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President Brian Wagner, Executive Vice President Ivan D. Butts and Secretary/Treasurer Chuck Mulidore attended the November consultative meeting. Executive Board Chair Tim Ford attended via telecon. Representing the Postal Service were Bruce Nicholson, Phong Quang and Henry Bear, Labor Relations Policy Administration.
Agenda Item #1
NAPS is exploring methods to identify newly promoted EAS employees who are joining the association. NAPS requested that the current PS Form 1187 be modified to include a check-off box to identify newly promoted EAS employees.
After discussion, NAPS withdrew this item.
Agenda Item #2
NAPS has been made aware that the USPS no longer allows access to Form 1187 on the USPS website “Forms and Documents” section. NAPS contends this action violates ELM 911.2, which reads:
911.2 Right to Membership
“No interference, restraint, coercion, or discrimination to encourage or discourage membership in a labor organization may be affected in the Postal Service.”
NAPS contends the USPS is interfering with potential members having access to the required USPS document needed to participate in the management association.
NAPS requested the USPS restore Form 1187 accessibility on the USPS website’s “Forms and Documents” section.
ELM 911.2, Right to Membership, details participation and membership in labor organizations; it does not apply to NAPS. Additionally, Form 1187 is not a Postal Service form. NAPS’ Form 1187 is used by NAPS for authorizing dues withholding. The Postal Service does not store nonpostal forms in its repository.
Agenda Item #3
NAPS has been made aware that Transportation supervisors are using IMD scanners to note reasons why a truck may be delayed. Valid reasons could be an accident on the highway, for example. However, one reason that is not available is traffic congestion.
NAPS contends that, in large cities such as Chicago, New York and many others, traffic congestion, particularly at certain times of the day, definitely could be an impact to a vehicle arriving late at a plant dock. This would affect the arrival/dispatch profiles, plus affect trips on time and have a negative impact on NPA.
NAPS requested an update to IMD scanners to include a reason code for traffic congestion.
When a trip is late, PVS drivers are prompted to identify a delay reason to properly document all inbound or outbound delays. Choosing the correct delay reason is not only crucial to visibility, but also is vital for maintaining accurate Transportation records. On Sept. 9, 2019, Traffic/Construction/Detour was added to the current list of delay reasons. This reason code should be used due to congested traffic, construction or a detour along the route.
Agenda Item #4
NAPS has been made aware that EAS employees assigned to the Cincinnati P&DC are being involuntarily reassigned to the Springdale Processing Facility. NAPS received a briefing on this project at the August 2018 consultative meeting, Agenda Item #7.
In light of the involuntary reassignments that have occurred at the Springdale Processing Facility, NAPS asked to see its current staffing package.
Ann Mailloux, USPS director, Organization Design, attended the meeting and addressed this item. Springdale is an annex of the Cincinnati P&DC. See below for the current staffing for the Cincinnati P&DC.
Agenda Item #5
NAPS has been made aware of the implementation of the Collection Management System. Field EAS employees have stated this process has added an additional 15-20 minutes to their workdays.
NAPS asked to be briefed on this new process that is impacting field EAS employees.
The Collection Management System is not a national initiative from USPS Headquarters. It is our understanding that this initiative was implemented and is being used locally. NAPS should contact the district(s) and then the area for further details and address this at the local level.