The PTF Footlocker
Everyone knows how frustrating it is to be a Part-time Flexible employee. We've all been there, done that. And the rules are vague for PTFs in most cases (it's due to that "flexible" part of the job description) but some really do exist!
We are trying to make it a bit easier by putting everything in one place on this page. We've assembled all of the information we have available online regarding PTFs and made it accessible via this special page. We hope it's helpful.
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- PTF Associate Offices Frequently Asked Questions
Questions and answers presented in the mutual understanding and agreement of the APWU/USPS concerning part-time flexible clerk craft employees who are required to work outside their home office.
- PTF Annual & Sick Leave Accrual
- PTF Court Leave Eligibility
Memorandum of Understanding, 1990-1994 National Agreement
- Article Seven References to PTFs
What this section of the contract contains regarding the use of PTFs
PTF Annual and Sick Leave Accrual
PTFs with Less than 3 years:
104 hours AL, or 13 days per 26-period leave year or 4 hours for each bi-weekly pay period. 1 hour for each unit of 20 hours pay in status.
PTFs with 3-15 years:
160 hours AL, or 20 days per 26-period leave year or 6 hours for each full bi-weekly pay period, plus 4 hours in last pay period in leave year. 1 hour for each unit of 13 hours in pay status.
PTFs with 15 years or more:
208 hours AL, or 26 days per 26-period leave year or 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period. 1 hour for each unit of 10 hours in pay status.
1 hour SL for each unit of 20 hours in pay status up to 104 hours (13 days year)
PTF Court Leave Eligibility
Part-time flexible employees who have completed their probationary period shall be eligible for court leave as defined in ELM 516.1 and 516.31. A PTF will be eligible for court leave if the employee would otherwise have been in a work status or annual leave status. Once eligibility is established, the specific amount of court leave for a PTF employee is determined on a daily basis.
Article Seven: Employee Classifications: Part-Time.
(1)(A)(2): Employees in this category shall be hired pursuant to such procedures as the Employer may establish and shall be assigned to regular schedules of less than forty (40) hours in a service week, or shall be available to work flexible hours as assigned by the Employer during the course of a service week.
(1)(B)(2): During the course of a service week, the Employer will make every effort to insure that qualified and available part-time flexible employees are utilized at the straight-time rate prior to assigning such work to casuals.
(1)(C)(1)(b): Transitional employees may be used to replace part-time attrition. Over the course of a pay period, the Employer will make a reasonable effort to ensure that qualified and available part-time flexible employees are utilized at the straight-time rate prior to assigning such work to transitional employees working in the same work location and on the same tour.
(3)(C): A part-time flexible employee working eight (8) hours within ten (10), on the same five (5) days each week and the same assignment over a six month period will demonstrate the need for converting the assignment to a full-time position.