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Eight additional installations to convert CCAs to career status and directly hire career letter carriers

In accordance with the May 24, 2022, Memorandum of Understanding Re: City Delivery Staffing Adjustment – Hiring Part-Time Flexible City Letter Carriers (M-01986), on Aug. 31, NALC and USPS signed another memorandum of agreement which provides for an additional eight installations in which the Postal Service will convert all city carrier assistants to part-time flexible (PTF) career status. Additionally, after these conversions are completed, the Postal Service will hire new PTF city letter carriers in these installations in order to reach and maintain an identified number of PTF city letter carriers on the rolls for each installation.

These agreements (M-01988 in NALC’s Materials Reference System) require the Postal Service to convert all city carrier assistants in the identified installations to part-time flexible career status as soon as practicable, but no later than the first day of the second full pay period following the date of the respective agreement.

As previously reported, while these agreements are designed to improve staffing in the covered installations and this agreement adds eight additional locations to an all-career workforce model, they will not fix all the staffing issues across the country. NALC representatives will continue working with USPS representatives to address the widespread staffing issues that continue to negatively impact letter carriers and our ability to serve our customers.