Maintenance Division Officers
USPS Submits Updated List
Of New Maintenance Jobs
(07/12/12) The Postal Service has provided the APWU with an updated list of 1,500 post offices [PDF] where custodial work that had been subcontracted will be returned to the Maintenance Craft, Director Steve Raymer has announced. The return of subcontracted work complies with the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement, Item 1.A, of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Maintenance Jobs.
An earlier list, provided to the union in March, was replete with errors, and included stations, branches and other facilities of larger independent installations. The custodial duties at these facilities will be returned to the Maintenance Craft as well, based on Item 1.B of the Memo, Raymer said. [read more]
New Maintenance Jobs Identified
(04/13/12) The Postal Service has identified the 1,500 new Maintenance Craft duty assignments that will be established under the terms of the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement. The new jobs will be created at independent post offices where all custodial work was contracted out, in accordance with Item 1.A of the Maintenance Jobs Memorandum of Understanding [PDF]. The list [PDF - updated July 12, 2012] provided by the USPS shows the post offices where the new positions will be established. It is sorted by state, and includes the area, district, and finance number of the offices, as well as information about the exterior and interior square footage of the offices. The list also shows the Postal Service’s computation of the amount of work associated with the offices, with ‘Line H’ purporting to show annual hours and ‘Line J’ purporting to show weekly hours. “The APWU has not verified the information regarding the number of hours,” said Maintenance Craft Director Steve Raymer, “but it is clear that postal managers elected to identify offices with the smallest number of work-hours available. [read more]
Maintenance Craft Jobs Memo
(02/01/12) Finally, we have some movement in the Maintenance Craft on implementation of key provisions the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement! On Feb. 1, 2012, President Cliff Guffey and postal management signed a Questions-and-Answers document regarding specific sections of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Maintenance Craft Jobs. The document does not address all outstanding items, but resolves items 1a, 1b, 1c, 2 and 3 of the Jobs Memo.
Post Offices Subject
To the Maintenance Craft Jobs MOU
(10/21/11) The Postal Service has submitted to the APWU a list of 89 post offices [PDF] that will fall under Section 1.a of the Maintenance Craft Jobs Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
We immediately requested the Postal Service provide further information, including:
Once we receive the information, the Maintenance Craft officers will determine if the 89 offices meet the criteria outlined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement and if they should be counted as part of the 1,500 post offices the Postal Service committed to in the Jobs MOU.
Section 1.a of the MOU [PDF] says, “Custodial duties currently performed by contractors in 1,500 designated Post Offices will be assigned to Maintenance Craft Postal Support Employees (PSEs). The 1,500 duty assignments will be added to the Maintenance Craft as each current vendor contract expires, but no later than two (2) years from signing this MOU and provided the work can be performed by maintenance craft employees at a cost equal to the cost of the contract service. The insourcing of the 1,500 subcontracting jobs to Maintenance Craft duty assignments will be included in the 10% PSE cap. Newly established duty assignments may be combined which would require unpaid travel time up to thirty (30) minutes.”