The Postal Service has provided NAPUS and the League a letter that will be sent to part-time Postmasters outlining the policy concerning termination of saved hourly pay and opportunities for part-time Postmasters in remotely managed post offices (RMPOs) to be assigned to Level-6 career clerk craft positions in their offices. This is the latest information from Postal Headquarters and differs from previous information provided and posted on the NAPUS website concerning part-time Postmasters.
In accordance with the MOU dated Sept. 22, 2014, regarding POStPlan, part-time Postmasters who occupy Level-6 positions in RMPOs will be offered the opportunity to be assigned to Level-6 full-time clerk positions in their offices.
Postmasters who accept this opportunity will receive a promotional salary increase of 5 percent. If the salary calculation is above the maximum step of the appropriate salary schedule, the salary will be placed at the top step ($27.30 per hour) of a Level-6. If the salary calculation is not above the maximum, the resulting salary will be slotted into either PS Schedule 2 or PS Level 3, depending on the career appointment date.
Postmasters who accept an assignment as a career clerk will have their annual leave carryover reduced to the bargaining-unit ceiling of 440 hours. Employees will be allowed to use the hours in excess of the reduced ceiling during the balance of the 2016 leave year.
Postmasters who accept an assignment as a career clerk and have earned a Pay for Performance (PFP) award for FY16 will be paid a lump sum on Jan. 27, 2017. Postmasters who remain in their positions will have any applicable PFP percentage applied to their hourly rates of pay. Part-time Postmasters who have separated after Sept. 30, 2016, and before the effective date of payment on Jan. 7, 2016, will have their PFP checks sent to the employing office.
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