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20394
82% Retired
09-01-2019
10:41 PM ET (US)
They have changed some of the rules since I got hired and retired.
20393
postalvet
09-01-2019
10:03 PM ET (US)
"You may be eligible to apply to become a Postal Inspector if you:
Are an American citizen between the ages of 21 and 36, or a veteran.
Currently hold a four-year degree from an accredited college or university.
Have no felony or domestic violence convictions.
Are in good physical condition.
Write and speak English clearly.
Are willing to relocate."

https://www.uspis.gov/about/careers/postal-inspectors/
20392
82% Retired
09-01-2019
08:43 PM ET (US)
Stewie, The IS is always changing. When I hired in as a postal employee you had to be an employee to become a PI. That changed in 1990 I believe. They may have changed it back, I doubt it though. They now hire from outside. As I said you did not beat us, with the degrees, you beat other HS grads in management.
20391
X-stew
09-01-2019
08:22 PM ET (US)
Point is, some of us don't even have HS diplomas. Few of us went to college. Not one time should we go against you guys and win. Never ever. But we do. Thankfully.

And I see no advantage to having a PI work as a grunt for a year or more. Even if you want to take a person, they must have a year of PO work to be considered. WTF? Hire them off the street already. You'd do better IMO.
20390
Ya To It's Butt
09-01-2019
08:03 PM ET (US)
This X-STEW appears to be a genuine butt hole who thinks he is an expert about anything he talks about.
20389
82% Retired
09-01-2019
07:45 PM ET (US)
Stewie, just for your information and future reference let me point out a few misunderstandings you have had all these years. I find it hard to believe you have gone this far without knowing that both FBI agents and PIs have the same education level. Bachelors degree at a minimum. Our training is somewhat different as it is tuned to postal related crimes. FBI does a wider range of statutes. Second we do not lose to arbitrators, management does. They are the ones who issue indiscipline. We file charges in us/state courts. I have a 100% arrest to conviction rate. Postal inspectors, when I was working, overall maintained a 95% arrest to conviction rate. The highest of all federal agencies. I had 13 years in the crafts. I musta picked up some real bad habits, attitudes, and worse instincts. I was always glad when an employee asked for a steward and he/she showed their ass in the interview. That way I could just terminate it. I do agree that hiring college grads off the street was a bad idea. They have no clue about how mail flows or anything else about the post office. I remember one after I had transferred over to the OIG time me and a new agent who had transferred from Social Security OIG were in the LOG watching an employee suspected of stealing. I told him the suspect was going over to that bread rack with the short trays on it. He said "okay" but made not move to follow him. When I inquired why, he said "what is a bread rack?" Well to make a short story longer we discontinued watching the employee and I held a Post Office 101 course for the next several hours.
20388
X-stew
09-01-2019
06:12 PM ET (US)
That's always your attitude to the union--butt out. Stewards job is to document grievances that can go before an arb and win. You guys are happy just to make a case and blame it on union or arbs when you fail. And that's why we win many more than maybe we should.

PI should all be replaced with college grads with FBI level training and education. It doesn't help you to spend a year minimum in the crafts. All you pick up are poor habits, attitudes, and worse instincts. But I for one am glad you do---made my life easier.
20387
82% Retired
09-01-2019
04:37 PM ET (US)
All information on these forums is worth just what you paid for it.
20386
usps63
09-01-2019
04:06 PM ET (US)
I’ve relied on X-Stews expertise for several years now. I’m thankful for his/her input.
20385
82% Retired
09-01-2019
04:03 PM ET (US)
/m20383 So steward, butt out.
20384
usps63
09-01-2019
03:04 PM ET (US)
Not trying to defend it, but the post does not list the position duties whatsoever. SSDA only. Not even “any and all”. It is just assumed since it’s the new bid up after a retirement.
20383
X-stew
09-01-2019
03:01 PM ET (US)
/m20380 Despite what you imagine, the purpose of a union is to get and enforce a contract.

Changing a clerk's n/s to please another is not part of the contract. Bidding a job and weaseling out of doing the duties of said bid is not part of the contract.
20382
postalvet
09-01-2019
02:47 PM ET (US)
/m20379 if by on line you mean through shared services then yes that would be the official bid.
but in any case check with your nba.
20381
usps63
09-01-2019
01:56 PM ET (US)
To be honest, I was slightly uncomfortable with it all. The gal who is expected to bid on it is doing so for the same reason as I was considering it, the particular day off. The difference is, she’s been the backup to the position for several years. It would have caused hard feelings, to be sure. I will leave the union to do as it pleases in regards to the wording of the bid. Other than that, I’m out. Thank you all again.
20380
82% Retired
09-01-2019
01:21 PM ET (US)
"Seriously? You want to change the days off of a fellow clerk to make your life better?" Of course she does. Who wouldn't. It is her life. Unions are supposed to defend the one against the rest. 63 stick to you guns. It is all about seniority.
20379
SouthernClerk
09-01-2019
01:16 PM ET (US)
All this talk about a bid (online, in office, addendum) Anyone know if in house bid and online bid posted is different, which bid supersedes the other? In this case, in house bid states NTFT flex and online bid (same number)states full time regular. Bid has same schedule, off days, etc. Same job number, even on form 50.
Clerk has worked three years as NO flex and now management wants to treat clerk as a flex.
I'm thinking online bid supersedes and record of three years of working as no flex supports it as a no flex position. Your thoughts, insight?
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