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PMR2PSE2PTFPerson was signed in when posted
05:25 PM ET (US)
/m4341 /m4342 /m4343 There are a lot of PMRs still on the rolls largely because it costs almost nothing to keep them there, and probably costs more to terminate them. PMRs earn no benefits or pay when they don't work, so the cost of keeping them "on the rolls" but idle is practically nothing. They are probably hoping many of them just quit in frustration, and the rest of them, maybe they can occasionally slide into a role somewhere else, in a 2-hour office or actually relieving a postmaster in some situations.
04:12 PM ET (US)
PMRs work the 2 hr offices.
marlamPerson was signed in when posted
06:54 AM ET (US)
I have not received a PS50. What did your 50 have as the change?
Edited 09-01-2016 06:55 AM
06:46 PM ET (US)
/4342 I'm in Western NJ. Lost my hours in July of 2015 but didn't get my SF50 until July 2016, Was surprised that there are still PMR'S on the rolls!
marlamPerson was signed in when posted
03:34 PM ET (US)
/4341 I am still employed, but haven't worked since January. I am in western PA
09:30 PM ET (US)
Do any PMR'S still exist?
09:39 AM ET (US)
4338-I would think that we are still under the same APO because that office is the one that puts in our zero 40 hours worked on our time card every pay period.
I still wonder why we are still on the rolls and have not been issued a Form 50. I think we have fallen in between the cracks. My PM told me she got in trouble from higher up because I had not completed some tests I was supposed to have done by a certain date. She had to explain to them that I was a PMR and was no longer allowed to work.
PMR2PSE2PTFPerson was signed in when posted
08:34 AM ET (US)
/m4338 As for what is your assigned office, it should be listed on Form 50.
05:06 AM ET (US)
I'm glad to see your message. So it looks like someone else is making decisions for us and what's worse falsely signing for us. I think in order to qualify for Health benefits PMRs have to be scheduled 30 hr a week, which we are not. In that case there should be a different form to show we do not qualify, not form 3115 that we voluntary decline. Oh, my form 3115 also has me as single. I too am married

Another question for all PMRs not being scheduled, are we still under the APO that controls the last RMPO we were assigned too?
Edited 08-07-2016 05:18 AM
12:33 PM ET (US)
4336-I haven't worked at the PO since July last year but still on the rolls. I too, noticed the new form PS3115 on liteblue since you mentioned it. Same date. I never received any notification from them either. They also have me listed as single and I am married.
06:10 AM ET (US)
I am a PMR and have not worked since March this year. I checked on liteblue today and found a new entry. It was form PS3115 dated 7/27/16 with a notation of an electronic signature that I do not want USPS non-career health benefits, While it is true that I do not want health benefits, I never saw this form and never signed it. Anyone have a clue what's going on ??
02:50 PM ET (US)
I recently got hired as a PMR in Missouri. I showed up to work, did everything correctly and loved my job. My postmaster told me I needed to cover 2 additional locations for another employee and I agreed to but would like notice for daycare arrangements.. She began to yell and shout at me in front of other people so I said that's very unprofessional. So, yesterday I finished at my office and she showed up and said I need your keys and badge and your fired.. I did nothing wrong and don't know what to do. I was told PMRs are not part of the union since they are contract positions and also her husband is the position above her on the ladder. Do I have any options? Really would appreciate any feedback. You can contact me directly at chelcballentine@gmail.com
ArtistewolfPerson was signed in when posted
09:40 AM ET (US)
/m4328 I feel exactly the way you do. I didn't score high enough to keep a newbie off the street with Taco Bell experience from taking my 4 hr office from me. PMR since 2000.
PMR2PSE2PTFPerson was signed in when posted
11:46 AM ET (US)
/m4328 I really think it's premature to speculate until the APWU has a new contract and we know exactly how PMRs can and can not be used in the contract. For sure, the union won't want to allow expanded use of PMRs or backslide off of their win in September 2014 that got the PMRs out of 4-hour and 6-hour RMPOs, but you never know what will come out of arbitration.

If PMRs aren't given any expanded roles in the new contract from what they have now, then I wouldn't be surprised to see some purging of the rolls, but as I've said again, it costs virtually nothing to keep a PMR on the payroll since they earn no wages or benefits whatsoever when they are not working.

/m4323 Sorry for the delayed reply to an older question, but technically you don't "transfer" from PMR to craft. It is officially a terminate-and-rehire situation, so your annual leave is all cashed out and your hire and seniority dates are reset to your first day as a craft employee (PSE, PTF, et cetera). Because it's a terminate and rehire situation, you generally have to go through all the new hire hoops again -- the application, interviews, drug test, fingerprinting background checks, and so on -- but I've heard (yeah, I know) that if you had done any of these recently enough you *may* not have to do some of them again. A bunch of former PMRs in four-hour RMPOs, myself included, had to go through all of that again in order to be rehired as a PSE.
Edited 06-04-2016 11:57 AM
11:36 AM ET (US)
I started in 1997, can we not be grandfather in? I have taken the pse test and passed, but didn't make the highest score. Does that not count for anything? Its not like we didn't take the test. We are qualified to do the job. They will hire someone off the streets that doesn't know anything. They don't know if they will even stay that long. HELP!!!!!
ArtistewolfPerson was signed in when posted
09:07 AM ET (US)
/m4325 They used me for mail count this year, otherwise I haven't worked.
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