National Association of Letter Carriers

Merged Branch 3825  







Diamond Farms 



Gaithersburg Main



Montgomery Village

P. O. Box 1398 Rockville, Maryland 20849-1398

326-A North Stonestreet Ave., Rockville, MD 20850


e-mail: NALCbr3825 at aol dot com

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Excerpts from the 2011-2016 National Agreement Arbitration Award 

The Complete Das Award

NALC and USPS Arguments before the Arbitration Board

New Pay Scale Key Provisions of the National Agreement Arbitration Award

TE/CCA Provisions of the Award

Brief Overview of the Award

The Latest Branch & National NALC Communications:

Postal Record Scribe Article  May 2014

  UNITY The newsletter of Branch 3825 Fall 2013

Monthly Branch Meeting Minutes   January 2014

NALC BULLETIN March 24, 2014

6 Day Inspection Information

The Capital District Page
District Manager: Kelvin Williams, 900 Brentwood Road, NE, Washington, DC 20066


Text of News story.

"Stop delivering all mail carrier r to be back by exceptions call if a problem...," one text, sent on Friday at 2:23 p.m., read. "All carriers are to be back 17:30 finished or not," another text, sent on Tuesday at 5:01 p.m., stated.

Although USPS spokeswoman Laura Dvorak would not comment about the photographs or text messages released to Channel 7, she refuted any claim that the free world's mail provider was cutting corners to help its bottom line.

"There is no policy to have our letter carriers off the street by 6 p.m., although we always strive to have carriers return as early as possible, as the workload dictates," Dvorak said via email.

Read the entire story of what has been going on in the Capital District for days.  Ask carriers in Bethesda, Rockville, Potomac, Gaithersburg, Germantown,'s true.

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Text of News story.

Text Message Received by Branch 3825 from a carrier in the branch, Capital District:
February 18, 2014..."So this BS of being back and off the clock by 530 the day after holiday no less, district or nation wide and isn't there a law or something being broken? Bringing mail back because of this is just wrong..never in my 29 yrs!"

E-mail Received by branch 3825 from a patron in Ellicott City, MD, Baltimore District: February 20, 2014... 

"We have not received our mail since Saturday. Called our post office, which is now located in Ellicott City.
They told me that we were going to get it yesterday. That it hadn't been
delivered Tues or Wed because they wanted their mail carriers off the streets by
6 because of the ice. It was in the 50s Tues and Wed!  They said we would get it
yesterday, but of course we didn't. .... just emailed our representative Elijah
Cummings to complain.
Going to call the post office again also."

Capital District Mandatory Service Talk to Delivery Employees, February 21, 2014

Problems, Issues and Complaints with Mail Services



Rockville Wins Big Arbitration Award for Untimely Route Postings

FMLA Submitting Information

The Artificial Undertime supporting documents package

Pictures from various branch gaitherings.  Photos by Raj Babra


More Pictures

In The News.....

Financial Services Could Net the US Postal Service $8.9 Billion

Carper-Coburn Postal Bill, S. 1486, Approved By Senate Committee By Vote of 9 to 1

NALC: USPS’ ‘highly encouraging’ quarterly report reveals $765 million profit

USPS Ends Same-Day Delivery Pilot in San Francisco

Thousands of early retirements help USPS cut losses in first quarter

Employment of Postal Service mail carriers is projected to decline 27 percent from 2012 to 2022

USPS bid to even out Standard Mail loads through the week

USPS OIG Report: The USPS is not prepared to handle the projected increase in parcel volume.  Carrier (CCA) retention needs to improve from the 19% attrition rate and vehicle modifications are needed.  Full report, pdf.

Postal worker’s death raises concerns over late deliveries

Letter from USPS Capital Dist. Manager mailed to all Letter Carriers and received on Nov. 21

Police hand out flyers with the smiling face of a USPS worker who was shot to death  Story & Video

US Postal Service worker killed in Md.       Video    Video     Video   Video

Postal Worker Killed On Duty In Landover MD 

Senate Postal Reform Bill Delayed 'Indefinitely'

New postal union leader promises more aggressive defense of ‘public postal service’

USPS Announces FY 2014 Pay for Performance Program

USPS wants to overhaul health, retiree benefits
GAO Report..pdf

Postal Service Offers Early Retirement to More Than 15,000 Supervisors

U.S.P.S. To Track Mail Carriers With GPS Technology

USPS OIG Report: ELM not being properly updated

When postal workers double as first responders

Postal health plan would save USPS money, but workers could pay the price

COLAs coming next month for many postal workers

USPS OIG Report: Rehab Assignments

OIG Report-Excess City Delivery Routes .pdf

Story of one mail processing plant consolidation reveals possible pitfalls

What happens if America loses its unions

Can Part-Time Retirement Save USPS?

