MOU on bidding during probationary period
Aug. 15, 2014—NALC and USPS have entered into the Memorandum of Understanding Re: Article 12.1 – Probationary Period – Bidding (M-01841), which allows full-time career city letter carriers who are serving a probationary period to bid for vacant duty assignments in accordance with Article 41.1 of the National Agreement.
Memorandum of Understanding—Reversion to Part-time Flexible Status
July 3, 2014—On July 2, 2014, the parties agreed to MOU Re: Article 12 – Reversion to Part-time Flexible Status (M-01839). Under the MOU, any full-time letter carrier who chooses to revert to PTF status instead of being excessed in accordance with Article 12 will be counted as a full-time carrier for application of the provisions of Article 7 of the National Agreement.
NALC, USPS settle national-level maximization case
April 4, 2014—The NALC and the Postal Service have settled national level case Q06N-4Q-C 10151541 concerning whether the maximization provision of Article 7.3.C apply to time spent by a PTF working on an unoccupied assignment.
In this new settlement (M-01837) the parties agreed that the time worked on an unoccupied assignment pursuant to Article 41.2.B.4 of the National Agreement is subject to the provision of Article 7.3.C. They further agreed that if the office is under withholding at the time the triggering criteria is met, a full-time position will be created pursuant to Article 7.3.C and the resulting residual vacancy will be withheld. This settlement is similar to (M-01475) which dealt with time spent on an occupied assignment. To read more on the maximization provisions of the contract see pages 7-20 to 7-26 of the April 2009 JCAM.
New memorandum of understanding on filling full-time regular opportunities
March 31, 2014—NALC and the Postal Service have agreed on the MOU Re: Full-time Regular Opportunities – City Letter Carrier Craft (M-01834), which extends the August 30, 2013 MOU Re: Residual Vacancies – City Letter Carrier Craft (M-01824) through May 31, 2014 and, effective June 1, 2014, incorporates changes to the process for filling full-time regular opportunities in the city letter carrier craft. In the new process effective June 1, both residual vacancies and other full-time regular opportunities will be filled through the process defined in the MOU. In step 2 of the process, transfers will only be accepted from part-time flexible city letter carriers. Transfer requests from all other qualified employees may only be accepted under step 3 of the process along with CCA conversions to full-time status, and are subject to the 1 in 4 or 1 in 6 ratios, as applicable. The previous MOU
(M-01824) resulted in the granting of thousands of transfer requests that had been on hold in eReassign for several years in some cases, as well as thousands of CCA conversions to full-time career status. Now that many of those transfer requests have been processed, the negotiated changes are designed to fill full-time regular opportunities with a mix of transfers (when requested) and CCA conversions to full-time career status. Some areas had and continue to have very long lists of transfer requests, which previously resulted in filling vacancies with all transfers and no CCA conversions in select areas. The changes address this issue while maintaining the ability of employees to transfer, only limiting it to the ratios contained in the transfer memo. This agreement is effective through March 31, 2015.
Memorandum of understanding on city carrier assistant staffing extended
March 31, 2014—The parties agreed on the MOU Re: Sunday Delivery – City Carrier Assistant Staffing (M-01835), which extends the agreement that city carrier assistants who served as city carrier TEs directly before their initial CCA appointment will not serve a probationary period when converted to full-time career status during the term of this MOU, which is effective through March 31, 2015. Additionally, the parties agreed to continue the process of jointly monitoring on a weekly basis at the national level the necessary CCA resources during the implementation of the MOU Re: Residual Vacancies - City Letter Carrier Craft (M-01824), the MOU Re: Full-time Regular Opportunities – City Letter Carrier Craft (M-01834) and the Sunday parcel delivery test.
Memorandum of understanding on signing overtime lists extended
March 31, 2014—The parties agreed on an MOU Re: Signing Overtime Lists (M-01836) to continue to allow the installation head and branch president or their designees to mutually elect to develop a process that allows employees who transfer from another installation or part-time flexibles and CCAs converted to full-time status after the two week period for signing the overtime desired lists to place their names on either the overtime desired list or work assignment list. This agreement is effective through March 31, 2015.
USPS announces new scanning device
March 12, 2014—The Postal Service has announced the deployment of a new Mobile Delivery Device (MDD) to be used by letter carriers. The device, from Honeywell, will transmit scan data in real time and will replace the current Intelligent Mail Device (IMD) and paired cell phone. For detailed information on the new MDD, read an advance copy of Director of City Delivery Brian Renfroe's April 2014 Postal Record article here.
M-01831 settles interpretive dispute regarding application of MOU Re: FSS Implementation (M-01643)
Jan. 9, 2014—The NALC and USPS have settled the interpretive dispute regarding the application of the MOU Re: FSS Implementation (M-01643). The settlement (M-01831) addresses three issues. It should be noted that the third issue, adjustments after the 60-day review, was resolved when the parties wrote their position papers.
MOU on CCAs being temporarily assigned to other post offices
NALC and the Postal Service have agreed on a new memorandum of understanding, Re: City Carrier Assistants – Temporary Assignments to Other Post Offices (M-01827), that defines the process for temporarily assigning city carrier assistants (CCAs) to other post offices.
MOU Re: Signing Overtime Lists (M-01828)
December 4, 2013: NALC and the Postal Service have agreed on a new memorandum Re: Signing Overtime Lists (M-01828), which allows the installation head and branch president or their designees to mutually elect to develop a process that allows employees who transfer from another installation, or part-time flexibles and CCAs converted to full-time status after the two-week period for signing the lists, to place their names on either the overtime desired list or work assignment list.
MOU on City Carrier Assistant Staffing
October 22, 2013: NALC and the Postal Service agreed that city carrier assistants who served as city carrier TEs directly before their initial CCA appointment will not serve a probationary period when converted to full-time career status during the term of this MOU, M-10826, which is effective through March 31, 2014. The parties also agreed to jointly monitor on a weekly basis at the national level the necessary CCA resources during the implementation of the MOU Re: Residual Vacancies - City Letter Carrier Craft (M-01824) and the Sunday parcel delivery test. Additionally, to assist with the significant increase of parcel volume expected over the holiday season, holiday carrier assistants, which were an option beginning in 2014 per the 2011 National Agreement, will now be available during December 2013.
