Two memorandums of understanding related to the MOU RE: City Carrier Assistants – Conversion to Career Status, the new automatic conversion of CCAs to career status when they reach 24 months of relative standing, have been agreed upon as NALC and USPS work to implement the terms of the recently ratified 2019 National Agreement.
MOU RE: Implementation of CCA Conversions to Career Status (M-01946) is an agreement which recognizes that an anomaly exists with the timelines for city carrier assistant conversions to career status pursuant to the MOU RE: City Carrier Assistants – Conversion to Career Status. To protect principles of seniority, the parties agree to a conversion date of May 8, 2021, for CCAs with 24 months of relative standing on March 8, 2021 and those that reach 24 months of relative standing after March 8, 2021, but on or before April 9, 2021. Additionally, a lump sum payment will be made to CCAs that reach 24 months relative standing between the dates of March 9, 2021, and March 26, 2021. Any issue or dispute regarding implementation of this agreement will be resolved through an alternate dispute resolution process.
MOU Re: Reassignment Opportunities (M-01947) is an agreement which recognizes that opportunities for career employees to apply, and be considered, for reassignment from one installation to another may be limited due to the increase in the number of part-time flexible city letter carriers who are converted from non-career to career status in accordance with the terms of the MOU Re: City Carrier Assistants – Conversion to Career Status. The agreement modifies certain terms of the MOU Re: Full-time Regular Opportunities – City Letter Carrier Craft in order to continue providing such opportunities for career employees to reassign.
Both MOUs can be found in NALC’s Materials Reference System on the NALC website.