Please review the attached documents. The procedures listed will assist any carrier identified as the senior bidder (temporarily disabled) versus successfulbidder in securing the bid assignment. The first page is a letter that comes from Health and Resource Management (HRM) to advise you on what you need to do to certify you will be able to carry the route in six months. The letter also contains an attachment with the functional requirements of the job. Carriers, DO NOT WAIT FOR THIS LETTER TO COME TO YOU!!! Article 41 and the National MOU 00752 only give you 10 days from the date of the award posting to get that letter to the postmaster’s office and Health and Resource Management (HRM). That information is also on the first page of every bid vacancy award posting.
What we strongly encourage carriers in this situation to do is download the attached functional requirements letter (and the example letter of physician approval) after you receive notification you are the senior bidder. Once downloaded, go to the doctor and get him/her to complete the letter. The use official physician letterhead or doctor’s stamp is strongly encouraged. Last, make sure HRM and the Postmaster’s office receives the documentation within 10 days. Send it certified or drop it off and keep a copy for yourself.
If the IVR Job Bidding Line (800)265-7208 isn’t working, you can also call your bid(s) in by telephone at Shared Services. Call 1-877-477-3273, Option 2. You can also use eJob Bidding on Lite Blue (http:/liteblue.usps.gov). All of these options are listed on the front page of the Bid Vacancy Posting.
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Carrier/Route Listing for San Antonio Color Codes
Red – The routes had no successful bidder this past bid cycle and will become a residual vacancy if no one is forced bid onto a route.
Green – 204b carriers assigned to a specific route.
Lt Blue – The routes have been or will become vacated by the reporting date listed on the front of the Carrier Vacancy Award Posting and should be posted for bid on the next Carrier Vacancy Posting.
Blue or Black with Yellow Background - These routes are not automatically included in the next bid cycle because there is some kind of discrepancy or they are completing a route count and inspection (RCI) and blocked from bidding.
Purple – The carrier awarded the previously vacant route and their reporting date.
Brown – Unassigned regulars (UAR).