About the Maintenance Division

The Maintenance Craft is a diverse and complex division of the APWU, comprised of approximately 40,000 employees. In addition to the three national officers who work at the union's headquarters in Washington, DC, representation is provided by nine Maintenance National Business Agents (NBAs) and three all-craft NBAs.

APWU/USPS concluded ET- 11 Virtual LMOU Negotiations

The Maintenance Division recently concluded the negotiation for National Support Technicians Local Memorandum of Understanding on April 19, 2021, after several months of delays due to the COVID pandemic. The parties agreed to continue to explore Modified Work Week, even after the conclusion of the Negotiation timeframe. The only item that was declared impasse was the request to Tele Commute. 

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How to Challenge Your eWHEP Staffing Package

(This article first appeared in the May/June 2021 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

The Electronic Workhour Estimator Program, or eWHEP, is the program the Postal Service uses to estimate Maintenance Craft work hours and to authorize positions in each of the functional Maintenance Craft areas.

MMO-102-18 is the current instruction. This column will focus on the Mail Processing Equipment section of eWHEP. The eWHEP staffing package includes the inventory and annual staffing hours for LDC 36 employees who work on mail processing and related equipment: Electronic Technicians, Mail Processing Equipment Mechanics, and Maintenance Mechanic (ETs, MPEs and MMs). Most of the annual staffing hours for automated mechanized staffing are based on the combined individual machine/ equipment Maintenance Management Orders (MMOs).

Below are the steps you should take if you wish to challenge your eWHEP staffing package.

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How to Challenge Your eWHEP Staffing Package

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