The APWU and USPS agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) dated March 3, 2014 which outlined a pecking order for residual duty assignments (residual vacancies) to be filled. Article 37, Section 1.H defines a residual vacancy as “A duty assignment that remains vacant after the completion of the voluntary bidding process”. The 3-20-14 MOU became the first real opportunity for PSEs in the Clerk Craft to be converted to career, once Part-time Flexible (PTF) clerks and other career employees via the pecking order are offered the residual vacancies.

The 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) included an MOU titled “Residual Vacancies – Clerk Craft”, which provided the pecking order for filling residual vacancies within the contract. This MOU was carried over into the 2018-2021 CBA and is found on Pages 374-378. The documents that are included in this section are related to the Residual Vacancies – Clerk Craft MOU.