ARTICLE 37.3.A.1

In the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), a new sentence was added to Article 37, Section 3.A.1, which states, “Every effort will be made to create desirable duty assignments from all available work hours for career employees to bid”. This contractual language has allowed the Clerk Craft to save numerous full-time duty assignments that were previously lost through abolishments, reversions, and excessing. By retaining these types of duty assignments and adding other assignments utilizing this provision, the Clerk Craft has been able to create additional duty assignments and ultimately gain more conversions of PTFs to full-time and PSEs to career (NOTE: PTFs and PSEs do not bid on full-time duty assignments until converted to full-time status).