of each calendar quarter establish a list of full-time regular employees desiring to work overtime for that quarter. It will be the responsibility of employees on leave to notify their supervisor if they desire to be on the list. The overtime desired list will be closed at the end of the two week period. Additions and deletions shall be allowed upon confirmed request when an employee changes his/her section and/or tour and Article 8, Section 5.E of the National Agreement shall apply in cases of exceptions to C and D of the National Agreement (e.g., illness, deaths, personal hardships). Part-time flexible employees in all crafts, who are changed to full-time employees during the quarter will be allowed to voluntarily have their name placed on the quarterly overtime desired list in the order of their seniority. This voluntary overtime list shall be established by section, tour, and skills required (Section as defined in Item 18). When during this quarter, the need for overtime arises, the supervisor in the section and the tour requiring the overtime shall inform the employees in his/her section who have placed their names on this list that they shall work overtime. Opportunities to work overtime from this list will be selected by skills required, by seniority, on a rotating basis.

        If this does not produce the required number of employees, those employees with the necessary skills on the same tour as the section requiring the overtime, having placed their names on the list, shall be informed that they shall work overtime. Opportunities to work overtime shall be selected by skills required, by seniority, on a rotating basis.

        If this still does not produce the required number of employees, then non-volunteers may be required to work overtime. Selection of non-volunteers will be made by necessary skills, by inverse seniority, on a rotating basis, selecting first those employees of the section requiring overtime, then employees on the same tour.

        Section B.

        Any employee unable to call home due to required overtime shall be allowed to do so before overtime starts.

         

         

        Item 14 (Continued)

        Section C.

        An employee who has been contacted to work overtime and is excused by management and thus does not work overtime, shall be credited as if he did work overtime.

         

        ITEMS 15, 16 & 17

        LIGHT DUTY ASSIGNMENTS

        Section A.

        Light duty assignments will be considered only after compliance with Article 13 of the National Agreement

        Upon request, the Manager, Safety and Health Services, and the Manager, Labor Relations, will meet with the President, Des Moines, Iowa Local to review temporary light duty assignments. The Union's input will be considered.

        For temporary light duty, the employer will give first consideration to minor modifications of the employee's current duty assignment, provided the work can be efficiently performed within the employee's limitations.

        Light duty for APWU Bargaining Unit Employees will consist of the following:

        1. Clerks:

        A. Outgoing – Outgoing letter section and culling mail, all tours.

        B. Incoming – Incoming letters, federal building, firm cases, state house, box section primary, postage due, culling mail, all tours.

        C. Transit Iowa – Letter circs primary, flat primary and culling letters, all tours.

        D. Culling mail assignments listed above shall be at employee option.

        E. Computer forwarding systems for CFS Clerks.

        2. Maintenance:

        A. Stockroom work – All tours.

        B. Plant Maintenance offices, Maintenance Control – All tours.

        C. Plant Maintenance shop work, All tours.

        3. Motor Vehicle Service:

        A. Clerical duties in MVS Office.

         

         

        Items 15, 16 & 17, Section B (Continued)

        Section B. Administration of Light Duty Assignments.

        If the applicant must be assigned light duty in another craft, a representative of the union having exclusive recognition for the gaining craft shall be consulted. In no case will regular employees in the gaining craft be denied preferred hours or tour of duty because an employee has been assigned to light duty in that craft.

        1. Permanent light duty assignments shall be Nixie Section, Postage Due, Box Section Primary, and Sign Shop.

        2. Any employee may be assigned light duty in another craft only after all possible areas for light duty have been exhausted in their own craft. These employees shall be assigned to Tour III unless otherwise stipulated by the attending physician.

        3. All additional permanent light duty assignments shall be the subject of meaningful consultation between the Union and Management as necessitated.

         

        ITEM 18

        DEFINITION OF A SECTION

        When used in this Local Memorandum of Understanding, tours are defined as follows:

        Tour 1 - Any reporting time between 2000 – 0399

        (8:00 p.m. – 3:59 a.m.)

        Tour 2 - Any reporting time between 0400 – 1199

        (4:00 a.m. – 11:59 a.m.)

        Tour 3 - Any reporting time between 1200 – 1999

        (Noon – 7:59 p.m.)

        For permanent reassignment purposes sections will be identified by tour as follows:

        SECTION A. CLERK

        1. Outgoing Outgoing and Transit Iowa, including letters, flats and newspapers, register room, COD, label clerk, general expediters, card shack clerks, Clerk Messenger.

        2. Incoming Incoming, including letters, flats, newspapers, postage due, one-day station clerk, parcel post, tour superintendent office clerk, nixie, review clerk, revenue protection.

        3. SPBS

        4. Main Office and a. For permanent reassignment, including excessing,

        Stations abolishment and reduction, section definition will be all stations and branches within the jurisdiction of the D. M. Post office including window services, utilities, mark-up, relief & pool, part-tour stations, station distribution, senior mail processor, and SSPC clerks.

        b. For annual leave, overtime and holiday scheduling purposes sections shall be defined as:

        1. Main Office, Capital Square & East Des Moines

        2. Metro Annex

        3. Beaverdale Station

        4. University Station

        5. East Point Retail and Highland Park Station and Eastside Carrier Annex.

        ITEM 18, Section A (Continued)

        6. South Des Moines Station

        7. Pleasant Hill Branch

        8. Urbandale Station

        9. Morgan Street

        10. West Des Moines Station

        11. West Suburban Station

        12. Ash Creek Station

        5. Accounting

        6. Mailing Requirements (a) Mailing Requirements office clerks in one section.

        (b) Acceptance/verification clerks, full-time and relief and pool, BMAU and DMUS.

        7. Truck Terminal Sack sorter, expediter, Meredith Books.

        8. AMF AMF general expeditors, AMF relief and pool clerks, transfer clerks, ramp clerk.

        9. PEDC Training technician.

        10. PSDS Postal source data technician, relief and pool.

        11. ODIS Data collection technician, relief and pool.

        12. C.F.S

        13. Automation Letters located in GMF

        14. MPFSM

        15. Procurement Sign shop, supply clerk, property and supply clerk, clerk-steno, contract technician (District), procurement and material management assistant.

        16a. In-Plant Support Clerk support staff and contract technician (Plant).

        16b. Transportation/Networks

         

        ITEM 18, Section A (Continued)

         

         

         

         

        17a. Customer Service Support Claims and Inquiry Clerk

         

        District Complaints and Inquiry Clerk

        General Clerk

        Reception Clerk

        Relief and Pool for above

        Express Mail Technicians

        17b. Customer Relations Information Clerk

        (Post Office Claims and Inquiry Clerk

        Complaints and Inquiry Clerk

        General Clerk

        Reception Clerk

        Passport Clerk

        Relief and Pool for above

         

        Section B. MAINTENANCE

        1. Group leader Custodial, Laborer Custodial, Custodian.

        2. Maintenance Mechanic Level 4, Maintenance Mechanic Level 5.

        3. Maintenance Mechanic, MPE; Postal Machines Mechanic.

        4. Electronic Technician.

        5. Maintenance Support Clerk Level 5 and Maintenance Support Clerk Level 6.

        6. Area Maintenance Technician, Area Maintenance Specialist.

        7. Building Equipment Mechanic, Electrician.

        8. Painter, Carpenter, Letter Box Mechanic.

         

         

        ITEM 18, Section C (Continued)

        Section C. MOTOR VEHICLE SERVICE

        1. Mechanics, garagemen, body men.

        2. Motor Vehicle operator, tractor trailer operator.

        3. Clerical- General clerk, tool and parts clerk, supply clerk, driver examiner, dispatcher and dispatcher clerk.

        Any additions to the foregoing will be subject to negotiation between the Postal Service and the DMI-APWU.

         

        ITEM 19

        PARKING

        A. The parties agree to continue the existing parking program where facilities are available in excess to the needs of the Postal Service.

        B. All remaining parking spaces, both present and future, which are excess to the needs of the Postal Service shall be open to all employees on a first come, first serve basis.

        C. One parking space shall be reserved for DMI-APWU Local President.

        D. When parking spaces become inadequate, there shall be meaningful consultation between the Postal Service and the DMI-APWU.

         

        ITEM 20

        EMERGENCY ANNUAL LEAVE

        The employer's policy in handling requests for emergency annual leave shall be made known to all employees. The employer shall consider each request on the merits of the individual situation.

         

        ITEM 21

        POSTING

        1. It shall be the responsibility of the employee to leave notice with the Personnel Office concerning possible bids desired while on annual, sick, or LWOP time.

        2. Receipts shall be issued by the Personnel Office for all bids received for clerical jobs, provided bids are submitted in duplicate.

        3. If a posted bid is withdrawn, the Union will be informed as to the reasons.

        4. The successful bidder must be placed in the new assignment within ten working days. The only exceptions to this will be the month of December or when the Union requests that bids be reposted because of changes as outlined in Item 6 of this proposal.

        5. Copies (2) of all bids and successful bidders shall be sent to the President of the Union.

        6. Cumulative changes in excess of one hour from the original posting shall be reposted for bid. The incumbent shall not have the option of accepting the new reporting time.

        7. A. When there is a change in duty assignments, the Union will be notified of the change. The position will be reposted if requested by the Union and mutually agreed upon.

        B. When there is any change in scheme knowledge of an encumbered position, the Union will be notified of the change. At the request of the Union, the position will be reposted and the employee will become an unassigned regular.

