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Bryan MPerson was signed in when posted
11:41 AM ET (US)
So ,I saw the post that the AMT were awarded the stations. My local union reps cannot verify. I’m currently an AMT was going to go back to BEM .Should I stay put? Any ideal what they’re gonna do with the excess BEM’S ?
06:34 PM ET (US)
Hello, just bought a couple 2003 Grumman Olsen step vans and looking for some replacement parts, specifically rear black rubber bumper covers...I've tried all I can think of on line, used parts, junkyards...any suggestions appreciated...TY
11:19 PM ET (US)
Hi There,
Can someone give insight on how a mutual transfer works. Thanks
Daniel Durant
01:39 PM ET (US)
I am a regular carrier in Boston. Recently my wife and I had a baby. Shes now 1 and my wife wants to go back to worm and I want to change crafys to work overnight tour 1 without putting our baby in day care. How do I change crafts?? My supervisors and managers arent giving me any solid concrete answers
Johnny Rocco
11:39 AM ET (US)
In August 2016, I was hired as a Maintenance Mechanic at a P&DC in California, but I declined the position due to unforeseen circumstances. I re-applied for the same position with a different district in California in July 2017, but I was not selected for this position. I have a valid MAINTENANCE MECHANIC 955 (4749-03XX) assessment with a score of 80.97, which expires on 08/03/2022.

A few days ago, I received an email titled "failed assessment”, and contained the following message: " …your current rating on the exam required for this position is "377", which makes you ineligible for this position." My question is what does the number "377" mean?
Rick OwensPerson was signed in when posted
04:21 PM ET (US)
Hey All - you may want to read the GAO article I just posted at PEN's blog entitled "GAO Lists Key Considerations for Potential Changes to USPS’s Monopolies" - the article includes a short video from the GAO Watchdog. Folow this link:


Rick Owens
11:16 AM ET (US)
You can change from carrier to clerk or vice versa, when there is an opening. Put a request in writing to your Postmaster and keep a dated copy. The request is best made Before there is an opening.
08:05 AM ET (US)
1982 Having just switched from clerk to custodian in my office 2 weeks ago here is what they said were rules. Post in-office for apwu clerks first, if no takers than offer to carriers if still no takers than ereasign.No test required currently waived. Good luck so far looks like a great move for me.
05:49 PM ET (US)
1982 the only way to change crafts is to ereasign and you can't stay in the same district you have to leave I did that carrier to Custorian best move ever
Edited 06-29-2017 05:50 PM
05:45 PM ET (US)
Does anyone have any knowledge of how a carrier can convert to a custodian position that is vacant in his office?
12:39 PM ET (US)
How many day in advance if a 204b working does management supposed to send Union 1723?
09:04 AM ET (US)
Clerks in our installation will finally start getting paid custodial hours in addition to our clerk hours.
Who is responsible for snow removal, mowing/landscaping, pressure washing building, exterior windows, etc... jobs that require the use of gas powered tools and ladders?

I was told by PM the cleaning person is responsible, but up to now we've had a cleaning contract with a non-employee self-employed contractor... still, the mowing was contracted out to a service for one of the offices.
Seems to me, if the office clerk has to do the mowing, the USPS would have to buy the equipment, store it on premises, and train the clerk on safe usage.

It also seems to me that this is work that should be assigned to the maintenance craft.

Any thoughts?
radiowebbPerson was signed in when posted
09:30 AM ET (US)
Ok, thanks UK Wildcat Fan, I appreciate your advice.
UK Wildcat FanPerson was signed in when posted
07:49 AM ET (US)
/m1976 Then refer to my advice in post /m1972 concerning immediately filing a grievance.
Edited 05-11-2017 07:49 AM
radiowebbPerson was signed in when posted
06:17 AM ET (US)
 I work at a large plant. We have custodians, maintence mechanics, maintenance electricians, and a vancancy for a maintence support clerk was recently posted. So the answer is yes.
Edited 05-11-2017 06:22 AM
UK Wildcat FanPerson was signed in when posted
01:59 AM ET (US)
/m1974 I know what the contract states. Article 38.5.B.6 states "Employees shall be notified in writing within 15 calendar days of entering the Maintenance Craft in an installation, that they have 30 days in which they may request to be placed on the appropriate promotion eligibility registers. The employees who apply will receive the results of their application(s) no later than one hundred fifty (150) days from the submission date of the application, provided the applications have been properly completed by the applicants."
But you did not answer my question. Are there other Maintenance Craft Positions in your facility? Or is the only Maintenance Position in your facility a custodian. The answer matters. The key phrase from your EL-304 reference is "their right to apply for the Promotion Eligibility Registers (PERs) in their office." If your facility only has custodians, then there are no "Promotion Eligibility Registers (PERs)" to apply for; therefore there is no requirement to give you a letter.

So answer the question.
radiowebbPerson was signed in when posted
04:45 PM ET (US)
It clearly states in the letter that the new employee should be notified in writing within 15 days of entering the maintenance craft
radiowebbPerson was signed in when posted
04:42 PM ET (US)
Maintenance Selection System Transmittal Letter
Handbook EL-304 December 2011
Issue 3 Transmittal Letter

Steps 1 and 2 — Incraft Announcement and
221 New to Craft
When an employee enters the maintenance craft, the HR MSS Coordinator
a. Notify all new-to-craft maintenance employees, in writing, of their right
to apply for the Promotion Eligibility Registers (PERs) in their office
within 15 days of their entering the maintenance craft. (See Exhibit A-1,
Sample Letter — New Maintenance Craft Employees.)
b. Provide an EMPS Sheet (Exhibit A-2) with the notice.
c. Retain a copy of the notice.
New-to-craft employees have 30 calendar days from receipt of the EMPS
Sheet to return it completed and signed, indicating the positions for which
they are applying. If an employee does not return the completed and signed
sheet within 30 days, the HR MSS Coordinator annotates the retained copy
indicating that the employee was notified and declined to apply, and places it
in the employee’s maintenance file. No further action is required.
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