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Local Memorandum of Understanding

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Table of Contents

 

Item Issue

  1. Formulation of Local Leave program

2. Employees Vacation Period

3. Choice Vacation Period

  1. Determination of the maximum Number

Of Employees who shall receive leave

Each week during the choice vacation

Period

5. Notification of the new leave year

6. Annual leave for other than choice vacation

Period

7. Procedure for annual leave submission

For other than choice vacation period

8. December Leave

9. Holiday work

10. Work Schedule

Recognition

 

 

 

 

ITEM 1

FORMULATION OF LOCAL LEAVE PROGRAMS

Section 1. The procedures for submitting applications for annual leave during the "choice vacation period."

    1. The choice vacation period slips will be available from management by February 1 of the current leave year and are to be returned to management no later than the close of business on March 1. Choice vacation requests shall be calculated and selections shall be posted no later than April 1.
    2. No annual leave shall be cancelled due to unscheduled absences or anticipated overtime except for serious emergency situations. (Emergency is defined in Article 3 of the National Agreement).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 2

 

EMPLOYEES VACATION PERIOD

Section 1. The "Choice Vacation Period" shall begin on Memorial Day weekend and continue through the Labor Day weekend. It shall also include the 7 days between Christmas and New Years Day.

Section 2. Days off and holidays at the beginning and at the end of the vacation period shall be considered as part of the vacation period unless otherwise stipulated by the employee on the leave request. (This Section applies only to all bargaining unit employees when requesting leave in units of 5, 10, or 15 days.).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 3

 

CHOICE VACATION PERIOD

Section 1. Jury duty shall not be charged to the choice vacation period.

Section 2. Military service shall not be charged to the choice vacation period.

Section 3. Attendance at National and State Conventions shall not be charged to the choice vacation period.

Section 4. All annual leave granted for the purpose of attending a union activity shall not be charged to the choice vacation period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 4

 

DETERMINATION OF THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES WHO SHALL RECEIVE LEAVE EACH WEEK DURING THE CHOICE VACATION PERIOD.

    1. The maximum number of bargaining unit employees to receive leave, if applied for, each week during the choice vacation period, will be twenty (20%) percent.
    2.  

    3. Any percentage rate of .5 or greater, will be rounded off to the next whole number.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 5

 

NOTIFICATION OF THE NEW LEAVE YEAR

Section 1. Notification of the beginning of the new leave year must be available from management by January 15th.

    1. Anytime following January 15, an employee may request annual leave within the current leave year.
    2. Annual leave requests made between January 1 and January 15 shall be considered for approval on its merits.
    1. No leave requests made within this time frame shall be for dates later than February 1.
    1. Leave submitted on the 16 of January will be considered and approved by seniority basis. (Memo dated 1/21/1999)

D. That if the 16 of January falls on a Sunday or Holiday the submission date will be moved to the first regular scheduled business day after January 16. (Memo dated 1/21/1999)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 6

 

ANNUAL LEAVE FOR OTHER THAN CHOICE VACATION PERIOD.

Section 1. Determination of the number of employees who shall receive annual leave outside of the choice vacation period.

    1. Except for the choice vacation period, annual leave will be considered for twenty (20%) percent of the bargaining unit employees when requested by the employees. The number of employees allowed to be off, will be determined by management who will consider manpower available and current workload.
    2. A minimum of ten (10%) percent of the bargaining unit employees will be granted annual leave when requested by the employees.
    3. With regards to Item 6, Section 1, A and B, annual leave shall also be granted on a day to day basis, or portions of full workdays at any time replacements are available.
    4. Any percentage rate of .5 or greater, will be rounded off to the next whole number.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 7

 

PROCEDURE FOR ANNUAL LEAVE SUBMISSION FOR OTHER THAN CHOICE VACATION PERIOD.

Section 1. The procedure for submission of annual leave outside of the choice vacation period.

    1. If a request for annual leave outside of the choice vacation period is submitted in duplicate to the supervisor five (5) days prior to the requested leave, a determination on that request must be made within three (3) working days of the request.
    2. If the determination has not been made in three (3) working days of the employees leave request; the leave request will be automatically granted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 8

 

DECEMBER LEAVE

Section 1. Additional requests for annual leave shall be granted by management up until December 8. Any requests after this date shall be given due consideration by management for approval based on availability of manpower and workload.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 9

 

HOLIDAY WORK

Section 1. The employer will determine the number of employees needed for holiday work. A schedule shall be posted by Wednesday of the week proceeding the holiday. As many full-time regulars as can be spared will be excused form duty on a holiday or a day designated as their holiday.

Section 2. Quarterly overtime desired list is not applicable to holiday scheduling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 10

 

WORK SCHEDULE

Section 1. To be consistent with the National Agreement, Article 8, Section 2, C, employees within the full-time regular employees will be allowed to have consecutive days off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECOGNITION

 

      Section 1. Determination of the maximum number of employees who shall receive leave each week during the choice vacation period.

      1. This Local Memorandum of Understanding entered into to supplement the nationally negotiated Agreement represents and constitutes and agreement between the Ankeny, Iowa Post Office and the Des Moines Iowa Area Local – 44 APWU called the organization on personnel policies and practices and working conditions.
      2. The Memorandum of Understanding covers all craft or occupational group employees of this Post Office in units established at the local level for which the organization has been certified as the exclusive representative. The employee organization represents only those craft or occupational employees in units established at the local level for which the organization is certified as the exclusive representative.
      3. This memorandum of Understanding has no force and effect with respect to employees in craft units not represented by the organization party to this agreement.
      4.  

       

      ______________________________ __________________________

      John Eilers, Postmaster Lance Coles, President

      Ankeny, Iowa DMI Area Local – 44

      _____________________________ __________________________

      Date Date

       

       

       

      May 22, 2007

       

       

      We the undersigned agree that in order to clarify Article 5 of the Ankeny Local Memorandum of Understanding, the following interpretation is in agreement.

      Leave submitted on the 16th of January will be considered and approved by seniority basis.

      If the 16th of January falls on a Sunday or Holiday the submission date will be moved to the first regular scheduled business day after January 16th.

       

       

       

       

      ______________________ _____________________

      Tim Humpal James Spina

      Postmaster Ankeny, Iowa President, DMI Area Local


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