        8. A suitable method of handling multiple bidding on duty assignments simultaneously posted is a proper subject for discussion at the local joint Labor-Management Committee Meetings.

        9. An employee may withdraw a bid on a posted assignment, if the withdrawal is received in writing not later than the closing time (hour and date) of the posting.

        ITEM 21 (Continued)

        10. A new Seniority Roster shall be posted each quarter by management.

        11. Station relief and pool clerk bids will be posted with no more than three (3) station work locations.

         

        ITEM 22

        SENIORITY- POSTING

        Section 1. Clerks and Maintenance.

        A. Work Assignment Evaluation.

        Any unassigned clerk position that necessitated four (4) hours or more scheduling per tour (box section, firm cases, Federal Building, State House, etc.) for a sustained period of time shall be reviewed when requested by the Union and the jobs bid if justified as determined by Management.

        Section 2. Motor Vehicle Service.

        A. Bidding

        1. All Motor Vehicle Operator (M.V.O.), Tractor Trailer Operator (T.T.O.), and Vehicle Maintenance assignments will be bid once annually. All assignments will be posted for bid fifteen (15) days prior to the Fall time change and remain posted for ten (10) days prior to close. All assignments will be effective the first pay period following the Fall time change.

        2. Vehicle Maintenance employees will select a duty assignment from within their respective position designation after the seventh (7th) day of the · posting, beginning with the senior employee indicating his/her choice and annotating so on the sign up sheet. The next senior employee will be given the same opportunity as stated above, and the process will continue by seniority.

         

        ITEM 22 (Continued)

        3. A copy of all M.V.O. and T.T.O. duty assignments will be afforded to full-time M.V.O.'s and T.T.O.'s on the date of the posting indicating the schedule number, the hours of work, and the nonscheduled days of each duty, assignment, M.V.O.'s and T.T.O.'s will list in order of their preference the duty assignments from within their respective position designation, which they desire to bid, on PS Form 1717-A. Schedule numbers and/or bids numbers will be acceptable. Bid cards may be withdrawn prior to the close of bids. All bids must be received by the close of business (4:30 p.m.) ten (10) days after the posting. All bid cards submitted will be receipted.

        4. The National Agreement shall prevail over any disputes.

        5. When an MVS scheduled run is permanently changed in excess of one hour or when days off are changed, the run shall be posted for bid.

        B. Exchange of Vehicles.

        1. For out of town trips requiring a mechanic, first consideration will be given to vehicle maintenance employees on a rotating basis.

        2. When out of town trips are necessary for shuttle of vehicles, first consideration will be given to vehicle service employees on a rotating basis. Trips of six (6) hours or less will be performed by part-time flexible motor vehicle operators.

        3. All efforts will be made to use vehicle service employees to make vehicle deliveries before resorting to other crafts.

        C. Tractor training will be given to motor vehicle operators on the basis of seniority.

        Section 3. Maintenance

        1. Seniority for annual leave, holidays and overtime will be by craft seniority within the installation.

         

        ITEM 22 (Continued)

         

         

        Section 4. All A.P.W.U. Bargaining Unit Employees.

         

        A. Military Returnees.

         

        Employees returning from Military Duty will be assigned to a tour, duty assignment, section and days off of their choice, commensurate with their seniority had they been on duty at time bids were posted and awarded. Military returnees will be subject to all conditions applicable to all other employees in the section to which they are assigned.

         

         

        MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

        Local Article 17: REPRESENTATION

        Joint Labor/Management Committee Meetings shall be scheduled in all offices in accordance with the following criteria, provided agenda items are submitted:

        Agenda items must be exchanged at least 72 hours prior to such meetings. Meetings shall be held on the last Thursday of the appropriate month unless the parties agree to another date. Where agenda items do not warrant a regularly scheduled meeting, discussions may take place by mutual agreement in lieu thereof.

        Local Article 22: BULLETIN BOARDS

        Management agrees that bulletin boards will be provided in appropriate areas for the exclusive use of the Local A.P.W.U. at all present and subsequently acquired installations unless Management proves that space is not available.

        Local Article 25: HIGHER LEVEL ASSIGNMENTS.

        Section 1. Clerks

        A. Definition of a Section.

        In detailing clerk employees to higher level bargaining unit work assignments, the immediate work area shall, for the purpose of this Memorandum, be the "Section" in which there is the need for higher level assignment.

        B. Bargaining Unit Assignments.

        Detailing of employees to higher level bargaining unit work in each craft shall be from those eligible, qualified and available employees in each craft in the immediate work area in which the temporarily vacant higher level position exists. However, for details of an anticipated duration of one week (five working days within seven calendar days) or longer to those higher level craft positions enumerated in the craft Articles of this Agreement as being permanently filled on the basis of promotion of the senior qualified employee, the senior, qualified, eligible, available employee in the immediate work area in which the temporarily vacant higher level position exists shall be selected. If no employee is available in the immediate work area, Management will, when practicable, utilize the same criteria outside the immediate work area.

        Section 2. Vehicle Service

        Detailing of employees to higher level bargaining unit work in each craft shall be from those eligible, qualified and available employees in each craft in the immediate work area in which the temporarily vacant higher level position exists. However, for details of an anticipated duration of one week (five working days within seven calendar days) or longer to those higher level craft positions enumerated in the craft articles of this Agreement as being permanently filled on the basis of promotion of the senior qualified employee, the senior, qualified, eligible, available employee in the immediate work area in which the temporarily vacant higher level position exists shall be selected.

        Section 3. Maintenance

        For details to higher level craft assignments in the maintenance craft, volunteers will be solicited from the appropriate Promotion Eligibility Register (PER).

        Local Article 31: EMPLOYEE SERVICES

        Postal Bulletins and Regional Bulletins shall be posted on an official bulletin board made available to the local designated agent of the APWU.

        Management will establish a local policy on emergency telephone calls and the use of telephones by authorized Union Officials and stewards for local calls relating to the administration of the National Agreement. This policy will be made known to the President of the DMI Local APWU and to all employees.

        Local Article 38: MAINTENANCE CRAFT TRAINING

        When possible, every effort shall be made to give each maintenance craft employee an opportunity to receive formal training in the important areas of his everyday work assignments.

         

         

        MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

         

         

        This Memorandum of Understanding constitutes agreement between the

        Des Moines, Iowa Area Local of the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO, and the Management of the United States Postal Service at Des Moines, Iowa 50318.

        This agreement is entered into pursuant to the terms of Article 30 of the National Agreement effective on January 1, 2006, between the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO, and the United States Postal Service.

        It is understood that those items currently contained in the previous Local Memoranda of Understanding not in conflict, inconsistent with, or varying the terms of the National Agreement shall remain in effect.

        Any violation of this Local Memorandum of Understanding becomes subject to the Grievance-Arbitration Procedure.

         

        _________________________________ ___________________________

        Jim Spina Doug Morrow

        Des Moines Iowa Area Local District Manager

        American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO

        ___________________________

        Steven E. Wenzel

        Senior Plant Manager

         

        ___________________________

        Bernie Engelhaupt

        Manager, Customer Service

         

        ___________________________

        Steven Thalken

        Manager,

         

        District Complaints and Inquiry Clerk

        General Clerk

        Reception Clerk

        Relief and Pool for above

        Express Mail Technicians

        17b. Customer Relations Information Clerk

        (Post Office Claims and Inquiry Clerk

        Complaints and Inquiry Clerk

        General Clerk

        Reception Clerk

        Passport Clerk

        Relief and Pool for above

         

        Section B. MAINTENANCE

        1. Group leader Custodial, Laborer Custodial, Custodian.

        2. Maintenance Mechanic Level 4, Maintenance Mechanic Level 5.

        3. Maintenance Mechanic, MPE; Postal Machines Mechanic.

        4. Electronic Technician.

        5. Maintenance Support Clerk Level 5 and Maintenance Support Clerk Level 6.

        6. Area Maintenance Technician, Area Maintenance Specialist.

        7. Building Equipment Mechanic, Electrician.

        8. Painter, Carpenter, Letter Box Mechanic.

         

         

         

        ITEM 18, Section C (Continued)

         

        Section C. MOTOR VEHICLE SERVICE

        1. Mechanics, garagemen, body men.

        2. Motor Vehicle operator, tractor trailer operator.

        3. Clerical- General clerk, tool and parts clerk, supply clerk, driver examiner, dispatcher and dispatcher clerk.

        Any additions to the foregoing will be subject to negotiation between the Postal Service and the DMI-APWU.

         

         

        ITEM 19

        PARKING

        A. The parties agree to continue the existing parking program where facilities are available in excess to the needs of the Postal Service.

        B. All remaining parking spaces, both present and future, which are excess to the needs of the Postal Service shall be open to all employees on a first come, first serve basis.

        C. One parking space shall be reserved for DMI-APWU Local President.

        D. When parking spaces become inadequate, there shall be meaningful consultation between the Postal Service and the DMI-APWU.

         

        ITEM 20

        EMERGENCY ANNUAL LEAVE

         

        The employer's policy in handling requests for emergency annual leave shall be made known to all employees. The employer shall consider each request on the merits of the individual situation.

         

         

        ITEM 21

        POSTING

        1. It shall be the responsibility of the employee to leave notice with the Personnel Office concerning possible bids desired while on annual, sick, or LWOP time.