List of vacancies available for transfer under M-01834
For the current list of city letter carrier positions available for transfer under the provisions of M-01834, click here. These positions have been posted in e-Reassign since August 1. The e-Reassign posting will remain open for 21 days.
Article 8 Equitability Test
Members of the Article 8 Task Force established by the Das interest arbitration award reached agreement on testing a new way of determining equitable overtime distribution (M-01820). This test will begin Oct. 1, 2013, and continue for one year in 22 districts across the country. To read more about the test, to see a list of the districts included and district NALC contacts, see the City Delivery article and Contract Talk section from the July 2013 Postal Record. If you have any questions regarding the test, please contact your branch president or the NALC person listed the Contract Talk section for your district.
MOU on part-time flexible opportunities extended
NALC and the Postal Service have agreed to a memorandum of agreement (M-01814) to extend the March 19, 2013, Memorandum of Understanding Re: Part-time Flexible Opportunities (M-01808) until May 24, 2013. For information on M-01808, see below.
MOU on filling vacancies
On March 19, 2013, NALC President Fredric Rolando signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), Re: Part-time Flexible Opportunities (M-01808). This MOU established a national-level workgroup to develop and implement a process for filling residual letter carrier vacancies by converting part-time flexibles (PTFs) and/or allowing letter carriers to transfer into vacancies in installations where there are no PTFs to convert.
“The transfer process has been frozen for some time now,” NALC Director of City Delivery Lew Drass said. “There are a number of letter carriers with transfer requests that should have been granted a long time ago.”
This MOU is intended to reduce the number of PTFs around the country; provide an opportunity for PTF and full-time letter carriers to transfer into installations that have no PTFs and also have residual vacancies not under a proper Article 12 withholding order; and allow all the transitional employees (TEs) who will become city carrier assistants (CCAs) to be hired so the relative standing order will be finalized in each installation before consideration is given to converting CCAs to full-time career status.
This MOU was extended until May 24, 2013, by a memorandum of agreement (M-01814).
The joint workgroup agreed to begin by identifying residual vacancies not under proper withholding. Once the residual vacancies are determined, the workgroup agreed on a three-step process to fill them:
- Residual vacancies not subject to a proper withholding order will be filled by assigning unassigned regulars and full-time flexibles in the installation who are able to do the job.
- PTFs will be converted to full-time status and placed into the residual vacancies not filled by the first step.
- Any remaining residual vacancies after the first two steps will be filled by transfers from the letter carrier craft before consideration is given to converting CCAs to full-time career status.
This MOU does not apply to employees from other crafts. Transfers awarded under this MOU will allow career letter carriers to transfer into their new installations as full-time regulars.
Here are the mechanics of the process that will be used for transfers:
- All transfer requests will be processed through the eReassign system.
- Transfers will be awarded on a “first in, first out” basis. Accordingly, carriers don’t have to do anything if they are interested and they already have an active request in eReassign to go to an installation where a vacancy exists as described above. Any letter carrier who desires a transfer and who hasn’t previously applied on eReassign should do so immediately. If you know where you want to go, just go on eReassign and apply. There is no need to wait for the list of available vacancies to come out.
- The normal transfer considerations (attendance, safety and work record) will apply. Given the short duration of this MOU, the workgroup agreed that if a letter carrier declines an opportunity to transfer, the carrier will not be considered for a different transfer request under this MOU. Therefore, the best advice is this: Don’t put in for a transfer you don’t really want.
- There will be no relocation benefits available to those letter carriers who accept transfers under this MOU.
- Letter carriers granted a transfer under this MOU will enter their new installation as full-time regulars and will begin a new period of craft seniority. In other words, the seniority date in the new installation—for purposes of bidding, vacation selection, excessing, etc.—will be the date the carrier enters the new installation.
Remember: There is no need to wait for the list of available vacancies to come out.
on Violence and Behavior in the Workplace
|Joint Statement Materials||
|Joint Statement on Violence (1) - M-01242, February 14, 1992. This is the initial, groundbreaking statement signed by USPS, NALC and several other postal organizations.||
|Joint Statement on Violence (2) - M-01243, Supplemental statement issued in 1992.||
C-15697 - National Arbitrator Snow Q90N-4F-C 94024977, August 16, 1996. "[T]he Joint Statement on Violence and Behavior in the Workplace constitutes a contractually enforceable bargain." .... "The grievance procedure of the National Agreement may be used to enforce the parties' bargain, and arbitrators have available to them the flexibility found in arbitral jurisprudence when it comes to formulating remedies, including removing a supervisor from his or her administrative duties."
M-01488 - June 4, 2003 Sixth Circuit Court decision upholding regional arbitration award demoting a supervisor for violation of the Joint Statement on Violence and Behavior in the Workplace.
|M-01518 - Decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. This decision reversed a decision by a lower court when it determined that the award of Arbitrator Raymond Britton in the Clinton, Maryland case could not be upheld. The Fourth Circuit determined that the decision to remove the Postmaster should be upheld.||
MOU on Filling Residual Vacancies (M-01824)
MOU Re: Signing Overtime Lists (M-01828)
Time projection rules
- M-01782 – April 24, 2012 - Interpretive Step Grievance on Scanning Delivery Unit Saturation Mail Resolved. NALC and USPS have resolved a grievance at the Interpretive Step involving the scanning process used for Delivery Unit Saturation Mail. The settlement states that this scanning process is an internal measurement system used to verify the date a saturation mailing is scheduled for delivery. This settlement also makes clear that by scanning the mailing, the letter carrier is not verifying that he or she delivered the mailing. The scan only verifies that the mailing is scheduled to be delivered on that day.
- M-01778– April 9, 2012 - Clarifies the intent of the previous DUO agreements as they pertain to the limited circumstance where letter carrier(s) have active retreat rights back to any installation involved in DUO. This MOU requires such retreat rights for letter carriers to be carried forward to the gaining installation.
- M-01777– April 9, 2012 - Extends the terms of the previous MOU on ‘multiple days of inspection.’
- M-01775– March 22, 2012 - Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement - Postmaster General Donahoe has expanded the USPS EEO Policy Statement by also prohibiting discrimination or harassment based on "past, present, or future military service."
