THE LOSS of MAIL VOLUME, THE EFFECTS OFF AUTOMATION AND EXCESSING have been a serious threat to working hours for flexible part-time employees across the country. The loss of hours of work for our members has been worse in some areas than in others. We have assiduously sought an outside opportunity to provide additional employment opportunities for flexible part-time office workers. We are also looking for innovative ways to create full-time jobs. In order to provide more employment opportunities for our TFP members, clerk recently resolved an important case (Q90C-4Q-C 93034651) regarding the use of PTF staff in facilities other than its office. The case originated in Albany, NY, where the Albany District has a practice of recruiting PTF employees and requiring them to work in institutions other than their work offices as a condition of employment. This caused chaos to the extent that these «Hub officials,» as they were called, referred to several offices as their «employment office» and the USPS took the position that they did not have to pay them for travel, since they were hired with this understanding. This pioneering agreement puts the subject to rest once and for all. The decision specifies that TFP officials can only have a «labour office» and that it must be expelled on their PS 50 form.
The agreement also stipulates that if TFP officials are employed in offices outside their «employment office,» this must be done in accordance with the existing provisions of the national agreement. This means that they are entitled to mileage and/or travel time, as any particular circumstance warrants. We are currently in the process of concluding a series of questions and answers to address all related problems arising from the use of Hub Clerk or Loaner Clerks, as they are sometimes called. We think it is just every time you can create more job opportunities for membership. Other tasks, as assigned In another pioneering case (Q90C-4Q-C 93034647), the union deplored the inclusion of the notion of «other tasks assigned» in service contracts if it was not included in the description of standard positions. In this case, the question is whether the practice of the borough of Albany, as a condition of employment, obliges part-time craft workers to work in establishments other than their employment agency. in violation of the national agreement. After reviewing this case, we agree to resolve this matter on the basis of the following views: Flexible part-time craft employees are put on flexible part-time positions in accordance with Article 37 . 2.0.3 of the 2000-2005 National Convention of the Office-designate. Office» on its PS 50 form (temporarily blocked 32-34).
Flexible part-time workers may be employed to work in offices outside their «employment agency»; comply with the applicable provisions of the national agreement. MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE AND American postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO MOU RE: Senior Mail Processors (SMP) PS-6 in Non-Maintenance Core Offices 1) The determination of the «non-maintenance» of an office for the purposes of this Memorandum of Understanding is subject to the provisions of the attached attached complaint report on 2 February 1994.