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I, having been duly elected to the office in the ____ of the APWU, AFL-CIO do solemnly pledge to uphold the Constitution and Bylaws of the APWU AFL-CIO, and the (state'Local). I further pledge to perform the duties of my office to the best of my ability. I promise that at the conclusion of my term in office, I will turn over to my successor all books, papers, records and documents that are the property of the APWU. Last, but not least, I promise to purchase only union made aticles whenever available. Failure to perform any of the above will mark me as an indivisual devoid of honor and destitute of integrety.


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3. Formulation Of Local Leave Program

(Item 4)

The local leave program shall be administered in

accordance with Article 10 of the 2006 National

Agreement and Section 510 of the Employee and

Labor Relations Manual (ELM).


4. The Duration of The Choice Vacation Period(s)

(Item 5) and Determination Of The Maximum

Number Of Employees Who Shall Receive

Leave Each Week During The Choice Vacation

Period (Item 9)

a. The maximum number of days off during

choice vacation is governed by Article 10,

Sections 3.D.1 and D.2 of the 2006 National


b. A choice vacation calendar will be placed on

the employees’ bulletin board no later than

February 1.

c. Choice vacation selections shall be made

by seniority, among all APWU represented

bargaining unit employees.

d. Choice vacation period shall be from April 1

through November 30.

e. February 15, shall be the

employees to submit their request(s) for

choice vacation period(s). If the employee

desires a copy of the approved leave request,

the employee must submit the request in


fi nal date for


f. For choice vacation selections only, one (1)

APWU represented bargaining unit employee

will be allowed off each week during the

choice vacation selection period.

g. In order to maintain the ef

operations and to ensure that APWU

represented bargaining unit employees are

afforded maximum opportunity for choice

vacation selections, consistent with Paragraph

4.a above, the APWU and the USPS agree to


bargaining unit employees by utilizing the

following pecking order:

1. Quali

employees at the straight-time rate of pay,

in the installation;

2. APWU bargaining unit employees at

the straight-time rate of pay from other

installations pursuant to the Hub Clerk

MOU, if practical;

3. Postmaster Relief (PMR) from other

installations. Note that PMR usage, in this

instance is for the sole purpose of annual

leave coverage during the choice vacation

period and in this limited circumstance

only, may be utilized to work the window

operations. This agreement cannot be

fi ciency of itsfi ll, if deemed necessary, for vacationingfi ed APWU bargaining unit


cited in any forum as a basis for arguing

that the PMR position or PMR work is

within or should be within the bargaining

unit and does not in any way change

the de

Section 419.3, modify the national award

in Case No. Q94C-4Q-C 96081517,

acknowledge the duties assigned are

bargaining unit work nor acknowledge

that the PMR position should be in the

bargaining unit.

h. The installation head/designee shall post the

approved vacation schedule no later than

March 1.

i. Upon request, the installation head/designee

will provide the APWU Regional Coordinator/

designee with a copy of the completed

vacation planning schedule.

fi nition of PMR as outlined in ELM

5. The Determination Of The Beginning Day Of

An Employee’s Vacation Period (Item 6)

The choice vacation period shall start on the

day of the employee’s basic work week pursuant

to Section 10.3.E of the 2006 National Agreement.

Exceptions may be granted by agreement among

the employee, the union representative and the


fi rst


6. Whether Employees At Their Option May

Request Two Selections During The Choice

Vacation Period, In Units Of Either 5 Or 10

Days (Item 7)

Employees may request two selections during the

Choice Vacation Period in units of

(10) days or one selection of

pursuant to Section 10.3.D of the 2006 National

Agreement. The total leave approved cannot

exceed the ten or

fi ve (5) and tenfi fteen (15) days,fi fteen days above.

7. Whether Jury Duty And Attendance At National

Or State Conventions Shall Be Charged To The

Choice Vacation Period (Item 8), and Annual

Leave To Attend Union Activities Requested

Prior To Determination Of Choice Vacation

Schedule Is Part Of The Total Choice Vacation

Plan (Item 20)

a. Pursuant to Section 10.3.F of the 2006

National Agreement, an employee who is

called for jury duty during the employee’s

scheduled choice vacation period or who

attends a National, State or Regional

Convention (Assembly) during the choice

vacation period is eligible for another period

provided this does not deprive any other

employee of

vacation and does not interfere with the needs

of the service.

fi rst choice for scheduled


b. Annual leave approved to attend other union

activities prior to the granting of Choice

Vacation Period will be charged to the Choice

Vacation Period.

8. The Procedures For Submission Of

Applications For Annual Leave During Other

Than The Choice Vacation Period (Item 12)

The remainder of the employee’s accrued annual

leave may be granted at other times during the

year, as requested by the employee, if approved

by the installation head/designee.

9. Light Duty Assignments (Items 15, 16, 17)

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