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  • JCIM 2012

    Joint Contract Interpretation Manual

    The United States Postal Service And

    The American Postal Workers Union AFL-CIO

    July 2012

  • USPS-APWU Joint Contract Interpretation Manual July 2012

    The 2012 APWU/USPS Joint Contract Interpretation Manual (JCIM) update is provided as a resource for the administration of the National Agreement. Jointly

    prepared by the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO, and the United States

    Postal Service, this manual provides a mutually agreed upon explanation on how to

    apply the contract to the issues addressed.

    When a dispute arises, the parties should first go to the JCIM to determine if the

    issue in dispute is addressed. If it is, the parties are required to resolve the dispute

    in accordance with this manual.

    The JCIM will continue to be updated with additional material as we continue to

    narrow our differences and expand our joint understanding of the National

    Agreement. We encourage you to use the JCIM to ensure contract compliance and

    to foster more professional working relationships.

    (/ Doug A. Tulino Cliff Guffey

    Vice President President

    Labor Relations American Postal Workers Union, US Postal Service AFL-CIO

    July 13, 2012

  • USPS-APWU Joint Contract Interpretation Manual July 2012

    Page i

    This document identifies the location of revisions and additions (BOLD PRINT) to JCIM 2012. While the CBA still references “man year”, consistent with the parties’ understanding, “man year” references have been changed to “work year” in the JCIM. Work-hours (hours of all crafts covered by the 1978 CBA) are computed by adding the total number of paid hours, including straight time, overtime, and all types of paid leave, holiday pay, etc. The total is divided by 2080 to determine the number of work years. Location (beginning) Subject Article 1, page 1 Added “operating services and facility services”

    Added new language under heading “FACILITY EXCLUSIONS” Added new language clarifying PTRs and PTFs. Added new language including PSEs in the APWU bargaining unit.

    Article 1, page 2 Added new language concerning assignment of new or revised positions containing non-managerial and non- supervisory duties to the bargaining unit. Added new language concerning limitations on performance of bargaining unit work in Article 1.6.B offices.

    Article 1, page 3 Added new language concerning limitations on 204B usage after June 1, 2012.

    Article 2, page 2 Added new language concerning USPS Hiring Policy Article 6, page 1 Date Change. Article 6, page 2 PTF Scheduling – added – Note: Effective August 27, 2011

    there will no longer be PTF clerks in Function 1 or in Level 21 and above offices. There will no longer be PTF MVS employees.

    Article 7, page 1 Article 7.1.A – new language added concerning NTFT duty

    assignments, PTF clerk limitation to offices Level 20 and below, and full-time flexible NTFT duty assignments.

    Article 7.1.B.1 – new language added concerning Postal Support Employees and their Conversion to Career. Language on Casuals and Casuals in Lieu of deleted.

    JCIM 2012 Summary of Changes

    July 2012

    Summary of Changes, page 1

  • USPS-APWU Joint Contract Interpretation Manual July 2012

    Page ii

    Location (beginning) Subject Article 7, page 2 Article 7.1.B.2 - Language changed to reflect PTF priority

    scheduling over PSE employees. Article 7.1.B.3 & 7.1.B.4 – Language added regarding

    District and retail/customer service PSE caps. Language concerning Casual Work Assignments deleted.

    Article 7, page 3 Article 7.1.B.3 & 7.1.B.4 – Language added regarding PSE

    Caps.

    Article 7.1.B.5 - Supplemental Work Force (Casual Caps) deleted.

    Article 7, page 4 Article 7.1.B.6 – Casual Term Limit deleted. Article 7.1.C – Transitional Employees (REC SITE)

    deleted.

    Article 7.1.B.7 – Language added regarding PSE Reporting Requirements.

    Article 7.1.B.8 – Language added regarding PSE Term

    Limits. Article 7, page 5 Article 7.3.A – Language added regarding Employee

    Complements. Article 7, page 6 Article 7.3.D – Clarified PTR limit at 2.5% of career

    employees in the Maintenance Craft. Article 7, page 8 Added to Note: Effective August 27, 2011 there will no

    longer be PTF clerks in Function 1 or in Level 21 and above offices. There will no longer be PTF MVS employees.

