This case involved management requiring rural carriers, who have already been hired, to complete a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) activities without compensation. The parties agree the NACI activities which includes completing paperwork, obtaining fingerprints and the direct cost of fingerprinting, will be “on the clock.” The NACI process is required for career employment. The parties recognize that although this is required when going from non-career to career status, the Postal Inspection Service went retroactive and required some regular carriers to have the NACI completed also. There is no dispute between the parties where those regular rural carriers were also required to complete the NACI, they will be “on the clock” per this settlement.
You may view the Step 4 settlement letter here.