Thanks to the efforts of Mike Wright, Local Director of Associate Offices, attached is a Step 4 decision in our favor in regards to the Lead Clerk and their duties in TACS. I addressed this at the August South Jersey Labor Management Meeting and nothing has been done as of yet. If management is doing this in your office file a 1.6 grievance and cite this award in the Step 1.
Arbitration Award – Lead Clerk TACS Roles
Always trying to keep our local (and any other APWU locals) informed, our National Assistant Clerk Craft Director, Lynn Pallas-Barber, gives us a “heads up”:
“Brothers and Sisters,
Please find attached a recent notification from the USPS where they plan to test a web-based program titled “Employees’ Compensation Operation and Management Portal (ECOMP). The program is maintained by the DOL. The test sites are in Northern Virginia, Greensboro and Dallas Districts beginning September 25. Employees in the test sites will be encouraged to use ECOMP but will have the option of using current methods for submitting their claims. I am working with Javier Pineres, Idowa Balogun and Sue Carney. Any questions please feel free to contact me. We will be requesting a meeting on this issue.”
Below is the documentation to review in detail:
2017-09-11 GCCV20170378 Plans to test web-based program – ECOMP
Reminder, in accordance with Article 8, sections 4 and 5, of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, penalty overtime rules are not applicable for a consecutive four-week period each year during December.
This year, the December period begins December 2, 2017 (Pay Period 25-17- Week 2) and ends December 29, 2017 (Pay Period 01-18 – Week 1).