        2. Receipts shall be issued by the Personnel Office for all bids received for clerical jobs, provided bids are submitted in duplicate.

        3. If a posted bid is withdrawn, the Union will be informed as to the reasons.

        4. The successful bidder must be placed in the new assignment within ten working days. The only exceptions to this will be the month of December or when the Union requests that bids be reposted because of changes as outlined in Item 6 of this proposal.

        5. Copies (2) of all bids and successful bidders shall be sent to the President of the Union.

        6. Cumulative changes in excess of one hour from the original posting shall be reposted for bid. The incumbent shall not have the option of accepting the new reporting time.

        7. A. When there is a change in duty assignments, the Union will be notified of the change. The position will be reposted if requested by the Union and mutually agreed upon.

        B. When there is any change in scheme knowledge of an encumbered position, the Union will be notified of the change. At the request of the Union, the position will be reposted and the employee will become an unassigned regular.

        8. A suitable method of handling multiple bidding on duty assignments simultaneously posted is a proper subject for discussion at the local joint Labor-Management Committee Meetings.

        9. An employee may withdraw a bid on a posted assignment, if the withdrawal is received in writing not later than the closing time (hour and date) of the posting.

        ITEM 21 (Continued)

        10. A new Seniority Roster shall be posted each quarter by management.

        11. Station relief and pool clerk bids will be posted with no more than three (3) station work locations.

         

        ITEM 22

        SENIORITY- POSTING

         

        Section 1. Clerks and Maintenance.

        A. Work Assignment Evaluation.

        Any unassigned clerk position that necessitated four (4) hours or more scheduling per tour (box section, firm cases, Federal Building, State House, etc.) for a sustained period of time shall be reviewed when requested by the Union and the jobs bid if justified as determined by Management.

        Section 2. Motor Vehicle Service.

        A. Bidding

        1. All Motor Vehicle Operator (M.V.O.), Tractor Trailer Operator (T.T.O.), and Vehicle Maintenance assignments will be bid once annually. All assignments will be posted for bid fifteen (15) days prior to the Fall time change and remain posted for ten (10) days prior to close. All assignments will be effective the first pay period following the Fall time change.

        2. Vehicle Maintenance employees will select a duty assignment from within their respective position designation after the seventh (7th) day of the · posting, beginning with the senior employee indicating his/her choice and annotating so on the sign up sheet. The next senior employee will be given the same opportunity as stated above, and the process will continue by seniority.

         

         

        ITEM 22 (Continued)

        3. A copy of all M.V.O. and T.T.O. duty assignments will be afforded to full-time M.V.O.'s and T.T.O.'s on the date of the posting indicating the schedule number, the hours of work, and the nonscheduled days of each duty, assignment, M.V.O.'s and T.T.O.'s will list in order of their preference the duty assignments from within their respective position designation, which they desire to bid, on PS Form 1717-A. Schedule numbers and/or bids numbers will be acceptable. Bid cards may be withdrawn prior to the close of bids. All bids must be received by the close of business (4:30 p.m.) ten (10) days after the posting. All bid cards submitted will be receipted.

        4. The National Agreement shall prevail over any disputes.

        5. When an MVS scheduled run is permanently changed in excess of one hour or when days off are changed, the run shall be posted for bid.

        B. Exchange of Vehicles.

        1. For out of town trips requiring a mechanic, first consideration will be given to vehicle maintenance employees on a rotating basis.

        2. When out of town trips are necessary for shuttle of vehicles, first consideration will be given to vehicle service employees on a rotating basis. Trips of six (6) hours or less will be performed by part-time flexible motor vehicle operators.

        3. All efforts will be made to use vehicle service employees to make vehicle deliveries before resorting to other crafts.

        C. Tractor training will be given to motor vehicle operators on the basis of seniority.

        Section 3. Maintenance

        1. Seniority for annual leave, holidays and overtime will be by craft seniority within the installation.

         

        ITEM 22 (Continued)

         

         

        Section 4. All A.P.W.U. Bargaining Unit Employees.

         

        A. Military Returnees.

         

        Employees returning from Military Duty will be assigned to a tour, duty assignment, section and days off of their choice, commensurate with their seniority had they been on duty at time bids were posted and awarded. Military returnees will be subject to all conditions applicable to all other employees in the section to which they are assigned.

         

         


        Indianola
        Jun 03, 2008

         

         

        Des Moines

        Iowa Area

        Local – 44

         

        Indianola

        Post Office

        50125

        Local Memorandum of Understanding

        American Postal Workers Union

         

        2000 – 2003

         

         

         

        This Memorandum of Understanding is made and entered into by the Indianola Post Office and Des Moines Iowa Area Local – APWU 44 AFL-CIO.

        ITEM 1

         

        WASH UP

         

        Wash up periods: Clerks will be allowed reasonable wash up time.

         

         

        ITEM 2

         

         

        WORK WEEK

        The establishment of a regular workweek of five days with fixed days off.

         

         

        ITEM 3

         

         

        CURTAILMENT

        Guidelines for curtailment or terminations of postal operations to conform with orders of local authorities or as local conditions warrant because of emergency conditions.

         

         

        ITEM 4

         

        FORMULATION OF LOCAL LEAVE PROGRAM

         

         

         

        Any two bargaining unit employees shall be on leave at the same time other than choice vacation period, with seniority prevailing.

         

         

        ITEM 5

         

        THE DURATION OF CHOICE VACATION PERIOD

        1. Prime vacation time is from June 1 through October 1. Plus the week between Christmas and New Years.
        2. Deadline for submission of vacation leave for prime time is March 15.

         

        ITEM 6

         

        DETERMINATION OF BEGINNING DAY OF AN EMPLOYEES VACATION PERIOD.

        1. Monday during prime time period.
        2. No restrictions on starting vacation time during periods other that prime time.

         

         

        ITEM 7

         

        LEAVE SELECTIONS

        Employees at their option may request two selections during the choice (prime) vacation period.

         

        ITEM 8

         

        JURY DUTY

        Jury duty and attendance at National or State Conventions will not be charged to the choice vacation period.

         

         

        ITEM 9

         

        NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES OFF DURING PRIME TIME

        The maximum number of employees who shall receive vacation leave each week during the choice or prime vacation period shall be (with emergency conditions excluded, such as sickness, death, or other serious conditions affecting individuals.)

        1. One APWU bargaining unit employee. Every effort will be made to allow additional bargaining unit employees off as staffing allows.

         

         

        ITEM 10

         

        VACATION NOTICE

        The issuance of official notices to each employee of the vacation schedule approved for them will be one week after March 15, stating whether approved or disapproved. Employee will submit in duplicate a request for absence on forms PS 3971. One for management and one for the employee, with the answer of approved or disapproved on the employee’s form.

         

         

        ITEM 11

         

        LEAVE YEAR NOTICE

        Management will post notice of new leave year on bulletin board to attract the attention of all employees.

         

         

        ITEM 12

         

        LEAVE SUBMISSIONS

        Employees will submit request for absence on for PS 3971 in duplicate for annual leave during other than choice (prime) vacation period, with answer back to employee on duplicate form within one week.

         

        ITEM 13

         

         

        HOLIDAYS

        The method of selecting employees to work on holidays will be on a rotating basis of all part-time flexible employees and a record of each employee’s work will be kept on a calendar by the supervisor.

         

         

        ITEM 14

         

        OVERTIME DESIRED LIST

        Overtime desired list will be posted for clerks and carrier crafts separately, not by section or tour.

         

         

        ITEM 15, 16 & 17

         

        LIGHT DUTY ASSIGNMENTS

        The number of light duty assignments with each craft or occupational group to be reserved for temporary or permanent light duty assignment is that if a situation arises that a light duty assignment is needed, management will consult with the union and together an attempt will be made to create a light duty assignment that is practical to all concerned.

        Agreed that the method to be used in reserving light duty assignments is so that no regularly assigned member of the regular work force will be adversely affected by such assignment.

        No identification of assignments that are to be considered light duty assignments within each craft represented in the office can now be made but every effort that is possible will be made by management to provide light duty assignments if needed that are practicable and reasonable.

         

         

        ITEM 18

         

        SECTIONS

        The identification of assignments comprising a section when it is proposed to reassign within an installation employees excessed to the needs of a section, (reassignment) is not applicable to this office.

         

         

        ITEM 19

         

        PARKING

        The assignment of employee parking spaces is not practicable but agree to paint lines on drive for parking and place signs up that read government parking only.

         

         

        ITEM 20

         

        Agreed that annual leave to attend union activities is not to be charged to the total choice vacation plan of the employee.

         

         

        ITEM 21

         

         

        LABOR MANAGEMENT MEETINGS

        It is agreed there shall be Labor-Management meetings held every two weeks between the employees and at least one (1) representative of the local and that matters pertaining to each craft be discussed. Said meetings to be called by either the employer of the union and to be held at the post office during regular working schedules.

         

         

        ITEM 22

         

        SENIORITY, REASSIGNMENTS AND POSTINGS

        It is mutually agreed upon that the local implementation of this agreement relating to seniority, reassignments, and postings will be adhered to by the management.

         

         

        This Memorandum of Understanding is extended from previous negotiations and is entered into April 2002, at Indianola, Iowa, between representatives of the United States Postal Service, and the designated agent of the Des Moines Iowa Area Local – 44 American Postal Workers Union, pursuant to the local implementation provisions of the 2000-2003 National Agreement.

