New USPS "Observation of Work Practices" Forms Appealed to Arbitration

The APWU has appealed to national level arbitration the creation of two new USPS "Observation of Work Practices" forms.

Dispute Over Information Security Handbook

The APWU initiated a national dispute over the Postal Service's announcement of revisions to the AS-805 handbook governing Information Security. 

Dispute Over USPS FMLA Recertification Requirements Appealed to Arbitration

The APWU has appealed to arbitration a dispute over the Postal Service's policy of requiring employees to automatically submit new medical certification for an FMLA-covered condition simply because the leave year has ended and a new leave year has...

Dispute Initiated Over 60 Day Excessing Notice to Employees

The union recently intiated a national dispute over management's failure to adhere to an agreement between the parties that when employees are excessed outside their craft or installation, such employees will be provided notice of a minimum of 60...

VMF Jobs and Authorization to Hire

Some USPS managers are reported to be claiming they are not authorized to hire or post the duty assignments. However, a Sept. 7 notice [PDF] to Area Operations Vice Presidents about posting vehicle maintenance positions states: