Vernon - 13476 

 SYRACUSE STEWARD'S OFFICE 
315-452-1123
Fax: 315 458-7839
The Steward currently responsible for your office is:  

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 We are located at:
4470 PETERSBORO ST
Phone: (315) 829-3901
L M O U 
VERNON
L M O U
   ~ VERNON ~
Local Memorandum of Understanding
between the
United States Postal Service - Vernon, NY
and the
American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO
Central New York Area Local




This Local Memorandum of Understanding for the Vernon, NY Post Office is agreed to effective April 15, 1996.

For the United States Postal Service:For the American Postal Workers Union:



____________________________________               ___________________________________
      Carol Zagarelli, O.I.C.                                                    Robin Eldridge, Area Vice President


Article 1: General Provisions ..... Page 1 
Article 2: Annual Leave ..... Page 2



Article 1: General Provisions


1.1 Union-Management Cooperation

  • A. This Local Memorandum may be amended with the mutual consent of the Postmaster, the Local President and
  •      Labor Relations Representative.
  • B. The Steward or Area Vice-President shall be consulted prior to permanent changes in employee staffing and scheduling.



1.2 Curtailment of Operations

  • A. All possible means shall be used to notify affected employees of the curtailment of postal operations; the Steward or 
  •     Area Vice-President or Local President shall be notified as soon as feasible.
  • B. Employees stranded at work shall be given every reasonable consideration by the employer as to needs and comforts.
  • C. Procedures for emergency evacuation due to fires or bomb threats shall be conspicuously posted.
  • D. In determining an employee's ability to report for work, consideration shall be given to governmental directives and 
  •     general conditions.


1.3 Light Duty Assignments
  • The Area Vice-President shall be notified prior to the reassignment of any light or limited duty employee to or from any
  •  APWU craft.


1.4 Wash-up Policy
  • All employees shall be allowed reasonable wash-up time in accordance with established practice and Article 8.9 of the 
  • National Agreement.


1.5 Parking
  • A. All reasonable efforts will be made to initiate or maintain free parking for all employees.
  • B. All parking shall be available on a first-come, first-served basis, except slots reserved for USPS owned vehicles, Rural 
  •     routes vehicles and slots assigned to management.


1.6 Definitions of Sections and Seniority
  • A. The clerk ( and maintenance craft’s, if appicable ) shall each comprise a section for all purposes.






Article 2: Annual Leave


2.1 General Provisions for Annual Leave

  • A. Vacation rosters shall be broken into Monday through Sunday weeks, and, to the maximum extent possible, no employee shall be involuntarily scheduled to work on non-scheduled days which are adjacent to their scheduled vacation.

  • B. Employees shall use the number of hours of annual leave for a choice vacation week that they would normally have worked in that week; however, employees may, at their option, use up to forty hours of annual leave per vacation week.



2.2 Choice Vacations 

  • A. The choice vacation period shall be from the first full week in January to November 30.

  • B. There shall be one vacation slot per week.

  • C. Starting on November 1, employees shall, in order of seniority, be allowed to select full weeks of vacation up to the number of weeks allowed under Article 10.3D of the National Agreement; employees may, at their option, make one continuous selection or two non-consecutive selections.

  • D. Immediately following the first rotation, the vacation roster shall be rotated a second time and employees, by seniority, allowed to take up to four additional full weeks, subject to accrued or foreseeable leave balance.

  • E. No employee shall hold up the vacation roster for more than five days on either rotation; employees who lose their place in rotation shall be entitled to regain the roster when ready to make their selection, but shall not be entitled to bump junior employees who have made selections in the interim.

  • F. Employees who are called for court service during their scheduled vacation may make another selection from the remaining available weeks.



2.3 Incidental Requests

  • A. An updated vacation schedule shall be conspicuously posted throughout the year.

  • B. Incidental requests for annual leave shall be made on PS Form 3971, and, wherever feasible, be personally delivered to the Postmaster or designee.

  • C. Except in circumstances of extreme need, incidental requests for annual leave shall be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • D. All requests for annual leave on a day(s) in which no other craft employee is scheduled off on leave shall be given consideration to the maximum extent possible.

  • E. Incidental annual leave requests shall be approved or disapproved:

  • 1. Within two hours, if leave is requested for the same day on which submitted;
  • 2. By the employee's end tour, if requested for the following day;
  • 3. By the employee's next day end tour, if requested two or more days in advance;

  • F. Disapproved 3971's shall be maintained showing the date and time submitted, and, should leave become available, it shall be granted in the order it was requested.