         

         

        __________________________ _________________________

        Betty Phillips, Postmaster Lance A Coles, President

        Indianola Post Office DMI Area Local – 44 APWU

         

        __________________________ _________________________

        Date Date


        MCA Des Moines
        Jul 29, 2013

        2012 Des Moines Contract

        Des Moines MCA CBA - Part 1

        Des Moines MCA CBA -Part 2


        MCA Kansas City
        Jul 29, 2013

        2012 Kansas City Contract

         

        Kansas City MCA CBA - Part 1

        Kansas City MCA CBA - Part 2


        Newton
        Mar 31, 2009

         

         

        Des Moines

        Iowa Area Local 44

         

        Newton Post Office

        50208

        Local Memorandum of Understanding

        American Postal Workers Union

         

        2000-2003

        Local Memorandum of Understanding between representatives of the United States Postal Service and designated agents of the Des Moines Iowa Area Local – 44 American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO under Article 30 of the 2000-2003 National Agreement.

        ITEM 3

         

        CURTAILMENT

        Emergency curtailment or termination of postal operations.

        If local conditions warrant closing of businesses and industries, and this is requested by the city officials; then postal employees in those areas affected will not be charged with AWOL. If unable to report to work as scheduled. This type of leave will be subject to approval of the installation head.

         

        ITEM 4

         

        FORMULATION OF LOCAL LEAVE PROGRAM

        Application for annual leave during the choice vacation period must be submitted by the 10th day of April.

        ITEM 5

         

        DURATION OF CHOICE VACATION PERIOD

          1. The Choice Vacation period for employees shall be from the last Sunday in April until the third Saturday of October.

        ITEM 6

         

        THE DETERMINATION OF THE BEGINNING DAY OF AN EMPLOYEE’S VACATION PERIOD.

        The leave week for employees will be Sunday through Saturday.

         

        ITEM 7

         

        EMPLOYEE’S VACATION PERIOD

        1. Employees may at their own option request two (2) selections during the choice periods in units of either 5 or 10 working days. The sum total not to exceed ten (10) or fifteen (15) days total. Anyone requesting part of a week (one (1) to four (4) days) as one of their two choices, may do so but this choice will take up the entire week.

           

          1. Requests to cancel annual leave after it has been approved.

          A). Must be submitted ten (10) days prior to the start of the leave time if whole leave time is cancelled.

          B). This time will be posted for seven (7) days. Senior bidder will be awarded this time frame if two choices haven’t been used as seen in Item 7.1 Of this agreement.

          C). Part-time cancellations must be approved by the APWU and Management.

          D). Emergency cancellations will be taken under consideration by the APWU and USPS management. This will require the approval of both parties.

          3) Application for annual leave during the choice vacation period submitted after the 10th day of April will be accepted on a first-come-first-served needs of the service basis, five (5) days after the official posting in Item 11 of this agreement.

          ITEM 9

           

          DETERMINATION OF THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES WHO SHALL RECEIVE LEAVE EACH WEEK DURING THE CHOICE VACATION PERIOD.

            1. Fifteen (15) percent of the clerks will be allowed off during prime time as stated below. This will be either one (1) window clerk, and one (1) distribution clerk, or two (2) distribution clerks. One window clerk will be allowed off at one time. One (1) PTF clerk will be allowed off at one time.
            2. During the months of April and May the percentage will round down (.4 and below will go down and .5 and above will go up.) Exception to this will be the last week of May if it overlaps into June, then the percentage will round up on any fraction.
            3. The months of June, July and August will round up on any fraction. The exception to this will be the last week of August. If it overlaps into September, then the percentage will round down. (.4 and below will round down and .5 and above will go up.)
            4. September and October percentage will be fifteen (15%) percent (.4 and below will round down, .5 and above will round up).

           

          ITEM 10

           

          REQUESTS FOR ANNUL LEAVE FOR CHOICE VACATION PERIOD.

          Applications for both annual leave and sick leave will be submitted in duplicate.

           

          ITEM 11

           

          NOTIFICATION OF THE NEW LEAVE YEAR.

          An official notice of the vacation schedule shall be posted on the official leave calendar, and the duplicate application slips for annual leave shall be returned to each employee within ten (10) days after April 10th.

          ITEM 12

           

          THE PROCEDURES FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS FOR ANNUAL LEAVE DURING OTHER THAN CHOICE VACATION PERIOD.

          Annual leave applications for periods other than the choice vacation period shall be granted on a first come first served, needs of the service basis.

          ITEM 13

           

          THE METHOD OF SELECTING EMPLOYEES TO WORK ON A HOLIDAY.

          1. PTF’s and Casuals.
          2. Volunteer regulars with day off as holiday by seniority
          3. Regulars with designated holiday off by inverse seniority.
          4. Regulars with day off by seniority (OTDL).
          5. Regulars with day off by inverse seniority.

           

          ITEMS 15, 16 & 17

          LIGHT DUTY ASSIGNMENTS

          Light duty assignments will be considered only after compliance with article 13 of the 2000-2003 National Agreement. In no case shall regular employees in the gaining craft be displaced or denied preferred duty because employees of another craft have been assigned light duty in that craft.

            1. Light duty assignments for the clerk craft shall consist mainly of:
            1. Letter and flat mail distribution
            2. Working box section
            3. Clerical work which the employee may be able to perform subject to the findings of a medical examination.
            1. Light duty assignments for the maintenance craft shall consist of:
            1. Light cleaning of floors and fixtures.
            2. Other tasks the employees may be able to perform subject to the findings of a medical examination.

           

          ITEM 20

           

          THE DETERMINATION AS TO WHETHER ANNUAL LEAVE TO ATTEND UNION ACTIVITIES REQUESTED PRIOR TO DETERMINATION OF THE CHOICE VACATION SCHEDULE IS TO BE PART OF THE TOTAL CHOICE VACATION PLAN.

            1. Annual leave to attend union activities requested prior to determination of the choice vacation schedule shall not be part of the total choice vacation plan.
            2. When an employee is called for jury duty or is in attendance at a national, regional or state union convention, the time shall not be charged to the choice vacation period.

           

          ITEM 21

           

          POSTINGS

            1. Within the clerk craft, assignments shall be reposted when the starting time is changed more than one hour.
            2. Within the clerk craft, an assignment shall be reposted for bidding if the time spent on the principal duties of the assignment are changed fifty (50%) percent or more as determined by the job description in the original posting.
            3. The successful bidder shall be placed in the assignment with fourteen (14) days except in the month of December.

           

          ITEM 22

           

          LOCAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS AGREEMENT RELATING TO SENIORITY, REASSIGNMENTS AND POSTING.

            1. The union shall be notified at the same time as the employee in case of detail or reassignment to another installation.
            2. The union shall be notified when a senior employee volunteers to be reassigned in place of an excess employee.

           

          MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

           

          LOCAL ARTICLE 17: REPRESENTATION

          Management shall meet jointly at least once each quarter with representatives of the APWU, Des Moines Iowa Area Local. Such meetings are to be held the third week of the first month of the quarter unless mutually agreed changes are made.

          The agenda of items for discussion at these meetings is to be submitted at least two (2) working days in advance of the meeting. Items not placed on such agenda shall be discussed only by mutual consent of the parties.

          The time and location of these meetings is to be determined by mutual agreement.

          At such meetings there may be three (3) representing each: The union and management. There will be no more than one representative of the union on official time at such meetings. Earliest possible information will be provided and consultations will be held with the union to the greatest possible extent on any changes in the basic work schedule or duty assignments, in an attempt to maintain the cooperative effort of this Local Memorandum of Understanding.

           

          LOCAL ARTICLE 19: EMPLOYEE PRIVILEGES

            1. Employees may use a radio with headphones while working in a stationary work assignment. Employees outside the post office shall be allowed to carry small pocket radios for their personal use.
            2. Smoking will be allowed in designated areas only.
            3. The union shall continue using lockers assigned to them in the locker room. The union officers shall be responsible for the security of union property, which may be kept in the lockers. Lockers will be subject to inspection for cleanliness or neatness the same as employee lockers.
            4. Employees shall be allowed to leave personal effects in assigned vehicles within reason and subject to inspection. As other employees may be using the same vehicle. Loss or damage to items left shall be at the leaving employees’ own risk.
            5. All employees shall, upon request, have the right to review their own official personnel folder, on their own time.

           

          LOCAL ARTICLE 10: SICK LEAVE

            1. Approved sick leave may be changed at the employees option to annual leave or leave without pay.
            2. No minimum sick leave balance shall be established below which an employees’ sick leave record would be considered unsatisfactory.

          LOCAL ARTICLE 8: HOURS OF WORK AND DUTY ASSIGNEMTNS:

           

            1. Employees may arrange mutual trades submitted in writing for weekend and holiday work with the permission of management.
            2. The maximum time an employee shall be required to work without a lunch period shall be six (6) hours.
            3. Advance notice shall be given to employees when overtime is required, where possible.

           

          _________________________ _________________________

          Postmaster Lance A Coles, President

          Newton, Iowa DMI Area Local – 44

           

          _________________________ ________________________

          Date Date


        Perry
        Mar 31, 2009

        Des Moines Iowa Area Local – 44

        Perry Post Office

        50220

        Local

        Memorandum

        Of Understanding

        ITEM 7

         

        ANNUAL LEAVE

        It is agreed that all annual; leave will be granted up to 15 days to all eligible clerks, during the prime vacation period, within the authorized limits of clerk replacement availability. Form number 3971 must be submitted and punched by time clock at time of submission.