- M-01773– April 24, 2008 - Tools for Injury Reduction (‘Good Ideas’) - Consistent with its ongoing commitment to improve safety, the National Joint Labor-Management Safety Committee evaluated several tools designed to reduce injuries associated with lifting, loading, and handling mail. A description of the approved tools is attached.
- M-01772– February 21, 2012 - Re: Buras, LA 70041 - The USPS, NALC, and the NRLCA recognize that the devastation from Hurricane Katrina resulted in a significant reduction in delivery points and the reassignment of the city letter carrier to another installation. The parties agree that the remaining city delivery points in Buras, which number approximately 228 deliveries (and any former city delivery points that return), will be serviced temporarily by the rural letter carrier craft. This agreement is temporary and will expire in one year.
- M-01771- December 14, 2011 - Postal Service directive "Repositioning of LLV Right Side Mirrors" (8/1/2009 edition) is cleared for obsoletion on 12/12/2011. VMO-O1-09 is not replaced by any official Postal Service directive.
- M-01769- National level interpretive step settlement concerning management’s use of an “office efficiency tool” developed in the Greater Indiana District. A 2007 settlement (M-01664) protected Letter Carriers from management’s use of DOIS projections. M-01769 is applicable to any other tool/system/program currently being used or developed in the future to project office and street times.
- M-01768 - August 19, 2005 - USPS responds to 3 NALC interpretive questions pertaining to its implementation of reassessment of injuries. In response the USPS stated, in part, all assignments will comply with the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) Section 546 and the Rehabilitation Act, if appropriate, based on individual circumstances. (M-01768 updates M-01550.)
- M-01766- "A Guide for Using COR" This guide was created to take the mystery out of the workings of Carrier Optimal Routing (COR) when it is used to generate route adjustments. NALC representatives are encouraged to read this guide in advance of any proposed COR adjustments.
- M-01765- 2011 JARAP Training and Resource Guide
- M-01764- Dispute Log - For use by the Teams to track disputes in the Issue Resolution Process.
- M-01763- Unit Checklist - For use by the District Lead Team to track and monitor the progress of adjustments.
- M-01762- COR Presentation (PowerPoint) - Joint Power Point presentation on how to use COR.
- M-01761- Route Review Request Form - For use by the Local Contacts when when requesting a review pursuant to JARAP 2011.
- M-01760- Instructions for obtaining a 3999 Audit Trail Report - Shows how to transfer a 3999 from the mainframe to the workstation in DOIS, data summary screen, function analysis screen and audit trail report.
- M-01759- Carrier Consultation Script - Adjustment - This script must be used when conducting the adjustment consultation with Letter Carriers in JARAP 2011.
- M-01758- Carrier Consultation Script - Evaluation - This script must be used when conducting the evaluation consultation with Letter Carriers in JARAP 2011.
- M-01757- Local Contact Duties and Responsibilities - List of duties and responsibilities for those serving as Local Office Contacts under JARAP 2011.
- M-01756- Nationally developed Unit Stand-up Talk - This stand-up talk should be jointly presented to letter carriers before starting JARAP 2011.
- M-01755- Workhour Workload Report (by Route) - This report shows the work hours, volume and any auxiliary assistance for a particular route over a specified period of time.
- M-01754- MODS Operation Numbers Listing - This report provides an explanation of all relevant MODS operation codes.
- M-01753- Flash Last Four Weeks Report - This report shows a variety of unit information compared to Same Period Last Year including volumes, work hours by function, sick leave, etc.
- M-01752- Operations Summary Report - Weekly - This report shows the total number of work hours recorded under each MODS operation code in a zip code.
- M-01751- Steward, Standby and Meeting Time Report - This report will show all time recorded under the following MODS operation numbers: 613 (Steward Time), 354 (Standby) and 632 (Meeting Time).
- M-01750- LTATS-Weekly Summary Report with Designation and Activity Codes - This report shows work hours transferred from one Designation and Activity Code to another. This report should be reviewed to determine if work hours have been transferred to or from a city carrier assignment.
- M-01749 - March 22, 2011 -The 2011 MOU on Alternative Evaluation and Adjustment Processes.
- M-01748 - March 22, 2011 -An Adobe Acrobat pdf file of the USPS/NALC Joint Alternative Route Adjustment Process Training document for 2011 which must be read in conjunction with M-01746 and M-01747. This training document provides the parties’ joint understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the Postal Service and the NALC when conducting evaluations and adjustments under JARAP 2011.
- M-01747 - March 22, 2011 -The joint guidelines to the Joint Alternate Route Adjustment Process (JARAP) for 2011, including the MOU language itself. These guidelines must be read in conjunction with (M-01748) the USPS/NALC Joint Alternative Route Adjustment Process Training presentation for 2011 to fully understand changes to the JARAP process for 2011 and the National Parties’ understanding of the key roles and responsibilities of both parties.
- M-01746 - March 22, 2011 -The 2011 JARAP Memorandum of Understanding itself.
- M-01745- March 22, 2011 - Addresses several issues involved when a Delivery Unit Optimization (DUO) occurs including who goes, notice period, seniority, hold down assignments, higher level assignments (Article 25), and previously approved annual leave. It must be noted that this and M-01744 do not apply in situations where there are already clear contractual provisions that govern the movement of Letter Carriers and consolidation of Post Offices.
- M-01744- March 22, 2011 - Addresses resolving the differences where two or more Local Memorandums of Understanding (LMOU) are involved as well as what happens in the event USPS changes their mind somewhere down the road and decides to move the Letter Carriers back to the original Installation.
- M-01743- March 18, 2011 - The NALC and the USPS have agreed to jointly test alternative City Letter Carrier route structures. Joint proposals will be developed at the local level by NALC and USPS representatives. The local parties will be asked to address 16 items in their joint proposals which will then be sent to Headquarters within 45 days. The joint proposals will then be jointly reviewed by the parties at the National Level. Participation in this joint test is strictly voluntary. Anyone interested in participating should contact your National Business Agent for further information.
- M-01742- Memorandum agreed to by NALC President Fredric V. Rolando and U.S. Postal Service COO Megan J. Brennan, communicating Customer Connect program mandates. Of note, quarterly telecons are to be held, which will include station carrier coordinators.
- M-01741- USPS has eliminated the requirement for delivery employees to place their signature on PS Form 3849 to document delivery items, including Express Mail, where waiver of signature is requested.
