Pursuant to the July 3, 2012 MOU on the Evaluated Compensation System Time Standards Project, the NRLCA and the Postal Service have an opportunity to evaluate and comment on the Industrial Engineering Panel’s Final Report on the Rural Route Evaluated Compensation System (“RRECS”), which it issued on October 31, 2017. Thus, on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, the Union and the Postal Service each submitted detailed comments to the Panel. The NRLCA and Postal Service each put forward over 20 comments that addressed a number of the Panel’s findings and recommended certain adjustments, additional analysis, and other actions for the Panel to consider. As part of this process, the NRLCA and the Postal Service also had extensive discussions about the Panel’s report and, where the parties agreed on issues and proposed solutions, they developed joint comments for the Panel’s consideration in conjunction with the individual party comments.
In accordance with the MOU, the Panel has ninety days to review the parties’ comments and to issue a final determination. The Panel may involve the parties in further discussions on the outstanding issues, and if necessary, that deadline may be extended.
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