The union and management have signed the 2023 Holiday Annex Agreement.
The location for the 2023 Holiday Annex is at the Package Support Annex 14620 Gold Coast Road, Omaha, NE 68138.
The Omaha Area Local initiated this agreement approximately 21 years ago to allow full-time regular clerks the option to choose to follow the mail and/or sectional work at the annual holiday annex before such work would be assigned to non-career employees.
The Holiday Annex will be operational from approximately November 27, 2023, through December 29, 2023.
Volunteer sign-up sheets are located at the main plant inside the message center.
The ability for manual clerks and PSEs who work at the plant to volunteer to work at the annex closes on November 10, 2023.
Clerks who volunteer and work at the annex:
- Will be allowed to sign up for and work the three-day Christmas holiday period at the plant.
- Will receive out-of-schedule pay for hours worked outside their normal tour.
- Are expected to work the duration of the PEAK processing window and will not be allowed to switch facilities during this window.
Approximate start times for each tour:
Tour 2 – limited staff – 7:00 a.m.
Tour 3 – noon BT
Tour 1 – 2200 p.m. BT
The annex will be staffed with at least one expediter per tour.
The positions available at the annex will be offered by seniority to clerks holding duty assignments in the manual section, by tour. These positions will first be offered by seniority to clerks whose work is being performed at the annex [priority mail]. After all clerks holding priority duty assignments have had the option to work at the annex, the remaining available positions will be offered by seniority to clerks in the manual section, by tour, whose work is not being performed at the annex.
Overtime at the plant and the annex will operate as independent units.
Overtime at the annex will be rotated only with the employees at the annex.
Overtime at the plant will be rotated only with those manual clerks remaining at the plant.
PSEs working over 8 hours will apply separately at each location.
Clerks at the plant and the annex will work overtime in each location independently prior to the use of PSEs for more than 8 hours in a service day at the location the PSE is working when they go over 8 hours.