- M-01740- January 10, 2011 - Memorandum of Understanding limiting management to inspecting a route on a 6 day count and inspection to no more than 3 days, and the selection of PS Form 3999 closest to the selected street time.
- M-01739- December 20, 2010 - This correspondence, from USPS Headquarters, affirms TEs will receive uniform allowances of $298 during a first appointment. In addition, local installation heads can provide the same amount for each successive TE appointment period. It should be noted, however, that all uniforms should be collected from TEs upon separation of service. It is in the interest of both the Union and Postal Service to have TEs in proper uniforms as it is a reflection of our professionalism to the public.
- M-01738- September 20, 2010 - NALC's withdrawal of national level case number Case No. QO6N-4Q-C 09361503 - The NALC's position remains that the current PS Form 2488 does not comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
- M-01737- September 29, 2010 - Interpretive Step Settlement concerning revisions to Chapter 3 of the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), Issue 16.
- M-01736- June 18, 2010 - Joint Alternate Route Adjustment Process (JARAP) Training Guide
- M-01735- June 10, 2010 - Because of the NALC’s Biennial Convention in Anaheim, California, August 9-13, the Postal Service has granted the NALC’s request that the parties at the local, regional and national levels be granted a waiver of time limits for all grievances during the month of August, 2010.
- M-01734 - May 20, 2010 - NALC and the Postal Service have settled a long-standing Article 19 appeal involving modifications made in April 2000 to the Postal Service's leave regulations set forth in Section 510 of the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM). The settlement makes clear that the changes to Section 510 introduced in ELMIssue 15 do not change leave accrual or crediting, and do not alter FMLA certification procedures or Postal Service paid leave policies.
- M-01733- May 20, 2010 - Settlement agreement with the Postal Service and the USPS Office of Inspector General (OIG) that imposes significant new restrictions on OIG agents and postal inspectors when they seek to obtain confidential medical information about employees from the employees’ doctors or other personal health care providers.
- M-01732 - May 2010 - The Table of Contents of the USPS/NALC Joint Alternative Route Adjustment Process Training and Resource Guide.
- M-01731 - May 2010 - An Adobe Acrobat pdf file of the Carrier Optimal Routing [COR] PowerPoint presentation, as included in the USPS/NALC Joint Alternative Route Adjustment Process Training and Resource Guide.
- M-01730 - May 2010 - Postal Service Delivery Operations Information System [DOIS] instructions for downloading a PS Form 3999 into DOIS, as included in the USPS/NALC Joint Alternative Route Adjustment Process Training and Resource Guide.
- M-01729 - May 2010 - A list of Postal Service Management Operating Data System [MODS] operation codes and descriptions, as included in the USPS/NALC Joint Alternative Route Adjustment Process Training and Resource Guide.
- M-01728 - May 2010 - A Postal Service Flash Last 4 Weeks Report, as included in the USPS/NALC Joint Alternative Route Adjustment Process Training and Resource Guide.
- M-01727 - May 2010 - A Postal Service Time and Attendance Collection System [TACS] Operation Summary Report, as included in the USPS/NALC Joint Alternative Route Adjustment Process Training and Resource Guide.
- M-01726 - May 2010 - A Postal Service Steward, Standby and Meeting Time Report, as included in the USPS/NALC Joint Alternative Route Adjustment Process Training and Resource Guide.
- M-01725 - May 2010 - Adobe Acrobat pdf file of the Joint Training on the Joint Alternative Route Adjustment Process [JARAP], originally given to the JARAP Area/Regional Teams by the JARAP National Oversight Team by PowerPoint presentation on May 3, 2010. [Changes from MIARAP to JARAP are highlighted with red letters.]
- M-01724 - May 17, 2010 - Pursuant to the JARAP agreement, this is the adjustment consultation script to be used by the local office contacts during the adjustment consultation with the letter carrier.
- M-01723 - May 17, 2010 - Pursuant to the JARAP agreement, this is the evaluation consultation script to be used by the local office contacts during the initial consultation with the letter carrier.
- M-01722 - May 12, 2010 - Pursuant to JARAP guidelines in M-01720, this document reflects the duties and responsibilities of the local office contacts that they are to be provided under JARAP.
- M-01721 - May 12, 2010 - Pursuant to the JARAP agreement guidelines in M-01720, the nationally developed stand-up talk on JARAP, to be given to employees in a unit selected for JARAP. The stand-up talk is given by management and union representatives assigned by the district evaluation and adjustment team. (This document replaces all previous versions.)
- M-01720 - May 4, 2010 - The joint guidelines to the JARAP, including the MOU language itself.
- M-01719 - May 4, 2010 - MOU on prioritizing incomplete 2009 MIARAP revisits first.
- M-01718 - May 4, 2010 - MOU on Alternative Evaluation
and Adjustment Processes.
M-01717 - May 4, 2010 - The Joint Alternate Route Adjustment Process Memorandum of Understanding.
- M-01715- January 5, 2010 - Interpretive Step agreement resolving the issue of working transitional employees outside their employing installation on a temporary basis.
- M-01714 - January 5, 2010 - Interpretive Step agreement resolving the issue of the impact of eCareeron the Memorandum of Understanding Re: Transitional Employment Opportunities.
- M-01713- January 5, 2010 - Interpretive Step agreement resolving the issue of assigning a transitional employee to a residual vacancy rather than hiring a career employee when the vacancy is not being withheld pursuant to Article 12, there are no unassigned regular or full-time flexible employees available for assignment, and no part-time flexible employee is available for conversion.
- M-01712 - November 12, 2009 - Article 19 prearbitration settlement agreement stating that the revisions to ELM Issue 15, Section 420, Wage Administration Policy for Bargaining Unit Employees(published in ELM Issue 16, August 2000) do not supersede the provisions of the National Agreement.
- M-01711 - October 13, 2009 - USPS notice withdrawing their January 6, 2009 proposed revisions to ELM 540, Injury Compensation Program.
- M-01710- October 9, 2009 - Postal Service Labor Relations letter to President Rolando, notifying the NALC of the Penalty overtime exclusion period for calendar year 2009 [PP 26-09 WK1 thru PP 01-10 WK 2][12/5/09 thru 1/1/10].
