Workplace issues

LLV mirror modification

On August 1, 2009, the USPS announced Vehicle Modification Order (VMO-01-09) requiring the "Repositioning of the LLV Right Side Mirrors." The directive had not been brought to the attention of the NALC and we were concerned that it may have been a short-sighted decision.

NALC brought this issue to the attention of the NALC-USPS Safety Task Force to have them address this development. The task force elected a method for evaluating this modification and had surveys conducted.

In 2011, the Task Force met to discuss the results of the survey and it was decided that the modification would be returned to the original configuration.

In a December 14, 2011 Memo, the USPS issued the following directive:

VMO-01-09, Repositioning of LLV Right Side Mirrors (8/1/2009 edition), is cleared for obsoletion on 12/12/2011.

Our committee was advised that the modification should be undone when the vehicle is next serviced. If you have any questions on this matter, please contact your national business agent.