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X-stewPerson was signed in when posted
03-31-2015
06:56 AM ET (US)
Well it seems the lot where those handicapped spaces are is not an employee lot; it's 'basically for visitors and managers(managers and mpos have assigned parking spaces'. Right now, no employees' are allowed there. And the federal USPS ignores all state laws about where to park.

So I'd be all over the union and DRAC to get mgt to provide you a 'reasonable accommodation' near the bldg. Argue that the entire employee lot is too far otherwise they'll put some handicapped spaces in that lot and tell you to use them.
6005
robin banks
03-30-2015
10:48 PM ET (US)
Our facility is a huge processing plant with parking lot on one end for the administration dept.(meaning managers and MPOs) and the other end is for the regular employees. The administration parking lot is basically for visitors and managers(managers and mpos have assigned parking spaces. The only problem is that the end where I work is nearer to the admin parking lot. I currently have a handicapped placard which lets me park not in the admin but the regular employee parking lot which is half a football field away. In order to park in the admin parking lot I would have to go through a DRAC committee hearing to obtain permission to park nearer my work station.
I had thought handicapped parking on a federal facility has to abide to the state handicap rules in that if you're handicapped you can park wherever there is a parking space with the blue sign or am I wrong?
Edited 03-30-2015 10:52 PM
6004
X-stewPerson was signed in when posted
03-25-2015
12:56 PM ET (US)
You will not get more than penalty for working over 60 hours w/o filing a grievance.

You do not file before it happens so there's no possibility of union 'allowing' 60-hour limit to be broken. You can walk out with impunity when you hit 60 and get paid for the rest of your scheduled workweek.

And if mgt could violate the contract by claiming 'emergency', there'd be no contract. True emergency is unforeseeable non-recurring event like tornado or fire.
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kc bmcPerson was signed in when posted
03-25-2015
12:11 PM ET (US)
6002: Correct. But how can the employee work over 60 w/out violating 8.5.g.2 which limits employees to 60 hrs per week max? So you want to file and allow an employee to violate one part of the contract and benefit from another. There are circumstances to go over 60 hrs but IMO it should be restricted to emergencies only. The limit is in place to force mgmt. to create more jobs.
6002
OT Heaven
03-24-2015
05:08 AM ET (US)
Question on overtime by reading article 8 if I am reading it right a person works over 60 hours during the week they get double time plus 50% base hourly rate for impunity? So let say a person works for 68 hours then for the 8 hours extra they get double time plus 50% of the base pay for those 8 hours?
6001
X-stewPerson was signed in when posted
03-21-2015
02:16 PM ET (US)
Get hold of the union if you used to have a general clerk and now mgt wants to give those duties to a boss. That violates the global Art 1.6 settlement which is in current agreement.

Probably won't get general clerk re-establsihed, but you should be able to get a window clerk out of it.
6000
postalvetPerson was signed in when posted
03-21-2015
01:19 PM ET (US)
/m5999 it doesn't make since. management is only out for themselves.
5999
AnotherClerk
03-21-2015
12:21 PM ET (US)
I work in a branch office that for years has worked with one Manager and one supervisor. We have no more than 20 routes and five clerks. The number of clerks we have is like running a skeleton crew. We never have enough window coverage and the lines are usually out the door. Management keeps telling me that we need to find ways to justify keeping all of our clerks and always doing route adjustments to try to eliminate routes.

 In the meantime, management decides that they need to add another supervisor. I asked them "How is it that they have money allocated for another supervisor position and they can't justify keeping all of our clerks?" I was told that they have more paperwork to do and that it's really hard to get their work done because they have to answer all of the customer phone calls. Well......didn't we use to have General Clerk's to field customer phone calls and enter routine information into the computer? Don't we have a call center full of clerks just to handle customer phone calls? If the budget is a problem, doesn't it cost more to add a level 17 salary to a cost center than a level 6 clerk? When we have customers lined out the door, do they ever try to get us another clerk? Do they ever stop to take notice that WOS was set up to make it look like we have too many window clerks?

Management is constantly looking for ways to take away clerk jobs to justify adding more management positions. I will never understand how any of this makes sense from a business standpoint.
Edited 03-21-2015 12:37 PM
5998
X-stewPerson was signed in when posted
03-19-2015
03:07 PM ET (US)
/m5997 Were I you, I'd write to my NBA, lay out all the facts, and enclose all letters and form 50s. The big advantage is that his info is likely more complete that local stewards' info, and if there's anything to be corrected, he's the one who can see it happens. There might be an agreement that covers and explains your concerns.

I'd list my issues as bullet points "What should my seniority be?. Should I have a probation?" and so on. Leave out speculation about what other employees may do since that'll come down to just guesses that no one can answer. You could ask which options he expects you'll have, if any.
5997
PTF815
03-19-2015
02:22 PM ET (US)
Hello Everyone, I've been looking for people who know a little about everything going on, and it looks like "PostalVet" is a good resource. I have tried my union steward, he doesn't really have any information for me, ever. I have recently been converted to a PTF in my APO, from a PSE (currently working in RMPO). I received my 50 last week and it has a probationary exp date. However, per the MOU, since I've completed more than two reappointments/terms, I should not have a probationary period. Who do I contact about that? I emailed local HR a few days ago and haven't heard back, she usually gets back to me within a day, or doesn't respond at all. Additionally, the award letter I received states that my effective date is 12/13/14 but my 50 says my effective date is 3/7/15, how do I get that sorted out? I had read else where that a lot of areas are doing retroactive dates to meet the criteria from the September MOU.
Also, I was currently stationed in a level 4, but my carrier is still here so I work roughly 33 hours a week (2 additional hours in the morning to break down and sort her mail). Then I got this notification of career conversion, so the APO (which is an hour away) is now my office I suppose, but they still have me working here because there's a FTR and PTF already in that office. I'm still not sure why they had to have another PTF (me). Anyways, per the MOU they had 180 days to do something about situations like this or they would need to be converted to NTFT position offices. So my question is, when should that start? I believe this week marks 180 days. And given that occurs, I know the FTR doesn't want to work all the way up here, and the other PTF likes where he's at, but I would like to stay in this office. Would the other PTF that has seniority be forced to take the NTFT position? or would he be able to avoid it?
5996
postalvetPerson was signed in when posted
03-16-2015
12:59 PM ET (US)
good info for stewards;
http://www.postal-reporter.com/blog/usps-t...ion-activity-codes/
5995
X-stewPerson was signed in when posted
03-11-2015
09:54 AM ET (US)
He's just a boss trying too hard to dump on people who beat him up in real life.
5994
RIKSNYPerson was signed in when posted
03-11-2015
07:48 AM ET (US)
You could use the link at the bottom of the page to contact the topic administrator.
5993
goin postal
03-11-2015
02:23 AM ET (US)
I'm surprised the posts by Pissed haven't been deleted.
5992
postalvetPerson was signed in when posted
03-10-2015
09:58 PM ET (US)
/m5990 poor baby! go screw your self.

your posts will not last long!!!
5991
kc bmcPerson was signed in when posted
03-10-2015
06:24 PM ET (US)
No, I'll be long gone and you will still be pissed off or pissed on. It's your choice!!
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