The issue in this grievance is whether the grievant, a part-time flexible assigned to the Pond Eddy, New York, Post Office is entitled to work at the Poughkeepsie, New York, Post Office prior to utilizing the supplemental workforce.  The union contends that management is obligated to utilize qualified and available part-time flexible employees from associate offices prior to utilizing casual employees.  It is our position that no national interpretive issue involving the terms and conditions of the National Agreement is fairly presented in this case.  Inasmuch as this issue was previously adjudicated in arbitration, application rather than interpretation is required.  Therefore, the assignment of work to employees in the supplemental workforce at the MSC office prior to using part-time flexible employees from the associate offices was consistent with Arbitrator Bloch's decision of case E8C-4J-C 34063.  Based upon the above considerations, this grievance is denied. 

Document Type:  USPS Position Letter

APWU National Grievance Number:  H1C1QC17507

Craft:  Clerk

Tags: Employee Classification , Temporary Employees , Cross Craft Assignments , Casuals , Casuals In Lieu Of , part-time flexible , PTF

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