Updated Joint Contract Interpretation Manual Now Available
07/23/2012 - The newly updated Joint Contract Interpretation Manual (JCIM) is now available, Industrial Relations Director Mike Morris has announced. The APWU and USPS finalized the 2012 JCIM on July 13.
The JCIM is intended to be a resource for the local administration of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. It provides mutually-agreed to explanations of how to apply the contract to the issues addressed.
When disputes arise, the local parties should first go to the JCIM to determine whether the dispute is addressed and, if it is, the parties are required to resolve the dispute in accordance with this manual, Morris said.
“There is a lot of new material this year,” Morris noted, “because of the numerous changes we made to the National Agreement during negotiations in 2010 and 2011.”
- Click here for a copy of the 2012 JCIM. (Note: The JCIM was updated July 25 at 4:30 p.m. to correct pages 121-122. If you downloaded the previous version, please replace it with this revised version.)
- Click here to order a regular or spiral bound copy. (Note: It will take several weeks to fill the orders because the document has just been sent to print.)