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5191
attirty
03-04-2015
10:58 PM ET (US)
They are clerks and they should email the PM on the days that they will be late and tell them why. Then put it down on their time cards. They are foolish for letting this PM intimidate them. There is nothing that PM can do to them as long as they have documentation.
5190
retired level 13 PM
03-04-2015
10:43 PM ET (US)
There are 2 postmasters using this bully-tactic and one of them is an officer in NAPUS. I know falsifying time cards is a reason for dismissal. The two clerks I know are too afraid to say that they can't do the job in the required hours and just donate the time.
5189
attirty
03-04-2015
10:14 PM ET (US)
They should report the time they are working. It is a violation of labor law to make employees work off the clock. They better make sure to document it on their time-cards and photo copy the cards. It is a serious offense punishable by removal for someone to alter someone elses time card. This is where the union should back them up. They are under APWU/usps contract. The PM can't remove them for reporting time they worked. Have them document why they have overtime.... late customers, lots of mail... late carriers etc.
5188
retired level 13 PM
03-04-2015
12:28 PM ET (US)
In our district, I've heard from different people running the 4 & 6 hour offices that their AO said they will not pay them OT, so if they go over don't even report it. They claim they are dogging it and no way should be using OT. I don't know how legal that is, but it has them scared enough that they don't fight it.
PO is so messed up.
5187
PSE
03-04-2015
11:25 AM ET (US)
Why do employees get any overtime? Is that not just poor management on usps part or is it a union thing that we hire less employees than we need and then work the other ones so much that a clerk is making 24.00 a hour in overtime when you could have 1.5 people for the same price? This practice seems to be a recruiting tool for the unions.
5186
attirty
02-25-2015
10:55 AM ET (US)
Depends on what you are looking at. Are you talking about Express packaging without express tracking label? Look alike Express letters from mailers? Or Express tracking labels with 1 class postage.
5185
GPX
02-25-2015
10:02 AM ET (US)
What about under paid express being sent as first class ?
5184
SoutherClerk
02-24-2015
07:50 PM ET (US)
Revenue protection alive in our office. Accepting prepays, refused packages opened, etc. Most often it is non-machinable letters or envelopes that should be parcels. Prepays are a big problem also. We mark up and send on.
5183
attirty
02-24-2015
11:43 AM ET (US)
No postage, regulations are it is to be sent back... Short paid postage goes on postage due. I have not heard that revenue protection is dead. Are you talking about packages or letters.
5182
GPX
02-24-2015
10:34 AM ET (US)
revenue protection: here in the southwest it would appear that revenue protection is all but dead via no postage or under postage and sending it back. anyone else doing this ? just letting it go through because it's (i assume) ) cheaper than corresponding.
5181
atthirty
02-22-2015
10:11 PM ET (US)
There are two ways to determine level of post offices. SOV and the old way a FORM 150. The Form 150 gave more weight to number of deliveries out of an office (HCR, Rural, city and PO Box), stations and revenue which included both walk-in and on-line postage. The new SOV mainly uses three criteria, walk-in revenue (not on-line), mail volume the unit sorts and boxes, and number of PO boxes rented (includes no-fee). Once a year each office will be evaluated first by SOV. If an office does not qualify to be open 8 hours under SOV, then it is evaluated on Form 150. If it is an APO office it gets to count both it's own deliveries and total revenue and to include all RMPOs deliveries and total revenue (both walk-in and on-line) to see if it still qualifies to remain an 8 hour office.
5180
Whats next
02-22-2015
09:41 PM ET (US)
Yes retired level 13 PM it is true that online postage is not considered walk in revenue and doesn't count toward the offices revenue...don't know if it goes to the AO office but I wouldn't be surprised!
5179
2pmr
02-22-2015
09:03 PM ET (US)
hoping I can work Saturdays soon! got converted to a PSE in December and PMR is still working Sat's.I heard it'll be soon, by the end of March??
5178
retired level 13 PM
02-22-2015
08:12 PM ET (US)
I agree. Post plan is putting nails in the coffin of small offices. Now that I am retired, the office in my town opens at 1 pm which is very inconvenient for me to make it there in that 4 hour window. If I want to go to a larger office, it is 10 miles more and parking is on the street and not convenient. I do all I can to support the small office so it isn't closed but it takes effort. It would be easier for me to order stamps by mail. I do print up labels on line for flat rate packages, but according to one of these posts, they say the AO gets that credit. Is that correct? Another nail. It's a shame.
I have also heard of 4 hour office help not showing up--at that pay and being new employees, they don't have the dedication all us longer timers had. Again, the customers are the ones who suffer.
5177
emmy
02-22-2015
07:36 PM ET (US)
I agree with PM. Postplan is driving business away. Two days this past week in the office I had to leave no one was there to open the window at 8 AM. Last Saturday it was 9:30 before anyone showed up to open and then on Tuesday the day after the holiday it was 8:30 before the PSE clerk arrived. Mind you there is only 4 hrs. of window service per day in this office. And that meant customers only had 2 1/2 hrs. of window service this last Saturday. My former customers are not happy with the new situation and the ones that work cannot get in to mail packages or pick up packages etc.. except on Saturday. Everyone I see tells me how much they miss me and miss the regular hours that we had.
5176
almost done
02-22-2015
04:57 PM ET (US)
Rural carriers are sure being screwed right now. Where is all the mail?
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