This case involved management putting out instructions to back flow mail from the office to the plant to put the mail in DPS just prior to a mail count. Immediately following the mail count further instructions went out instructing the offices to no longer back flow mail to the plant. The parties agree that dependent on a number of factors, when not back flowing mail could increase the amount of mail rural carriers are required to process manually. The case has been remanded to step 3 to determine if there was an adverse impact and if so, the appropriate remedy.
You may view the Step 4 settlement letter here.