NPMHU and USPS Extend MHA Exception Period in Exchange for 1,202 Conversions to Career Status

Memorandum of Understanding Re: Additional Mail Handler Staffing – March 25, 2022 (pdf)

Q&As on the MOU: Re: Additional Mail Handler Staffing – March 25, 2022 (See page 5 of 5)

March 28, 2022– Linked above, please find a new MOU signed by the NPMHU and the Postal Service to provide for additional Mail Handler staffing by converting 1,202 Mail Handler Assistants to full-time regular career employment no later than May 21, 2022.  Also included is a chart listing the 42 installations in which these 1,202 conversions will take place and the number of conversions that will take place in each listed installation.

As set forth in the MOU, the Postal Service has agreed to convert 1,202 MHAs to career status, in the listed installations, by May 21, 2022.  In exchange, the parties agree to extend the exception period for the continued employment of MHAs (those hired for reasons unrelated to COVID-19) in excess of the 24.5% installation cap, in the listed facilities until June 3, 2022. MHAs hired in excess of the 24.5% installation cap for COVID related reasons remain subject to a separate MOU.

Additionally, the parties have agreed to a joint Question and Answer document addressing and affirming the parties’ mutual understanding and interpretation of the provisions contained in this MOU. Please do not hesitate to contact the National CAD should you have any questions.


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