The APWU issued the following corrections in the Tentative Agreement today. A corrected copy of the full agreement appears below:
APWU Web News Article 039-2011, April 11, 2011
Several typos have been found in the Tentative Agreement and have been corrected in the version posted online. Printed copies that were included in the ratification mailing have not been corrected.
The corrections are:
Page 118 – Article 37.3.F.4.c. – the word “successful” has been moved from the first sentence to the second sentence, replacing “currently qualified” in the corrected version.
Page 203 – Subcontracting Cleaning Services MOU – in paragraph a., the following language was deleted: “or in a station and/or branch of an independent installation” in the corrected version.
Page 203 – Paragraph 1 and 2 have revised language. (Shown in bold.) See below.
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE AND THE
AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION,
Re: Subcontracting Cleaning Services
The parties agree that the following language will be incorporated into paragraph 535.261 of the Administrative Support Manual.
.26 Cleaning Services
a. In a new facility or when a vacancy as a result of an employee’s voluntary attrition is identified in an independent installation the following sequential steps will be taken to determine whether or not a contract cleaning service may be utilized:
(1) Measure the square footage of the interior area of all facilities of an independent installation, using procedures identified in handbook MS-47, Housekeeping-Postal Facilities. Then add the results (if more than one facility) then divide that total measurement by 18,000 and round off the resulting number to four (4) decimal places;
(2) Measure the square footage of the exterior paved and unpaved area of all facilities of an independent installation, to be serviced using the procedures identified in the MS-47 handbook. Then add the results (if more than one facility) then divide that total measurement by 500,000 and round off the resulting number to four (4) decimal places;
(3) Add the numbers obtained in steps 1 and 2 together. If the resulting number is less than ONE (1), a contract cleaning service may be used to perform the required work.
b. If the determination is made to utilize a contract cleaning service, the local APWU President will be provided a copy of the above computations.
c. The formula applies to replacement facilities or existing facilities with extensions or modifications.