USPS and Postal unions extend COVID related MOUs

UPDATE: NRLCA and USPS Agree to Extend COVID-19 Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) Through September 30, 2021

UPDATE: August 2, 2021

Click the following link to view/download the signed MOU confirming the extension of the MOUs listed below:

The National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association and United States Postal Service have mutually agreed to extend the Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) linked below through September 30, 2021:

UPDATE: NRLCA and USPS Agree to Extend COVID-19 Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) Through September 30, 2021


APWU – Latest COVID MOUs and Liberal Leave Policy Extensions

President Dimondstein signed extensions on the COVID MOUs today (August 3), through September 30, 2021. The liberal leave policy has also been extended (see letter below).

The latest documents can be found below. They are also listed, together with the full archive of MOUs and other resources on the Covid-19 section of the website.

Latest COVID MOUs and Liberal Leave Policy Extensions | American Postal Workers Union


NALC – Several COVID-19 Related MOUs Extended Until End of September

By joint agreement (M-01958), several COVID related memorandums of understanding have been further extended through September 30, 2021. These memoranda include: temporary expanded sick leave for dependent care (M-01910); temporary use of the 7:01 rule (M-01913); temporary workplace changes to promote social distancing (M-01915); temporary use of TCAs (M-01916); and the suspension of MOU Re: Temporary Additional Paid Leave for CCAs (M-01941).

NALC and the Postal Service also agreed, to another temporary time limit extension on Step B and arbitration appeals (M-01960), and an agreement giving local parties the ability to develop a sign-up process for full-time employees who previously did not, or could not, place their names on either the overtime desired list or work assignment list (M-01959). Both of these agreements will expire on September 30, 2021, as well.

Also extended through September 30, 2021, is a USPS memorandum (M-01914) which instructs managers and supervisors to allow liberal changes of schedule to accommodate employees who are dealing with childcare issues related to the pandemic. The memorandum also provides for liberal sick leave usage for employees who are sick and liberal annual and leave without pay (LWOP) to the extent operationally feasible, treats COVID-19 related leave as scheduled (as opposed to unscheduled) leave, and directs that leave taken for COVID-19 related reasons during this time not be cited in discipline for failing to maintain an assigned schedule.

Each of the MOUs and the USPS directive can be found in NALC’s Materials Reference System on the NALC website.
Several COVID-19 Related MOUs Extended Until End of September | National Association of Letter Carriers AFL-CIO


NPMHU and USPS Agree to Extend COVID Memorandums

August 3, 2021 Memorandum of Understanding (pdf)

The following Memoranda of Understanding between the United States Postal Service and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union have been extended through September 30, 2021. The parties agree to meet and discuss these Memoranda of Understanding prior to September 30, 2021, to determine whether or not further extension is appropriate.

• Re: Temporary Expanded Sick Leave for Dependent Care During COVID-19
• Re: Temporary Exception Period COVID-19* (Revised March 19, 2021)
• Re: Suspension of Temporary Additional Paid Leave for MHAs

NPMHU and USPS Agree to Extend COVID Memorandums – National Postal Mail Handlers Union


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