2010 Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period Set For Postal Workers
(10/22/10) The December period referenced in Article 8, Sections 4 and 5, of the National Agreement, during which penalty overtime regulations are not applicable, consists of four consecutive service weeks. (See Why Is the Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period Only 28 Days?) This year the period begins Pay Period 26-10, Week 1 (Dec. 4, 2010) and ends Pay Period 01-11, Week 2 (Dec. 31, 2010).
Why is the Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period Only 28 Days?
(Dec. 1, 2005) Article 8 of the National Agreement states penalty overtime will not be paid for any hours worked in December. Why is the Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period 28 days instead of all 31 days in December? As the result a mutual agreement dated Nov. 14, 1985, the Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period consists of four consecutive service weeks.
FY 2011 Casual Exception Period Set
(10/22/10) Article 7.1.B.5 of the National Agreement provides exceptions to the six percent and 11 percent casual caps during accounting periods 3 and 4. For Fiscal Year 2011, the casual exception period will be from Nov. 20, 2010 through Jan. 14, 2011.
source: APWU Industrial Relations