1 National 2011 2016. Agreement between the National Association &. of letter Carriers the United States Postal Service In Memory of Vincent R. Sombrotto NALC President Emeritus 1923-2013. ii TABLE OF CONTENTS. 2011 National Agreement . Subject Page Preamble 1. Article 1 Union Recognition 1. Article 2 Non-Discrimination and Civil Rights 4. Article 3 Management Rights 5. Article 4 Technological and Mechanization Changes 5. Article 5 Prohibition of Unilateral Action 7. Article 6 No Layoffs or Reduction in Force 7. Article 7 Employee Classifications 15. Article 8 Hours of Work 18. Article 9 Salaries and Wages 24. Article 10 Leave 29. Article 11 Holidays 32. Article 12 Principles of Seniority, Posting and Reassignments 34. Article 13 Assignment of Ill or Injured Regular Workforce Employees 52. Article 14 Safety and Health 59. Article 15 Grievance-Arbitration Procedure 67.
2 Article 16 Discipline Procedure 79. Article 17 Representation 83. Article 18 No Strike 89. Article 19 Handbooks and Manuals 90. Article 20 Parking 91. Article 21 Benefit Plans 92. Article 22 Bulletin Boards 94. Article 23 Rights of Union Officials to Enter Postal Installations 95. Article 24 Employees on Leave with Regard to Union Business 95. Article 25 Higher Level Assignments 96. Article 26 Uniforms and Work Clothes 98. Article 27 Employee Claims 100. Article 28 Employer Claims 101. Article 29 Limitation on Revocation of Driving Privileges 103. Article 30 Local Implementation 104. Article 31 Union-Management Cooperation 108. Article 32 Subcontracting 109. Article 33 Promotions 110. Article 34 Work and/or Time Standards 111. iii Article 35 Employee Assistance Program 113. Article 36 Credit Unions and Travel 114. Article 41 letter carrier Craft 116. Article 42 Energy Shortages 130.
3 Article 43 Separability and Duration 131. Appendix A. Night Differentials .. 132. Appendix B. Section I of the 2013 Das Award .. 134. Memorandums and Letters of Intent Deaf and Hard of 152. Article 7, 12 and 13 Cross Craft and Office Size .. 155. Article .. 156. Article .. 156. Maximization/Full-time 157. Maximization letter of 157. Transitional Employees-Additional Provisions .. 159. Transitional Employees/Part-Time Flexible Conversions .. 163. Transitional Employee Employment Opportunities .. 165. Transitional Employees (Flat Sequencing System) .. 166. FSS Implementation .. 167. FSS Work Methods .. 168. Transitional Employees .. 169. Transitional Employees/Part-Time Flexible Conversions MOU .. 170. Part-Time Flexible Conversions .. 170. Part-Time Regular City letter Carriers .. 171. Delivery and Collection of Competitive Products .. 171. Article 8 .. 172. Overtime 174.
4 Work Assignment 176. Article 8 Task 178. Granting Step Increases .. 179. Leave Sharing .. 179. Sick Leave for Dependent Care .. 181. Return to Duty .. 181. Bereavement 182. Leave Policy .. 183. Paid Leave and 184. Clarification of Regulations for National Day of Observance. 184. iv PTF Court 187. Transfers .. 188. Mutual 191. Involuntary Reassignment Without Regard to 192. Involuntary Reassignment-Preference Eligible .. 193. Joint Safety and Accident Control Teams .. 195. District Safety Committees Pilot 196. Interest on Back Pay .. 197. Article 15 ELM 436 Back 197. Article 15 Dispute Resolution Process .. 198. Article 15 Intervention 202. Arbitration Task Force .. 203. Processing of Post-Removal Grievances .. 204. Processing of 205. Dispute Resolution Process 205. Expedited 206. Article Payroll 207. Article 19 .. 207. Resolution of Health Benefits Issues .. 210.
5 Centralized Uniform Program .. 212. Reinstatement of Driving 214. Local Implementation .. 215. Bargaining 217. Customer Connect 218. Article 32 218. Subcontracting .. 220. Subcontracting MOU Issues .. 221. Article 41 Bid Process .. 222. Router, carrier Craft .. 222. Alternate Route Evaluation and Adjustment Process .. 223. Special Count and Inspection City Delivery Routes .. 224. Training Committee .. 224. Multiple Days of Inspection .. 226. City Delivery Task Force .. 226. Use of Privately Owned Vehicles .. 228. Segmentation .. 229. Joint Agreements 232. Resolution of Issues Left Open by Mittenthal 234. X-Routes .. 237. City letter carrier DPS Work 242. Fleischli Award Implementation .. 244. Subcontracting List of 3,071 City Delivery Offices .. 245. v Notes: 1. Bold Face Type in the text indicates revised or new lan- guage. Bold Face Type in headings does not necessarily indicate change.
