NPMHU and USPS Reach Agreement on Reappointment Opportunities for MHAs Separated for Lack of Work
Updated On: Dec 08, 2020
Reappointment Opportunities for MHAs Separated for Lack of Work Please find enclosed a copy of a new Memorandum of Understanding signed today in order to accommodate the hundreds of MHAs hired under the Memorandum of Understanding “Temporary Exception Period-COVID-19” dated March 26, 2020 and the subsequent extensions of this MOU. The Memorandum of Understanding “Mail Handler Assistant Employees” under Item 3, Other Provisions, Article 15, number 3 states in relevant part: “MHAs separated for lack of work before the end of their term will be given preference for reappointment ahead of other MHAs with less relative seniority and ahead of other applicants who have not served as MHAs, provided that the need for hiring arises within twelve (12) months of their separation.” (emphasis added). The parties agree that for MHAs hired between March 26, 2020 and December 31, 2020, the above provision will be amended to read “within twenty-four (24) months of their separation.” If you have any questions, please contact the National Contract Administrative Department.