APWU Resolves Uniform Issue For Non-Traditional Assignments

APWU Web News Article 60-2012, June 5, 2012

The APWU resolved a nagging problem on May 24, when the USPS issued instructions to managers in the field [PDF] notifying them that they must re-establish uniform allowances for eligible Clerk Craft and Motor Vehicle Craft employees who hold Non-Traditional Full-Time assignments (NTFT).

The problem arose when the USPS accounting system deleted employees from uniform allowance program after they were promoted to full-time on Aug. 27, 2011, and placed in NTFT assignments.

To reactivate employees’ uniform allowance, their supervisors or postmasters must complete a Uniform Program Worksheet [PDF]. The union encourages representatives at the local level to make sure the proper paperwork has been initiated. Unspent prior-year allowances for the converted NTFT also will be issued.

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