The issue in this grievance is whether the procedures followed in posting a position violated the National Agreement.
During our discussion, we agreed to settle this case based on the following understanding:
1. Normally, a duty assignment, once it has been posted for bid, will be filled consistent with 524.1 of the P-11 Handbook.
2. There may be, on occasion, exceptions wherein the Postal Service may leave vacant a duty assignment after it has been posted and no bids were received or there were no successful bidders. However, these exceptions must be operationally justified, and will be limited to changes such as those occurring through mechanization and technological changes, transportation changes, etc.
Accordingly, we agreed to remand this case to the parties at Step 3 for application of this settlement and any further
processing that is necessary.

Document Type:  Step 4 Agreement

APWU National Grievance Number:  H1C2BC10812

Craft:  Clerk

Tags: Posting , Bidding , and Application , 37.3.A.1 , Vacancy Filling , Filling Residual Vacancies

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