Idowu Balogun

Director, Maintenance Division

(202) 842-4213

1300 L Street NW
Washington DC 20005

The Maintenance Craft is a diverse and complex division of the APWU. In addition to the three national officers who work at the union's headquarters in Washington, DC, representation is provided by nine Maintenance National Business Agents (NBAs) and three all-craft NBAs.

The Maintenance Division is comprised of approximately 40,000 employees, covering all pay grades — from 1 to 11— and more than 50 different position descriptions. It covers a wide variety of duties, including general office work, cleaning, mechanical, electronic, carpenter, painter, electrician and plumber. Staffing is divided into five general areas: Building Services (custodial); Field Maintenance; Administrative; Building Equipment (physical building and environment); and Mechanized (all postal equipment).

There are fewer than 600 part-time regulars, with the remainder of the employees being full-time regulars.

Idowu Balogun News Articles

The Maintenance Division and the Article 12 Notification Process

Maintenance Craft Director Idowu Balogun provides information on the Article 12 notification process, and the steps required in our Collective...

GSA Per Diem Rate Now Covers Daily Cost at NCED Eatery Effective March 15, 2024.

The General Services Administration Per Diem Rate of $59 Now Covers Daily Cost of Meals at National Center for Employee Development’s “3 Squares...

Maintenance Craft In-Service Open Season March 1-31, 2024

Once a year, during the month of March (March 1-31), ALL career employees may request to be tested for Maintenance Craft eligibility ratings and...

2023: A Year Review

Happy New Year! 2023 brought many changes and introduced several pilot programs to the Maintenance Division. Your national Maintenance Division...