- M-01709 - August 7, 2003 - Prearbitration settlement agreement stating that ELM 935.21, Absences From Uniform Category of 90 Days to 1 Year does not apply to employees who are permanently reassigned pursuant to a limited duty job offer.
- M-01708- September 15, 2009 - Pre-Arbitration Agreement: Settlement of a national level dispute over management’s responsibility to provide retirement counseling to letter carriers. This settlement does not affect the national level dispute over management’s failure to provide timely retirement counseling to employees eligible for Voluntary Early Retirement—which is still pending.
- M-01707- August 21, 2009 - NALC letter regarding Phase 2 of the NRP that the parties June 18, 2009 settlement (M-01706) on NRP reflects mutual agreement that NRP has not redefined or changed the USPS's obligation to provide limited duty or rehabilitation assignments for injured employees and that ELM 546 has not been amended.
- M-01706- June 18, 2009 - Settlement of a national-level grievance filed on the Postal Service’s application of NRP.
- M-01705- May 15, 2009 - Postal Service Labor Relations letter to NALC Director of City Delivery Dale Hart, indicating that letter carriers will be advised in advance of the installation and the vehicles receiving GPS devices.
- M-01704- July 3, 2003 - Postal Service Labor Relations letter to then-NALC Vice President Gary Mullins, regarding Section 617.2 of the Postal Operations Manual [pivoting], indicating that the reinstatement of the language in that section was not intended to impact its historical use or application.
- M-01703- April 30, 2009 - A training document jointly developed by the NALC and the Postal Service, which details the parties' mutual understanding of the provisions of the Memorandum of Agreement, Re: Modified Interim Alternate Route Adjustment Process - 2009 (M-01702).
- M-01702- April 7, 2009 - The NALC and the Postal Service have entered into a Memorandum of Agreement on a Modified Interim Alternate Route Adjustment Process for 2009.
- M-01701- March 26, 2009 - The updated version of the NALC Transitional Employees Questions and Answers referenced and discussed in the Executive Vice-President's April 2009 Postal Record article.
- M-01700- January 14, 2009 – Memorandum of Agreement concerning delivery jurisdiction in Buras, LA 70041. In a continuing effort to address the difficulties of providing mail deliver in the wake of hurricane Katrina the parties entered into a temporary agreement that allows the rural letter craft to service approximately 40 city delivery points. This agreement is in force for one year and will be reviewed at that time.
- M-01699- January 7, 2009 – Interpretive Step Decision: Regarding whether assigning a casual employee to work in a different installation on a temporary basis violates Article 7.1.B of the National Agreement.
- M-01698- December 5, 2008 – Article 19 Pre-Arbitration Agreement: Regarding revisions to Handbook AS-353, Guide to Privacy, the Freedom of Information Act, and Records Management, Section 4-6.5, How to Assess Fees.
- M-01697- November 24, 2008 – Memorandum of Understanding, Re: Approved FSS Work Methods: The parties, agreement for handling mail in an FSS environment. Following review of the Joint Task Force Report (M-01691) the parties agreed to the methods of handling mail in an FSS environment.
- M-01695- August 22, 2008 – Memorandum of Understanding, Re: Interim Alternate Route Adjustment Process (IARAP). This memo addresses the mutual need to maintain routes in proper adjustment throughout the year, and a method of route adjustment in the current mail volume environment. This current memo has been extended through March 2009.
- M-01694 - October 22, 2008 – Memorandum of Understanding, Re: Assignment of City Delivery: The parties’ agreement addresses issues regarding the prohibition on sub-contracting for the life of the Agreement, the assignment of city delivery; in offices with both city and rural delivery, new deliveries will be assigned in accordance with existing city/rural boundary agreement. In the absence of such agreements, the city letter carrier craft will be assigned all new growth (excluding in-growth) subject to the specific provisions of the memo.
- M-01693- October 8, 2008 - This document provided NALC with notice and a draft of a Postal Bulletin article announcing the “Penalty Overtime Exclusion” period for calendar year 2008. In accord with Article 8, Section 4 & 5, penalty overtime is not paid during December. The Postal Service has designated Saturday, December 6, 2008 through Friday, January 2, 2009 the penalty overtime exclusion period. This exclusionary period will have a duration of two (2) pay periods-26-08, week 1 through 01-09 week 2.
- M-01692- August 27, 2008 – Memorandum of Agreement, Re: Five-Day Break in Service for Transitional Employees: The Agreement applies solely to transitional employees with appointments beginning between the dates September 11, 2007, and February 28, 2008, and who were appointed for 360 days.
- M-01691- August 18, 2008 – Flats Sequencing System Work Methods Joint Task Force Report: The report was submitted by the Joint Flats Sequencing System (FSS) Task Force in accordance with the September 11, 2007 Memorandum of Understanding, Re: FSS Work Methods. The Task Force Report provides agreed upon work methods in the FSS environment. Any changes to work methods not adopted through this report must be consistent with the terms of the National Agreement.
- M-01690 - August 1, 2008 - Memorandum Of Agreement that minor route adjustments may ONLY be implemented pursuant to Section 141 of Handbook M-39; that the evaluation of a route can ONLYbe done consistent with Section 141.18 of the M-39; and that the adjustment of a route can ONLY be done consistent with the formula in Section 141.19 of the M-39.
- M-01688- June 26, 2008 - Postal Service Headquarters Labor Relations letter to NALC Director of Life Insurance Myra Warren regarding the submission of documentation in support of FMLA protection in eRMS/IVR Fulfillment Center pacage.
- M-01687- July 22, 2002 - Department of Labor Memorandum regarding the rights of reemployed members of the uniformed services to family and medical leave under the provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, .29 U.S.C . §§ 2601-2654 (FMLA), and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994, 38 U .S.C. §§ 4301- 4333 (USERRA) .
- M-01686- May 24, 2006 - Postal Service Headquarters Labor Relations letter to NALC Director of Life Insurance Myra Warren regarding requests for voluntary reassignments to more than one installation in the eReassign process.
- M-01685- June 4, 2008 - Postal Service Headquarters Labor Relations letter to NALC Director of Life Insurance Myra Warren regarding employees having the option of requesting a voluntary transfer in writing or through eReassign.
- M-01684- March 24, 2006 - Postal Service Headquarters Delivery Operations letter regarding transferring allied time in the route adjustment process.
