From PostalReporter.com reader: National Reassessment Process is Dead! Finally! The attached notice is all we’re going to get? Note that the phrase “adequate work” has replaced NRP’s “necessary work.” This is consistent with ELM 546. The MSPB picked up on that.
As PostalReporter.com reported several months ago, USPS is referring to NRP as ELM 546.
Here is the text of USPS notice:
July 1, 2011
AREA VICE PRESIDENTS
SUBJECT: Modified Assignment Process for Limited Duty and Rehabilitation Employees
The reassessment of Limited Duty and Rehabilitation employees, referred to as the National Reassessment Process (NRP), concluded on January 31, 2011.
Assignment of Limited Duty and Rehabilitation employees will continue to be made in compliance with Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) Section 546, Handbook EL 505, all applicable federal laws and regulations, and our collective bargaining agreements. And the attached Guidelines for Assignment should be used when trying to identify adequate work for limited duty and rehabilitation employees.
As questions arise, managers and supervisors should work closely with Health and Resource Management, Labor Relations, the Human Resources Manager, and the Law Department in order to clarify the issues presented and to ensure compliance with both Postal Service and federal regulations.
We will appreciate your support and assistance to ensure these guidelines are met.
Employee Resource Management