USPS OIG: Employee Retirement Options  .pdf

FSS Machines Running Far Slower Than Planned

OIG Report on Unauthorized Overtime  PDF

Expert: USPS pullout would jeopardize federal health insurance program

USPS Annual Report  pdf

The USPS 5 year Profitability Plan  pdf

Without Unions, the Middle Class Withers  

National Assessment of City Delivery Efficiency 2011 – Office Performance  OIG Report .pdf

Converting and Assigning Delivery Points to More Cost-Effective Delivery Modes .pdf

USPS "Route Optimization" "Concept Paper" Regarding 100% Delivery Routes .PDF

Another USPS Workplace Tragedy

Beyond Going Postal: A Disappointing and Sad Postscript

Congressman To USPS OIG: New Documents Show Wage Theft In New Hampshire Post Offices Continues

For example, workers may not report a work-related injury or illness because they fear job loss or other disciplinary action, or fear jeopardizing rewards based on having low injury and illness rates .pdf 

Management Advisory – Management of City Letter Carriers’ Street Performance (PDF) An OIG Report Covering DOIS Reports, Evaluated Routes and GPS Devices                                                                  

Annapolis, Maryland injured carrier discovers video camera attached to a utility pole outside his home.

A close-up of the camera and a shot of the camera attached to the pole.   We were informed that this camera has been removed.  The author of this story believes that this "publicity" may have expedited the removal process.

Read an e-mail we received from former National NALC President, 1968-1977, Jim Rademacher. 

 Video of picketing at USPS Headquarters, L'Enfant Plaza, April 16, 2007.                     

April 16, 2007 video of marchers staging on the mall and the march to USPS headquarters. 

Member Resources......

 Branch 3825 Information:

Arbitration, Step A & B Decisions

Branch 3825 Postal Record Scribe Articles

Grievance Summaries

UNITY the Branch 3825 Newsletter


Union Meeting Minutes Branch 3825 

Branch 3825 By-Laws

Rockville Local Agreement

Labor/Management Meeting Minutes

Germantown Local Agreement

Damascus Local Agreement

Gaithersburg Local Agreement

Map to NALC Br. 3825 Rockville Union Office

Br. 3825 Post Office Phone Numbers

Union Meeting Notice Mar. 5 Meeting

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2014 Rotating Days-Off Calendar

2013 Rotating Days-Off Calendar

NALC Web Site  

2011 - 2016 National Agreement

2012 Pay Periods

2011 Pay Periods

USPS Salary Search

The NALC Postal Record

Leave Slip, PS Form 3971

The USPS POSTAL Bulletin  

Weingarten Rights Article From Br. 43

 Weingarten Card

Postal Employee Network-NEWS

Retirement Information FERS   CSRS

Entering Information in the ETC for Assistance You Provide to Other Routes

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American Postal Workers Union-APWU

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The Latest Carrier Pay Chart

 Federal Times Paper 

Carrier Training Manual

Proof of Employment & Income

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USPS Flexible Spending Account FSA Claim Form 

NALC Health Benefit Plan

Joint Contract Administration Manual


PS Form 3996

Postal Reporter

FMLA & Disability

       Reasons for Overtime, Form 3996        More Reasons

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Instructions for Submitting FMLA Documentation
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What is COLCPE?  from NALC Region 2

Dept. of labor Form WH-381   Notice of Eligibility, Rights and Responsibilities  FMLA

How to Read your Pay Stub

Give to COLCPE Online

Law Firm Explanation of Disability Retirement

PS Form 1571 Undelivered MailReport

PostalEASE NALC Guide to FMLA

Request for Temporary Light Duty

LiteBlue USPS Employee Web Site

How to Bid Routes on LiteBlue

Documentation for Disability Retirement

PS Form 3074, Request for Waiver of Claim for Erroneous Payment of Pay

USPS Web Site

Information on Disability Retirement-CSRS

Give to COLCPE by Phone 

NALC Branch Web Sites Posted by NALC Branch 38

Information on Disability Retirement-FERS

Postal Record Article: Waiver of Claim...Erroneous Payment

Give to COLCPE through Electronic Debit 

OWCP Bill Payment Inquiry

PS Form 1260 Nontransactor Card

Sign-Up for e-Activist Network

Fitness For Duty Examinations 

PS, SF, CA, TSP, FMLA Forms, NALC Br. 38

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CA-16 Authorization for Treatment

