Level 18 Offices and the PMEOD Button Agreement

This information was awarded March 29, 2013 during the 2010 – 2015 contract. This was a Contract Interpretation that happened at the National Level. Level 18 offices, Postmasters/OICs cannot stay logged in to the RSS all day, they must perform a full 4-step closeout every time they’re not manning the window. We’re getting reports again of them being logged in all day. If they’re not performing the 4-step close out which includes a final deposit, all hours logged in counts against their 15-hour limit.

If it’s happening, let your Steward/Local know ASAP!!

Award Summary:
(1) The provision in the Q06C-4Q-C 10005587 Global Settlement which states:

All time the supervisor or Postmaster spends staffing the window
during the day will be counted towards the permissible bargaining
unit work limits.

applies to all time the supervisor or postmaster is covering the window, which, in the absence of a clerk, includes all time the window is open.

(2) The provision in the Q06C-4Q-C 10005587 Global Settlement which states:

Any office that is downgraded in level will remain at the bargaining unit work standard that is in place at the beginning of the Agreement through the life of that contract.

is subject to an agreed exception for an office without a clerk that is downgraded under the DUO initiative on or after November 21, 2010 to level 13 or below.

(3) Issues relating to remedy are returned to the parties for discussion and
resolution. I retain jurisdiction to decide any remedial issues that the parties are unable to

Shyam Das, Arbitrator