APWU

Updated Joint Contract
Interpretation Manual Now Available

(07/23/12) The newly updated Joint Contract Interpretation Manual (JCIM) is now available, Industrial Relations Director Mike Morris has announced. The APWU and USPS finalized the 2012 JCIM on July 13. The new JCIM is intended to be a resource for the local administration of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. It provides mutually-agreed to explanations of how to apply the contract to the issues addressed. [read more]

Click here for a copy of the 2012 JCIM [PDF].
Note: The JCIM was updated July 25 at 4:30 p.m. to correct pages 121-122. If you downloaded the previous version, please replace it with this revised version.


2007 Joint Contract Interpretation Manual

(08/24/07) An updated version of the the 2007 Joint Contract Interpretation Manual (JCIM) is now available. The 2007 JCIM update was agreed to by the parties on June 29, 2007. The JCIM is intended to be a resource for the administration of the National Agreement. Jointly prepared by the APWU and the USPS, the JCIM provides a mutually agreed to explanation of how to apply the contract to the issues addressed. When a dispute arises, the parties should first go to the JCIM to determine whether the dispute is addressed and, if it is, the parties are required to resolve the dispute in accordance with this manual.

The following revisions were made:

  • Summary of Changes, pages 2 thru 5 changed and renumbered;
  • Table of Contents, pages 2, 6 and 8 changed; 
  • Article 7.1.B.3, Article 7.1.B.4, page 2, language added at end of both paragraphs;  
  • Article 7.1.B.5, page 2, new language;
  • Article 7, pages 3 thru 6 re-numbered ;  
  • Article 12.5.B, page 4, new language last paragraph;
  • Article 12, pages 5 thru 7 re-numbered;
  • Article 12, page 8, Clerk Craft, new language; 
  • Article 12,.5.C.4, page 11, fourth bullet point, the words “or reposted” added;
  • Article 13, page 8, new title “Reassignment or Reemployment” and new language;
  • Article 37, page 27, the words “or reposted” added to Response to Question 133;
  • Article 37, page 50, typo corrected in Response to Question 262.
  • Article 13, pages 5-8, were revised on July 11, 2007.

Click here for a copy of the 2007 JCIM [pdf]

Printed copies of the 2007 JCIM can be purchased for $4 through the APWU Store.


Previous JCIMs

2005 JCIM (as updated in January 2006) [pdf]

2004 JCIM [pdf]

 


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