FYI PSE Separation For Lack of Work and Reappointment
When separating PSEs for lack of work and reappointing PSEs, Management must adhere to Appendix A, 3. Other Provisions, B, Article 15.3, page 256 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). (See below)
PSEs may be separated at any time during their term of appointment for lack of work. Separations for lack of work shall be by inverse relative standing on the appropriate PSE roll. Such separations are not grievable except where the separations are pretextual. PSEs separated for lack of work will be given reappointment ahead of other PSEs with less relative standing on the PSE roll (or hiring a new PSE) within the installation if the need for hiring arises within one (1) year of their separation. PSEs are separated for 5 days between appointments.
When operational circumstances indicate that reappointment for a PSE(s) is not needed and the installation employs a PSE(s) with lower relative standing, the PSE(s) with higher standing will be reappointed and the PSE(s) with the lower standing in the installation will be separated instead. Such separation of a PSE(s) with the lowest standing is not grievable except where the separation is pretextual. These PSE(s) separated for lack of work during or upon completion of their term of appointment will be given reappointment ahead of other PSE(s) with less relative standing on the PSE roll (or hiring a new PSE) in the installation if the need for hiring arises within one (1) year of separation.
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Postal Worker West Newsletter
The latest January 2019 edition of the Postal Worker West Newsletter has been published.
The featured article provides an update on the collective bargaining process.
You’ll find the PWW Newsletter on the News >> Postal Worker West Newsletter page of this website:
Happy New Year!
December 26, 2018 Clerk Craft Award Notice
The December 26, 2018 Clerk Craft Award Notice has been posted on the Bid Results page of this website.
Contract Negotiations December 21, 2018
Statement from President Mark Dimondstein to APWU on Status of Collective Bargaining
12/21/2018 – The Collective Bargaining Agreement (Union Contract) between the American Postal Workers Union and the United States Postal Service initially expired on September 20, 2018. Negotiations began in July with a big kick off and national day of action during which many of you participated as together we are “Fighting Today for a Better Tomorrow!” Since our contract expired there have been four extensions of negotiations in an effort to reach a voluntary agreement.
As your president, taking general guidance from the National Negotiating Committee, I led in reaching a tentative agreement with management on December 6, 2018. I believe it to be fair and positive for the members.
For the rest of this statement, please click here to access the PDF statement.
PSE Career Opportunity Update
I have been advised by In-Plant-Support that all previously unassigned regular clerks have been assigned to a duty assignment, and that there are 16 residual vacancies. Accordingly, the Oakland Local APWU will be working diligently to get PSEs converted to career status as soon as possible, and to have the conversions effectuated in compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with an accurate PSE seniority list.
For a PDF copy of this update, click here.
December 6, 2018 Clerk Craft Vacancy Notice
The December 6, 2018 Clerk Craft Vacancy Notice has been posted on the Bid Postings page of this website.
Further Update / George H.R Bush National Day of Observation
The Senior Plant Manager has advised me that administrative leave will be provided for Plant employees for the National Day Of Observance (NDOO) after the peak season (January 4, 2019). Number 10 of the NDOO MOU states that a day of administrative leave must be granted and used within six months of the NDOO (December 5, 2018) or by the end of the Fiscal Year (September 30, 2019), whichever is later. Employees will select the day that they want to use their administrative leave, subject to management’s approval.
The City of Oakland has advised me that all retail offices will be closed on the NDOO. Employees with the NDOO as a nonscheduled workday will be granted a day of administrative leave at a future date.
PSEs are not eligible for the NDOO administrative leave. They get paid for all hours worked on the NDOO.
Update: Former President George H.W. Bush Day Of Observance
I have been advised that the Postal Service will observe the national day of mourning for former President George H.W. Bush on December 5, 2018. (See announcement and MOU below) I have also been advised by APWU Headquarters that PSEs will not be granted administrative leave for the Bush National Day of Observance.