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Payment Checks for SRT Remedy Have Been Mailed

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118-2018

02/04/2019 - As part of the remedy settlement for the Postal Service’s violations regarding the Sales Retention Team (SRT) Pilot Program, the Postal Service is expected to be mailing settlement payments to previously identified eligible individuals by the end of January 2019. 

In a December 8, 2016 decision, Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg ruled that the Postal Service violated the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) when they assigned injured workers to perform Clerk Craft work at Sales Retention Team sites without first assigning the work to the Clerk Craft and posting the duty assignments for bid. As part of the arbitrator’s ruling, the parties agreed to a $36 million remedy settlement on January 12, 2018. 

On July, 8, 2018, the APWU identified and posted the names of eligible employees and amounts to be paid on the APWU website. Current and former employees had an opportunity to address eligibility and the amount received. After all the information was processed, the APWU provided the names of eligible employees and amounts to the Postal Service so they could send the payment checks to employees. 

The below section describes where the payment checks will be mailed to the previously identified eligible employees and procedures for ensuring a current mailing address. 

SRT Remedy Payment

1. The first round of SRT Remedy Payments will be made by separate check to the individuals provided by the APWU.
2. It is anticipated that the checks will be mailed mid/end of January.
3. The check will include the following verbiage to indicate the reason: Sales Retention Team (SRT) Remedy Agreement Q10C-4Q-C 14011344.

Employees on the Rolls

1. Checks to employees currently on the rolls will be mailed to the employee’s home address of record.
2. Those employees who have direct deposit for their payroll check will have a paper check mailed to their home address of record.
3. If checks are returned to Eagan because individuals no longer reside at the address of record and there are no forwarding orders on file, Eagan will provide USPS HQ Labor Relations a list of those individuals to Lamont Brooks, APWU Assistant Clerk Craft Director.
4. If your home address of record is not current, the following will apply: In the event your home address of record has changed and you have no valid change of address on file with the Postal Service, your check delivery could be delayed up to six (6) months from the date Lamont Brooks received the Postal Service nonpayment list.

There are three methods you can avoid the long delay:
     a. Contact USPS Human Resources Shared Service Center (HRSSC) at 1-877-477-3273
     b. Wait for the prompt to press #5 or #9 and follow the instructions to change your address. Go to liteblue.usps.gov to change your address.
     c. Go to usps.com, click to the tab “Quick Tools’, then click the tab “Change My Address, then click on “Get Started” and complete the form. Lamont Brooks will reach out to try to locate updated addresses only after the           USPS provides the final list. Everyone was notified to provide a current and correct address via the APWU website and the SRT APWU Local President on December 19, 2018.

Employees No Longer on the Rolls

1. For individuals who are not on the rolls, checks will be mailed to their home address of record.
2. If checks are returned to Eagan because individuals no longer reside at the address of record and there are no forwarding orders on file, Eagan will provide USPS HQ Labor Relations a list of those individuals to Lamont Brooks, APWU Assistant Clerk Craft Director. In the event your home address of record has changed and you have no valid change of address on file with the Postal Service, your check delivery could be delayed up to six (6) months from the date Lamont Brooks receives the Postal Service nonpayment the list.

There are three methods you can avoid the long delay:

a. Contact USPS Human Resources Shared Service Center (HRSSC) at 1-877-477-3273. Wait for the prompt to press #5 or #9 and follow the instructions to change your address.
b. Go to liteblue.usps.gov to change your address.
c. Go to usps.com, click to the tab “Quick Tools’, then click the tab “Change My Address, then click on “Get Started” and complete the form.
3. If APWU is able to provide updated addresses for those individuals, the USPS will reissue/resend the checks.

Lamont Brooks will reach out to try to locate updated addresses only after the USPS provides the final list. Everyone was notified to provide a current and correct address via the APWU
website and the SRT APWU Local President on December 19, 2018.

4. For those individuals the USPS will reissue/resend the checks with the assistance of APWU providing updated address information.
5. Individuals who are no longer on the rolls should ensure their address of record is correct and if necessary, follow the current process to update the address.

Please do not spend the money before you receive it and Happy Holidays.

Attachments
PS Form 1216 - Current Mailing Address (82.24 KB)