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

Branch Officers

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Branch 3825 steward Chester Crews request for Donated Leave

PS Form 3970-D

Management Instruction Leave Sharing

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The Complete Das Award

NALC and USPS Arguments before the Arbitration Board

The Latest Branch Communications:

Postal Record Scribe Article  November 2015
Postal Record Scribe Article December 2015

UNITY The newsletter of Branch 3825 Fall 2015

Election Results for 2016 Branch 3825 Convention Delegates


Branch 3825 Settlements For Various Contract Violations

Management instructed to cease using DOIS projections and announcing all mail up, April 21, 2015

Arbitrations Awarding the Local NALC Branch a Monetary Award for Reptetive Contract Violations

Formal Step A Settlement:
Two (2) $1500 settlements to Br. 3825 for violation of the Rockville Union Time Policy

Step B Decision:
Non-payment of multiple Greivance Settlements

Branch 3825 Monetary Settlements



On each work day during the life of this agreement, the Workhour Workload Report for all routes, for the previous day, will be posted daily in a convenient location.

How to Read the Workhour/Workload Report

M01846.pdf This jointly-developed document provides the mutual understanding of the national parties on
issues related to the Memorandum of Understanding, Re: City Delivery Route Alternative
Adjustment Process- 2014-2015. It is intended for use by the parties at all levels in properly
applying the terms of the City Delivery Route Alternative Adjustment Process.

Key Provisions of CDRAAP 2014 - 2015

CDRAAP Local Office Contacts Training

CDRAAP Route Evaluation Process

CDRAAP Consultation and Adjustment Process

Local Office Contact-REAT Contact Information

CDRAAP Workbook Data Analysis Instructions

CDRAAP Carrier Consultations

CDRAAP Initial Consultation Script

CDRAAP Adjustment Consultation Script

Seniority List form by Route Number
Seniority forms Not Generated Through the CDRAAP Agreements
Seniority List form by Senioity Order

COR/CDRAAP Adjustments

CDRAAP Territory Valuation and Optional Bidding Process

CDRAAP Route Adjustment Review Process

District Lead Team Responsibilities

Local Office Contact Responsibilities

CDRAAP and 271.g Special Inspections

Form for Requesting a Special Inspection

M-39, 271.g

M-01845 USPS/NALC City Delivery Route Alternative Adjustment Process- 2014-2015

CDRAAP Adjustment Review Request Form

The CDRAAP 3999 Process

Steward Notification of Management Failure to Comply with Posting WH/WL Reports and/or Compling with the 3999 Process
Not Generated Through the CDRAAP Agreements

Letter Carrier's Daily Log of Mail Volume, Office & Street Time
Not Generated Through the CDRAAP Agreements

Carriers Comment form for One Day Walk, 3999
Not Generated Through the CDRAAP Agreements

Examineers Guidelines for Completion of PS Form 3999
Not Generated Through the CDRAAP Agreements


CCA Experiences

eReassign National Postings Current and Historical

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eReassign Postings, Current and Previous Postings

A Current CCA to Potential CCAs

One Woman's Experience as a CCA


The Capital District Page

District Manager: Salvatore N. Vacca, 900 Brentwood Road, NE, Washington, DC 20066

FMLA Mailing Address

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: Grievant paid $1000. Branch paid $750 for repeated untimely pay adjustment grievances

Pre-Arbitration: Carrier paid $150 (x2) for management violation of the Rockville Call-Back policy

Step B Settlement: PM Office time restricted to 10 minutes. Violation of M-39, M-41

Formal Step A Settlement: Failure to perform 271.G inspection. $20 a day. Carrier paid $500 & $1300

Formal Step A Settlement: Failue to post vacant assignments, $40 a day for succesful bidder; $850 paid to branch

Formal Step A Settlements: Branch 3825 paid $100 for management's continued failure to provide PS Form 1723

Arbitration Settlement: Carrier awarded $100 for management's failure to allow his verification of a one day mail count.

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: Twenty-Five paying branch 3825 $750 each for management's failure to follow the Rockville Union time policy. Total, $18,750

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. Lack of contentions at Formal Step A results in waiver of contentions at Step B or later.

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

More 2015 Branch Picnic Pictures by Raj Babra



A Grand Alliance to save USPS
Customer Rights
when the Postal Service
Solicits to Change the Mode of Mail Delivery

Delivery Standards

USPS Service Standards

USPS Service Standards Map

USPS Color Coding

National Color Code Policy (Date not known)

GAO Report on Service Standards, 2014

USPS Delivery Standards April, 2014

USPS OIG Report on Color Coding, 2007

In The News....

USPS Has Shed 250K Employees in the Past 20 Years.
Related Study

Sen. Carper Introduces Postal Reform Bill

Rethinking Mailbox Access

Union Chief: Invest Smarter and Keep Postal Rates Lower

Federal Judge Orders USPS to Pay Employee $229K in Damages for Whistleblower Retaliation

Ever Wonder How USPS Trucks Last So Long?

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

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

USPS OIG Report: Grievance Payment Costs in South Florida District

House committee keeps Saturday mail delivery

USPS OIG Report: Web End of Run

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

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 February 3, Meeting

Useful Forms

Useful Websites

Useful Publications & Manuals

2016 Rotating Days-Off Calendar
2016 Calendar updated on Jan. 15, 2016-corrected pay periods
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

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 

CCA Training

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


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

Obtaining your USPS PIN and LiteBlue Password

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

Route Inspections

Additional Information

 Dog Bite Awareness

The Route Inspection Process

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

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

CCA Questions & Answers

CCA Information

NALC, CCA Rights & Benefits

CCA 4/2 Hour Guarantee, Standby Time & Sunday Premium Pay

CCA Continuation of Pay (COP) & Wage-Loss Compensation when Injured on the Job

20 CFR 10.216

CCAs and Opting Hold-Downs

Hold-Down Form

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

Defenses 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


Time to Vote

Employee and Labor Relations Manual

ELM 37


Contract Enforcement & Defending Discipline Attendance Checklist for Grievance
eRMS Information Curtailing Mail More than 2 Days Additional Attendance Checklist
EL-505 Letter to Injured Employee Branch 38 Steward Tutorial Region 2 JCAM Black Book
Branch 3825 Voucher 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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