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13625
leavingPerson was signed in when posted
03-17-2019
08:47 PM ET (US)
/m13624 -- Mailgal2 - "A regular carrier of 17 years who has been out on workers comp for 2 1/2 years and going back with a 4 hour restriction. Lost their route from being gone over 2 years. Are they allowed to bump the carrier on the AUX route that has been there 2 years?"

-- For starters:

- Was the regular carrier out for 2.5 years due to an on-the-job injury or illness?
- Besides 4 hours, any other work restrictions such as lifting, standing, etc.
- What is the evaluation of the AUX route?
- If job related, check MOU #6.

-- Might be able to get something definite if you contact your office steward, or if none, your Assistant District Representative.

-- If the AUX is a 5/1 - then no, as the regular would have to run a regular route which certainly would be more than 4 hours. ( IMHO )
13624
Mailgal2
03-17-2019
07:56 PM ET (US)
A regular carrier of 17 years who has been out on workers comp for 2 1/2 years and going back with a 4 hour restriction. Lost their route from being gone over 2 years. Are they allowed to bump the carrier on the AUX route that has been there 2 years?
13622
leavingPerson was signed in when posted
03-12-2019
10:58 PM ET (US)
/m13620 -- Sissy -- "Did I read some where, employees over 55 maybe employees over 60 was allowed and extra hour to case their mail?"

-- Afraid not. Check Section 151.2 ( Performance Appraisal ) of the PO-603.

- If the weekly time to serve the route consistently varies more than three hours, either below of in excess of the route's standard hour, managers MAY consider corrective action. [ or MAY NOT as the USPS will be getting free work or manglement does not want to be bothered with doing route adjustments. ]

- Exceptions may be made for carriers 55 years of age or older, and carrier who have served continuously for 25 years or more, PROVIDED their conduct and efficiency are satisfactory. [note -- no mention of what the "exceptions" might be. And if the carrier is working over evaluation, does not seem that "efficiency" would be "satisfactory" ]

- When it is demonstrated that a carrier 55 or over cannot confine total working time to 48 hours per week or less, the route WILL be ADJUSTED. [ NO doubt what will happen! ]
13621
RIKSNYPerson was signed in when posted
03-12-2019
08:58 PM ET (US)
No, that is not written anywhere.
13620
Sissy
03-12-2019
08:09 PM ET (US)
Did I read some where, employees over 55 maybe employees over 60 was allowed and extra hour to case their mail??
13617
leavingPerson was signed in when posted
02-27-2019
11:22 PM ET (US)
/m13616 -- Bob -- ".. I fill up my FMLA papers, where do I mail them too?"

-- Have you tried calling Shared Services at 877-477-3273, Option 5?
13616
Bob
02-26-2019
06:05 PM ET (US)
Hi I’m a carrier in Florida, I fill up my FMLA papers, where do I mail them too? Please help with a address.
13615
Donna
02-24-2019
07:04 PM ET (US)
Does anyone know what"insurance income" means on pay stub?
13614
R4Person was signed in when posted
02-17-2019
02:35 PM ET (US)
Everyone needs to contact their NATIONAL UNION REPS and tell them what needs to be done and or corrected or we are out of your UNION. WE want our union dues back for the misrepresentation and unfair treatment of employees and their wages and benefits. Let all our voices and opinions be poured out on them so maybe they will open their eyes and get their brains working and do something about this Inequality of employees and our wages!
Contact Them
1630 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 684-5545
13613
dumbolehickfromMS
02-15-2019
10:58 PM ET (US)
Usually a starter gets weak and struggles to turn over engine long before it goes completely out. Although I've burned a starter on a tractor by not keeping a good battery in it and the low voltage and keeping the start button pushed down until it finally turns over.
13612
Diane
02-15-2019
08:07 AM ET (US)
George...So sorry for your loss of your wife. I lost my husband in August of this year. My Postmaster was the greatest. He told me to take as much time off as I needed. So I think it depends on who you have as a Postmaster. I had annual leave so I used that to take the extra time I needed.
Edited 02-15-2019 08:09 AM
13611
stillfirstclassPerson was signed in when posted
02-13-2019
06:12 AM ET (US)
starter is not a hard job to do. in my opinion, what scares people and they leave running which i dont:: being two thirds done with route and it won't start, then having to burn a annual day and worked for nothing. and ema not covering expenses, and carriers driving cars too long because they cannot find or afford.. so they take the gamble on being fired or not.. especially rca's, unless it is a runaway, they won't be fired, can't find anyone to replace them....
13610
dumbolehickfromms
02-11-2019
08:07 PM ET (US)
2006 JEEP WRANGLER 240,000 MILES. starter is used about 30-40 times a day for last 2 years and 20- 30 for the previous 11. Original starter is still on vehicle!
13609
leavingPerson was signed in when posted
02-09-2019
08:56 AM ET (US)
/m13607 -- 3yr -- "For years i just put in Park and leave running. ( sketchy areas are completely shut down and lock) 95% is really nice safe areas. Was told district is following. So I did they kill it thing and on 11th kill my jeep gave me fits. Can rural carriers fight this if I get wrote up."

-- You should grieve any discipline. However, your NRLCA representative will probably look at the charge(s) and shake their head and tell you to accept what ever punishment may be handed out. On another site, a city carrier was given an Emergency Placement in a non-pay status for leaving his vehicle running while taking a parcel to the door.

-- The USPS takes roll-away's and especially, run-away's seriously.

-- You'll have to ask yourself "Do I feel lucky that manglement or District Safety won't catch me today?"

-- Section 3-5.7 - Parking Vehicles - from the Supervisor's Safety Handbook ( EL-801 ). When parking vehicles, ( note -- no mention if its a postal-provided or POV vehicle ) drivers must place the vehicle in parking gear, set the parking brake, turn off the engine, and remove the key. ( there is more in the section, but covers your concern )

-- No doubt both manglement and the NRLCA will tell you EMA helps covers vehicles expenses, such replacing a starter or battery.
13608
RIKSNYPerson was signed in when posted
02-09-2019
07:38 AM ET (US)
You feel you are able to catch it if your parking brake fails and it rolls away?
13607
3yr
02-09-2019
06:41 AM ET (US)
Ok safety safety. I get it but example in 1 neighborhood I get out 10 to 15 times. For years i just put in Park and leave running. ( sketchy areas are completely shut down and lock) 95% is really nice safe areas. Was told district is following. So I did they kill it thing and on 11th kill my jeep gave me fits. Can rural carriers fight this if I get wrote up. I mean put in Park and do Park break seems safe.NOTE RURAL POV
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