Steward's & Carrier's Toolbox

Handy resources available for download and printing.

Union Handbooks

2016-2019 National Agreement between the National Association of Letter Carriers & the United States Postal Service

2014 USPS/NALC Joint Contract Administration Manual (JCAM)

NALC Guide to FMLA

NALC Guide to NRP

Arbitration Awards

Chatsworth Arbitration: No clearing clerk at registry cage

Union Forms

FMLA Form 1: Medical Certification—Employee’s Own Serious Health Condition (NALC, Revised 5/24/13)

FMLA Form 2: Medical Certification—Family Member’s Serious Health Condition (NALC, Revised 5/24/13)

FMLA Forms 3-7: Medical Certification—Military Family, Caregiver Leave; Employee’s Notification of New Child in the Family (NALC, Revised 5/24/13)

USPS-NALC Joint Step A Grievance Form PS8190, March 2016 revision (fillable; first page only)

USPS-NALC Joint Step A Grievance Form PS8190, March 2016 revision (fillable; all 3 pages)

USPS-NALC Joint Step A Grievance Form PS8190, March 2016 revision in Microsoft Word format

Informal A Briefing Sheet - both static and fillable. Thanks to Steward Art Hernandez (Pacoima)!

Documentation Request - both static and fillable. Thanks to Steward Art Hernandez (Pacoima)!

Extension of Time Limits

Special Route Inspection Request

Witness/Grievent Statement Form. Thanks to Steward Art Hernandez (Pacoima)!

Grievance Log form

Grievance Deadline Tracker. If you're juggling multiple grievances, deadlines, and extensions, this may help keep track.

Postal Handbooks

Handbook M-39 - Management of Delivery Services

Handbook M-41 - City Delivery Carriers Duties and Responsibilities

Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) - Issue 48 Revised March 2020 (online .pdf file or HTML)

Miscellaneous Resources

How To Read a Pay Stub

Minute/Decimal Clock Conversion Chart

TACS Hours Codes/Reason Codes - A  list of the pay-status codes used in TACS, useful for interpreting "employee everything" clock rings (downloadable .pdf file or HTML link).

Mods Operation Numbers - A list of LDC codes (see "Function 2," page 10 for Delivery Services)

2020 Pay Period Inclusive Dates - A chart useful for tracking OT and leave during each pay period. Thanks to Steward Ernestine Hernandez (Oxnard)!

List of USPS Forms

Receive Donated Leave, PS Form 3970-R

Request to Donate Leave,  PS Form 3970-D

Application For Permanent Absentee Voter (Los Angeles County) -- Fillable PDF file (fill, print, and sign)

Application For Permanent Absentee Voter (Ventura County) -- PDF file (print, fill, and sign)