NAPUS Meets With USPS Headquarters to Review ELM 650 Process.

NAPUS President Bob Rapoza met with Postal Service representatives this week to review possible changes to the ELM 650 process. This section of the ELM covers nonbagaining disciplinary and appeal procedures, including letters of warning in lieu of time off suspensions, emergency placement and other types of adverse actions.  

During pay talks, both Postmaster organizations proposed the establishment of an Ad Hoc committee to explore the ELM 650 process for possible revisions. NAPUS and the League recommended the establishment of a peer review team to review discipline prior to any ELM 650 appeals.  Additional meetings have been scheduled between USPS representatives and the Postmaster organizations. 

Fact Finding Preference Selection Begins 

This week, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service provided the Postal Service, NAPUS and the League with a list of candidates to serve on the fact finding panel.  The panel will review and make recommendations on Postmaster pay policies and schedules and fringe benefits.  The panel will make its recommendations within 30 days of its appointment and the Postal Service must consider the recommendations and provide a written reply within 15 days after the recommendations are received.  It should be noted that the panel’s recommendations are not binding.

Charlie Moser
December 1, 2011

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