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09:45 AM ET (US)
There can only be one NTFT per 6 hour RMPO and one PSE per 4 hour RMPO. The PTFs at the level 18 will be the reliefs for those RMPOs.
new ptf
10:45 PM ET (US)
In my area the level 18s is getting 2 PTFs and has a NTFT plus the Pm... while the rest is cut and short handed....
09:38 PM ET (US)
First the 6 hour offices are really 6.5 hours a day. I guess if management wants to assume the extra hours and make it a 7 hour day they could. HQs will only give the districts hours for 6.5 a day. They are hiring additional PTF clerks in our district at many level 18 post offices to keep the PMs from working over 15 hours a week. All level 18s will have at least one career clerk.
retired level 13 PM
05:10 PM ET (US)
05:04 PM ET (US)
What area are you in retired 13?
RIKSNYPerson was signed in when posted
03:01 PM ET (US)
Of course they can force them to do that.
They are managers now.
Not like when they were craft, with a bid job.
On the other hand, I think quite a few of them probably do not have the type of managerial ability to be any good at walking routes.
retired level 13 PM
01:33 PM ET (US)
The plot thickens. My office was a 13 and went to a 6 when I left. I wondered how the person would be able to get the mail ready for the carrier in time, etc. in 6 hours. Well, the hours were changed in July and now they have decided to add an hour a day to the office. Are they making up things as they go? I thought the offices were 2,4,6 and then jump to 18. Now they are adding a 7? The nifty now will be having to take a day off a week and then work in the main office to get 40 hours and be a regular.

They are also talking about adding clerks (permanently--not on loan) to some of the 18s around here so the postmasters can go to other offices to walk the city routes--postmasters who have never done anything with city routes. Can they force those postmasters to do that? I know one is going to check with Napus. Things are still changing.
08:26 PM ET (US)
Congratulations Undisputed PostalBS on your retirement, i hope you enjoy every day. I am waiting for my someday soon to join the ranks! I also hope things get better soon but have my doubts looking at the history of the past few years.
Undisputed Postal BS
05:11 PM ET (US)
Tomorrow will be my final day as a postal employee. With a combined total of 40 years of federal time, 30 postal,and the last 10 as a PM. Almost too a man/woman, I've seen a lot of good employees turned into terrible employees by management. I can say for a fact I've only worked with three competent managers through the years. As a previous union officer with NALC & APWU and a third generation postal employee, I must admit without the unions fighting the good fight, we would have accomplish nothing, and would have been paid penny's on the dollar to do it. I'm not sure what the future holds for the post office, but I really hope it's better than the last 15 years.
Edited 03-19-2015 05:15 PM
RIKSNYPerson was signed in when posted
09:10 PM ET (US)
Well, that's your anecdote.
I knew many carriers who went out every day and did the best they could with what they had to work with. Yes, I knew some who were slugs, but they were the minority.
whats next
09:03 PM ET (US)
USPS has been tripping over a nickel to pick up a penny for years. They make bad decisions over and over again and never learn. Instead of listening to the people who actually move the mail they sit behind their corporate desk and come up with hair brain ideas! RIKSNY I watched a city carrier today spend 30 minutes at a gas station smoking her cigarettes and talking on the cell phone, I agree with RETPM...
RIKSNYPerson was signed in when posted
03:35 PM ET (US)
more are than aren't.

That's your opinion.

In my opinion, there are more who want to get done and go home instead of fooling around out there. They have more interesting and useful things to do at home to be wasting time on the route just to be using up time.
retired level 13 PM
01:56 PM ET (US)
Or if they ever go to the cluster boxes for all streets, that would save a ton of money.
01:29 PM ET (US)
If they want to save some money I think HQ should look at the Rural Carriers and all the time they waste. We have to pay them for box delivery and they may only deliver to those once or twice a month. Not to mention all the ones that are out there taking their sweet time to justify the hours they are paid or the time wasted in office. Not all RC are like this but more are than aren't. Not to mention the routes that could be looked at to save money. When a RC is going up one side of the road & then back down the other, that's ridiculous. The customers need to have their boxes on the same side of the road. Why aren't they taking a look at that? They could save a ton of money.
retired level 13 PM
07:37 AM ET (US)
It's true. They didn't save anything with the 6.5 hour offices with Postplan. If they had known this was how it was going to work out, the PMs could have been told at the beginning and could have stayed at the PO. So many knowledgeable people pushed out. It is true this woman is lucky but I feel for her with children and having to go from working 5 hours on Sat. to 8 and Tuesdays off when her family is in school and not two days off in a row. She had it good and now like the postmasters, she is feeling the pain of Postplan. It's a shame the PO treated their long time employees this way.
04:53 AM ET (US)
The union goal is for all clerks to be regular. It does not matter how it happens. The problem was HQs fiasco called Postplan. The group that was hell bent on closing small offices, later to be bait and switch just reduce hours, did not talk to HQs labor to see what could happen. This is just a mess. So this woman now has a 40 hour a week job paying over $26 an hour. I think there are some who would gladly trade places.
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