Congratulations MHAs Being Converted!
The Local Union is working to implement the latest MHA Conversion MOU negotiated by the National Union. This recent MOU will be administered identically to the MOU from earlier this year. Career conversion must be completed no later than August 14th and duty assignments equal to the number of conversions must be posted for installation-wide bidding. We continue seeing numerous MHA career conversions within Local 323.
Newly converted career Mail Handlers have 60 days from the date of their career appointment to enroll in a Federal Employee Health Benefit (FEHB) insurance plan. If you don’t make a selection in this 60 day window, you will be considered to have declined coverage, and you must wait to enroll until the next Open Season or Qualifying Life Event.
We ask that you consider our plan, the Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP), when looking into your health insurance choices. The MHBP provides three coverage options which allow everyone to personalize costs and benefits to their individual needs. Take a look, you’ll like what you see. Don’t forget, you must enroll in a FEHB plan within 60 days of the date on which you’re converted.
Career Conversion - MHBP 2021 Health, Dental, and Vision Plans.
MHBP Informational Webinars.
2021 Local 323 Scholarship Awarded
The 2021 Matt Lopez - Local 323 Scholarship has been awarded to Emma Pierce. Emma is the daughter of St. Paul Branch Member Brian Pierce. The Local Union Council offers it's congratulations to Emma and wishes her the best in the pursuit of her education.
June Update - From the Local President
Things continue moving forward at a rapid pace. Topping the list was the announcement of an MHA conversion MOU secured by the National Union. In addition, the Postal Service begins to implement changes as part of the 10-year plan, we continue monitoring the status of Postal Reform, and the Local election to select another Delegate to this year’s LIUNA convention has been completed.
In every Branch, across both States, the Representatives of Local 323 remain focused on obtaining the best outcome for the Membership under all circumstances.
May Update - From the Local President
May has shaped up to be a month of significant developments. The two primary areas where this has happened involve Emergency Federal Employee Leave (EFEL) and Postal Reform. In addition, Local 323 is currently holding an election to select a Delegate to the 2021 LIUNA Convention. Mailing of the ballots to the Membership will occur on or before June 4th.
April Update - From the Local President
Has management ever issued you a letter of warning, notice of suspension, or notice of removal? If so, there is more than a 90% chance it was for attendance. How do I know this? That’s what our grievance activity on discipline tells me. This means that if you are removed from your employment with the Postal Service there is a 90% chance that it will be for attendance. I’m hoping this has grabbed your attention.
This month’s column may be a little different. It will explore (or attempt to explore) attendance requirements and will identify proactive steps you can take to protect your job. This column is for everyone, but it is particularly geared to those in the early years of their Postal employment.