Postal Headquarters Announces Expiration of EAS Pay Package (2007-2010).
Attached is a copy of a letter from the USPS Vice President of Labor Relations concerning the expiration of the EAS Pay Package (FY-2007-2010). The FY-2010 NPA/PFP payout will be awarded as scheduled in January, 2011. Certain leave provisions for Bereavement, Bone marrow, Stem Cells and Blood Platelets will also expire.
…the Postal Service will begin consultation with NAPUS concerning pay policies and fringe benefits after the Postal Service concludes a collective bargaining agreement with the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), the union that currently represents the largest number of employees. If the APWU does not represent the largest number of employees at the time a collective bargaining agreement is concluded, the Postal Service will begin consultation with NAPUS after the Postal Service reaches agreement with the union representing the requisite number of employees .
The LEAGUE is in receipt of the attached letter from Doug Tulino, Vice President, Labor Relations regarding the expiration of the EAS Pay Package. Our Pay Package encompassed fiscal years 2007 through 2010. Since FY/10 ended September 30, 2010, our compensation package expired on that date as well.
This does not change the NPA/PFP payout that is effective January 15, 2011 for the 2010 NPA/PFP.
The reference to Section 6 is the Bone Marrow, Stem Cell, Blood Platelet and Organ Donations of our compensation package. EAS had negotiated the maximum administrative leave days per year to cover bone marrow, stem cells and blood platelets to 7 days and organ donor to 30 days. Section 519.522 of the ELM allows 3 days for bone marrow, stem cell and blood platelets, and 14 days for organ donors. Since the compensation package expired, the conditions of employment are governed by the ELM.
While not referenced in the letter Section 7 is the Bereavement Leave negotiated that allowed up to three workdays for annual leave, sick leave or leave without pay, to make arrangements necessitated by the death of a family member. Since Bereavement Leave has not been incorporated into the ELM, this benefit has expired.
There has been no agreement reached with the APWU at this time. Within 45 days following an agreement, the Management organizations will begin consultation with the Postal Service on our pay policies and fringe benefits. We will keep you posted.