         

         

        ITEM 10

         

        It is agreed that vacation scheduling will be made within the agreements set forth in the National Agreement. Prior to the posting of leave calendar for clerks’ entries, indicating the period of their preferences, the entire matter of leave scheduling will be discussed with the representative of the Des Moines Iowa Area Local, in order to review and clarify the method of handling leave schedules.

         

        ITEM 15, 16 & 17

         

        It is agreed that on "light duty assignment" existing in the Perry Post Office clerical force, is that of Window Clerk. Since only one tour of duty, of this designation, is used in this office, this tour of duty is not reserved for "light duty assignment."

        ITEM 21

         

        SICK LEAVE

        It is agreed that, in each instance, where a clerk is on sick leave and does expect to return to work the following day, the clerk will notify either the Supervisor or PM on or before 1500 on the day previous to the day of his proposed return to work. In the event that notice is not given by 1500 and replacement of substitute has been arranged the clerk concerned will be considered to be on annual leave until his return.

         

        BEVERAGES

        It is agreed that the existing practice of having coffee, tea, and/or soft drinks, available to all personnel of this office, during all tours of duty, shall continue. All such items of refreshment shall be consumed in areas removed form the public view.

         

        MEETINGS

        It is agreed that, in all instances, where consultation is necessary or desirable, among and between clerks and carriers and/or clerks and clerks, relating to working conditions within the Postal Service, the Postmaster will make available the Civil Service room, to said parties. This room will afford privacy for such discussions and will be available, upon request, when not in use by other assigned Federal Agencies.

         

        The term of this Local Memorandum of Understanding shall be the same as thereof the basic agreement between the parties; supplements or amendments thereto, and/or renegotiations thereof, shall be in accordance with procedures established in the basic agreement.

         

        ___________________________ _____________________________

        Jeff Kenyon, Postmaster Lance A Coles, President

        Perry Post Office DMI Area Local – 44

        ___________________________ _____________________________

        Date Date

         

         

        ITEM 21

         

        SICK LEAVE

        It is agreed that, in each instance, where a clerk is on sick leave and does expect to return to work the following day, the clerk will notify either the Supervisor or PM on or before 1500 on the day previous to the day of his proposed return to work. In the event that notice is not given by 1500 and replacement of substitute has been arranged the clerk concerned will be considered to be on annual leave until his return.

         

        BEVERAGES

        It is agreed that the existing practice of having coffee, tea, and/or soft drinks, available to all personnel of this office, during all tours of duty, shall continue. All such items of refreshment shall be consumed in areas removed form the public view.

         

        MEETINGS

        It is agreed that, in all instances, where consultation is necessary or desirable, among and between clerks and carriers and/or clerks and clerks, relating to working conditions within the Postal Service, the Postmaster will make available the Civil Service room, to said parties. This room will afford privacy for such discussions and will be available, upon request, when not in use by other assigned Federal Agencies.

         

        The term of this Local Memorandum of Understanding shall be the same as thereof the basic agreement between the parties; supplements or amendments thereto, and/or renegotiations thereof, shall be in accordance with procedures established in the basic agreement.

         

        ___________________________ _____________________________

        Jeff Kenyon, Postmaster Lance A Coles, President

        Perry Post Office DMI Area Local – 44

        ___________________________ _____________________________

        Date Date

         

         

         

        American Postal Workers Union

        AFL-CIO

         

        2000 – 2003

         

         

        It is agreed by and between the USPS and the APWU – AFL-CIO Des Moines Iowa Area Local that all terms and provisions of the National Agreement, by and between the USPS and the APWU – AFL-CIO will prevail and govern, as implemented by the following agreements:

         


        Waterloo
        Mar 31, 2009

        MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN

         

        AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION, AFL-CIO

         

        AND

         

        UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE

        WATERLOO, IA 50701

         

        2006-2010

         

         

         

        THIS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING IS ENTERED INTO ON THE DATE OF SIGNING BELOW, AT WATERLOO, IOWA, BETWEEN THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE AND THE DESIGNATED AGENT OF AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 451, PURSUANT TO THE LOCAL IMPLEMENTATION PROVISIONS OF THE 2006 NATIONAL AGREEMENT.

         

        DATE ______________

         

        ______________________________ ______________________________

        FOR THE U. S. POSTAL SERVICE FOR APWU, LOCAL 451

        GREGORY J. BARNES, POSTMASTER DWIGHT A. SLAIKEU, PRESIDENT

         

         

        Employees who perform dirty work or work with toxic materials shall be granted a reasonable wash-up time. Wash-up time shall be subject to the National Agreement.

        Career employees will have consecutive scheduled days off, unless otherwise agreed to by the parties.

        ITEM THREE-GUIDELINES FOR THE CURTAILMENT OR TERMINATION OF POSTAL OPERATIONS TO CONFORM TO ORDERS OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES OR AS LOCAL CONDITIONS WARRANT BECAUSE OF EMERGENCY CONDITIONS

         

         

        ITEM THREE-GUIDELINES FOR THE CURTAILMENT OR TERMINATION OF POSTAL OPERATIONS TO CONFORM TO ORDERS OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES OR AS LOCAL CONDITIONS WARRANT BECAUSE OF EMERGENCY CONDITIONS

         

        1. The decision for curtailment or termination of Postal Operations to conform to

        the orders of local authorities or as local conditions warrant shall be made by the

        installation head or designee. The decision shall be based upon information

        available and received from local, state, and national authorities. The determination

        and consideration shall be given to overall conditions, including, but not limited to:

        A) The safety and health of employees.

        B) Civil disorders.

        C) Acts of God.

        D) Official declaration of emergency conditions by city, county, and state authorities.

        E) Closing of businesses, industries, and other offices.

        F) Curtailment or termination of public transportation due to acts of God.

        2. Management shall notify the employees at the earliest possible time of curtailment or

        termination of postal operations. Such notification will be by available public media,

        such as TV and radio.

        3. Local management shall keep local Union up to date on above mentioned items.

         

         

        1. Prime Time Bidding

        A) Applications for annual leave for the choice vacation (prime time) will commence

        on the first Wednesday of March of each year until completed.

        B) Seniority will prevail throughout the selection period.

        C) Two charts containing the vacation periods will be posted after consultation with

        the Local Union President. One chart will be divided into the following vacation

        sections: Window (including Evansdale, Washburn, and relief window

        assignments), Manual Processors by tours (including Finance, Timekeeping,

        Secretary, and VOMA, if occupied by APWU), Automation Letter Processors by

        tours, Automation Flat Processors by tours, and Bulk Mail Entry Unit by tours (including a back-up position for each of Tour 2 and Tour 3). The second chart

        will be for Maintenance by Occupational Group and Tour. Any annex, station,

        etc. will be added appropriately if it becomes applicable.

        D) A list for each vacation section will be posted below the vacation chart, divided

        into groups of not more than twelve names, for the purpose of designating the date

        that each group of employees will begin their vacation bidding. Bidding for all

        vacation sections will take place concurrently. Excluding PTFs, bids will be taken using only the current leave balance.

        E) Each employee will have seventy-two (72) hours in which to decide and submit

        his/her choice of vacation period(s). If, at the end of the 72 hours, a decision has

        not been made, the employee name(s) will be moved to the top of the next group

        of names in the proper section.

        F) At the conclusion of each group’s 72 hours for bidding, a management and union

        designee will together post selections on the chart by 10:00 A.M. on the first day

        of the next 72 hour bidding period. Bids shall be slotted on the chart to the week having the majority of normally scheduled work days.

        G) Employees are expected to use annual leave awarded during the year. However,

        they may turn back all, or a portion of, their leave if done no later than the

        Tuesday prior to the service week of the beginning of such leave. Leave turned

        back with less notice may be granted at the discretion of the supervisor.

        Notification of turned back leave is to be made in writing to the employee’s

        immediate supervisor. It will be dated, initialed by the supervisor and union

        steward, and a copy given to the steward or the employee. Any turned back

        vacation, when weeks are filled, will be posted for bid within two (2) days of

        receipt, excluding weekends and holidays. This posting will last for three (3)

        days. This time may be bid and shall be awarded by seniority consistent with the

        limitations set forth in Item Nine.

        2. After Prime Time Bidding

        A) After the close of the choice vacation selection process outlined above, vacant

        slots may be applied for by employees on a first come, first served basis.

        1) Applications for a full week will be approved in accordance with the

        percentages in Item Nine if received no later than the Tuesday prior to the

        service week of the beginning of such leave. This leave may be

        turned back, in full, if done no later than the Tuesday prior to the service

        week of the beginning of such leave. Turning back less than the full

        week and/or turning back leave after said Tuesday may be granted or

        disapproved at the discretion of the supervisor.

        2) Applications of less than 40 hours will be approved at 20% if received no later

        than the Tuesday prior to the service week of the beginning of such leave.

        This 20% will be based on the Regular employees scheduled per day per

        section per tour. The 20% will include extended: LWOP, Sick Leave, Military

        Leave and Union Leave. ("Extended" is defined as scheduled leave of 40 or

        more hours.) When calculating annual leave percentage requirements, any

        fraction of .50 or more will be rounded to the next higher number. Any

        fraction less than .50 will be rounded to the next lower number, but never less

        than one.