6 2. Cross-references to relevant Memorandums of Understanding and Letters of Intent are included in the text of the Agreement . The location of the cross-references is for the convenience of the reader, and in no way affects the con- tent or intent of the Agreement , the memorandums, or the Letters of Intent. 3. The text of the interest arbitration award concerning NALC. city carrier assistant employees is included in Appendix B. of this Agreement . Where the interest arbitration award provides that an existing provision of this Agreement applies unchanged to city carrier assistant employees, it is indicated in parentheses following the applicable provision. The references in parentheses concerning city carrier assis- tant employees are not negotiated language and do not affect the substance or intent of the provisions of this Agreement or the interest arbitration award concerning city carrier assistant employees.
7 Vi Article PREAMBLE. This Agreement (referred to as the 2011 National Agreement ). is entered into by and between the United States Postal Service (hereinafter referred to as the Employer ) and the National Association of letter Carriers, AFL-CIO (hereinafter referred to as the Union ), pursuant to an Arbitration Award issued January 10, 2013. In accordance with the terms of this Award, the Agreement is effective as of the date of the Award unless otherwise provided. ARTICLE 1. UNION RECOGNITION. Section 1. Union The Employer recognizes the National Association of letter Carriers, AFL-CIO as the exclusive bargaining representative of all employees in the bargaining unit for which it has been recognized and certified at the National level City letter Carriers. Section 2. Exclusions The employee group set forth in Section 1 above does not include, and this Agreement does not apply to: 1.
8 Managerial and supervisory personnel;. 2. Professional employees;. 3. Employees engaged in personnel work in other than a purely non-confidential clerical capacity;. 4. Security guards as defined in Public Law 91-375, 1201(2);. 5. All Postal Inspection Service employees;. 6. Employees in the supplemental work force as defined in Article 7;. 7. Rural letter carriers;. 8. Mail handlers;. 1. Article 9. Maintenance Employees;. 10. Special Delivery Messengers;. 11. Motor Vehicle Employees; or 12. Postal Clerks. Section 3. Facility Exclusions This Agreement does not apply to employees who work in other employer facilities which are not engaged in customer services and mail processing, previously understood and expressed by the parties to mean mail processing and delivery, including but not limited to Headquarters, Area Offices, Information Service Centers, Postal Service Training and Development Institute, Oklahoma Postal Training Operations, Postal Academies, Postal Academy Training Institute, Stamped Envelope Agency, Supply Centers, Mail Equipment Shops, or Mail Transport Equipment Centers.
9 Section 4. Definition Subject to the foregoing exclusions, this Agreement shall be applicable to all employees in the regular work force of the Postal Service, as defined in Article 7, at all present and subsequently acquired installations, facilities, and operations of the Employer, wherever located. Section 5. New Positions A. Each newly created position shall be assigned by the Employer to the National craft unit most appropriate for such position within thirty (30) days after its creation. Before such assignment of each new position the Employer shall con- sult with the Union for the purpose of assigning the new posi- tion to the National craft unit most appropriate for such posi- tion. The following criteria shall be used in making this determination: 1. existing work assignment practices;. 2. manpower costs;. 3. avoidance of duplication of effort and make work.
10 Assignments;. 4. effective utilization of manpower, including the Postal 2. Article Service's need to assign employees across craft lines on a temporary basis;. 5. the integral nature of all duties which comprise a normal duty assignment;. 6. the contractual and legal obligations and requirements of the parties. B. The Union shall be notified promptly by the Employer regarding assignments made under this provision. Should the Union dispute the assignment of the new position within thirty (30) days from the date the Union has received notification of the assignment of the position, the dispute shall be subject to the provisions of the grievance and arbitration procedure pro- vided for herein. Section 6. Performance of Bargaining Unit Work A. Supervisors are prohibited from performing bargaining unit work at post offices with 100 or more bargaining unit employees, except: 1.