APWU, USPS Settle Dispute
On Covering Custodial Absences
APWU Web News Article 49-2012, May 1, 2012
The APWU and Postal Service have settled a grievance regarding the proper procedure for covering absences of custodians, Maintenance Craft Director Steve Raymer has announced. The April 25 agreement [PDF] stipulates that in offices with multiple custodians, the staff that is present can work additional hours, using additional part-time flexible hours or overtime for full-time regulars.
In offices with just one custodian, the duties may be performed by non-custodial personnel, including mechanics, part-time flexible clerks, part-time carriers, etc. Normally, when the work is to be performed by non-custodial personnel, it will be assigned to available APWU-represented employees.