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 … Read more
This grievance concerns management requiring rural carriers to only disengage the shoulder belt when the vehicle is stopped and then must reengage the shoulder belt prior to moving the vehicle. The parties agree rural carriers are not expected to continually unfasten and fasten the shoulder belt when traveling between mailboxes in situations when the shoulder … Read more
National Level Step 4 Grievance Filed Over Credit for Carrier Pickup Items in the 2015 National Mail Count This morning the NRLCA filed a National level Step 4 grievance on issues related to the Postal Service’s expansion of its Carrier Pickup Program. Managers in the field are disallowing Carrier Pickup credit for some qualifying pieces. … Read more
NRLCA files National Level Step 4 Grievance related to compensation for “National Check with Inquiries (NACI)” This case involves the Postal Inspection Service taking over the processing of National Check with Inquiries (NACI) investigations for career hires and employees converted to career from the Office of Personnel Management. The process of the NACI started in … Read more
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 … Read more
The issue in this grievance concerns proper credit during a mail count when management requires carriers to scan EVS barcodes at the time of delivery. The Parties agree that if management requires rural carriers to scan additional mail pieces with barcodes at the time of delivery, such as EVS barcodes without USPS Tracking, appropriate credit … Read more
The issue in this grievance concerns the use of firm sheets in situations when there are less than six (6) qualifying pieces. The Parties agree that when an address receives six or more qualifying pieces in one day on an “L” route only, a PS Form 3883 should be used. The Parties further agree that … Read more
The issue in this grievance concerns the proper credit during a mail count for unlocking doors at intermediate post offices. The parties agree that when rural carriers are required to unlock doors at intermediate post offices, additional credit in column 17 may be appropriate. Whether additional time is warranted is a local matter based on … Read more
The issue in this grievance concerns the proper credit during a mail count for DPS flats when a rural route delivers mail to more than one zone. The additional credit is based on a route that crosses between zones more than once. When this occurs the route is credited in column 17 based on the … Read more
The issue in this grievance concerns city carriers being assigned to collect parcels from a customer on a rural route. The parties agree that collecting parcels from customers on a rural route are generally craft specific duties, unless operational issues exist. Download via News Info.
The issue in this grievance concern is whether additional credit is provided for separating parcels collected on the route when separating collection mail. The parties agree if rural carriers are required to separate parcels collected on the route, additional credit in column 17, Other Suitable Allowances, is appropriate. Download via News Info.
Step 4 Grievance Settlement on Waiting for Mail that Requires Casing Before Strapping Out The issue in this grievance concerns waiting for any mail due to late arriving transportation which may or may not include DPS letter mail. The parties agree that when a rural carrier is required to wait for mail due to late … Read more
The issue in this grievance involves management requiring rural carriers to case Delivery Point Sequence (DPS) Letters during a DPS letter formal review request for 12 days. The Parties agree that when rural carriers are required to case DPS letter mail, appropriated compensation will be provided in accordance with Handbook PO-603, Section 541.41. DOWNLOAD via … Read more
The issue in this grievance involves management denying LWOP on Saturday due to the unavailability of a leave replacement, when the leave replacement was assigned to express mail and collection runs and is not servicing a route. The Parties agree that a leave replacement assigned duties per Article 30.2.Q., will not be considered unavailable for … Read more
The issue in this grievance involves rural carriers retrieving DPS letter mail from conveyances when DPS letter trays are randomly mixed between routes. The Parties agree that when DPS letter mail is not properly staged by separating routes and this requires rural carriers to move trays to retrieve these trays, then additional compensation is appropriate. … Read more