Questions & Answers About Article 37
Of the Collective Bargaining Agreement
(Updated Aug. 14, 2007) This series of Questions and Answers [PDF], dated June 2007, lists agreements between the union and management at the national level concerning the application and interpretation of Article 37 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, which governs the Clerk Craft.
The questions and answers were developed jointly based on Article 37, national-level arbitration awards, Memorandums of Understanding, and Step 4 settlements. The APWU and USPS are bound by the terms of this document at the local level.
The Article 37 Q & A is updated periodically to reflect new agreements and changes in the contract. This version — the fourth for the Clerk Craft — will be updated as needed.
A Step 4 Settlement between the APWU and USPS dated Dec. 11, 2003, and the accompanying Questions and Answers [PDF] address staffing on OCR, BCS and DBCS machines.
A series of Questions and Answers dated May 26, 2005 [PDF], address the ON Battery 473 Entrance Exam.
A series of Questions and Answers [PDF], negotiated by the parties outlines the rights of PTFs who are loaned to other offices, as well as the rights of other employees in the gaining and losing offices.
Mail Processing Clerk
A series of Questions & Answers [PDF] negotiated by the APWU and USPS dated May 9, 2002, explains the position.
Reassignment Memorandum of Understanding
A series of Questions & Answers [PDF] negotiated by the union and management dated April 18, 2001, clarifies a Memorandum of Understanding dated April 2, 2001, regarding the deployment of the following automated equipment: AFSM 100, Time and Attendance Collection System (TACS), and Flat Sorter Machine 1000.
Sales & Services Associate Exam
This series of Questions and Answers about the Sales and Services Associate (SSA) Exam [PDF] dated Sept. 17, 2003, lists agreements between the union and management at the national level.
Senior Mail Processor
A series of Questions & Answers [PDF] agreed to by the APWU and USPS dated June 5, 2002, addresses Senior Mail Processor staffing and mixed duty assignments.