- M-01683- Triparty renewal of City vs. Rural Delivery Memorandum of Understanding, dated April 29, 2008.
- M-01682- Memorandum of Understanding, dated April 29, 2008, extending the the FSS Task Force.
- M-01681 - April 8, 2008 - OWCP response to NALC regarding whether or not an employee may use annual leave, sick leave or leave without pay during the statutory three-day waiting period prior to accruing the right to compensation for a temporary disability lasting less than fourteen days.
- M-01680- April 21, 2008 - Memorandum of Understanding limiting management to inspecting a
route on a 6 day count and inspection to no more than 3 days, and the selection of PS Form 3999 closest to the selected street time.
- M-01679- April 11, 2008 - President William Young’s letter to the Senior Regulatory
Officer, Wage and Hour Administration, Employment Standards Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, regarding proposed revisions to regulations implementing the Family Medical Leave Act
- M-01678 - March 24, 2008 - A mutual agreement between NALC and the Postal Service that
the parties at the local, regional, and national level are granted a waiver of the grievance time limits during the month of July 2008.
- M-01677- March 26, 2008 - Memorandum of Understanding extending the FSS task force’s due date of its report by sixty days.
- M-01676- March 26, 2008 - Memorandum of Understanding extending the time by which the National Alternate Route Evaluation Task Force can reach its assessment of alternative methods for evaluating, adjusting, and maintaining routes by three months.
- M-01675- February 28, 2008 - Postal Service Headquarters letter to NALC Director of Retired Members Ernie Kirkland regarding the processing of PS Form 1187 for letter carrier Transitional Employees and the continuation of their dues withholding status.
- M-01673- February 28, 2008 - Memorandum of Understanding regarding the data collection of the Postal Service’s test of their stowage and retrieval system in Postal vehicles.
- M-01672- January 24, 2008 - Interpretive Dispute concerning the denial of administrative leave to letter carrier craft employees who attend political party caucuses in 2008 to select their parties' nominees for President of the United States.
- M-01671 - January 30, 2008 - NALC's withdrawal of national level case number Q01N-4Q-C 07201183. The national level case was withdrawn because PS Form 2497, Election of Medical Carewas withdrawn by the Postal Service on September 12, 2007
- M-01669- January 23, 2008 - Postal Service letter to NALC President William Young confirming that the National level dispute on the Postal Service’s not compensating letter carriers with administrative leave to attend the 2008 Nevada caucuses will cover all subsequent and similar caucuses.
- M-01668- December 28, 2007 - NLRB decision ruling that a supervisor conducting an investigatory interview improperly prevented a steward from speaking when the steward sought to object to a "loaded" question asked of the letter carrier being interrogated.
- M-01666- July 30, 2007 - Step IV Resolution—Article 15—Dispute Resolution Process, failure to activate certain individuals to act as Step B team members
- M-01665- July 30, 2007 - Step IV Resolution—FSS impact and the associated employment of Transitional Employees
- M-01664- July 30, 2007 - Step IV Resolution—DOIS
- M-01663- July 30, 2007 - Step IV Resolution—Third Bundle
- M-01662- July 30, 2007 - Step IV Resolution—S-999 mail (hold mail, caller mail, change of address mail, non-delivery day mail) processed on DPS automation equipment must receive piece credit.
- M-01661- July 30, 2007 - Step IV Resolution—Carrier Optimal Routing (COR) process is a management tool to assist with the adjustment of letter carrier routes pursuant to Chapter 2 Handbook M-39.
- M-01660- Step IV Resolution - MOU Re: Subcontracting—List of 3,071 City Delivery Offices
- M-01659- September 11, 2007 - Memorandum of Understanding—Transitional Employee Employment Opportunities
- M-01658- September 11, 2007 - Memorandum of Understanding—Local Implementation
- M-01657- September 11, 2007 - Memorandum of Understanding—Sick Leave for Dependent Care
- M-01656- September 11, 2007 - Memorandum of Understanding—Leave Sharing
- M-01655- September 11, 2007 - Memorandum of Understanding—Customer Connect Program
- M-01654- September 11, 2007 - Memorandum of Understanding—Alternate Route Review Evaluation Process
- M-01653- September 11, 2007 - Memorandum of Understanding—Subcontracting MOU Issues
- M-01652- September 11, 2007 - Memorandum of Understanding—Subcontracting
- M-01651- September 11, 2007 - Memorandum of Understanding—Article 32 Committee—The Joint Committee established pursuant to Article 32.2. shall be tasked with reviewing existing policies and practices concerning the contracting out of mail delivery.
- M-01650- September 11, 2007 - Memorandum of Understanding—Article 17.7.D Payroll Deductions/Allotments—USPS will increase the maximum allotments in the existing program by providing one additional allotment for the use of NALC bargaining unit employees.
- M-01649- September 11, 2007 - Memorandum of Understanding—Arbitration Task Force
- M-01648- September 11, 2007 - Memorandum of Understanding—Article 15—Dispute Resolution Process
- M-01647- September 11, 2007 - Memorandum of Understanding—District Safety Committee Pilot Program
- M-01646- September 11, 2007 - Memorandum of Understanding—Mutual Exchanges CC-01 and CC-02 city letter carriers are considered as being in the same grade. This agreement applies solely to determining whether employees are eligible for mutual exchanges.
- M-01645- September 11, 2007 - Memorandum of Understanding—Bereavement Leave
- M-01644- September 11, 2007 - Memorandum of Understanding—FSS Work Methods
- M-01643- September 11, 2007 - Memorandum of Understanding—FSS Implementation
- M-01642- September 11, 2007 - Memorandum of Understanding—Transitional Employees (Flat Sequencing System)
- M-01641- September 11, 2007 - Memorandum of Understanding—Transitional Employees—Additional Provisions.
- M-01640- September 11, 2007 - Memorandum of Understanding Article 7.1... “The parties further agree that no city letter carrier casuals will be on the rolls later than December 9, 2007.”
- M-01639- October 9, 2007 - Article 43 Separability and Duration
- M-01635- January 9, 2008 - Management practices relating to the application of the Family Medical Leave Act documentation requirements under Employee and Labor Relations Manual 515.51.
