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Pmr2pseLilyPerson was signed in when posted
03-23-2017
06:12 PM ET (US)
So happy for you Brittany! I remember you had said they were making you come in and throw parcels and you were pregnant! I never had to file a grievance cuz my union guy let my PM know what was up. How's the baby?
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RedKobraPerson was signed in when posted
03-20-2017
05:21 PM ET (US)
I was hired in as a holiday PSE. I was let go at the end of holiday season, but was told I would be hired back based on a hiring list. I have asked my union steward to tell me where I am on the list and I am currently next in line. I guess my question is, can someone tell me if that is correct way the USPS is suppose to hire PSEs? Or can they skip me and hire another PSE below me on list or a PSE not on the list at all?

Thanks
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Brittany BollesPerson was signed in when posted
03-16-2017
12:57 PM ET (US)
I was having to work in the apo when I was hired in a 4 hour rmpo. I finally just filed a grievance and I no longer have to. Because they kept saying I was wrong and I did have to work in the APO, so I finally got it settled once and for all.
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PMR2PSE2PTFPerson was signed in when posted
03-16-2017
12:47 PM ET (US)
/m2658 If you were specifically hired into a PSE position at a 4-hour RMPO with a level 21 APO, you are not only not required to work at the APO.... you're actually not ALLOWED to (see point #2 in the settlement agreement below). If there are other RMPOs under thisd APO you can be sent there, but not to the APO itself.

http://www.apwu.org/sites/apwu/files/resou...%20Installation.pdf

Oh, and your travel time between 0730 and 0800 is on the clock between your first APO stint and your RMPO stint. But in the future that should be moot because you are not allowed to work at your APO. You are also not allowed to be sent outside your APO cluster.

And finally, all of the above aside, this scheduling is in violation since you BT at 0500 and ET at 1730 -- 12 1/2 hours when the maximum allowed is 12 hours.
Edited 03-16-2017 12:57 PM
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PSE-83Person was signed in when posted
03-15-2017
12:59 PM ET (US)
Hi, I have a question. I was working at a APO lvl 21. The PSE at our RMPO got converted to PTF and left. I applied for the RMPO position and got it. However, since then I have had to work at the APO and RMPO everyday, I go in the APO at 0500-730 then go to the RMPO 0800-1200, then back to the APO from 1430-1730. They seem to refuse to hire a PSE at the APO and are content just using me everyday. I have been doing this since November. I am disabled and am content working at the RMPO which I have told them from day one. What should I do?
Edited 03-15-2017 01:01 PM
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OverWorkedPerson was signed in when posted
03-14-2017
09:35 PM ET (US)
Pse/unknown......Yes you can but, you will loose your seniority
2656
Pse/unknownPerson was signed in when posted
03-14-2017
08:16 PM ET (US)
Can a PSE apply for another PSE job at a different office?
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Pmr2pseLilyPerson was signed in when posted
03-13-2017
06:32 PM ET (US)
Did you ever take measurements of your office and windows as directed to do? I was asked and our office is pretty small so I got 17 mins a day for cleaning, or 1.66 a week.

As far as working outside your RMPO that all changed in July. I am no longer allowed to work outside my cluster or at the APO because it is a 20, they did have me keep a drawer there however in the event of an emergency. I used to go there all the time on summer breaks and the entire month of December. I am however permitted to work at an afternoon in an office in our cluster as it is a 6 hour and she has an appt. sorry you're disappointed but you were not lied to but it changed.
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Craig DymekPerson was signed in when posted
03-12-2017
08:23 AM ET (US)
I have an opportunity to take the 642 exam.... 24 hours left. Any thoughts? ? :)
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PSEconfusedPerson was signed in when posted
03-10-2017
02:09 PM ET (US)
PMR2PSE2PTF: When I was hired I was told that as soon as I have the RSS training I could go and work at any office that needs help and would be able to get all the hours I want, which I have done the online classes and went to our APO and trained on the system there. Then was told that the 2 PTF in our APO had signed a paper that they didn't want to go and help other offices so I would be able to go in their spot, but the postmaster keeps saying that he doesn't know so he calls the 2 PTF and they end up going. I guess I was lied to again.... it's aggravating because no one will give you a straight answer about anything. I try to look stuff up but not exactly sure where all to look. Thanks for the information... do you know anything about the maintenance cleaning policy also for RMPO's?
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PMR2PSE2PTFPerson was signed in when posted
03-09-2017
06:33 PM ET (US)
/m2651 A PSE assigned to a 4-hour RMPO can not (usually, except under extreme circumstances) work outside their APO cluster. If your APO is level 18, you can work there to provide relief for clerks on leave (up to 2 weeks at a time) -- but only to the extent that it is not to the detriment of PTF clerks who can work those hours at straight time. If your APO is level 20 or higher, you can't even work at the APO.

