The issue in this grievance concerns a regular carrier’s right to require a leave replacement be assigned to their route in accordance with Article 30.2.A.2.
The Parties agree that management has a reasonable period of time after the written request of a regular rural carrier to have a leave replacement assigned to their route, which is defined as 120 days. If management is unsuccessful in filing a leave replacement vacancy on a “K” route during this time period, a part-time flexible (PTF) rural carrier position will be established, provided the PTF will be assigned at least (2) “K” route primary leave replacement assignments. The Parties further agree that it is understood that one of those assignments may be their current route.
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