NAPUS: Postmasters concerned about USPS elimination of Scheme Qualification from clerk bids

napusMay 8, 2015 NAPUS  and the LEAGUE recently express our concern upon learning of the elimination of scheme qualification to clerk bid jobs after March 23, 2015. At our request a teleconference was held on April 21, 2015, with operations managers at Postal Service to discuss our concerns.   The Postal Service advised that the business decision to discontinue scheme qualification on clerk bid assignments were driven by several factors:

  •  The obsolesces of current scheme training programs due to ACS 3 environment.
  • The pending deployment of scheme assist technology to the field.

PMRs and PMR Annuitants Receive MOU Impact NoticeThe Postal Service noted that local management would still have the option to provide scheme training to clerks. Clerk bids currently in place that have scheme requirements will remain in place.  A question and answer format document was being developed with APWU to clarify administration and potential operational impacts.

NAPUS  and LEAGUE

USPS will no longer require ‘scheme qualifications’ on postal clerk bid duty assignments

APWU files National Dispute over USPS removing scheme qualifications

Update: USPS Elimination of Scheme requirements on Clerk bids is Modified (Slightly)

5 thoughts on “NAPUS: Postmasters concerned about USPS elimination of Scheme Qualification from clerk bids

  1. NAPUS concerns are understandable, the bosses at the top are giving up a tool for Postmasters to fire employees since there is a loophole in the APWU contract that removes the 6 year layoff protection for those who were excessed from a RIF’d or closed down facility and allows them to terminate them for not passing the scheme qualification.

  2. USPS will not authorize any training hours for scheme to local Mngt., Therefore the case is closed!

  3. •The pending deployment of scheme assist technology to the field.

    The above quote is so Postal….Eliminate necessary skills PRIOR to beta testing of new technology that might or might not work.

  4. oh please…………..postal mismanagement will always scheme its way to failure!

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