Article 1.6 - Supervisor Performing Bargaining Unit Work
Performance of Bargaining Unit Work
a. Supervisors are prohibited from performing bargaining unit work at post offices with 100 or more bargaining unit employees, except:
1. in an emergency;
2. for the purpose of training or instruction of employees;
3. to assure the proper operation of equipment;
4. to protect the safety of employees; or
5. to protect the property of the USPS.
The prohibition against supervisors performing bargaining unit work also applies to acting supervisors (204b). the PS form 1723, which shows the times and dates of the 204b detail, is the controlling document for determining whether an employee is in a 204b status. a separate PS form 1723 is used for each detail. a single detail may not be broken up on multiple PS forms 1723 for the purpose of using a 204b on overtime in lieu of a bargaining unit employee. article 41.1.a.2 requires that a copy of the PS form 1723 be provided to the union at the local level.
An acting supervisor (204b) may not be used in lieu of a bargaining unit employee for the purpose of bargaining unit overtime. an employee detailed to an acting supervisory position will not perform bargaining unit overtime immediately prior to or immediately after such detail on the day he/she was in a 204b status unless all available bargaining unit employees are utilized. however, an employee may work bargaining unit overtime, otherwise consistent with the provisions of article 8, on the day before or the day after a 204b detail (Step 4, h0n-5r-c 13315, august 30, 1993, M-01177).
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