Impact Statements

Article 12 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement requires the USPS to prepare Impact Statements when operational changes are expected to lead to the involuntary reassignment of APWU-represented employees. These reports must notify the union of the anticipated impact; the number of employees affected by craft; the locations to which employees will be reassigned; and, in the case of a new installation, the anticipated complement by tour and craft. Article 12 requires management to periodically update APWU regional coordinators of any changes to the information provided.

APWU regional coordinators provide copies of Impact Statements to affected locals seeking review and input, and rely on the feedback they receive to challenge improper and unjustified excessing and reassignments.


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News: Impact Statements

From the Field

01/16/2019 - This article first appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 

Below are quotes from various APWU local and state publications throughout the country. All the publications listed are part of the Postal Press Association.

APWU Web News Article 06-2007

Postal Service Cancels Another AMP Study

01/29/2007 - The APWU won another battle in the fight against misguided “network realignment” plans when the USPS announced the end of a study aimed at consolidating mail processing operations in Yakima (WA) with those in Pasco, 85 miles away.

Saying that the proposed consolidation would not result in improved service or efficiency, the Postal Service announced on Jan. 22 that the Area Mail Processing study begun in December 2005 would not be completed. The central Washington city of Yakima will keep its mail processing operations and its postmark.