        3. Holiday Bidding

          1. Applications for annual leave for Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Year’s Holiday periods will be accepted for ten (10) days beginning September 15. Notice will be posted by all appropriate time clocks. Partial day applications will not be accepted as a part of the holiday bidding process. Seniority will prevail throughout this process. Management and Union designees will post results as soon as possible after September 25. Turned back leave for these day(s) will be awarded to the next senior bidder so long as turned back prior to the posting of the holiday schedule.
          2. These holiday periods will be defined as:

            Thanksgiving-Tour 2 on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving through Tour 1 on the Monday after Thanksgiving.

            Christmas/New Year’s-Tour 2 on Dec. 24 through Tour 1 on Jan. 2.

          3. The minimum number of employees to be allowed annual leave during these periods will be as follows:

        Maintenance by Occupational Group and Tour-15%

        Window-15% (including Evansdale, Washburn, and window reliefs)

        Manual Processors by tour-15%

        Automation Letter Processors by tour-15%

        Automation Flat Processors by tour-15%

        BMEU by tour-15% (including a back-up position for each of

        Tour 2 and Tour 3)

        The 15% is calculated on the number of Regular employees by tour, by

        section at the time the bidding takes place.

        4. Part-Time Flexible employees’ requests for Annual Leave (other than FMLA or

        similar purposes) during any 3-day holiday scheduling period will not be approved until it can be determined that no Full-Time employee will be involuntarily assigned to work, consistent with Item 13.5 of this agreement. The intent of this section does not prohibit a PTF from requesting leave for any 3-day holiday period, only that they will not be approved for those days until the holiday schedule is determined.

        5. Employees have the responsibility of saving enough annual leave during the period

        preceding their scheduled vacation to cover the time selected.

        6. Leave without pay (LWOP) shall not be unreasonably denied for union business.

        Service conditions will govern approval of other applications for LWOP.

        7. Nothing in this Item or any other Item shall preclude the approval of leave at the

        discretion of the supervisor beyond any named limitations.

         

         

         

        The choice vacation period will be from the first Saturday in April until the fourth Friday in September.

         

        The employee’s vacation period shall start on the first day after the employee’s non-scheduled days. Exceptions may be granted by agreement among the employee, his/her union representative, and the employer.

         

        It is agreed that employees may have two (2) choices not to exceed the limits set forth in the National Agreement, Article 10.3.D. These may be taken in units of five and ten day periods.

         

         

         

        Jury Duty and attendance at National and State Conventions (in blocks of 40 hours or more) shall be charged to the choice vacation period percentages agreed to in Item 9, but not to the individual’s choice vacation period referred to in Item 7. The leave for National and State Conventions shall be blocked off to insure the delegates may be granted leave in accordance with Article 24, Section 2.B. of the National Agreement.

         

        1. When requested, 23% of the employees will be granted leave in accordance with Item

        4 of this memorandum.

        2. The 23% is calculated on the number of Regular employees, by tour, by section, and

         

         

        will be re-calculated at the end of each quarter (March 31 or June 30) if

        requested in writing by the Plant Manager, Union President or their designee

        prior to the end of the quarter.

         

        3. Sections, for the purpose of annual leave, are the same as those defined in Item 4.1.C.

        4. When calculating annual leave percentage requirements, any fraction of .50 or more

        will be rounded to the next higher number. Any fraction less than .50 will be rounded

        to the next lower number, but never less than one.

         

        Bids submitted for selections during the choice vacation period shall be submitted in duplicate. After approval or disapproval for the period has been determined, the duplicate leave slip will be initialed by both the management and the union representative. The original is to be retained by management and the duplicate returned to the employee.

         

         

         

        1. Management shall post a notice on all bulletin boards notifying all employees of the beginning date of the new leave year by November 1 of each year. Once the notice for the beginning of the leave year is received by management, it will be round dated and posted on the Information Bulletin Board located across from the employee break room. The local APWU president, or designee, will immediately be provided a copy of the dated posting.
        2. It will be the responsibility of each employee to police his/her annual leave hours

          to ascertain that they do not lose any leave time.

        3. Care shall be exercised to assure that no employee is required to forfeit any part of such employee’s annual leave.

         

        1. Employees desiring annual leave during the months other than the choice vacation

        period shall make application as far in advance as possible, but no later than the

        Tuesday prior to the service week of the leave desired. This application shall be

        submitted to the employee’s immediate supervisor. If requested by the employee the

        supervisor will immediately provide a receipted copy of the 3971.

        2. The employee will be notified of the approval or the reason for disapproval within five

        (5) days receipt of the request for annual leave. Exceptions to this time limit may be

        agreed to by the mutual consent of the employee and his/her supervisor. Except

         

         

        during the annual prime time bidding period beginning and normally

        completed in March of each year, a 3971 verified as properly submitted but not

        acted on by the Supervisor and returned to the employee within 5 days shall be

        assumed approved.

         

        3. The above procedure shall not bar requests for individual days or parts thereof from

        being submitted for approval on a day to day basis.

        4. In the event that two or more requests are submitted concurrently, seniority shall be

        the determining factor among those requests that are to be granted in the sections

        outlined in Item 4.1.C.

        5. Part-Time Flexible employees’ requests for Annual Leave (other than FMLA or

        similar purposes) during any 3-day holiday scheduling period will not be approved until it can be determined that no Full-Time employee will be involuntarily assigned to work, consistent with Item 13.5 of this agreement. The intent of this section does not prohibit a PTF from requesting leave for any 3-day holiday period, only that they will not be approved for those days until the holiday schedule is determined.

         

         

         

        TO WORK ON A HOLIDAY

        1. In either of the following 2 situations a Full Time employee will be assigned to work

        his/her holiday on a voluntary basis only:

          1. The employee, in a combination of scheduled leave, non-scheduled days, and the holiday, reaches at least 5 consecutive days off, or
          2. The employee has scheduled leave consecutive with, and on both sides of, his/her holiday.

        2. An employee involved in Section 1 above shall not be allowed to turn back said leave

        after the Monday of the week prior to the holiday unless he/she would not have been

        otherwise involuntarily scheduled to work the holiday.

        3. Sections for the purpose of holiday scheduling shall be as follows:

          1. All Manual Processors by tours (Tour 2 includes all stations’ Windows and Reliefs.)
          2. Automation Letter Processors by tours
          3. Automation Flat Processors by tours
          4. Maintenance by Occupational Group

        4. Management shall, two weeks prior to the Monday preceding the service week in which the holiday falls, post a sign-up roster which affords employees the opportunity to sign up as volunteers to work their holiday and/or their non-scheduled day(s) for overtime, if those day(s) are a part of the 3-day holiday period. The sign-up roster shall show the number and categories of employees needed for each section and shall remain posted for ten (10) days. The Local President, or designee, and the Plant Manager, or designee, shall jointly review APWU holiday schedules prior to the final posting. The APWU designee will be given the opportunity to review and initial any changes to the schedule.

        5. The method of selecting employees to work a holiday period shall be as follows: A) All full time employees who possess the necessary skills and

        have volunteered to work on their holiday, in section by seniority.

        B) All casuals and part time flexible employees to the extent possible, even if

        payment of overtime is required.

        C) Full-Time volunteers for non-scheduled day(s) on someone else’s holiday,

        in section by seniority.

        D) Full-Time volunteers solicited, not forced, from other sections’ sign-up

        rosters regardless of their holiday or non-scheduled day by seniority so long as:

          1. There are sufficient volunteers in their section;
          2. There are no timekeeping problems that conflict with the Time & Attendance Handbook F-21 (example: an employee cannot work 2 tours of duty on the same day); and
          3. The employee will not work consecutive tours of duty.

        E) Full-Time non-volunteers that are on the OTDL for NS day in section by

         

        F) Full-Time non-volunteers regardless of their holiday or non-scheduled

        day in section by juniority.

         

        Items 13.1 or 14.6A or B.

        7. APWU Craft employees will not normally be utilized as 204Bs during any 3-

         

         

        day holiday period unless he/she would not have otherwise been scheduled to

        work in-craft. If a conflict arises, it will be discussed by the Plant Manager

        and Union President.

         

         

         

         

         

        1. Management will give every consideration to documented requests for temporary or

        permanent light duty. Such assignments will be consistent with the needs of the

        service and the restrictions of the employee. ("Restrictions" being defined as physical

        limitations; convalescence duration as specified in the statement of the employee’s

        licensed physician or licensed chiropractor.)

        1. In the event a light duty request is to be denied, the Union President will be

          notified and allowed input prior to the final decision.

           

          ITEM SIXTEEN-THE METHOD TO BE USED IN RESERVING LIGHT DUTY ASSIGNMENTS SO THAT NO REGULARLY ASSIGNED MEMBER OF THE REGULAR WORK FORCE WILL BE ADVERSELY AFFECTED

        No employee on light duty shall "bump" any regularly assigned employee on a regular bid position. Usage of vacant assignments or establishment of supplemental regular assignments will be investigated, after consultation with the appropriate union representative. Specific assignment on light duty will be in accordance with Item Fifteen.

