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Expansion of the Special Exempt authorization to all Postmasters

Posted by Frank Augustosky on 05/21/20

Below you will find a letter from Doug Tulino, Vice President Labor Relations at USPS Headquarters dealing with the issue of the expansion of the Special Exempt authorization to all Postmasters.  The effective dates of this expansion begins this coming Saturday, May 23rd and will be in effect until July 17th.  The necessary changes have been implemented in TACS and will be available to input hours effective on Saturday.   

One thing to note is that as the letter states, this only applies if you are supervising craft employees as a result of the COVID 19 outbreak.  So, a Postmaster cannot simply get paid extra hours, first and foremost you need to have it approved by your manager and you need to, as I stated, be supervising your craft employees.

Response to UPMA Special Exempt Status 5-20-2020

Daniel M. Heins
National President
United Postmasters and Managers of America