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PTF Hub Clerk Volunteers Will Receive Pay for Travel, Mileage

Web News Article #: 
032-2013

03/19/2013 - The APWU and USPS agreed on March 13, 2013, that Part-Time Flexible (PTF) Hub Clerks who volunteer to work in offices other that their home office are entitled to travel pay and/or mileage expenses. The agreement is in accordance with Section 438.133 of the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) and Chapter 7.d of F-15 Handbook, Travel and Relocation.

The USPS had taken the position that management was only required pay travel and/or mileage expenses to PTF Hub Clerks who were required to travel and not to those who volunteer in order to increase their work hours. In practice, in some areas of the country postal managers had been paying the travel expenses of PTF Hub Clerk volunteers and in other areas they had not.

To resolve the dispute in a favorable manner once and for all, the APWU agreed to implement the settlement on a prospective basis: PTF Hub Clerk volunteers will be paid travel pay and/or mileage as appropriate. Locals should close grievances filed prior to March 13, 2013, and ensure that PTF Hub Clerk volunteers are paid appropriately going forward.