http://www.apwu.org/sites/apwu/files/resou...%20Installation.pdf
Edited 03-09-2017 06:34 PM
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PSEconfusedPerson was signed in when posted
03-09-2017
03:34 PM ET (US)
I am a PSE Service and distribution at a 4 hr RMPO. I have been trying to get extra hours as in going to other offices that are in need of help. I was first told that I can go wherever to help out and then I was told I can't. Does anyone know what the correct policy is for that? Also, I was told a month ago that I was to be paid for the cleaning of the facility and that I would be compensated back to October 2016. The postmaster keeps saying he doesn't know how to handle it so he just doesn't do anything about it. Can anyone tell me what the policy is on that? I have looked at all different handbooks, the MS-47 and can't find any info on it.
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PMR2PSE2PTFPerson was signed in when posted
03-07-2017
10:20 AM ET (US)
/m2649 A PSE can't "apply" for a career position, except in the context that a PTF opening might be open within 50 miles and it reaches the stage where they "canvas" a 50 mile radius for a PSE to be converted (chosen by highest relative standing within their installation).

If you are a clerk craft PSE and a PTF opening comes up in your installation (also applies to a RMPO PSE when a PTF job opens at the APO), the PSE in the installation with highest relative standing should automatically be converted.

Here is the pecking order for filling PTF vacancies:

1. The PSE within the installation with the highest relative standing in that installation. (Note that if you are the *only* PSE in your installation or APO cluster, you are converted by default. That is what happened to me, after less than 3 months as a PSE.)

2. If there are no eligible PSEs in step 1, Canvas of a 50 mile radius for PTFs wanting to transfer. The PTF with the most craft seniority would get the job.

3. If no PTFs apply for a transfer in step 2, they do the same as above but for clerk craft PSEs within a 50 mile radius. The PSE with the highest relative standing in their installation is selected for conversion.

4. At this point it goes into eReassign for any other career employees.

If I understand you correctly, you are a clerk craft PSE where a PTF position is opening up. (Level 20, I assume?) If that is the case it should never reach step 2 in the pecking order. You (or a PSE with higher relative standing than you in the installation, if any) should automatically be converted. So if the situation is as you describe, it sounds like a violation.
Edited 03-07-2017 10:22 AM
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Mom4twogirls0511Person was signed in when posted
03-07-2017
08:30 AM ET (US)
I have a question. I've been a PSE for about 5 months now, My postmaster told me there was a PTF position available for our office and that I should apply so I did. Over 2 months have passed and I hadn't heard anything about the position then yesterday my postmaster told me they are bringing in a PSE from the nearby plant and converting her to PTF ahead of me, is this even possible? Shouldn't i get the position since I'm the senior PSE in our office? This doesn't seem right to me...
Edited 03-07-2017 08:31 AM
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Pmr2pseLilyPerson was signed in when posted
03-04-2017
03:37 PM ET (US)
I'm not sure about the union and if you have to rejoin. I did not after my one day break as I too transferred offices. Yes unfortunately she is ahead of you IF she is in your cluster. I'm at a 4 hour RMPO and I'm at the head of our APO, and will be forced to take the next promotion but want to stay where I'm at cuz it's 5 miles from home and I love the hours and the people.
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SSDA_PSEPerson was signed in when posted
02-28-2017
01:00 AM ET (US)
I started as a pse mail processing clerk in Pittsburgh jurisdiction. Was there about a month, joined union, then got contacted/interviewed/hired for pse sales and distribution associate in Harrisburg jurisdiction and resigned from Pittsburgh. It's definitely different but I like it and I do really well. They're really terrible at keeping track of things(hours, mileage, schedule) so I just keep track myself. Been here 4 weeks and I've worked in my APO and 5 other offices (APO's and RMPO's). Learned pretty much everything by now, everyone's nice enough, PM normally doesnt send me over like 50 minutes away without seeing if I'm okay with it. I'm just wondering if I'm still a part of the Union from when I worked in a different jurisdiction? There was a mandatory 1 day break. I got a card in the mail thanking me for becoming a member but they haven't taken any dues from me and the weirdest part is since I've started the new position no one has said anything to me about APWU. Nothing at all. But then again, I didn't have to attend orientation a second time. I only had to go to the window training class (easily passed that, they teach you everything while your there, just pay attention)......so how do I figure out if I'm a member? When I first got hired I filled out my application right in front of my union rep and she turned it in for me. Since I left the jurisdiction do I have to reapply? I even had am extra application from an APWU booklet they gave me, filled that out, and mailed it to them over a week ago. I'm also wondering if a PSE SSDA that's been there longer than me has seniority over me when it comes to positions (I think she does but wanna be positive) She's placed in a 4hr RMPO. I was hired as a PSE for my level 20 APO. It's my home office when technically her home office is an rmpo. Would she get a job at my home office over me? Sorry for the book, thanks so much in advance.
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marilyn jonesPerson was signed in when posted
02-19-2017
10:55 AM ET (US)
Im a pse custodian and i help do clerk work.My postmaster said not to clock over to 956.Is that ok.
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marilyn jonesPerson was signed in when posted
02-19-2017
10:53 AM ET (US)
Can a post master change your w4 exemption in postal ease without your consent?
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Craig DymekPerson was signed in when posted
02-16-2017
12:27 PM ET (US)
As I thought. Thanks for the info
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