Use the PS and MESC 2 calendar to plan the 2nd promotional chart. However, note that the repromotion rule for bargaining units does not apply to promotions within Schedule 2 (see Figure 422.123b). Add to the current full-time salary double the most common step increase in the current rank (add three times for a promotion of three or more). Increase this amount to the next higher salary level in the new grade, if between steps. If the employee is transported to a previously owned rate unit class (i.e. repromotion), you are referring to 422.123a4. The current full-time salary is added to 5 per cent. Increase this amount to the next higher salary level in the new grade, if between steps. If the employee is promoted to a previously held bargaining unit (i.e. repromotion), place the salary and the date of the next step as if the employee had remained at that rank. There are nine collective agreements with seven unions, which include about 550,000 professional employees.
Negotiations with unions include wages, numerous benefits and conditions of employment. There are currently negotiated agreements with the nine bargaining units. The most recent agreement was prompted by the issuance in April 2009 of a decision on interest rates for postal nurses, represented by the National Postal Professional Nurses, linked to the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO (APWU). Collective bargaining with two of the four main postal unions, the APWU and the National Rural Letter Carriers` Association (NRLCA), will begin in 2010. The provisions can only be invoked in accordance with the existing collective agreement. Decisions to disapproval of the registered rank are subject to the appeal and arbitration procedure. The registered note must be approved by sector staff managers or their agents. The registered grade applies to all staff in the collective agreements unit, with the exception of the following: As explained in Chapter 3, two interim alternate route adjustment processes were negotiated with the NALC due to the dramatic drop in mail volume. As part of the revised agreement, all line evaluation and adjustment decisions were made jointly by NALC teams and postal representatives after verification of selected data and data provided by the regular carrier. These processes have eliminated 10,119 urban transportation routes, and if route adjustments are added outside of this process, about 11,000 urban roads have been eliminated this year.
Figure 421.7, summary and references to the tariff schedule, describes the tariff grid codes (SCS) for the categories and subcategory of the rate unit staff, their schedule acronyms and their rating ranges. It also contains references to ELM sections containing parts and explanations.