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Change in work schedule; please be advised that the award (bid) notice (112355) makes these new assignments effective 10.17.2015. However, the bid assignments posted have the former work schedule listed, such as; 6am, 2pm and 10pm. As you know the hours are being changed to our former work schedules of 7am, 3pm, and 11pm, on the 17th of October, except the Linear/Low Cost Tray Sorter. Applicable employees who have changed their bid assignment will work their new assignment hours until 10.31.2015 and then reschedule to the new hours of 7am, 3pm and 11pm. However, during the interim (10.17 thru 10.31.2015) employees can change their schedule and on 10.17.2015 work the new hours. Therefore, on a voluntary basis, anyone interested should contact their steward and complete Ps Form 3189.
I was informed today (10.09.2015) that effective 10.17.2015 the Service will convert twenty-four (24) mail handler assistants (MHA’s) to full time. At that time the newly converted MHA’s will select, in preference order, residual (open) positions to be effective 10.31.2015. Until that time they will remain in their current position.
Shortly thereafter, the Service will hire new MHA’s and the current MHA’s will be able to select new tours or remain where they are in seniority order based upon their previous tour preference.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health-(NIOSH)
There are some situations that line management has stated, or had minimally implemented some sought of employee rotations at the FSS, and Flat Sorter Machines. With that understanding, this union has received some employee inquiries as to rotation.
For your information; this union had filed a safety & health complaint, and during the process asked the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) to evaluate the health hazards at the FSS and Flat Sorter Machines. The request for evaluation concerned the prolonged standing at sorting machines which studies have shown that prolong standing results in; muscle fatigue, neck, shoulder, and back discomfort and pain.
In brief, there were many reports that we obtained on this subject of prolong standing and the findings were; working in a standing posture on a regular basis can cause sore feet, swelling of the... [Read More]