Omar Gonzalez, APWU Western Coordinator Attached please find the Area/Regional Settlement. It provides for a one time opportunity to be offered to former clerk/maintenance employees involuntarily reassigned to the carrier craft and forced to take an exam resulting in separation. This is an optional offer. It is recommended that you make contact with the employee to determine interest. If there is interest the employee should be interviewed first so there is no misunderstanding.
On a one time opportunity the APWU Clerk and Maintenance craft employees who were separated in 2009 and 2010 after being excessed into the letter carrier craft for failing to pass required training/testing will be offered a one time basis to:
We further agree that management and union designees at the District/Local level shall meet to work out any logistical considerations in a timely manner. Issues that remain unresolved at that level shall be elevated to the Area/Regional level for adjudication or appeal. The union will provide management with a list of all eligible employees to be proffered this opportunity within 7 work days from the signing of this agreement. Employees thereafter shall be returned to duty at the beginning of the next pay period.
The settlement shall full and final settlement of appeals filed by employees as a result of the excessing and subsequent separations of these employees