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Over the last week or so it appears that USPS management is attempting some new tactics about attendance and/or lateness. It seems that now if you’re entering the building after 7:00 you may be approached/accosted by a member of the NDC management task force and interrogated before you’ve even hit the clock. When I approached a manager to discuss this new tactic they had a whole host of reasons for it, including but not limited to employees not hitting the clock because they're late and then submitting a 1260 saying that they were on time. This could be seen as stealing time and if the turnstile is reviewed, any person attempting that could be charged with fraud.
The simplest way to handle situations such as this is simply ask for a steward. Any action/question from a manager that could potentially lead to discipline entitles a member to representation. If they ask you if you’re late, ask for a steward. If they ask what tour you’re on, ask for a steward. If they tell you to have a nice day, ask for steward. Bottom line is when questioned by management, ask for a steward. Any questions??????Ask for a steward.
Phila. NDC Branch President