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stranger
05-19-2018
10:40 AM ET (US)
being a data collection technician, you would answer to the district office, not your local postmaster or supervisor. so they don't mess with you locally. thirty years ago, dcts would get little training, then they started making them take tests to make sure they were qualified(60 questions open book tests). now they are tested regularly to make sure they stay qualified.
Edited 05-19-2018 10:46 AM
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Slcamunez007
05-18-2018
07:01 PM ET (US)
***waste what time I have and not get paid for it.***
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Slcamunez007
05-18-2018
06:59 PM ET (US)
Ok, I just wanted to make sure that if there was an accident of some kind or a delay, out of my control, happened to make me go over that I wouldn’t be screwed. I didn’t intend on making it a regular thing. Just wanted to be sure I wasn’t salary where I didn’t get paid for being on their time. I didn’t want to waste, what little personal, time I have.

Thank you for the information.
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X-stew
05-18-2018
06:24 PM ET (US)
As an hourly-rate-worker, you must be paid for all time on the clock including OT. You're not on salary if you're a clerk and covered by the contract.

But you're getting into 'the dog ate my homework' territory. Once a month, fine maybe. More than that they'd likely only send you to nearby less-desirable places.
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Slcamunez007
05-18-2018
05:54 PM ET (US)
Thank you everyone for your input!

Follow-up question: Lets say I get caught in traffic on the way back to my office and it puts me over 8 hrs; would I get overtime for that? Or do I just get paid 8 hrs and that’s it?
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RIKSNY
05-16-2018
02:41 PM ET (US)
I think the last few times someone came to do an ODIS test in our office, they came from Albany (a 4 hour drive).
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stranger
05-16-2018
01:07 PM ET (US)
data collection techs do a variety of tests on the mail, like Origin Destination information System(ODIS). there use to be more dcts scattered across my state, but in my experience they have been reduced to fewer locations. they have to cover practically our entire state from one end to the other and start as early a 8 or 9 pm or as late as 6 am. your OT might come if your home office needs you for work outside your regular duties, but you shouldn't get much doing the tests.
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RIKSNY
05-16-2018
10:07 AM ET (US)
Ok, except I don't think there are any paper forms involved anymore.
They send a person around with a laptop and the entries are all made on that & uploaded as soon as the test is finished.
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X-stew
05-16-2018
08:59 AM ET (US)
Did that job 30 years ago. You must be there before the carrier so it does start early. You must release all the mail to the carrier before they can hit the street. That's why there no chance for OT--you're only working at that location 5-6 hours. The work consists of making marks on forms as to the class of mail, postage, etc. The rest of the time is travel, handing those forms in, and finishing the forms---putting the headers and dates on every page. You might need to take a class on classes of mail like 2nd class, controlled circulation and so on.
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postalvet
05-15-2018
11:15 PM ET (US)
/m20282
http://eseries.apwu.org/bqnet/requirements.cfm?occcode=030169XX

http://eseries.apwu.org/bqnet/requirements...sc&OccCode=030169XX
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Slcamunez007
05-15-2018
09:23 PM ET (US)
Good Evening,

Could anyone give me any insight to Data Collection Technician?

I've read some things. Long distance driving, no overtime, early morning hours... Could anyone give me a little more detail? What is a typical day like?

I would have a 45 minute commute and am contemplating its worth?


Is there opportunity for overtime, if I wanted it?

Thank you for your time.

SCamunez.
20281
balldy
03-18-2018
03:58 PM ET (US)
I have this terrible discharge that smells like a bread mixture...yeast? HELP?
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RIKSNY
02-22-2018
02:07 PM ET (US)
Does it make a difference if the pse is getting overtime or not? Do pse's get postal overtime or just FLSA overtime? I've been gone long enough, maybe the rules have changed.
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X-stew
02-22-2018
12:32 PM ET (US)
Pretty dumb argument by them. 'We're open and providing service, but it's not a service day', whatever that is.

So I'd grieve for a n/s regular to come in for 8 OT and a PSE to come in for 3.
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ladie
02-22-2018
11:57 AM ET (US)
We have a PSE who works in excess of 11 hrs. on Sundays for amazon and now priority parcels. Management says they can work them over 8 hrs. on Sundays because it is not consider a service day.Is this a grievant because their working over 8 when we have an overtime desired list for the regulars?
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Loclerk
02-19-2018
12:53 PM ET (US)
For all of you clerks reg or not management is doing whatever and with whoever they want i was listening in on telecom other day mpoo basically said to other pm move your clerks hours do whatever you you want when they file grievance then we will address it another reason why i am out the door in april usps doesnt care about their people we are just bodies about
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