National Association of Letter Carriers

Merged Branch 3825  

Germantown 

Rockville

Gaithersburg

Damascus

Twinbrook

Maryland 

Diamond Farms 

Derwood

 Pike 

Gaithersburg Main

  GMF 

Potomac 

Montgomery Village

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

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

301-424-5960

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  September 2014

  UNITY The newsletter of Branch 3825 Fall 2013

Monthly Branch Meeting Minutes  July 2014

NALC BULLETIN June 12, 2014

NEW........USPS/NALC City Delivery Route Alternative Adjustment Process- 2014-2015

New.....The Postal Service may hire Retirees to
serve as Holiday Carrier Assistants during the December 2014 period.

6 Day Inspection Information

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

Problems, Issues and Complaints with Mail Services

Supervisor Barred From Supervising Letter Carriers in any Office Represented by Branch 3825

Branch 3825 Is Awarded Large Monetary Settlements For Various Contract Violations

Pre-Arbitration: Twenty-seven Carriers paid $1200 each and Branch 3825 paid $4000 for management failure to comply with Step B decisions concerning route adjustments.

Step B Decision: Branch 3825 awarded $700 for management's violation of the Rockville union time policy.

Formal A Settlement: Three settlements for $750 each for management's failure to follow the Rockville Union time policy.

Arbitration: Branch 3825 awarded $420 for management's continued refusal to provide information.

Arbitration: Five Carriers paid an additional $150 and $10 a week beginning on January 17, 2014 for untimely payment of arbitration award. Branch 3825 awarded $750 for processing the grievance.

Pre-Arbitration: Branch 3825 is Awarded $50,000 to Settle over 75 Union Information Request Grievances

Arbitration: Branch 3825 is Awarded $40,000 as Settlement for 179 Grievances for Violation of Rockville Union Time Policy

Arbitration: Again, Carriers Awarded $20 a Day for Management's Failure to Post Vacant Routes Timely

Arbitration: Branch 3825 Awarded $700 for Management's Failure to Provide Information

Arbitration: Again, Branch 3825 Awarded $700 for Management's Failure to Provide Information

Arbitration: Carriers awarded $20 a Day for Management's Failure to Post Vacant Routes Timely

 

Capital District FMLA Submitting Information

The Artificial Undertime supporting documents package

Pictures from various branch gaitherings.  Photos by Raj Babra

                                       

Customer Rights
when the Postal Service
Solicits to Change
the Mode of Mail Delivery

Faulty FFV Ignition May Result in Rollaways

 

In The News......................

POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION FILING

City Carrier Assistants (CCAs) scan totes using iPhone scanning, which provides
route order information via a USPS-developed iOS application. The totes are sorted on
the workroom floor by route and delivery order, and are then back-loaded to a truck for
delivery. Deliveries occur from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m. These deliveries are unattended — the
CCA will not ring the doorbell or knock on the door. The carrier places the totes in a
location designated by the consumer for delivery. Totes are scanned at key steps in the
process to provide tracking and visibility through to delivery. CCAs wear postal
uniforms and lighted caps as a safety measure and for easy recognition by the public.

Conclusion
We confirmed that Postal Service officials in the Northeast Area were unable to account for 35 trailers and could not provide documentation of ever receiving the trailers from the leasing company. The Postal Service continued paying lease costs of $249,454 for the trailers for 2 years (October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2013), even though it could not validate their location or use during that period. We confirmed that New Jersey NDC and Northeast Area officials searched for the missing trailers, and the search did not reveal any records of trailer movements. As a result, the Postal Service stopped the monthly lease payments in October 2013 and paid the trailer supplier $37,920 for the residual value of the 35 trailers. They received the titles in April 2014 for the lost trailers.

Are USPS Changes Leading to More Work-Related Injuries?

OIG Blog Post: Replacing aging fleet could be opportunity, not burden for USPS

OIG Report: City Carriers Returning after 5 PM in Capital District

OIG Report-Package Services: Get Ready, Set, Grow!

Letter carriers arrive for convention with worries for future

AFT Strikes Fear in the Heart of Staples CEO Staples, USPS Use Trickery to Try to Derail Boycott

USPS Will Shed 3,000 Employees by 2015, Through Retirements or Layoffs

How Aging Trucks Could Doom Nationwide Mail Delivery

USPS OIG Report: Delivery Vehicles

USPS OIG Report: Grievance Payment Costs in South Florida District

House committee keeps Saturday mail delivery

USPS OIG Report: Web End of Run

Jim Sauber interview with BloombergBusinessweek

Postmaster Organizations informed that RIF effective Date Postponed until 01/10/2015

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

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.

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

USPS Announces FY 2014 Pay for Performance Program
Details..pdf

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

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

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

The USPS 5 year Profitability Plan 

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

Gaithersburg Labor Management Minutes, July 2014

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 July 2, Meeting

Useful Forms

Useful Websites

Useful Publications & Manuals

2015 Rotating Days-Off Calendar
2014 Rotating Days-Off Calendar

NALC Web Site  

2011 - 2016 National Agreement

USPS Salary Search

The NALC Postal Record

Leave Slip, PS Form 3971

PostalMag.com

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

Download Copy

American Postal Workers Union-APWU

More Retirement Information & Forms

 

Sept. 6, 2014 Carrier Pay Chart

 Federal Times Paper 

Proof of Employment & Income

Postal News

Carrier On-the-Job Training Manual

Module 4: On-the-Job Training Task Checlist

Carrier training Administrator Guide

USPS Flexible Spending Account FSA Claim Form 

NALC Health Benefit Plan

Joint Contract Administration Manual

JCAM

PS Form 3996

Postal Reporter

FMLA & Disability

       Reasons for Overtime, Form 3996        More Reasons

Search Routes by Zip Code

Click the Route Number to View Street Map

Instructions for Submitting FMLA Documentation
Standard (SF) Forms Thrift Savings Plan-TSP NALC FMLA Forms
Sign up for the NALC e-Activist

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


Zip Code Maps

 

OWCP Forms

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

July 2014

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

MODS & TACS Codes

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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