Postal unions and associations sign agreements with USPS to increase annual leave carryover amounts

NALC

NALC and the Postal Service have agreed to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that increases the maximum allowable annual leave carryover amounts outlined in the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM). For leave year 2021, regular work force career employees covered by the USPS-NALC National Agreement may carry over 520 hours of accumulated annual leave from leave year 2020 to leave year 2021. Normally, as defined in ELM 512.321(a.), bargaining unit employees have a maximum leave carryover of 440 hours.

This agreement does not modify any other provisions outlined in the ELM, including provisions for payment of accumulated leave. The MOU (M-01928) can be found in NALC’s Materials Reference System on the NALC website.  Read more


NPMHU

September 3, 2020 – The first MOU allows for additional Annual Leave Carryover for the 2021 Leave Year. In the 2019 National Agreement, the MOU on Annual Leave Carryover allows regular work force employees to carryover 440 hours of accumulated annual leave. The new MOU on Annual Leave Carryover for Leave Year 2021 expands that limit and allows regular work force employees to carryover 520 hours of accumulated leave from leave year 2020 to leave year 2021.

The second MOU deals with the Annual Leave Exchange Option for the 2021 Leave Year. The Annual Leave Exchange Option MOU for Leave Year 2021 will allow career employees to sell back a maximum of 80 hours of annual leave prior to the beginning of the leave year provided the following criteria is met: 1) The employee must be at the maximum leave carryover ceiling (440 hours) at the start of the leave year and 2) the employee must have used fewer than 75 sick leave hours (excluding emergency sick leave taken under the Family First Coronavirus Response Act) in the 2020 leave year. Normally the maximum amount of hours that may be sold back under the 2019 National Agreement MOU on Annual Leave Exchange Option is limited to 40 hours.  Read more


NRLCA

The NRLCA and USPS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreeing that for leave year 2021, regular work force career employees covered by the USPS-NRLCA Agreement may carry over 520 hours of accumulated annual leave from leave year 2020 to leave year 2021.

In all other respects, the ELM provisions for payment of accumulated leave are not changed because of this Memorandum.

This MOU will expire December 31, 2021.

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UPMA

National President Dan Heins is pleased to announce that his request to have the limits on the amount of annual leave that could be carried over to Fiscal Year 2021 during this troubling year we have been having with the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges related to it in 2020, has been granted by Postal Service Headquarters.    The letter outlining the changes is posted on the website.   You will be able to carry over an additional 80 hours in 2020, and also have the right to exchange (sell back) an additional 40 hours in 2021.    I hope that this is enough to prevent anyone from having to forfeit any leave at the end of this year.

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Will update when and if NAPS and APWU announce.


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Instead of that what about rural carriers working on salary working 11 hours or more delivering 300 packages and no extra pay no nothing what overtime

How is your comment relevant,Jack?

If you aren’t happy with your current deal then you should:
1) Negotiate a better deal or…
2) Quit and get a better job!

it is shameful that is going on that union is just about useless as far as I can see he is right this is going on how is it fair city carriers make out so much better not fair

They have a better union.

I worked for USPS for 17 years. I was always told we were nothing but a number. I was also told that as well, if you’re not happy go find another job. David is right tho. NALC is the best union I’ve ever worked with. I was also a member of APWU and they threw their employees under the bus. The San Antonio branch in 2015, did me and several other older employees wrong! After 17 years, I was being pushed out by the mgmt closing a distribution center. I took my TSP and left trying to open my own… Read more »

No real union just union dues…and this just lets Post Office give you a percentage of your leave when you retire. So you can stack it up and only cash out for someone it… management wins no matter what can’t beat the house of cards….