POStPlan PMR/PSE 818 Violation Remedy Payments Scheduled for April 30, 2021
The second and final round of payments for the POStPlan PMR/PSE Usage Remedy have been scheduled to be paid starting on the paycheck dated April 30, 2021. The remedy amounts as identified by the APWU will be included on current employee paychecks. Those individuals who are no longer working for the Postal Service will have a check mailed to the last office of record. The payment will be annotated on the bottom of your payroll stub as a grievance settlement. Because the payments are being manually inputted by the Postal Service, the payment process may not be completed until June 25, 2021. Do not contact the Union prior to June 26, 2021 and you MUST, if you are a current employee provide the Union with a copy of every paystub dating from April 30, 2021-June 25, 2021 (no exceptions).
Retirees please contact your last office of record (as early as possible) and alert management that you are expecting a check so that they do not return your check.
We cannot individually research 12,000 employees. Have local management contact HQ Labor Relations in the event you do not received your check by June 25, 2021. The second-round distribution will only be made payees who received a payment on the first round of distribution. Monies were held back from the initial round of payments to allow for any errors made in the initial round of distribution.
The first-round payments for the POStPlan PMR/PSE Usage Remedy have been scheduled to be paid on Pay Period 12-2020 (paycheck dated June 12, 2020). The remedy amounts as identified by the APWU will be included on current employee paychecks. Those individuals who are no longer working for the Postal Service will have a check mailed to the last office of record. The remedy will be identified on the paystub as adjustment/reason code 40/36.
The Clerk Craft reached a $49.9 million dollar settlement with the USPS on POStPlan staffing violations. The monetary settlement follows a ruling by Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg that the Postal Service violated Arbitrator Goldberg’s previous award of September 5, 2014 and a subsequent Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) dated September 22, 2014.
The dispute was initiated after the Postal Service admittedly failed to honor their agreement that after December 22, 2014, the ‘POStPlan’ Remotely-Managed Post Offices (RMPOs) open 4 or 6 hours a day would be staffed with bargaining unit clerks, and Level 18 offices would be staffed with career employees. Long after the agreement, Postmaster Reliefs (PMRs) were still working in 4-hour or 6-hour RMPOs across the country and Level 18 offices reported still using PSEs 81-8 instead of career employees.
The eligible employees were either PSEs or PTF clerks in the level 4 and 6 RMPO offices and/or all career clerks in level-18 offices from PP02FY2015-PP15FY2017, where Postmaster Reliefs (PMRs), after the agreement were still working in 4-hour or 6-hour RMPOs and Level 18 offices reported still using PSEs 81-8 instead of career employees.
Arbitrator Goldberg determined the specific offices where the violations took place and the number of hours based on postal service records provided at the arbitration hearing.
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