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Rca on an auxiliary route

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Mommyof3

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I am in a very small office with one auxiliary route and the only carrier in the office which I'm still and rca. My question is after I run my route do I have to under our contract go to another office and help carry another route.
 
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Mommyof3 -- "I am in a very small office with one auxiliary route and the only carrier in the office which I'm still and rca. My question is after I run my route do I have to under our contract go to another office and help carry another route."

-- For starters, show manglement Article 30.2.G.5. ( the office does have a copy of the contract, right? )

- AFTER COMPLETION of the assigned auxiliary route or the primary route assignment, a leave replacement assigned to serve the auxiliary route MAY be utilized on any other auxiliary route, or serve as a leave replacement or provide auxiliary assistance on any regular route. ( N.B. it does not specify which post office )

-- Then show manglement Step 4 ( R-96 ) which states in...

Dumbassclerksyndrome

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I am in a very small office with one auxiliary route and the only carrier in the office which I'm still and rca. My question is after I run my route do I have to under our contract go to another office and help carry another route.
After you have totally completed the auxiliary route, management may utilize you on any of the other routes under the APO. I’m assuming you are an RMPO. Management cannot schedule you for more than 12 hours in a day. As far as scheduling you in another office not under the APO, you are not required to go to another office unless you volunteer. If mandated by management, I would like it in writing with their signature round dated.
 

hockey94

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After you have totally completed the auxiliary route, management may utilize you on any of the other routes under the APO. I’m assuming you are an RMPO. Management cannot schedule you for more than 12 hours in a day. As far as scheduling you in another office not under the APO, you are not required to go to another office unless you volunteer. If mandated by management, I would like it in writing with their signature round dated.

I thought in latest crappy contract, RCA's can be farmed out to other offices within 50 miles ?
 

Mommyof3

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After you have totally completed the auxiliary route, management may utilize you on any of the other routes under the APO. I’m assuming you are an RMPO. Management cannot schedule you for more than 12 hours in a day. As far as scheduling you in another office not under the APO, you are not required to go to another office unless you volunteer. If mandated by management, I would like it in writing with their signature round dated.
 

PastOThirty

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30.2.D.6 unavailability of leave replacement

draft contract (vol 118, 5a of the mag) had language in red that was either additional to be included or explanatory
The parties agree when leave replacements are required to travel to a temporary duty station that is within local travel distance of their permanent duty station, there is an entitlement to mileage reimbursement. In accordance with Handbook F-15, section 7-1.1.1, the mileage will be reimbursed for any mileage that exceeds the distance between home and the permanent duty station. If the mileage is less than that between home and the permanent duty station, mileage reimbursement cannot be claimed.
The above applies for Local Travel which is defined as travel to a temporary duty station within a 50-mile radius of your permanent duty station.

I think they stuffed it into 30.2.D.5 for the final:
The Employer may schedule a leave replacement from another office before selecting a regular rural carrier not on the relief day work list to work in accordance with Article 8.5.A.2.
Leaving it purposely vague to let the details be determined later.
 

Windindaface

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As an Aux runner. It does not matter if you opt for the 5/1 or 6 day option. You are a RCA and can be mandated to work in office or other offices under your umbrella or within the 50 miles up to 12hrs per day.
 

btdtret

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Mommyof3 -- "I am in a very small office with one auxiliary route and the only carrier in the office which I'm still and rca. My question is after I run my route do I have to under our contract go to another office and help carry another route."

-- For starters, show manglement Article 30.2.G.5. ( the office does have a copy of the contract, right? )

- AFTER COMPLETION of the assigned auxiliary route or the primary route assignment, a leave replacement assigned to serve the auxiliary route MAY be utilized on any other auxiliary route, or serve as a leave replacement or provide auxiliary assistance on any regular route. ( N.B. it does not specify which post office )

-- Then show manglement Step 4 ( R-96 ) which states in part:

- management MUST NOT SCHEDULE a leave replacement to serve on two full assignments [ your AUX being one of them ] or one full assignment and one or more partial assignments in a single day, if the evaluation of these assignments total TWELVE hours or more. [ be sure to take your 30-minute lunch break every day - preferably on your route and out of the office ]

-- The above will depend on the evaluation of your AUX and the route at the other office. So ask your manglement what the evaluation of the other office's route is. Might save you a drive.

-- Another "problem" is the 50-miles. Is that straight as the crow flies or 50 miles from office to office over winding roads. Be sure to record the distance and claim payment for mileage if FORCED to go.

-- IF directed by manglement to go to the other office, the NRLCA's position is to obey manglement's direct orders ( unless unsafe or illegal ), then grieve as necessary. Be sure to drive SAFELY, maybe under the speed limit, especially if unfamiliar with the roads to the other post office. Take your time running the other office route as SAFETY DEPENDS ON YOU.

-- Do you know who is your Assistant District Representative is? You may want / need to get in touch.

-- APO = Administrative Post Office
-- RMPO = Remotely Managed Post Office

-- The APO oversees admin and operations of RMPO's
 

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Windindaface

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I do believe our last contract changed this! You are required to help in offices up to 50 miles now!
I can't find any wording of being "required" or "mandated" to help offices up to 50 miles in this current contract or MOU mandating this required rule.

I believe the MOU I posted still applies. An RCA can be asked to work other offices not under APO umbrella within the 50 miles on a "volunteer" basis. Not forced. If RCA forced they must. But a grievance should be submitted by them citing this MOU. As an add on to their grievance is mileage pay to and from home office to serve this other office.

JS... When we borrow RCAS not under our Umbrella they are not forced to serve our APO/RMPO mix.
 

Voglio-il mio

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I thought the same.... but it is not in contract. DR advised no one can be forced
Yah, I can't find it either but I could have sworn that it was discussed at one of those precontract meetings. But anyway if you read the last paragraph of J. Johnson letter you will see the conclusion saying that it is possible. The grievance was denied and he was told that if he wanted it changed it would have to be negotiated into the contract! So my interpretation is that they could do it if they wanted to.
 

Dumbassclerksyndrome

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Yah, I can't find it either but I could have sworn that it was discussed at one of those precontract meetings. But anyway if you read the last paragraph of J. Johnson letter you will see the conclusion saying that it is possible. The grievance was denied and he was told that if he wanted it changed it would have to be negotiated into the contract! So my interpretation is that they could do it if they wanted to.
Yes as we’ve always heard management can do what they want to it’s just a matter of we as carriers standing up and filing grievances to keep them intact
 
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