Grievance Procedure

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Document1THE GRIEVANCE AND ARBITRATION PROCEDURE OF THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE 1.docxTHE GRIEVANCE AND ARBITRATION PROCEDURE 1 The Grievance and Arbitration Procedure Cassandra L. Floyd Strayer University Professor D. Robinson Document1THE GRIEVANCE AND ARBITRATION PROCEDURE OF THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE 1.docxTHE GRIEVANCE AND ARBITRATION PROCEDURE Abstract This informative research paper will delve into the procedures used by the U.S. Postal Service concerning the grievance and arbitration procedure. It will outline the duties of a manager concerning the employees, and the everyday expectations. Also the 2 responsibilities that the employees have concerning, their attendance, job knowledge, and working safely.…show more content…
All unscheduled absences after the official discussion date leads to disciplinary action. The employee is now ready for disciplinary action. The employee is again called into the office for a P.D.I., which is a PreDisciplinary Interview. A union representative can be present, at the employee’s request. The P.D.I. gives the employee the opportunity to defend him or herself as to why they have demonstrated unacceptable attendance. All P.D.I. do not necessarily lead to discipline. It is Management’s discretion. The employee is asked a series of questions as to who, what, when, where and why. After the interview the employee is informed that they will receive a Letter of Warning for Failure to Be Regular in Attendance. The Letter of Warning is the first step in progressive discipline. It is formulated and it includes the following:  All unscheduled absences for the last six (6) months are listed, with dates and hours used. Document1THE GRIEVANCE AND ARBITRATION PROCEDURE OF THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE 1.docxTHE GRIEVANCE AND ARBITRATION PROCEDURE  Absences covered under the FMLA act are not included.       ELM 511.43 – Employees Responsibilities ELM 513.342 – Approval or Disapproval of all Form 3971 – request for leave ELM 513.36 – Sick Leave Documentation Requirements Copies of all Form 3971. Copy of Form 3972 – Leave Analysis The final statement informs the employee that they have fourteen (14) days from the issuance of
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