About the Clerk Division

The Clerk Division is the largest division of the American Postal Workers Union. We proudly represent approximately 150,000 postal clerks in post offices large and small across the country. Clerks occupy more than 170 different position descriptions and can be found performing work at retail windows, mail processing, call centers, bulk mail entry, sales retention, and administrative office environments to name the most common. 

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September 10, 2022

Reporting Back On Four Years And Looking To The Future

Since 2009, the USPS has wanted to cut our workforce and reduce the retail footprint using Contract Postal Units (CPUs...

September 9, 2022

Arbitrator Sharnoff Issues National-Level Award on ADUS Craft Jurisdiction

On September 1, 2022 Arbitrator Joseph M. Sharnoff issued his latest national-level RI-399 award, this one concerning...

July 28, 2022

COVID-19 Test Kit Fulfillment Pilot Extended

On July 27, 2022, the APWU and USPS agreed to once again extend the COVID-19 Test Kit Fulfillment Pilot MOU in 23 sites...

July 13, 2022

Q&A For Clerks on New Collective Bargaining Agreement

(This article first appeared in the July/August 2022 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 1. Question: Does a...

Questions and Answers re: 2021-2024 National Agreement - PTFs, PSEs, NTFTs dated 6/8/2022

On June 8, 2022, the parties signed a set of Q&As that further explains the parties’ intent regarding certain contractual provisions of the 2021-2024 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). The Q&As clarify issues such as PSEs in Level 4 RMPOs receiving opportunities for promotion to career under the 24-month automatic conversion language, PTFs’ 4-hour (daily) and 24-hour (pay period) work guarantees, and Non-Traditional Full-Time (NTFT) assignments, among other issues. 

A copy of the Q&As is attached with this article for easier access. Any questions related to these Q&As should be addressed to Lamont Brooks, APWU Clerk Craft Director. 

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Canvass Process for PTFs and PSEs Made Easier in eReassign

Step 7 and Section B.2 of the MOU, Re: Residual Vacancies – Clerk Craft, for residual vacancies and PTF vacancies will now be available on eReassign, effective February 1, 2022. Once implemented, PTFs and PSEs will have access to the canvassing process in eReassign. The APWU and Postal Service jointly shared the news of this improvement on January 27, 2022 by sending out separate notifications to their respective representatives.

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Bulk Mail Tech and Mailing Requirements Clerk MOU Extended Again

The original April 3, 2020 MOU, Re: Bulk Mail Tech and Mailing Requirements Clerk Position Qualification, was extended by the parties on February 9, 2022. This latest extension will expire on April 8, 2022 unless agreed upon by the parties to continue it further. Click here to view the MOU. 

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Additional Extension of April 3, 2020 MOU, Re: Bulk Mail Tech and Mailing Requirements Clerk Position Qualification, Agreed to by APWU & USPS

On October 1, 2021, Clerk Craft Director Lamont Brooks signed another extension with the Postal Service of the original April 3, 2020 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Re: Bulk Mail Tech and Mailing Requirements Clerk (MRC) Position Qualification.

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Second Round of Payments for POStPlan Staffing Violations

Payments Set to Begin on April 30, 2021

On April 26, 2021, the Postal Service informed the Clerk Craft that it had partially input the second round of payments required by the national-level award, dated June 17, 2017 authored by Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg in Case #Q10C-4Q-C-15206043. The arbitrator’s award was due to the Postal Service’s failure to honor a December 22, 2014 agreement between the parties surrounding the POStPlan Staffing for Remotely Managed Post Offices (RMPOs) and Level 18 post offices.

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Clerk Craft Prepares for National Negotiations

The APWU will begin negotiations for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) in June.  The current CBA is set to expire on September 20, 2021. As such, the Clerk Craft officers have begun preparing for negotiations on issues related to our craft. We are currently reviewing all resolutions that were adopted by the delegates at past National Conventions applying to Article 37. These resolutions involve issues such as bidding, assignment of unencumbered regulars, 204-B restrictions, higher-level pay, PTF workhour guarantees and conversions to full-time regular status, and additional rights for PSE clerks.

Clerk Craft Director Lamont Brooks also invited suggestions from the National Business Agents across the country...

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Remaining Level 6 Mailing Requirements Clerks Upgraded to Level 7

APWU Clerk Craft Director Lamont Brooks signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Postal Service that upgraded the known remaining Level 6 Mailing Requirements Clerks (MRC) to Level 7. The MOU, dated April 20, 2021, identified four (4) Level 6 MRC duty assignments by Job Identification number – one in Charleston, SC, one in Fort Worth, TX, and two in Houston, TX – that were entitled to be upgraded to Level 7.

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January Clerk Training Postponed

In the November/December 2021 issue of The American Postal Worker, the Clerk Craft announced that we planned training classes during the last full week of January 2022. However, due to the tentative 2021-2024 Collective Bargaining Agreement that will soon be mailed to all APWU members for a ratification vote, the training has been postponed. Once the ratification vote has been tallied and if the contract has been approved by the membership, the Clerk Craft will reschedule the training based on the new 2021 contract.
 

Clerk Craft Negotiates Improvements in 2021-2024 CBA

(This article first appeared in the January/February 2022 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

Pending ratification by APWU membership, the 2021- 2024 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) will contain major gains for Clerk Craft employees. The CBA will also retain many of our most important achievements from past contracts. These accomplishments include:

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    Extension with the Postal Service of the April 3, 2020 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Re: Bulk Mail Tech and Mailing Requirements Clerk (MRC) Position Qualification

    On March 23, 2021, Clerk Craft Director Lamont Brooks signed an extension with the Postal Service of the April 3, 2020 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Re: Bulk Mail Tech and Mailing Requirements Clerk (MRC) Position Qualification. This MOU was agreed to by the parties in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to ensure that employees pending qualification for Bulk Mail Tech or Mailing Requirements Clerk duty assignments would be provided a realistic opportunity to pass the required training.

    The extension is through June 4, 2021, unless otherwise agreed to by the parties. Click here to view the extension. 

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