APWU, USPS Reach Agreement on Non-Traditional Jobs in Finance, Bulk Mail Units

APWU Web News Article 035-2013, March 21, 2013

apwulogoThe APWU recently reached an agreement with the Postal Service regarding Non-Traditional Full-Time (NTFT) duty assignments in finance functional areas (Function 5) and bulk mail units (Function 7).

The March 12, 2013, settlement [PDF] stipulates that the number of NTFT duty assignments in Function 5 or Function 7 will be limited to the number of Clerk Craft part-time regulars (PTRs) and part-time flexibles (PTFs) working in those functional areas immediately prior to the date when they were converted to converted to full time, Aug. 27, 2011.

In accordance with the agreement, the NTFT assignments will have at least two consecutive days off. Six-day work weeks will not be permitted unless management can demonstrate that the specific PTRs and/or PTFs were regularly scheduled for six-day work weeks prior to conversion.

Full-time flexible Clerk Craft NTFT duty assignments may be created and utilized in Function 7 in installations where PTFs were working in that functional area prior to Aug. 27, 2011, and are limited to that number.

Exceptions to the restrictions outlined above will only be permitted by mutual agreement at the local level.

A list [PDF] identifying all PTRs and PTFs working in Function 5 and Function 7 immediately prior to their Aug. 27, 2011, conversion is attached to the MOU.

In accordance with Article 37.3.A.1 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, “Every effort will be made to create desirable duty assignments from all available work hours for career employees to bid.”