Trenton Metro Area Local
American Postal Workers Union
Bill Lewis, President
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE
AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION, AFL-CIO
– Trenton Facility
The parties agree to the following on a one-time basis to
accommodate employees who do not wish to return to the Trenton facility.
Employees holding a duty assignment in or assigned to the
Trenton facility will be given one opportunity to indicate that they do not wish
to return to that facility.
Voluntary reassignments will be made as follows:
Reassignments will be made to either existing residual duty
assignments which were not filled through bid in the gaining installation, or
residual duty assignments resulting from the posting of additional duty
assignments created for the sole purpose of accommodating reassignment requests
under this MOU. No conversions will
result from this creation of duty assignments, and assignments created to
accommodate these employees may be reverted if not filled by a reassigned
employee. All employees must meet
the minimum qualifications of the position to which they seek to be reassigned,
and also (in the clerk craft) must quality on any additional requirements of the
duty assignment (i.e., schemes, skills).
The USPS will not be required to pay relocation benefits
for any employee who is reassigned under this MOU.
There shall be no retreat rights.
Nothing in this MOU requires the USPS to create additional
vacancies for purposes of placing employees.
The Area/Regional parties, along with national parties as
designated, shall meet to determine the methods for implementing the above
All reassignments to be made under this MOU shall be within
the immediate metropolitan area (i.e., beginning with Central New Jersey
District and if necessary expanding to other districts within the New York Metro
This Memorandum of Understanding does not set a precedent for any purpose, and may be cited in this and other forums only to enforce its terms.
Doug A. Tulino William Burrus
Labor Relations Policies and Programs American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO
U.S. Postal Service