Carrier HOLD sheet

NALC Br. 214 San Francisco

OWCP Injury Claim Forms

Delivery Notices

HOLD Notice        MOVE Notice

MSP Notice

NALC Br. 3 Buffalo, New York


Family and Medical Leave Basics

The Law and FMLA

January 16, 2009 Revised FMLA

Weingarten Rights & Requesting Union Representation

NALC Br. 38 Merged New Jersey

Carrier Work Description

2012-2020 Federal Holiday Dates

NALC Br. 100 Ohio

Carrier Job Description

Medical Evidence Form for Sick Leave
Medical Documentation Provisions

letter carrier network

Carrier Duties

 Letter Carrier Connection

Medical Release Certificate

Zip Code Maps Dept. of Labor FMLA Forms             Employee   Family Member

Retirement Information

Safety & Health

Route Inspections

Additional Information

 Dog Bite Awareness

The Route Inspection Process

TE Questions & Answers

Montgomery County MD Animal Control

Route Inspection Form 1838-C

Branch Communication and Newsletters From Around the Country

SL Requested-Diagnosis NOT Required    

Minor Route Adjustment Memorandum, August 1, 2008

Quotes in Support of Organized Labor

Fitness For Duty Examinations 

NALC Route Inspection Handbook

Creating a New USPS Personal Identification Number...PIN

Bereavement Leave

Carrier Casing Standards


Carrier Pay Chart January 2013

Safety and Health Publications


Minor Route Adjustment NALC White Paper

JARAP 2011 - COR - DEAT- LOC - 3999 Page

Accident Report Form 1769

Special Inspections

FSS Flats Sequencing System Information Page

What a Federal Employee Should do When Injured on the Job

Steward Resources........

Grievance Forms

Steward Forms

Contract Enforcement & Defending Discipline

2013 Grievance Form 8190

WORD .docx

Request for Steward Time Form

    Grievance Investigation

2013 Grievance Form 8190 .pdf

Forms Numbers and List

Defense to Discipline  NALC

Defense to Discipline  Mail Handlers

Dispute Resolution Time Line

Grievance Checklist NALC Br. 38 

Region 13 Steward Guide

Formal A Settlement

Br. 3825 Grievance Forms

Employee Labor Relations Forms

Informal A Settlement

Overtime Desired List

Department of Labor

Time Limit Extension  Time Limits Fillable

Grievance Log 

NALC Guide to Local Negotiations

Dispute Resolution Process Questions & Answers

Tools & Research, NALC Br. 38

Potter Letter, Contract Compliance

USPS Manuals & Papers

PDI Recording Form

The Legal Rights of Stewards

City Carrier Duties & Responsibilities  M-41

Overtime Offered and Declined

National Labor Relations Board NLRB

  Management of Delivery Services M-39

Pre-Arbitration Settlement Form

Joint Contract Administrative Manual JCAM

April 2009

USPS Work & Time Forms

  Materials Reference System MRS 

September 2009

Supervisor's Guide to Handling Grievances EL-921

 DOIS Reports

An Explanation of DOIS Reports

Addressing Contract Violations and Defending Against Discipline

Pivoting City Delivery

MODS Operation Codes

PS, SF, CA, TSP, FMLA Forms, NALC Br. 38

AM & PM Unit Review

DOIS: What You Should Know

Contract Talk, Activist & White Papers

Supervisor's CA-1 Checklist

TACS Forms Descritions

APWU Grievance Investigation Manual

TACS Exception Reports Guide


Time to Vote

Employee and Labor Relations Manual

ELM-28  July 2011


Contract Enforcement & Defending Discipline Attendance Checklist for Grievance
Curtailing Mail More than 2 Days Additional Attendance Checklist
Branch 38 Steward Tutorial Region 2 JCAM Black Book
Steward "Just Cause" Training Tom Gates Reference Book
"Unsatisfactory Performance" Supervisor's Questionnaire of Considerations
Carrier Route Mail Service Talk Weingarten MEMO

Weingarten & Kalkines Warnings

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