management hire a PSE to perform this work?ANSWER: The excessed PTF clerk will be given the opportunity to exercise their retreatrights.7.The 1.6.B Global Settlement says that offices downgraded in level will remain at the workstandard in place “at the beginning of the Agreement through the life of that contract.” Towhat date does this refer?ANSWER: November 21, 2010.
8.The Article 1.6.B global settlement says that level 18 Postmasters are limited to 15 hoursof bargaining unit work per week while level 15 & 16 Postmasters are limited to 25 hoursof bargaining unit work per week. What are the limits for Postmasters and/or secondsupervisors in Post Offices, level 20 and above?ANSWER: Postmasters and/or second supervisors in Post Offices, level 20 and above,may only perform bargaining unit work when permitted by Article 1.6.A.
Postal Support Employee (PSE)
9.Do all terms of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Re: Noncareer Assistant(NCA) Employees apply to PSE’s?ANSWER: Yes. The word PSE replaces Noncareer Assistant (NCA) wherever Noncareer Assistant or “NCA” appears in the agreement and MOU’s.10.Will PSE Leave Accrual rules be identical to those currently in place for APWU TEs?ANSWER: Yes.11.During the first three months of the agreement, as casuals and TE’s are being eliminated,may an office have either casuals or TE’s at the same time as PSE’s?ANSWER: Yes, but only during the 90-day period from the effective date of theagreement (May 23 – August 21, 2011).
During this interim period if casuals remain theycontinue to be subject to the same restrictions that were in effect under the 2006-10 CBA.12.Can current PMR’s be converted to PSE’s?ANSWER: PMR’s will be eligible to take the appropriate examinations like any other member of the general public and, if reached during the competitive hiring process, areeligible to be hired as PSE’s.