The APWU #HQTC20180201 national dispute, last paragraph states, “The second part of the dispute is that all the nonsupervisory/nonmanagerial TACS duties have not been assigned to the Clerk bargaining unit employees in accordance with the Clerical Work MOU, Clerk Craft Jobs Audit MOU, Article 1.5 (New Work MOU), etc.
The September 5, 2018 Lead Clerk and TACS Step 4 Settlement between USPS Rickey Dean and APWU Lamont Brooks states the following:
Section 1. In accordance with the Clerical Work MOU, the Clerk Craft Jobs MOU and the Q10C-4Q-C 15194931/HQTC20150814 national settlement dated February 4, 2016, employees assigned the Lead Clerk Clock Office Role in TACS are not prohibited from entering supervisor approved leave into TACS.
This simply means that at the end of the day that even though the clerk is performing the TACS duties, the supervisor must approve the clerks inputs/entries, etc. It also shows the dispute involved more than just Lead Clerks. The Lead Clerk Office Role is just that, a role developed within TACS, accessible to clerks and created solely by the Postal Service. Please refer to the 2011 and 2002 documents in the last attachment named CA2011-599 TACS Clerk Role, which pre-dated the subsequent resolutions in the MOUs and Q and As.
Section 2.a contains the following sentence which states, “This will ensure that the TACS duties are performed by Clerk Craft bargaining unit employees.”
The Clerical Work MOU states, “When non-managerial or non-supervisory work not otherwisr excluded by Article 1.2 which was being performed by spuervisors is no longer performed by supervisors, then it must be assigned to Clerk Craft employees. This was the affirmitive answer to the national dispute’s last paragrapgh.
Section 2.c states, “If the Postal Service migrates non-managerial/non-supervisory timekeeping dutes into applications other than TACS, the associated work will either continue to be available in TACS for performance by the Clerk Craft or access to the application(s) will be given to Clerk Craft employees for the performance of such work.”
I will reiterate again it states Clerk Craft employees will perform the work and NOT just Lead Clerks.
Examples of where we should be following the work:
- Overtime Admin (TACS entries and it related work) - Management can access for managerial duties only
- RMSS, formerly Rural Work Hour Tracker
- RIMS- The new timekeeping involving MD TR and MD-IO scanners replacing the HEBR timeclocks
PLEASE SAVE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE UNDER THE HEADING TACS.
PLEASE DISSEMINATE TO THE FIELD. PLEASE ADD THIS E-MAIL THREAD AND ATTACHMENTS IN FUTURE GRIEVANCES AS SUPPORT DOCUMENTATION IN TACS RELATED GRIEVANCES.