Step 4 Settlement on Mail Count and In-Home Dated Mailings

This case involved management not honoring delivery of an in-home dated mailing during the 2015 national mail count. The parties agree the POM Section 458.2 states in part, “Offices should make every effort to adhere to mailer-requested in-home delivery dates. Do not deliver such mail earlier than the date the mailer has requested.” This relates … Read more

Step 4 Settlement on Mail Count and the Location Where Mail Is Counted

This case involves proper procedures for counting mail at the facility where the carrier cases mail. The creation of Remotely Managed Post Offices (RMPO’s) has created issues where mail is being counted at the main office and transported to the RMPO. The parties agree that when mail is counted at the main post office and … Read more

Step 4 Settlement on Refueling of Government Vehicles

Step 4 Settlement on Refueling of Government Vehicles This case involved management requiring rural carriers to refuel more frequently than provided in the refueling allowance. The parties agree there may be instances where local policy requires rural carriers to refuel more frequently than provided in the refueling allowance. The parties further agree that in these … Read more

Step 4 Settlement on Deviating to Deliver Express Mail

Step 4 Settlement on Deviating to Deliver Express Mail This case involved management requiring rural carriers to deviate from their line of travel to deliver Express Mail before noon regardless of the service guarantee. The parties agree that any management decision to require rural carriers to deviate from the normal line of travel for delivery … Read more

Step 4 Settlement When Costing Rural Delivery versus Contract Delivery

This case involved management projecting the costing of rural delivery with a government vehicle so that the cost of CDS would show cheaper even though the Postal Service never intended to assign an LLV to the rural route. The parties agree that if management indicates that an Employer provided vehicle would be assigned when costing … Read more

Step 4 Settlement on National Agency Check with Inquiries – (Fingerprinting)

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. … Read more

Step 4 Settlement for Time Spent Waiting at a Train Crossing

This case involved management not giving credit for time waiting for trains at a train crossing. The carrier waited nine times in eight days during a mail count. The parties agree this constituted an unusual situation. Additionally, there is no dispute the frequency occurred regularly during the mail count. You may view the Step 4 … Read more

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