    Article 8, page 1 Article 8.1 – Work Week – added. Article 8, page 2 Article 8.2.C – Language added on NTFT duty assignment

    work schedules. Article 8.2.D – Language added regarding Consecutive

    Days Off. Article 8, page 3 Article 8.3 – Language added regarding PSE Opting,

    NTFT duty assignment work schedules and restrictions on borrowed PTFs.

    Article 8, page 4 Article 8.4.A – Language added regarding postal and

    FLSA overtime for employees in NTFT duty assignments.

    Summary of Changes, page 2

  • USPS-APWU Joint Contract Interpretation Manual July 2012

    Page iii

    Location (beginning) Subject Article 8, page 6 Article 8.4.B – Language added regarding eligibility of

    employees in NTFT duty assignments for Out-of-Schedule Premium when worked outside their normal schedule.

    Article 8.4.C & 8.4.E – Language added regarding

    eligibility of employees in NTFT duty assignments for penalty overtime.

    Article 8.4.G – Language added regarding Overtime Work

    – PSE Employees and deleted language regarding Transitional Employees.

    Article 8, page 7 Article 8.5 – Language added regarding FLSA overtime

    built into a NTFT duty assignment. Article 8.5.A – Language corrected to read “Relief and

    Pool.” Note added referring to Article 37 Q&A’s. Article 8, page 8 Article 8.5.D – Language added regarding overtime

    prohibition for non-OTDL employees in functional area where NTFT duty assignments are utilized.

    Article 8, page 11 Article 8.8 – Language added clarifying Guarantees

    Added to Note: Effective August 27, 2011 there will no longer be PTF clerks in Function 1 or in Level 21 and above offices. There will no longer be PTF MVS employees.

    Article 8, page 13 Added Q&A #5. Amended new Q&A #6 to reference

    PSEs instead of casuals.

    Article 8, page 14 Amended new Q&A #11 to reference PSEs instead of TEs. Amended new Q&A #15 to include overtime prohibition for non-OTDL in functional areas where NTFT duty assignment are utilized.

    Article 8, page 16 Amended new Q&A #24 to include PSEs. Added Q&A

    #27. Article 8, page 17 Added Q&A’s #28-33. Article 8, page 18 Added Q&A’s #34-38. Article 8, page 19 Added Q&A’s #39-41. Article 9, page 1 Article 9.2 – Language added regarding application of new

    pay scales.

    Summary of Changes, page 2 Summary of Changes, page 3

  • USPS-APWU Joint Contract Interpretation Manual July 2012

    Page iv

    Location (beginning) Subject Article 9, page 3 Header and Language added regarding Terminal Pay

    Process.

    Article 10, page 1 Language added regarding PSE leave provisions. Article 10, page 3 Language added regarding PSE leave provisions. Article 10, page 6 Language added regarding PSE leave provisions.

    Language added clarifying amount of annual leave charged to PTF’s or PSE’s on a given day.

    Language added regarding application of leave provisions to employees in NTFT duty assignments.

    Article 10, page 7 Header and language added regarding Annual Leave

    Accrual – Full-Time Employees in NTFT Duty Assignments.

    Article 10, page 8 Header and language added regarding Annual Leave Accrual – Postal Support Employees.

    Article 10, page 9 CBA year changed to 2010. Language added clarifying eligibility of PTF’s and PTR’s to participate in the Annual Leave Exchange.

    Article 10, page 11 Article 10.5 – Language added regarding application of sick leave regulations to employees in NTFT duty assignments.

    Article 10, page 12 Language regarding TEs not earning sick leave changed to reference PSE’s.

    Article 10, page 15 Contract Year Changed.

    Article 10, page 16 Language added regarding application of LWOP towards a step deferral of employees in NTFT duty assignments.

    Article 10, page 17 Language added clarifying eligibility of employees in NTFT duty assignments for Administrative Leave.

    Article 10, page 18 Header and Language added clarifying application of Court Leave to employees in NTFT duty assignments.

    Article 10, page 19 Language added clarifying work hour requirements for FMLA eligibility.

    Article 10, page 20 Language added regarding PSE eligibility for FMLA protected leave.

    Summary of Changes, page 4

  • USPS-APWU Joint Contract Interpretation Manual

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