        ITEM SEVENTEEN-THE IDENTIFICATION OF ASSIGNMENTS THAT ARE TO BE CONSIDERED LIGHT DUTY WITHIN EACH CRAFT REPRESENTED IN THE OFFICE

        In accordance with Items 15 & 16, no assignments will be specifically designated as light duty. There will be no cross-craft light duty assignments unless all work assignments available in the employee’s craft are combined. No cross-craft light duty assignment shall be made until consultation with the craft involved has been made. In the event a light duty request is to be denied, the Union President will be notified and allowed

         

         

        input prior to the final decision.

         

         

         

         

        ITEM EIGHTEEN-THE IDENTIFICATION OF ASSIGNMENTS COMPRISING A SECTION WHEN IT IS PROPOSED TO REASSIGN WITHIN AN INSTALLATION EMPLOYEES EXCESS TO THE NEEDS OF A SECTION

         

        The principal assignment area as posted and awarded for bid shall identify the assignment section of employees. When management proposes to excess employees from any section of the installation, it shall be according to Article XII, Section 5.C.4. Sections identified in the Waterloo Post Office are as follows:

        Window (including Station’s Window Clerks and Window Reliefs)

        Bulk Mail

        Maintenance (by occupational group and level)

        VOMA

        Manual Processors

        Tour 1

        Tour 2

        Tour 3

        Automation Letter Processors

        Tour 1

        Tour 2

        Tour 3

        Automation Flat Processors

        Tour 1

        Tour 2

        Tour 3

        Secretary

         

        Management will strive toward an efficient method of employee parking that affords every employee a parking space. One space will be reserved for the Local Union 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Such space to be used by union officers as the union president deems appropriate. Casual employees will be instructed to park in areas other than those designated for APWU represented employees by the parking committee policy. No changes in the current parking policy will be made without consent of the parking committee and the Union President.

         

         

        Using this Item in conjunction with Item 8 and in discussions with the Local President, every effort shall be made to accommodate both the choice vacation plan and all union activity requests.

         

        1. Locally prepared lists of clerk craft positions indicating tour numbers, hours of work,

        days off, and scheme assignments, will be furnished the organization when prepared

        by management.

        2. Three copies of the seniority list shall be provided the union on a quarterly basis, or as

        updated.

        3. The employer shall furnish separate bulletin boards for the exclusive use of each union

        party to this agreement, if space is available.

        4. Management will allow the granting of annual leave or leave without pay for local

        union social functions consistent with the needs of the service.

        5. The designated APWU representatives on the Safety and Health Committee shall

         

         

        be notified of, and allowed to accompany management’s representative(s) on, any

        scheduled safety inspection.

         

        6. Management will send all official notices to all stations and branches. These notices

        will include, but not be limited to, the following examples: Duty Assignment

        postings, Vacation Bidding Notices and Sections list, turned back A.L. postings,

        Official Policy Statements, Holiday Schedules, etc.

        7. When computerized/phone bidding becomes available to all APWU represented

        employees, the following procedures shall be implemented:

          1. All employees shall be trained on how to use the bidding system.
          2. Computer(s) shall be set up in an area easily accessible to all employees on all tours, and which provides the employees reasonable privacy for making their bid.
          3. Employees shall have the opportunity to make bid(s) on the clock.
          4. Hard copy of vacant and newly established assignments shall continue to be posted at all stations and official bidding bulletin boards consistent with Item 22.

        8. The Maintenance Manager and APWU Maintenance Steward or President will

         

         

        set a time to meet each year, preferably in March, to decide what courses are

        needed for training and to discuss determination of the following:

        1. Training requests will be determined by the needed skills by tour, including retraining if the equipment has been significantly modified and/or operates differently than its original design.
        2. Management will then request the courses agreed upon through proper channels to secure classes at NCED or contractor training.
        3. If training slots conflict with needed scheduling, the parties will discuss alternative solutions.
        4. Once training slots are received, the requirements of Art. 38.6 will be followed to assign them. The sign-up list will notate the preferred Occupational Group, Level and Tour for each individual class. The list of training volunteers will be posted and provided to the Union President (Art. 38.6.A.2). New or updated lists will also be provided to the Union.
        5. If any training slots requested do not become available for the FY of the request, Management will attempt to secure additional courses that become vacant throughout the year if the skill is needed. Training courses in this paragraph may be denied if they conflict with scheduling.
        6. Deployment driven training slots will be assigned to all tours to maximize effectiveness of maintenance coverage.
        7. The Maintenance Manager will have the final determination on all training slots consistent with Article 38.6.

         

         

        POSTING-All vacant or newly established assignments must be posted for bid for ten (10) days. For the purpose of Tour designation, the following shall be used for the determination:

        Tour 1-Any Duty Assignment with a starting time of 2000 through 0359.

        Tour 2-Any Duty Assignment with a starting time of 0400 through 1159.

        Tour 3-Any Duty Assignment with a starting time of 1200 through 1959.

        All assignments will be posted in all stations and on all official bidding bulletin boards. The union will be furnished with a copy of each Duty Assignment posting and the results of each posting. Within fourteen (14) days after the closing and awarding of the assignment, the successful bidder shall be placed in the new duty assignment, except in the month of December. No employee’s Duty Assignment will be reposted for bid due to change(s) without consultation with the union and making every reasonable effort to contact the employee.

        SCHEME REPOSTING REQUIREMENTS-If, after discussion with the union, a scheme is added to or deleted from a duty assignment, said duty assignment shall be reposted for bid in accordance with the bidding procedures. Management will give the union fourteen (14) days advance notice when assigning or deleting a scheme.

        SCHEME CHANGES-A copy of all scheme changes will be furnished to all employees responsible for the appropriate scheme. The union will also be furnished with a copy of all changes.

        STARTING TIME CHANGES-If, after discussion with the union, a permanent change in starting time that exceeds one hour (from the time at which an assignment was awarded) is deemed necessary, the assignment shall be reposted for bid. Management will notify the union fourteen (14) days in advance of any such changes.

        CHANGE IN DUTIES-If, after discussion with the union, it is determined the principal duties and responsibilities of a Duty Assignment have changed more than 50% the Duty Assignment shall be reposted for bid.

        SENIORITY-In accordance with the National Agreement: Normally, the successful bidder will work the duty assignment as posted and shall not be displaced by another employee.

        PTF PREFERENCING-When applicable, according to Art. 37 of the National Agreement, a union designee will poll the appropriate Part-Time Flexible employees by seniority for the purpose of determining the employee to be assigned/converted to a residual Duty Assignment.

        LIVE RECORD-The "live record" is for bidding purposes only. Employees who have a 2-year and/or 5-year live record for a particular skill requirement shall not be assigned duties utilizing that skill until such time as all available and qualified employees, both on regular time and overtime, have been assigned.

         

        CHANGE OF SCHEDULE-No change of schedule for APWU represented employees will be approved by management without notifying the Union, providing opportunity for input and opportunity for Union sign-off. The allowable reasons for changes of schedules are as follows:

        1. By Management direction, with payment of Out-of-Schedule Premium if applicable per E.L.M. requirements.
        2. Court Duty
        3. Military Duty
        4. Union Business
        5. When changing bid assignments between tours or because of transfer, creating a hardship for the employee.
        6. Exceptions may only be made if agreed upon between the Union President and the Postmaster or Plant Manager.

         

         

        ITEM TWENTY-TWO-LOCAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS AGREEMENT RELATIVE TO SENIORITY, REASSIGNMENT, AND POSTING

        set a time to meet each year, preferably in March, to decide what courses are

        needed for training and to discuss determination of the following:

        1. Training requests will be determined by the needed skills by tour, including retraining if the equipment has been significantly modified and/or operates differently than its original design.
        2. Management will then request the courses agreed upon through proper channels to secure classes at NCED or contractor training.
        3. If training slots conflict with needed scheduling, the parties will discuss alternative solutions.
        4. Once training slots are received, the requirements of Art. 38.6 will be followed to assign them. The sign-up list will notate the preferred Occupational Group, Level and Tour for each individual class. The list of training volunteers will be posted and provided to the Union President (Art. 38.6.A.2). New or updated lists will also be provided to the Union.
        5. If any training slots requested do not become available for the FY of the request, Management will attempt to secure additional courses that become vacant throughout the year if the skill is needed. Training courses in this paragraph may be denied if they conflict with scheduling.
        6. Deployment driven training slots will be assigned to all tours to maximize effectiveness of maintenance coverage.
        7. The Maintenance Manager will have the final determination on all training slots consistent with Article 38.6.

        be notified of, and allowed to accompany management’s representative(s) on, any

        scheduled safety inspection.

        ITEM TWENTY-ONE-THOSE OTHER ITEMS WHICH ARE SUBJECT TO LOCAL NEGOTIATIONS AS PROVIDED IN THE CRAFT SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENTS

        ITEM TWENTY-THE DETERMINATION AS TO WHETHER ANNUAL LEAVE TO ATTEND UNION ACTIVITIES REQUESTED PRIOR TO DETERMINATION OF THE CHOICE VACATION SCHEDULE IS TO BE PART OF THE CHOICE VACATION PLAN

         

        ITEM NINETEEN-THE ASSIGNMENT OF EMPLOYEE PARKING SPACES

        ITEM EIGHTEEN-THE IDENTIFICATION OF ASSIGNMENTS COMPRISING A SECTION WHEN IT IS PROPOSED TO REASSIGN WITHIN AN INSTALLATION EMPLOYEES EXCESS TO THE NEEDS OF A SECTION

        input prior to the final decision.

