The Reality of Non-Traditional Full-Time Assignment

From 21st Century Postal Worker San Diego (California) Stations & Branches to Post Hundreds of NTFT Jobs. Tammy Yorysh San Diego Area Local 197 Clerk Director Thursday, January 12, 2012 We are now neck deep into the decimation of our traditional full time clerk bid staffing. On Friday the 13th of January, a 72 page […]

APWU: Arbitration Hearing Begins on Schedules of New Full-Timers

An arbitration hearing began on Dec. 13, 2011, on the first two of several disputes that arose when management incorrectly implemented new provisions of the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement. The disputes involve the placement of newly converted full-time employees into non-traditional schedules, and the denial of retreats rights to Clerk Craft employees on posted Non-Traditional […]

USPS San Francisco District Posts over 130 NTFT Bids On Thanksgiving Day

A new provision of the  2010-2015 contract between USPS and APWU allows positions to be converted into “non-traditional full time” (NTFT, pronounced “nifty”) assignments consisting of less than 40 hours. From  an APWU steward: USPS San Francisco District Postal Management “reconfigures traditional full-time bid assignments to NTFT bid assignments in response to the loss of […]

APWU: Posting Non-Traditional Full-Time Assignments

In Customer Service Operations An agreement [PDF] between the APWU and USPS dated Nov. 10, 2011, outlines the procedure for posting Non-Traditional Full-Time duty assignments in Customer Service operations. The agreement lists the steps that must be taken before management can post the assignments, as well as the information the Postal Service must provide to […]

Oakland: USPS Changes to Positions Held by Postal Employees Over 40 May Be Age Discrimination

The following is a message sent out to Postal Employees by APWU Oakland (California) Local #78 regarding Non-Traditional full-time (NTFT) duty assignments. ATTENTION MEMBERS 40 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER It appears that the October 26, 2011, reposting of the manual units’ traditional duty assignments as non-traditional full-time (NTFT) duty assignments is a ploy by […]

USPS, APWU Q & A regarding Non-Traditional Full-Time (NTFT) duty assignments

The APWU and the USPS have agreed to a set of Questions and Answers regarding Non-Traditional Full-Time (NTFT) duty assignments [PDF]. The agreement, dated Oct. 6, 2011, covers topics such as posting, bidding, assignments, leave and holidays. Ten of the 30 questions and responses relate to NTFT assignments in the Motor Vehicle Service Craft.

APWU, USPS Establish Guidelines on Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedures

The APWU and USPS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) [PDF] that establishes guidelines for the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedures (ADRP), Director of Industrial Relations Mike Morris has announced. The MOU, dated Oct. 5, 2011, stipulates that only seven issues identified in an MOU dated Sept. 2, 2011, [PDF] can be addressed […]

USPS to Implement Nationwide Clerk Excessing In November

Issued by the Office of the APWU Regional Coordinator Omar M. Gonzalez, Sept. 26, 2011 USPS Pacific Area Mandates Non Traditional Bids Info indicates there will be a nationwide excessing move date of Nov. 19, 2011 [ SAN DIEGO, CA ] In a telecom Area compliment management informed the Region of management’s intent to staff […]