APWU, USPS Establish Guidelines on Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedures

October 6, 2011

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The APWU and USPS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that establishes guidelines for the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedures (ADRP), Director of Industrial Relations Mike Morris has announced. The MOU, dated Oct. 5, 2011, stipulates that only seven issues identified in an MOU dated Sept. 2, 2011, can be addressed through the ADRP, unless the parties at the national level agree to include additional issues. The time limit for grievance appeals and meetings at each step is governed by Article 15, with a clarification regarding disputes involving Non-Traditional Full-Time (NTFT) duty assignments. The 14-day time limit for appeals of NTFT roll-out disputes starts on the date the duty assignment is posted for bid, the MOU says.

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