        ITEM FIFTEEN-THE NUMBER OF LIGHT DUTY ASSIGNMENTS WITHIN EACH CRAFT OR OCCUPATIONAL GROUP TO BE RESERVED FOR TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT LIGHT DUTY ASSIGNMENT

         

         

         

        1. Full-Time employees desiring to work overtime during a calendar quarter shall sign their names on an "Overtime Desired Sign-up Roster" posted on the bulletin board for two (2) weeks prior to the beginning of the quarter. Management shall post a notice at all time clocks, at all stations, advising employees of said sign-up roster. After the initial 2 week sign-up period no additions will be made to the roster, or to any overtime desired list, except in the case of an employee being converted to regular status or a change from one tour or section to another. This addition shall be made within seven (7) days of said change. The overtime sign-up roster shall carry two places for employees who desire to work either ten (10) or twelve (12) hours. No employee will be required to sign "no". Copies of the completed sign-up rosters shall be furnished to the Union.

           

        2. Sections for the purposes of overtime shall be defined as:
          1. Manual Processors by tours (Tour 2 includes all stations’ Windows and Reliefs)
          2. Automation Letter Processors by tours
          3. Automation Flat Processors by tours
          4. Maintenance (by Occupational Group, Level and Tour)

          The Maintenance overtime desired list, in accordance with Article 38.7.B of the National Agreement, will be by occupational group and level showing special qualifications where necessary.

           

        3. Overtime Desired Lists, generated from the rosters listed in Section 1 above and described below, shall be maintained and posted daily by the Supervisors showing all overtime offered. Any overtime given out while an employee is on leave shall be considered as overtime declined. Clerk Craft lists will be kept at the Supervisor’s desk, Maintenance Craft lists will be kept in a secured area accessible to both Management and Union ensuring that all will be available for inspection by Union officials 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Additionally, an end-of-the-month copy of the completed lists shall be furnished to the Union at the beginning of the next month.

           

        4. There shall be two separate OTDL charts for each section and tour; one for

          Begin/End-Tour overtime, and one for non-scheduled day overtime.

           

           

        5. In an effort to avoid excessive mandatory overtime for employees not on the OTDL, while utilizing the OTDLs consistent with the provisions of Article 8 of the National Agreement, when needed, the selection for overtime work shall be as follows:
          1. Begin and End tour overtime:
            1. In Section 10- and 12-hour OTDL, up to 10 hours, on a rotating basis.
            2. Part-Time Flexibles, up to 10 hours.
            3. In Section 12-hour OTDL, up to 12 hours, on a rotating basis.
            4. Part-Time Flexibles up to 12 hours.
            5. In Section 10-hour OTDL, up to 12 hours on a rotating basis. (For end-tour overtime, and at supervisory discretion, this section may be voluntary if sufficient volunteers come from #6 below.)
            6. In Section Full-Time volunteers not on the OTDL, by seniority rotation.
            7. Out of Section OTDL, on a voluntary basis, on a rotating basis.
            8. Casuals and Transitional Employees up to 12 hours.
            9. Out of Section OTDL on a rotating basis.
            10. In Section non-volunteer, non-OTDL Full-Time employees, up to 10 hours, by juniority rotation.
          2. Non-scheduled day overtime:"Rotating basis" for NS day overtime is described as a rotation within each individual day. The rotation within any particular day shall not interrupt or change the rotation of a different day. Tour hours for

            non-scheduled day overtime shall be the same as in Item 22:

            Tour 1-Any Duty Assignment with a starting time of 2000-0359.

            Tour 2-Any Duty Assignment with a starting time of 0400-1159.

            Tour 3-Any Duty Assignment with a starting time of 1200-1959.

            1. In Section OTDL by section and tour on a rotating basis.
            2. Out of Section OTDL, on a voluntary and rotating basis.
            3. In Section Full-Time volunteers not on the OTDL, by seniority rotation.
            4. In Section non-volunteer, non-OTDL Full-Time employees, by juniority rotation.

             

            non-scheduled day overtime shall be the same as in Item 22:

            Tour 1-Any Duty Assignment with a starting time of 2000-0359.

            Tour 2-Any Duty Assignment with a starting time of 0400-1159.

            Tour 3-Any Duty Assignment with a starting time of 1200-1959.

            1. In Section OTDL by section and tour on a rotating basis.
            2. Out of Section OTDL, on a voluntary and rotating basis.
            3. In Section Full-Time volunteers not on the OTDL, by seniority rotation.
            4. In Section non-volunteer, non-OTDL Full-Time employees, by juniority rotation.

             

           

        6. Additional Stipulations:
          1. An employee on non-scheduled days that are in conjunction with scheduled leave will be offered overtime in the proper rotation regardless of whether the overtime precedes or follows the leave. Such overtime shall be at the employee’s option except in December, during which time the overtime may be required.
          2. Any opportunities for non-scheduled day overtime while an employee has leave in conjunction with, and on both sides of, his/her non-scheduled days shall be considered as overtime declined.
          3. Supervisors shall make every effort to provide at least 30 minutes notice for end-tour overtime assignments.
          4. An APWU employee on light or limited duty will be permitted to sign the OTDL during a calendar quarter in the section to which they are temporarily assigned provided:
            1. They are qualified and able to perform the overtime assignment.
            2. They are on the OTDL in their own section.
            3. They sign the list within 7 days after the beginning date of the assignment.

            When the temporary assignment is completed, their name will be removed from that section’s OTDL. During the light or limited duty assignment, they will be passed over for overtime opportunities in their original section.

          5. An APWU employee on light or limited duty will be permitted to volunteer to work overtime per Sections 5.A.5 and 5.B.3 above provided they are qualified and able to perform the overtime assignment.
          6. For the "No Penalty Overtime" period each year, APWU represented employees shall be allowed, when needed, to waive the 20-hour maximum overtime per week normally controlled by Article 8 of the CBA. The following general rules shall apply:
            1. Any overtime hours beyond those allowed in Article 8 will be on a voluntary basis only. All involuntary assignments will be made with the maximum intact.
            2. When the need is determined by the supervisor, an employee may, on a voluntary basis, work their second non-scheduled day, regardless of the number of overtime hours accrued through the regularly scheduled week.
            3. Rotations as per Article 8 and the 10/12 hour OTDL will be adhered to. Employees on the 12-hour list shall be utilized to the extent possible prior to involuntarily assigning the 10-hour employees to work beyond 10 hours. Once the 12-hour list is exhausted, the 10-hour list will be utilized to 12 hours prior to assigning any further overtime.
            4. All 3 of the above options, as well as all regulations normally attached to Art. 8 that have not been varied by this agreement, will be utilized prior to assigning overtime to employees not on the OTDL.

         

        ITEM FOURTEEN-WHETHER OVERTIME DESIRED LISTS IN ARTICLE EIGHT SHALL BE BY SECTION AND/OR TOUR

        day holiday period unless he/she would not have otherwise been scheduled to

        work in-craft. If a conflict arises, it will be discussed by the Plant Manager

        and Union President.

         

        ITEM FOURTEEN-WHETHER OVERTIME DESIRED LISTS IN ARTICLE EIGHT SHALL BE BY SECTION AND/OR TOUR

        1. Exceptions to 5.E and 5.F above are those employees referenced in either of

        juniority.

        ITEM THIRTEEN-THE METHOD OF SELECTING EMPLOYEES

        during the annual prime time bidding period beginning and normally

        completed in March of each year, a 3971 verified as properly submitted but not

        acted on by the Supervisor and returned to the employee within 5 days shall be

        assumed approved.

        ITEM TWELVE-THE PROCEDURES FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION FOR ANNUAL LEAVE DURING OTHER THAN CHOICE VACATION PERIOD

        ITEM ELEVEN-DETERMINATION OF THE DATE AND MEANS OF NOTIFYING EMPLOYEES OF THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW LEAVE YEAR

         

         

        ITEM TEN-THE ISSUANCE OF OFFICIAL NOTICES TO EACH EMPLOYEE OF THE VACATION SCHEDULE APPROVED FOR SUCH EMPLOYEE

        will be re-calculated at the end of each quarter (March 31 or June 30) if

        requested in writing by the Plant Manager, Union President or their designee

        prior to the end of the quarter.

        ITEM NINE-DETERMINATION OF THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES WHO SHALL RECEIVE LEAVE EACH WEEK DURING THE CHOICE VACATION PERIOD

        ITEM EIGHT-WHETHER JURY DUTY AND ATTENDANCE AT NATIONAL OR STATE CONVENTION SHALL BE CHARGED TO THE CHOICE PERIOD

         

         

        ITEM SEVEN-WHETHER EMPLOYEES AT THEIR OPTION MAY REQUEST TWO SELECTIONS DURING THE CHOICE VACATION PERIOD, IN UNITS OF EITHER FIVE OR TEN DAYS

         

         

        ITEM SIX-THE DETERMINATION OF THE BEGINNING DAY OF AN EMPLOYEE’S VACATION PERIOD

        ITEM FIVE-THE DURATION OF THE CHOICE VACATION PERIOD

        ITEM FOUR-FORMULATION OF THE LOCAL LEAVE PROGRAM

         

        ITEM TWO-THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A REGULAR WORK WEEK OF 5 DAYS WITH EITHER FIXED OR ROTATING DAYS OFF

        ITEM ONE-ADDITIONAL OR LONGER WASH-UP PERIODS


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