IT/AS Tentative Agreement Extension Reached!

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January 21, 2022

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The American Postal Workers and the United States Postal Service have reached a Tentative Extension Agreement for the Information Technology/Accounting Service Collective Bargaining Agreement. The parties have agreed to accept a 22-month extension agreement which will expire on May 17, 2022. 

This agreement is retroactive from July 17, 2020. The parties have agreed to retroactive salary increases as follows:

General Increases: 

  • January 16, 2021: 1% guaranteed increase with potentially a 1.3% increase should the APWU main agreement terms ratify.
  • January 15, 2022: 1% guaranteed increase with potentially a 1.3% increase should the APWU main agreement terms ratify.

Cost of Living (COLA): continue with the same formula using the March 2020 index.

PP 24/2020    $395,  PP 11/2021  $770,  PP 24/2021  $1560, and a future COLA effective PP 11/2022.

Additional Salary Increases:

In addition to the retroactive salary increases, the parties have agreed to restructure the salary schedule for the N and N2 schedules for levels 19-23. There will be a new top step salary in those levels which will be increased by 4% of the current schedule. This will be established by adding two steps to the current salary schedule with a reduced 36 week step wait period between the new steps.

The parties also agreed to increase the number of paid holidays by Juneteenth to the list. 

Work Rule Improvements:

The parties worked to realign contractual language with the language in the main APWU agreement, which had not been changed as changes were made under the main agreement. Language changes were agreed upon for Article 2, 8, 15, 31, 33, 37, 38, and MOU’s on a guaranteed complement of bargaining unit programmers. We have two MOU’s for pilot telework agreements that we will sign outside of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, which have taken a lot of time to develop and for the parties to come to agreement on. 

"These negotiations have been a long and draining process but it became time for the parties to agree to what they could accept at this time so as to get the salary increases in the members pockets. The extension will be expiring very quickly but it became necessary for the APWU to accept what it could for the members, and move on to fight another day," stated Support Services Director Steve Brooks. 


Tuesday, February 1, 2022 and Thursday, February 3, 2022

IT/AS members can register to attend a Town Hall Meeting to receive information on the IT/AS Contract Extension. There is also a voting ballot and copies of the contract extension changes being mailed to IT/AS members which should arrive the week of January 24-28, 2022.

The Town Hall Meetings will be on Tuesday February 1, 2022 and Thursday February 3, 2022.

Click Here to Register for Tuesday Feb. 1, 2022   7pm EST – 9:00 pm EST

Click Here to Register for Thursday Feb. 3, 2022   7pm EST – 9:00 pm EST

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