The APWU has updated its “Highlights of the New Collective Bargaining Agreement.”
Although this says a minimum of 800 positions will be created in the Clerk Craft to perform “administrative and technical duties” (like TACS) that are currently performed by EAS personnel, we were told in the APWU briefings that Lead clerks will replace lots of 204b’s and other supervisors in Function 1 and 4. We shall see! I wish we could get back the Personnel Clerk jobs that went to the HRSSC. APWU negotiators tried to get that, but were unsuccessful. One question I have is about 204b’s from the other crafts like letter carriers. Will those 204b’s be eliminated from supervising APWU employees, except as stated below? In associate offices 204b’s sometimes supervise more than one craft.
Jobs in the Clerk Craft
- No fewer than 1,100 Call Center jobs that had been contracted out will be returned to the APWU bargaining unit. The Call Center locations will become part of the installation of the nearest Processing & Distribution Center, so that APWU members can bid on these positions.
- A minimum of 800 positions will be created in the Clerk Craft to perform administrative and technical duties that are currently performed by EAS personnel.
- Lead Clerk, PS-7, positions will be created in mail processing and in retail to perform administrative duties.
At least one Lead Clerk position will be established in any office where there is no supervisor.
At least one Lead Clerk position will be established in any Customer Service office with five or more Clerk Craft employees.
Ratios for the establishment of Lead Clerk positions in mail processing will be as follows :
|# Clerks||# Lead Clerks|
|500 or more||5, plus one for each 100 clerks|
- 204Bs will be eliminated from offices with supervisors, except to fill absences of 14 days or more and vacant assignments of 14 days or more, not to exceed 90 days.
- The Part-Time Regular job title will be replaced with Non-Traditional Full-Time Employee. With this change will come expanded opportunities for these workers.