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USPS Plant Closings

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postalvetPerson was signed in when posted
10-30-2014
09:08 PM ET (US)
it is going to be a zoo with cancelling mail at 6 am and the critical entry time of 8 AM.
2995
CSRS ET
10-30-2014
08:54 PM ET (US)
We heard about this via the mail handler union president. Plant manager tells us nothing!
My understanding is that when the service standard changes are implemented (Jan 2015) our operation run times will change to correspond with SLC processing.
I guess we will find out soon.
2994
Where's Waldo
10-30-2014
08:08 PM ET (US)
We are hearing that the "four walls" program has a plan B. A facility slated for Phase II Shut down commencing 01/10/15 would remain open but only do SCF sorts on a reduced number of DBCS machines (some would be relocated, some scrapped). Here is the kicker: The District (the right hand) gave the APWU notice of excessing all ETs in an office commencing January 2015, they were then given different excessing information showing excessing of 1/3 of the ETs in Jan 2016 because they needed to keep ETs for plan B; however, headquarters (the left hand) apparently does not know anything about this as the spreadsheets avaliable at About.usps.com or at RIBBS show no changes. SNAFU or FUBAR ? I say SNAFU
2993
InterestedObserver
10-30-2014
05:37 PM ET (US)
OPTIMIZATION OPPORTUNITIES - Phase II Starting Jan 10, 2015

Savings within the “four walls”
of the facility

*Realignment of operating windows
 commensurate with earlier availability of
 committed volume

*Realignment of transportation

*Delivery opportunities through the earlier
 availability of mail volume
Edited 10-30-2014 05:38 PM
2992
Walleye
10-30-2014
03:39 PM ET (US)
Don't know why it's called four walls. Seems to pertain to keeping smaller plants running like a DDU to keep larger plants from having fiascos e.g. Rochester MN closing.
2991
Mr Postal
10-30-2014
01:44 PM ET (US)
Four walls?! Thats a new one on me! What is it pertaining to?
2990
Wall-E
10-30-2014
10:48 AM ET (US)
"Four Walls" program? Are you in the Northland District?
2989
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2988
squirtbaby
10-30-2014
08:39 AM ET (US)
Can anyone tell me about the "4 Walls" program they are rolling out? Have some plants started it already?
2987
AnydaynowPerson was signed in when posted
10-29-2014
07:25 AM ET (US)
The inadequacy of our leaders is so evident in our business. By not offering buyouts it leaves so many overstaffed workers in clerk and mail handlers crafts. Yet we just keep moving on with our leaders wanting congressional help. We all know a buyout of these crafts would move 20-30k of employees minimum and the Post Office would be fine. But our leaders don't make a move . their closing 82 facilities in January and no word on any buyouts? Amazing absolutely amazing.
2986
Bluestar ratedPerson was signed in when posted
10-29-2014
06:35 AM ET (US)
/m2985: As a mailhandler I must agree. You just described my work day with "all mailhandlers do is drive around on powered trucks all day". A forklift seat is very comfy.
2985
postalvetPerson was signed in when posted
10-28-2014
08:58 PM ET (US)
/m2984 "Why would the transition to mail-handler be easier?" I hope you are kidding, all mailhandlers do is drive around on powered trucks all day. not really but the mailhandler job is easy compared to carriers.
2984
redshift186Person was signed in when posted
10-27-2014
11:09 PM ET (US)
The clerk and carrier decisions regarding moving clerks into carrier positions is significant. Why would the transition to mail-handler be easier?

AT LEAST a third of carriers I've worked with, myself included, could present a compelling case on paper (and film} that they are not physically qualified to be carriers.

Now, with plant closures again threatened, why would it make sense to expect clerks to move smoothly into the pack-mule craft? If it's an extremely difficult transition from clerk to carrier, why wouldn't it be as bad or worse to expect clerks to transition easily into loading trailers? Offering EAS a transition to mail-handling arguably makes more sense: 1. we'd get rid of a lot of dead weight and 2. it would be funny.
Edited 10-27-2014 11:31 PM
2983
AnydaynowPerson was signed in when posted
10-20-2014
07:31 AM ET (US)
Xactly, Xstew, and older clerks, mail handlers, etc, older human beings have some physical problem, back, knee, etc. Keep your doctor's paperwork close by to stop being forced into a carrier job you physically can't do.
Edited 10-23-2014 07:14 AM
2982
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2981
X-stewPerson was signed in when posted
10-17-2014
08:25 AM ET (US)
/m2980 Not exactly, and clerks are still being pushed into carrier jobs per contract.

But if they're not physically qualified by infirmity or age, they can't be forced over. Ditto if they can't drive due to DUIs. Clerks gotta be able to do the carrier job before the transfer.
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