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National level case on management reverting vacant full-time letter carrier assignments without current route inspection data resolved

The NALC and the USPS have reached agreement on a national level settlement on an interpretive dispute regarding whether a vacant full-time letter carrier assignment may be reverted without current route inspection data. (M-01796) In the past, management would sometimes revert a route when it became vacant without current route inspection data.  This was a widespread problem several years ago and has remained an issue in some places.

The parties agree that the determination of whether an established route is full-time will be made using one of the following procedures:

Additionally, the settlement affirms that it in no way alters the maximization provisions of Article 7.3 of the National Agreement.