Step-By-Step Instructions: Checking Up Times

Just in from Mike Wright/Director of Associate Offices

Since we’re getting reports of questionable uptimes in some offices:

The easiest way will be to compare the A.M. Verification Report (will contain the mail up times) vs the VAP Report. You can get these with a Request for Information if you’re a steward. If you’re not, the original step by step is how I found an abnormality in an office I was inspecting.

•   Grab at least 2 parcels with tracking (preferably from two separate containers), write the numbers down
•   Scan or have a clerk scan under the PASS arm
•   Put parcels back in their respective containers (this also helps check in case management is trying to delay mail)
•   Make sure clerks that are throwing parcels are under 079 code
•   Make a note of when last parcel scanned day in question
•   Check tracking numbers following day on USPS Intranet, time you will be looking for is Sorting/Processing Complete
•   Compare that time vs actual uptime this can be verified by clock rings of clerks throwing parcels previous day on code 079

If you find falsified uptimes contact the office @ 856-228-8090 or email me here and it will be addressed.

Function 4 Codes To Be Used At A.O. Locations

This has been posted before, but since it seemed unclear, we’ve re-posted the A.O. Hour/Reason Codes. Now to ensure that Window Clerks can perform proper Function 4 “swipes”, here are the codes and reasons to swipe to these operations. This is to protect our jobs brothers and sisters! You can review and download them below.

USPS A.O. Hour/Reason Codes

Knowing what code to use when you swipe your card is important to account for man hours and job fulfillment. This is something that we stress for all the window Clerks during the General Meetings. Below is a viewable/downloadable PDF of these codes. It is suggested to print yourself a copy and keep it with you so that you may swipe the correct codes while working the window.

Another good fact to know about these codes… they are the same codes on your paystub.