- M-01634- December 27, 2007 - USPS/NALC Data Collection – FSS Work Methods Joint Task Force Memorandum of Agreement: The parties agreed that data collected in Hyattsville, MD under the direction of the FSS Work Methods Joint Task Force will be the sole and exclusive use of the Task Force in exploring alternative work methods necessary for handling mail in an FSS environment and to support its joint report to the NALC President and the Postal Service Vice President, Labor Relations outlining findings and recommendations.
- M-01633- December 21, 2007 - Questions and Answers (27) about NALC Transitional Employees
- M-01632- December 21, 2007 - Agreement to continue discussion of issues concerning the employment of city letter carrier transitional employees.
- M-01631- December 19, 2007 - Interpretive Level Disputes Resolved with 2006 National Agreement: National level disputes regarding Carrier Optimal Routing (COR), S-999 Mail, Third Bundle, Delivery Operations Information System (DOIS), Flat Sequencing System (FSS), and Dispute Resolution Process (DRP).
- M-01630- August 30, 2007 - Memorandum of Understanding—Extension of Negotiation Period for Local Implementation. The top portion of this Memorandum is the agreement between the parties to extend the negotiation period and related deadlines by 15 days. The lower portion of the document is the NALC calendar showing the revised dates.
- M-01629- August 3, 2007 - Medical documentation contents ELM 513.362 and 513.364
- M-01628- March 22, 2005 - Please be advised that pursuant to the enclosed memorandum, certain types of work place investigations of employee misconduct are being transitioned to the Office of Inspector General from the Inspection Service. This transition will not restrict, eliminate, or otherwise adversely affect any rights, privileges, or benefits of either employees of the Postal Service, or labor organizations representing employees of the Postal Service.
- M-01626- April 2, 2007 - City letter carriers may claim “closer to home” when submitting bids through the Interactive Voice Recognition System or by computer bidding.
- M-01625- June 27, 2007 - Office of Workers’ Compensation Program - the first COP day is the first day disability begins following the date of injury…except where the injury occurs before the beginning of the work day or shift.
- M-01624- November 14, 2005 - USPS Delivery Operations Information System (DOIS) Data Integrity Memorandum: Memorandum stipulating that it is the district’s responsibility to ensure that delivery units are accurately recording volume and other information in DOIS and area managers are to verify compliance.
- M-01623- June 25, 2007 - Pre-Arbitration Decision: Pre-arbitration decision that the Postal Service affirmatively asserts that there were no subsequent revisions in Issue 16 of the ELM that directly relate to wages, hours, or working conditions pursuant to Article 19 of the National Agreement.
- M-01621- June 1, 2007 - USPS/NALC Customer Connect Updates Memorandum: Memorandum stipulating updates and reiteration of required and agreed upon mandates for the Customer Connect program.
- M-01619 - June 1, 2007 - Postal Service Letter: Postal Service response regarding the second phase of PostalPEOPLEimplementation affecting the National Agreement’s requirement to post vacant or newly established duty assignment within five days.
- M-01613- May 3, 2007 - USPS/NALC Memorandum of Understanding Re: Multiple Days of Inspection.
- M-01612- May 2, 2007 - Pre-Arbitration Decision: Pre-arbitration decision that the Postal Service affirmatively asserts that there are no changes that directly relate to wages, hours, or working conditions pursuant to Article 19 of the National Agreement for revisions made ELM, Section 430, Basic and Special Pay Provisions, which were transmitted to NALC by letter dated April 12, 2000.
- M-01611- September 27, 2001 - Step 4 Settlement stipulating when an employee declines a valid limited duty job offer may request and receive paid sick leave if incapacitated for duty.
- M-01610- USPS/NALC Joint Statement of Support of Carrier Alert: Joint Statement from John Potter and William Young on the 25 th anniversary of Carrier Alert.
- M-01609- April 5, 1985 - Postal Service Correspondence: Regarding miscellaneous Article 8 issues.
- M-01608- April 3, 2007 - Interpretive Dispute Settlement concerning the conversion of a manual postal form to an electronically generated version.
- M-01607- August 11, 2006 - Pratt v. DOT (DA-3443-06-0283-I-1) MSPB Decision.
- M-01606- March 23, 2007 - NALC-USPS Memorandum: Regarding the processing of future city/rural disputes.
- M-01605- March 12, 2007 - Article 41.2.D.2 Interpretive Step Settlement: Concerning the seniority of city letter carriers who are restored to postal duty after military service.
- M-01604- March 7, 2007 - Miller v. USPS (PH-3443-06-0392-I-1) MSPB Decision.
- M-01603- July 24, 2003 - US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Case: Butterbaugh v. Department of Justice (02-3331). See M-01604 above.
- M-01602- February 26, 2007 - Interpretive Dispute: Initiation at the national level of an interpretive dispute between the parties arising from recent management initiatives to assign new deliveries in city delivery territory to Contract Delivery Service.
- M-01600- February 21, 2007 - Interpretive Disputes: Initiation at the national level of an interpretive dispute between the parties arising from management's intention to implement Flat Sequencing System (FSS).
- M-01599- November 8, 2006 - Release Notes for COR Version 1.5.
- M-01598- FY 2007 Environmental Health Safety Integrated Inspection Schedule.
- M-01597- December 19, 2006 - Postal Service Correspondence: Concerning the "Deems Desirable" function in eRMS and the restricted sick leave provisions of ELM Section 513.39.
- M-01596- January 11, 2007 - Postal Service Correspondence: Concerning the resetting of bid counts for letter carriers to zero.
- M-01595- December 26, 2006 - Interpretive Dispute Settlement concerning the parties' established practice for scheduling arbitrations for the Nevada Sierra District. See M-01582 below.
- M-01594- September 30, 1985 - NALC-USPS Settlement regarding part-time flexibles with greater craft seniority than full-time employees when scheduling vacation.
- M-01593- November 17, 1982 - Step 4 Settlement concerning revisions to the formula for computing the 150 and 200 or more work years of employment reports.
- M-01592- March 3, 1982 - Step 4 Settlement concerning July 17, 1930 Executive Order 5396, President Herbert Hoover.
- M-01591- January 13, 1981 - Step 4 Settlement concerning whether an employee, who volunteered to work on a holiday was properly passed over.
- M-01590- November 14, 1979 - Step 4 Settlement concerning employees who are members of the National Guard and who are called to active duty to replace striking prison guards are entitled to additional military leave under existing regulations.
