November 30, 2022 Clerk Craft Award Notice
Clerk Craft Award Notice for November 30, 2022 have been posted on the Bid Results page of this website.
Please note that the listed bid assignments will become effective Saturday, January 14, 2023.
Vacancy Notice – Best Qualified Assignment – Data Collection Tech – Revised
DATA COLLECTION TECHNICIAN – LEVEL 7
Domiciled at Oakland P&DC, 1675 7th St.
The position is open to Clerk Craft in Oakland Bid Center
Opening Date: November 18, 2022
Closing Date: November 29, 2022
Selection Criteria – Best Qualified
For the full description & application, please go to the Best Qualified Positions page.
November 9, 2022 Clerk Craft Vacancy Notice
The November 9, 2022 Clerk Craft Vacancy Notice has been posted on the Bid Postings page of this website.
Peak Season Exception Period MOU and PSE District Cap MOU Ramp Up Period- 2022
Postal Service Updating COVID-19 items
- The Postal Service is no longer asking people to quarantine—rather if an employee is exposed the Postal Service is telling them to wear a high-quality mask for 10 days and get tested on day 5 after exposure.
- However, the Postal Service still recommends isolation (don’t go to work) when you are sick and suspect you have COVID-19 and to follow the CDC isolation guidelines if you have not been tested. (See slide 2 of brief presentation)
- If you do test positive, employees stay home for at least 5 days and once you leave home wear a mask through day 10. (see slide 2 of brief presentation).
- The “Decision Tree” no longer grants administrative leave under any circumstances. The Postal Service says employees are to use Annual, Sick, or LWOP for their absences.
- Close contact tracing is no longer done by the Postal Nurses but returned to local health departments to conduct. I believe they did this so that it is an outside agency or medical provider who is telling the employee to stay off work instead of the Postal Service.
- Remember, employees who are contract COVID-19 can still qualify for OWCP and Continuation of Pay (COP). The eligibility to apply under the loosened standards lasts currently through January 27, 2023. However, the APWU Legislative Department is working hard to have Congress extend this date. You can learn more here: How to File an OWCP Claim When Diagnosed with COVID-19 | American Postal Workers Union (apwu.org) or contact the Human Relations Department with your OWCP questions.
President Dimondstein Signs Annual Leave Exchange and Annual Leave Carryover MOUs
President Dimondstein signed off on the two additional MOUs: one that allows for the increased annual leave carry over from leave year 2022 to leave year 2023 and one that allows for additional annual leave exchange prior to leave year 2023.
To view original article & MOUs click here.
October 31, 2022 Clerk Craft Award Notice
Clerk Craft Award Notice for October 31, 2022 have been posted on the Bid Results page of this website.
Please note that the listed bid assignments will become effective Saturday, November 5, 2022.
USPS Has Created Resources to Be Sent to Employees for 2022 Open Season
To all APWU family,
Please find attached the notification received from the Postal Service providing the dates and information for this year’s 2022 Open Season for Health Benefits. Open Season is from 11/14/22 through 12/12/22. Open Season is a critical time for employees to review their current health benefits and ensure that the benefits they have selected best fit their needs and the needs of their family. Unless an employee has a Qualifying Life Event (OLE) during the remainder of the year, this is their once-a-year opportunity to make any changes to many of their benefits. Please read all of the attached carefully.
The Open Season Benefits Fair will be conducted virtually.
The fair will be held virtually on the following dates:
November 14th 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST
November 22nd 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. EST
November 30th 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST
December 6th 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. EST
There will be live and on-demand presentations, live chats, and Q&A sessions with experts.
Visit https://2022uspsopenseasonbenefits.vfairs.com to register. Participation is voluntary.
Non-exempt employees may only participate off the clock or during authorized breaks.
APWU NEWS Bulletin
RETROACTIVE PAY DATE: OCTOBER 28, 2022
Retroactive payments will be made to postal workers in APWU-represented crafts in paychecks dated Oct.28.
The payments are a part of the wage increases that APWU members campaigned and mobilized to win in our
2021-2024 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA or union contract).
The retroactive payments are calculated on the adjustments to hours worked in the period between the effective dates listed below and June 4, 2022 when the new pay rates were implemented and began to be earned by APWU members.
Effective November 20, 2021: General wage increases of 1.3 percent
Effective Nov. 20, 2021: Additional 1 percent pay raise for PSEs (PSES do not receive COLA)
Effective September 25, 2021: New pay scale for Grade 11
Effective Feb 26, 2022: Sixty-three cents/hour COLA, for career employees
Effective April 9, 2022: Fifty cents/hour increase for the PSES
For full News Bulletin click here.
After Pressure, Management Sets Retroactive Pay Date!
Last week we announced the APWU was preparing collective actions in response to the unacceptable delay in retroactive payments won in the 2021-2024 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Today, after concerted struggles with postal management, management has finally provided the union with firm dates the payments will be received by postal workers in APWU-represented crafts.
The retroactive payments will be processed on October 11, 2022. They will appear as a pay adjustment on paychecks received October 28, 2022.
“Those in management responsible for overseeing these payroll changes had so little respect for postal workers that they apparently thought a May 2023 date for the retroactive payments would somehow be acceptable. This was outrageous,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “Postal workers earned this pay, we deserve it, and we’re not in the business of giving management interest-free loans on the back of our labor. While we’re still unsatisfied with the delay, we sent a message and have gotten firm dates months in advance of management’s plan.”
For full News Bulletin click here.