(09/28/12) The APWU and the USPS signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Sept. 25 [PDF] that outlines procedures for filling 318 newly-created Level 7 Address Management System Technicians positions. The new jobs replace the positions that are currently occupied by managerial personnel.
In accordance with the terms of the settlement, the 318 newly-created AMS Technician positions will be posted as soon as possible, but no later than Oct. 31, 2012. The selection process will be completed within 42 days of the initial posting.
The new positions will be staffed with best-qualified clerks where the work is currently performed by managerial employees. With a few exceptions, these positions will be posted and filled at the installations where the District offices are located [PDF].
Until successful applicants can be identified and trained, senior-qualified Clerk Craft volunteers within the installations will be assigned to temporarily fill vacant assignments, as necessary. Supervisory employees occupying Address Management System Specialist EAS-15 positions must vacate the jobs no later than March 9, 2013.
“I am pleased that we have won 318 new jobs that rightfully belong to our members,” said Clerk Craft Director Rob Strunk.
The agreement is an outgrowth of the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement, (Clerk Craft Jobs MOU) which requires management to return work performed by managerial personnel to the APWU bargaining unit following an audit of duties. Audits of other duties are ongoing.