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

May 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 […]

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

The USPS has doubled-down on abolishing scheme requirements on future clerk duty assignments. It made two minor concessions, however . The effective date was changed from March 7 to March 23, 2015 and existing duty assignments with a scheme requirement will keep them until the duty assignment is vacated. That avoids re-posting them. I wonder […]

APWU files National Dispute over USPS removing scheme qualifications

USPS notified APWU of its intention to remove schemes from all clerk bids. In addition, the Postal Service intends to eliminate scheme qualifications on Clerk bid duty assignments after March 7, 2015. This is due to the continuing reduction in mail volumes requiring manual scheme knowledge. Furthermore, eliminating scheme qualifications on Clerk bid duty assignments […]

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

Scheme Training Will Not Be Required For Any Clerk Duty Assignments “Many postal clerks work a scheme for at least 30 hours per accounting period (month). Postal Clerks need scheme training to be fast and productive. Passive Adaptive Scanning System (PASS) systems scanners are slow and few in number.” February 20, 2015 As a matter […]