Effective Pay Period 10-2020, which begins on April 25, 2020, Career Mail Handlers employees are scheduled to receive the first of six possible Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA) increases under the current agreement.
This COLA provides an annual increase of $166.
This COLA increase is based on the upward change in the relevant Consumer Price Index (CPI) following release of the January 2020 index, using the July 2019 CPI index as a base, provides an annual increase of $166 for all Steps in Table 1 and for Step P of Table 2. The remaining Steps will receive the proportional COLA increase percentages as outlined in Article 9.3… Keep reading...
TO: West Valley Postal Employees and All Concerned
The Postal Service’s provision of mail and package delivery services is not affected by State and local government actions that are restricting commercial and personal activities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the directive issued by your jurisdiction.
The Postal Service is an entity of the Federal Government whose employees are providing an essential government service for the American people. Our approach is to interpret the restrictions being imposed by state and local governments as either explicitly or impliedly exempting essential federal government services from its scope. In any event, even if a state or local action does not contain such an exemption, the Postal Service’s operations are governed by federal law, rather than state or local laws.… Keep reading...
As the global negative effect of Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, and out of abundance of caution and in an attempt to protect our members, stewards and their families, the NPMHU Local 320 Executive Board has decided to cancel all previously scheduled events including stewards training, annual membership meeting and annual Phoenix picnic.
As a matter
of general interest, career employees are eligible to participate in the Annual
Leave Exchange Program to receive a lump sum payment in exchange for a portion
of your annual leave.
Career employees who have an annual leave balance of at least 440 hours of annual leave at the end of 2019 leave year and have used less than 75 hours of sick leave during 2019 leave year. You must have a minimum accumulated annual leave balance of 440 hours at the close of business on January 3, 2020.
Career employees are allowed to sell-back a minimum
of 8 hours and up to a maximum of forty (40) hours of annual leave in whole
hour increments.… Keep reading...
Since 2013, Mail Handler Assistants employees have been the newest members of the NPMHU bargaining unit. They are hired based on postal exam and other routine hiring criteria, and are eligible for conversion to career status based on their respective relative standing. The MHA category continues to serve as the only entry point for all future career Mail Handlers to be hired by the Postal Service. MHA employees are a very important part of our union.
We are happy to announce that effective Saturday, November 9, 2019, the following MHA employees will be converted to full-time Career Mail Handlers.
We are happy to announce that all career Mail Handler employees are scheduled to receive another Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA).
This is the final COLA increase under our current National Agreement. This COLA increase is based on the upward change in the relevant Consumer Price Index (CPI) following release of the July 2019 index. This COLA provides an annual increase of $624 for all Steps in Table 1 and for Step P of Table 2. The Remaining Steps will receive the proportional COLA increase percentages as outlined in Article 9.3 of the National Agreement.
The National Office has provided an updated Wage Chart which has been posted to this site.… Keep reading...