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comfortablynumbPerson was signed in when posted
07:25 PM ET (US)
/m4310 1st ptf on e-reassign has dibbs on route. If there are no ptf's on e-reassign for your office you get the route. PM must convert 6 cca's BEFORE he takes a regular from another office. The regular is already a regular. He doesn't get to come and bump you until PM makes 6 cca regulars.
03:21 PM ET (US)
APO Postmasters are you paying mileage compensation to PTF clerks (whose duty station is the APO) that travel to an RMPO in your cluster to fill for a PSE for the day if the distance is farther than their commute to the APO?
RIKSNYPerson was signed in when posted
12:46 PM ET (US)
I don't know what part of the District you are in, but here in St. Lawrence County, 136xx, offices are open and HCR's are running. Just drive slow and careful.
Greg W
12:33 PM ET (US)
Im going to die driving back to post office today to no customers. Why cant we close when other albany dist offices are closed??
Iaguy52136Person was signed in when posted
12:25 PM ET (US)
I can guarantee the transfer will file a grievance. And the national Union benefits regulars
Iaguy52136Person was signed in when posted
12:24 PM ET (US)
So your saying if we have had no transfer come here either as a ptf or a regular that the 1-4 rule does not come into play if it's a regular trying to transfer in? Because they would be great news. I'm hearing the opsite of this from my union stewerdt.....
comfortablynumbPerson was signed in when posted
10:55 AM ET (US)
/m4308 I a a city carrier/shop steward and I researched the crap out of it when we had a regular retire because I wanted our cca to convert. A ptf was already on e-reassign for our office so our cca couldn't get the route. There is also a regular trying to transfer in but he cannot transfer in until the pm makes 6 cca conversions. And that will not happen before I die. When I retire, in a couple of years, IF there is a ptf still left in the post office(only about 500 nationwide left) that wants to come here he/she will get it. Otherwise the cca will be converted. You only need to worry if the person coming in is a ptf because he will bump you. Find out who it is and their status. Involve the union. They could look into it
Iaguy52136Person was signed in when posted
10:21 AM ET (US)
Are you sure about this? So I should no worry? I thought they had to take regular over CCA if there has been no transfer in office up to date. We have 2 regular and 2 CCA in our office. Help me understand this better thank you. And are u a PM?
comfortablynumbPerson was signed in when posted
07:27 AM ET (US)
/m4305 Here is your answer... IF the person coming in is a ptf, he/she has first shot at route (this just happened in my small office also). The first ptf on e-reassign gets the job regardless of their work, sl, accident or discipline record. PM has no choice but to take that person. As far as any other type of transfer, like a regular that is voluntarily transferring, you get that first shot. Depending on the size of your office the PM must convert either 4 or 6 cca's for each regular that transfers in. So to recap, if it's a regular coming in, PM must convert 6 cca's before taking a regular. If it's a ptf...first one on e-reassign gets it
Hannah BlectorPerson was signed in when posted
09:16 PM ET (US)
I think PMs are permitted to choose the carrier without poopy hands.
Iaguy52136Person was signed in when posted
07:55 PM ET (US)
Question for someone with knowledge on a situation that will be occurring in near future. I've been a CCA at my office for two years now(small office) and a regular is retiring in the near future. However there is someone that has already put in for a transfer here. I'm getting nervous and am bailing if I don't get his job. Is it up to the postmaster to determine if they except transfer or do they have no say? I was hoping this contract would have been settled by now n would have made me feel more secure about things but right now I'm kinda wishing in one hand and pooping in the other. Does anyone know? Thank you
05:17 AM ET (US)
Can a MDO manage in the same unit and tour that their cousin works in?
06:15 AM ET (US)
As far as I know the phones are not mandatory. If the become mandatory, I do not think the USPS can force to to take them home each night.....leave them locked in the safe at night!
12:31 PM ET (US)
/m4299 Any idea why the phones are being issued?
comfortablynumbPerson was signed in when posted
09:16 AM ET (US)
/m4300 You say to him.."why don't you stay here and work the window and I will go in your office and play on your computer"
Greg W
09:06 AM ET (US)
What could i possibly say to postmaster who runs to window and interupts every transaction with a customer i have (mostly women customers) he talks over hazmat question making suggestions as im about to..any help
05:39 PM ET (US)

Yes, the Postal Service is providing smartphones for Postmaster is they want one. This is for PM only and NOT for OIC, unless the OIC's form 50 is cut as a PM (example, on higher level at another office). No Managers and Supervisor. Also, only for PM that is an exempt employee, in other words no lower level PM that is eligible for OT. The IT Manager from each district will be sending out an email to all eligible PM with a link and instructions on how to order one, and it needs to be approved by the District Manger.
Hannah BlectorPerson was signed in when posted
02:08 PM ET (US)
/m4296 It all depends on when regular carriers retire, if you are in line to receive the route, and if others want the route and are in line ahead of you. If you are in the office long enough (a year, I believe) and are next in line you will get a vacated route. If a route becomes available and no one in that office is qualified (or maybe a qualified person does not want it), then carriers in other offices can bid on the route. The senior applicant would get the route. So you could make regular in a year or you could work for 30 years and never make regular. It is all about what becomes available and if you are next in line. There could be 2 offices with one regular route each. One could have a 60-yr old regular carrier and one could have a 20-yr old regular carrier. The 60-yr old could work another 20 years and the 20-yr old could quit tomorrow. All you can do is research and take an educated chance. Some go for a larger office where they can get more hours covering on multiple routes as needed. I know someone who took an RCA job because the Postmaster told him the senior RCA was not going to take the next available route. Then the senior RCA did indeed take the route. I was PM there afterward. I went to another office as PM and saw a rural route up for bid. I called the RCA and told him. The route had not been posted in his office and he did not know about it. He put in for it and got it--only because I happened to call him to be sure he knew. You never know what will happen. Another long-time RCA in the area missed out on the route because I told the more-senior RCA. Lots of chance can be involved.

I knew an RCA who got tired of waiting and switched to a smaller office where two of his uncles were elderly rural carriers. But he ran his mouth about how they should retire and let him have a route. They decided they would show him and would not retire. He got mad and went back to the first office, starting over at the bottom of seniority. Then both his uncles retired and an RCA with one year in got a route.

We recently had 4 or 5 RCAs make regular with 1 or 2 years in. Now we are hiring RCAs who might not make regular for 20 years because of all our new, young regulars.

Remember, no Postmaster can promise you when you will make regular. They may just want you to take the RCA job. I am not saying all things you will be told are false or lies. Just be aware there are rules and unforeseen circumstances. Do your research and make the best decision you can, knowing stuff happens.
01:35 PM ET (US)
what are the union dues if any for a supervisor and how many unions and are they beneficial
07:49 PM ET (US)
I just applied for a regular rural route and passed the assessment what are my chances on landing this job? I read that it could take years before you could get your own route and that people who have been working for usps for years have the first chance at it.
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