- M-01589- June 21, 1982 - Step 4 Settlement concerning part-time flexibles requesting leave on a non-scheduled day.
- M-01588- November 30, 2006 - USPS/NALC Memorandum of Agreement: Agreement recognizing that the devastation from Hurricane Katrina in the area serviced by the Buras, Louisiana Post Office resulted in a significant reduction in delivery points and the reassignment of city letter carriers to other installations. The parties agreed that the remaining city delivery points in Buras and any former city delivery points that return will be serviced temporarily by the rural letter carrier craft.
- M-01586- November 1, 2006 - Interpretive Dispute: Initiation at the national level of an interpretive dispute concerning revisions to Handbook AS-805, Information Security, published in Postal Bulletin 22190 (9-28-06).
- M-01585- April 12, 2000 - Department of Labor, Office of Workers Compensation Programs responding to a question regarding 20 C.F.R. 10.506 - that limits employing agencies to written contact with physicians treating injured workers covered by FECA.
- M-01584- August 29, 2006 - Interpretive Dispute: Initiation at the national level of an interpretive dispute concerning the proper hiring of casual employees at one installation, and the subsequent loaning of such casual employees to installations where the circumstances described in the May 29, 1986 Downes Memorandum (M-01451) have not been met.
- M-01583- September 13, 2006 - Interpretive Dispute Resolution
- M-01582- September 21, 2006 - Interpretive Dispute: Initiation at the national level of an interpretive dispute between the parties arising from management's claim that it may unilaterally discontinue the parties' established practice for scheduling arbitrations for the Nevada Sierra District. See M-01595 above.
- M-01581- September 8, 2006 - NALC-USPS Memorandum: Regarding Ex Parte communications with an arbitrator.
- M-01580- July 12, 2006 - NALC Correspondence: Requesting a waiver of time limits for all grievances during the month of August 2006.
- M-01579- June 20, 2006 - Postal Service Correspondence: Concerning "time of call or request" information on PS Form 3971 completed through eRMS/IVRS.
- M-01578- May 24, 2006 - Postal Service Correspondence: Concerning requests for voluntary reassignments in eReassign.
- M-01577- April 10, 2006 - Postal Service response regarding revisions to Handbook EL-505, Injury Compensation, December 1995 (Updated With Postal Bulletin Revisions Through May 8, 1997), Exhibit 6.1, Sample Letter: Limited Duty Availability.
- M-01576- August 9, 2006 - Pre-arbitration settlement concerning proposed revisions to ELM Issue 15, Chapter 540, Injury Compensation Program that were published in ELM Issue 16, August 2000.
- M-01575- August 2, 2006 - Interpretive Step Settlement: Interpretive Step settlement concerning the discontinuance in some postal districts of providing employees with individual pre-retirement counseling.
- M-01574- July 3, 2006 - Postal Service Letter: Postal Service notice that it is considering subcontracting the tender and receipt of mail currently performed by bargaining unit employees at 43 Air Mail Centers.
- M-01573- May 19, 2006 - Postal Service Letter: Postal Service response concerning the voluntary establishment of a Postal Service program for retroactive payment of monetary remedies to current and former employees who had military leave deducted for military service on non-scheduled days during military leave periods.
- M-01572- May 31, 2006 - Postal Service Letter: Postal Service response concerning the granting of saved rate to qualified injured or disabled employees whose current salary exceeds the maximum salary of the new grade to which reassigned.
- M-01571- May 6, 2006 - NALC/USPS Memorandum of Understanding: Memorandum of Understanding regarding multiple days of inspection of less than six days during a six day count and inspection in accordance with Chapter 2 of the M-39.
- M-01570- May 4, 2006 - NALC/USPS Memorandum of Understanding: Memorandum of Understanding regarding the National Accident Reduction Task Force.
- M-01569- April 25, 2006 - USPS/NALC Dispute Resolution Process (DRP) Memorandum: Memorandum addressing timeliness at various steps in the DRP; the last day to mail the appeal to Formal Step A; and the use of G-10 envelopes for appeals.
- M-01568- March 8, 2006 - Memorandum of Understanding between the USPS and the NALC and the NRLCA regarding the processing of future city/rural disputes.
- M-01567- March 3, 2006 - Interpretive Step Settlement: Interpretive Step settlement that data collection and testing conducted pursuant to the Delivery Redesign initiative did not result in any changes to current work measurement systems or work or time standards and that a test conducted pursuant to Article 34 does not modify provisions of the National Agreement, including handbooks, manuals and published regulations incorporated through Article 19, beyond the scope of the new work measurement system or work or time standard being tested. The parties also agreed that Article 8 of the National Agreement was modified or amended during Delivery Redesign testing.
- M-01566- May 12, 1994 - Step 4 Settlement stipulating that if it is expected that the use of PS Form 3996 will be of a recurring nature after the adjustments resulting from the route inspection are implemented, then the appropriate time should be entered on Line 21 when completing PS Form 1838-C. However, if the use of PS Form 3996 is not expected to be of a recurring nature after the adjustments are implemented, then the time filling out of PS Form 3996 should be entered in Line 22. The determination for whether or not the time filling out of PS Form 3996 is recurring or non-recurring must be made locally on a route-by-route basis.
- M-01565- February 16, 2006 - Initiation at the national level, of an interpretive dispute between the parties arising from management's claim that it may discontinue providing in-person retirement counseling for letter carriers.
- M-01564- February 9, 2006 - Initiation at the national level, of an interpretive dispute between the parties arising from management's claim that it may abolish full-time delivery routes, and substitute new part-time or auxiliary routes consisting of less than eight hours work.
- M-01550 - August 19, 2005 - USPS responds to 3 NALC interpretive questions pertaining to its implementation of reassessment of injuries. In response the USPS stated, in part, all assignments will comply with the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) Section 546 and the Rehabilitation Act, if appropriate, based on individual circumstances.
- M-01514 - March 31, 2004 - Postal Service Letter: Postal Service response stipulating that when management decides to domicile a Vehicle Operations Maintenance Assistant (VOMA) position outside the installation of the VMF, the position is filled by selection of the senior qualified employee assigned to the office domiciled from the eligible crafts. Once selected, the employee remains in his/her craft and office; the selected employee is not reassigned to the VMF.