Step 4 Settlement on Applying a Base Hour Change When Ship from Store Location Is Added to a Route

This case involves management requiring a carrier to dismount and go into a business that participates in the Ship from Store program and is required to scan a barcode, without calling the delivery point an official dismount. The parties agree that in those instances when a business participates in the Ship from Store program and management requires a rural carrier to scan a barcode on a daily basis in order to validate collection of outgoing parcels, credit will be as follows:

A base hour change will be made to the route by processing PS Form 4003 to add the dismount, dismount distance, daily collection scan, and mileage, applicable only if the regular mail delivery is at a different location. The base hour change will be retroactive to the first day of the pay period in which the carrier began performance of this duty. During a mail count, outgoing parcels will be credited in Column 21, Carrier Pickup Request & Prepaid Event, and Column 22, Carrier Pickup Item & Prepaid parcels over 2lbs, as appropriate. Non-signature scans will be credited in Column 15, Non -Signature “scan items; and dismount, dismount distance, and any applicable mileage will be included in the route information.

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Source: Step 4 Settlement on Applying a Base Hour Change When Ship from Store Location Is Added to a Route