(05/04/12) The APWU and USPS agreed to job descriptions for new Lead Clerk positions on May 4, and agreed to the process for posting and bidding the new positions. The new positions were negotiated as part of the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The process for establishing the new positions in outlined in series of Questions and Answers. [PDF]
Lead Clerk positions will be established as follows:
They will earn one level higher than others in their group.
To be awarded a Lead Customer Clerk or Lead Mail Processing Clerk position, employees must have a minimum of one year’s experience in the functional area. Lead Sales & Service Associates must have a minimum of one year’s experience working on the window.
Lead Clerks can perform all of the tasks of a supervisor except issue discipline and grant leave. They may work alone or as a working leader, with or without supervision, and will have the latitude to determine when a supervisor should be involved in their activities.
Lead Clerk positions will be posted as senior-qualified duty assignments.