IT/ASC & OS Employees

The Support Services Division represents approximately 1,100 workers at four USPS Information Technology/Accounting Service Centers, and 90 workers at two Operating Services facilities. IT/ASC and OS workers are covered by contracts that are separate from the union’s main Collective Bargaining Agreement with the USPS. In 2014, IT/ASC workers ratified a contract for 2011-2016. In 2007, OS workers ratified a a contract for 2006-2010, as did workers in the main APWU bargaining unit.  

IT/ASC and OS Pay Information


News: IT/ASC & OS Employees

Convention Adds National Business Agent

11/01/2016 - (This article first appeared in the November-December issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

Delegates made some tough decisions at the union’s 2016 national convention, including a few that have a direct effect on Support Services Division employees and officers. Thank you to Orlando Anderson, Saint Louis Gateway District Area Local; April Mellen, Twin Cities PDC Local, and Mike Simmons, Twin Cities PDC Local, who served on the Support Services Committee at the convention.

Contracts, Contracts, Contracts

07/01/2015 - (This article first appeared in the July-August 2015 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

“Busy” is the buzz word! the support services division is responsible for articles 40 and 41 of the APWU’s Collective Bargaining Agreement with the USPS.

Article 40 covers the Operating Services Craft, which consists of employees at USPS headquarters at L’Enfant Plaza and facility services in Merrifield, VA.

Several proposals were exchanged in an attempt to improve the benefits and working conditions for our members in these units.

APWU Payroll Experts Issue a Warning

12/23/2014 - When management declared an Information Technology (IT) emergency due to a breach of USPS data systems recently, more than 150 systems that USPS programmers develop and administer were taken offline so they could be patched and reconfigured. The programmers – who are APWU members – were on call all hours of the day and night to get the systems tested and running.

These union members performed selflessly throughout the emergency.

IT/AS employees also perform an invaluable function for their APWU brothers and sisters day-in and day-out: They are responsible for every USPS employee’s pay and for making payroll corrections when errors occur.

APWU Web News Article 151-2014

IT-AS Members Ratify New Contract

Agreement Breaks ‘Pattern’ Set in 2010 Negotiations

08/12/2014 - APWU members in the IT-Accounting Services Centers (AS) ratified a new Collective Bargaining Agreement by a vote of 592 to 38 in voting that ended Aug. 7, Support Services Director Steve Brooks has announced.

The new agreement, which covers approximately 1,100 employees, was signed on Aug. 8 and took effect the following day; it expires Jan. 20, 2016.

APWU Web News Article 003-2013

IT/ASC Contract Heads to Mediation

01/11/2013 - APWU President Cliff Guffey has invoked mediation in an effort to reach a new collective bargaining agreement covering employees at four USPS Information Technology/Accounting Services (IT/AS) centers. Employees at the four locations have been working under the terms of the expired 2007 contract since Jan. 20, 2011.