MVS Craft Director
As always, I would like to thank all our members that came to our last meeting on July 12, 2017.
ACCIDENT POLICY Local accident policies, guidelines or procedures may not be inconsistent or in conflict with the National Agreement. An employee may be required to report the accident on the day it occurs, but completion of the appropriate forms will be in accordance with applicable rules and regulations and need not be on the day of the accident. There should be no automatic discipline for employees involved in accidents (motor vehicles or industrial). Disciplinary action must be appropriate considering the safety rule violation, not dependent on whether an accident occurred. Management may document unsafe practices. However, as there is currently no national requirement for employees to acknowledge that the unsafe practice was documented, employees should not be required to sign a local form for that purpose, and it is improper for management to issue letters to employees advising them that their work habits will be closely watched in order to prevent future accidents. Supervisors and managers also should understand that postal policy prohibits disciplinary action that may discourage accident reports or the filing of a claim for compensable injury with the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP). When safety rule violations occur, managers and supervisors have several alternative corrective measures at their disposal. Although discipline is one such measure, they should use it only when other corrective measures do not appropriately fit the circumstances.
A word to the wise is to have your steward grieve any kind of discipline that is issued to you.
Our 2017 Holiday Party will be held at the Bally's Hotel Casino in the Skyview 5,6 on December 16, 2017 from 6:00pm to 11:45pm. So for the latest updates that I have is the room rates at the price of $98.60, check-in time is 4:00pm and check-out time is 11:00am. Parking is free if you have a valid Nevada Drivers License. The committee members are Billy Wilson, Janet Purnell, Lara Langager, and myself. I will pass on more information as I get it, so save the date of December 16, 2017 for our 2017 Holiday Party.
Our next meeting is August 9, 2017 at 7:00pm, I hope to see you there.