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

Shared Community Toolbox, Another Bad Idea!

The Postal Service has now chosen to disrupt and inconvenience the work lives of our mechanics and technicians with a new Community Toolbox Pod...

Welcome to National Center for Employee Development & Full Per Diem Implementation

In an effort to be proactive and understand firsthand how the union contract’s per diem provisions were being implemented, APWU headquarters...

Field Maintenance Operation Management Restructuring

The Postal Service notified the APWU on June 20, 2022 that they are going to be realigning the Field Maintenance Operation (FMO) reporting structure...

Successful Maintenance Division Conference

The 2022 APWU National Convention started on Monday, August 15, 2022 and lasted for four days. We participated in Maintenance Council meetings on...